ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA AT LORD'S, 1938 - GREETING CARD & ENVELOPE
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England v Australia at Lord’s, 1938 (detail)
Charles Ernest Cundall (1890-1971)
MCC Collection: commissioned 1938
Oil on canvas
Lord’s as seen from the top of ‘G’ stand. This painting captures the second Test against Australia, held on 24th-28th June 1938. The drawn match was notable for double centuries by England captain Walter (Wally) Hammond and Bill Brown, the Australian opening batsman. Don Bradman, the Australian skipper, made an undefeated century as Australia chased a remote target of 315 on the final day. Documented by Charles Ernest Cundall, an English painter of topographical subjects, the painting documents the skyline in St John’s Wood just before the Second World War. It is dominated by the huge power station which threatened to cause such damage to the paintings in the Pavilion that they all had to be glazed.