First International Cricket Match, Melbourne Cricket Ground

Henry Burn1862

Melbourne Cricket Club

Melbourne Cricket Club
Jolimont, Australia

Watercolour painting depicting a cricket ground with a match in progress, painted by Henry Burn in 1862. The painting depicts the first international cricket match played in Australia, which occurred at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and was played between the English XI Cricket Team (also known as Stephenson's Eleven) and the Victorian XVIII Cricket Team, in January 1862. The lower left side of the work features the artist’s signature and the date, "Henry Burn 1862". The lower right side features an inscription which reads, "First English Team brought to the Colony by Spiers & Pond".


  • Title: First International Cricket Match, Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Creator: Henry Burn
  • Date Created: 1862
  • Physical Dimensions: 620 x 800 x 45 mm
  • Provenance: Melbourne Cricket Club Museum collection.
  • Medium: watercolour on paper

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