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Lady Jessie and Sir Donald Bradman, Kensington Park, Adelaide, South Australia, 1992-93 (printed 2019)

Robin Sellick

inkjet print on paper (image: 47.3 cm x 40.5 cm)

Sir Donald Bradman AC (1908-2001), Australia's preeminent cricketer, is regularly named the greatest player the game has ever known. During his first-class career, Bradman amassed 28 067 runs with an average of 95.14; scored 117 centuries and thirty-seven double centuries and six times exceeded 300 runs. His Test career spanned twenty years, and in his eighty Test innings he scored 6 996 runs with an average of 99.94 - a feat unequalled in the history of Test cricket. In 1949, Bradman became the first Test cricketer ever to receive a knighthood; to date, he is the only Australian cricketer so honoured. Fifty years later, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame named him the greatest Australian athlete of the 20th century. In 2001, the year he died, Prime Minister John Howard described Bradman as the greatest living Australian.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019
© Robin Sellick

Accession number: 2019.50

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Artist and subject

Robin Sellick (age 25 in 1992)

Sir Donald Bradman AC (age 84 in 1992)

Lady Jessie Bradman (age 83 in 1992)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

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Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute
Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute
Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute

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Sir Donald Bradman portrait story video: 2 minutes
Sir Donald Bradman portrait story video: 2 minutes
Sir Donald Bradman portrait story video: 2 minutes

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Victor Trumper, 1905 George Beldam, Sun Electric Engraving Company
Victor Trumper, 1905 George Beldam, Sun Electric Engraving Company
Victor Trumper, 1905 George Beldam, Sun Electric Engraving Company
Victor Trumper, 1905 George Beldam, Sun Electric Engraving Company

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Magazine article by Gideon Haigh, 2009

Gideon Haigh discusses portraits of Australian cricketers from the early 20th century

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.