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Lady Jessie and Sir Donald Bradman, Kensington Park, Adelaide, South Australia

1992-1993 (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

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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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