Rare Sir Donald Bradman images to be auctioned
Some sixty-five original black and white photographs of one of the world’s greatest ever sportsmen and Australia’s greatest cricketer will go under the hammer in Melbourne on Monday 15 February.
Famously as a child, Bradman developed his batting technique by using a cricket stump as a bat and hitting a golf ball into the curved face of his water tank at his rural home in Bowral, NSW.
He would go on to break and set countless batting records, and his test average of 99.9 is as staggering now as it was then and it is unlikely that it will ever be challenged.
The images of Bradman, from his early boyhood days through to his playing years and retirement, capture the sportsman in candid detail.
Artvisory Principal Amanda Swanson says the recently repatriated collection gives all Australians a unique opportunity to see rare images of the legendary player in many periods of his life.
"The images recall an era when one man led a team, and some might say a country, with incredible feats on the cricket field, that are unmatched to this day," she says.
Estimates for the unique framed images are modest (Starting at $200-400 and up to $500-1,000), with all images viewable online at artvisory.com.au.
The images are also being exhibited to the general public from Friday up to the auction on Monday 15th February.
409 Malvern Road
Viewing days: Friday 12th February-Monday 15th February 2021. 11am-5pm daily.