The Village Ba' Game

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Alexander Carse
Born Scotland, c1770-1843

The Village Ba' Game, 1818

Oil on canvas
Purchased with support from the National Fund for Acquisitions and The Art Fund, 1983
Museum Number 3-1983

Said to be the earliest painting of a football match in the world, this work is of international importance. Carse excelled at genre painting.

This boisterous game between the 'Uppies' and the 'Doonies' was held in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders in 1817.

The Village Ba' Game
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