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Tho.s Cribb.
Tho.s Cribb.
Eng.d by Percy Roberts from a painting by Sharples.
Published by Sherwood, Jones & Co, May 1. 1824.
Stipple. Sheet size: 205 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A bust portrait of English bare-knuckle boxer of the 19th century Tom Cribb (1781 - 1848), directed to the left, facing the front, with his left fist raised in front of him. On 10th December 1810, Cribb fought an American, former slave Tom Molineaux, at Shenington Hollow in Oxfordshire. Cribb beat Molineaux in 35 rounds and became World champion.
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Edw.d Garner Esq.r.  Commander of his Majesty's Sloop Fly.
Edw.d Garner Esq.r. Commander of his Majesty's Sloop Fly.
Sharples Pinxit. A. Albanesi Sculp.t.
Published as the Act directs, Jan.y 1, 1780, by John Harris, No.3 Sweetings Alley, Cornhill.
Stipple in oval, 6½ x 5½
Parker p17.
[Ref: 5494]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Tom Hickman.
Tom Hickman.
Drawn by G. Sharples. Eng.d by Percy Roberts.
[n.d. c.1823.]
Stipple and etching with large margins. Plate 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½").
Tom Hickman (1785-1822), boxer. In 1821 he was said to have engaged in a fight with Bill Neate. Hickman was a controversial fighter, dubbed 'the gas-light man', because he had been to London to construct the boilers and restorts of the new gas light factories. Plate to Pierce Egan's 'Boxiana'.
For Egan's 'Boxiana' see ref. 23818.
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