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Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812.
Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812. Battle between Ward and Quirk for 100 Guineas aside...
Rowlandson 1812.
Pub.d March 1st 1812 by Th. Rowlandson, N1 James Street, Adelphi.
Coloured etching. Sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). Paper toned.
A caricature of the brutal bare-knuckled match with Rowlandson giving as much attention to the braying spectators as to the boxers. Underneath is a nine-line account of the fight, telling how Ward, the better boxer, was beaten by Quirk, the stronger man. Neither boxer has been identified.
Not in the BM. See Ref: 58502
[Ref: 58483]   £480.00  
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Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812.
Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812.
Rowlandson 1812.
Pub.d March 1st 1812 by Th. Rowlandson, N1 James Street, Adelphi.
Coloured etching. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Paper slightly toned. Cut without nine-line description of the fight.
A caricature of the brutal bare-knuckled match with Rowlandson giving as much attention to the braying spectators as to the boxers. Ward, the better boxer, was beaten by Quirk, the stronger man.
Not in the BM. See Ref: 58483.
[Ref: 58502]   £650.00  
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Crib Uncorking Blackstrap.
Crib Uncorking Blackstrap. 98.
W. E_s [William Elmes] Scu.t.
16 Octo.r 1811 Publ.d by Tho.s Tegg. 111 Cheapside London. Prince One Shillin Coloured.
Coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Colour slightly faded, laid on card.
Tom Cribb uncorking a bottle containing a negro's face, with admirers cheering him on. Tom Cribb (1781-1848) retained his title of boxing champion of England by beating American Thomas Molineux (1784-1818), a former slave, at Thissleton Gap, Leicester, on 28 September, 1811, breaking his jaw and knocking him out. Black Strap was a low-quality thick sweet port.
BM Satires 11755.
[Ref: 58504]   £550.00  
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[Section from ''Going to Fight''.]
[Section from ''Going to Fight''.]
[after Isaac Robert Cruikshank.]
[London: Sherwood & Co, 1819.]
Rare coloured aquatint. 65 x 485mm (2½ x 19"). Repaired holes in upper margin, slight soiling, old ink mss numbers in image.
One section of eight of a rolling panorama of spectators travelling to a boxing match, usually joined and presented on a spindle, with a label stating that it illustrated the 'sporting world in all its variety of style and costume along the road from Hyde Park Corner to Moulsey Hurst'. This sheet shows the White Horse Inn, a carthorse collapsing and ejecting the passengers, a man on a hobby-horse bicycle (vélocipède) and women with baskets on their heads.
BM 1957,0527.4.
[Ref: 58445]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Hero of the Ring and his Agent.
A Hero of the Ring and his Agent. The National Soporting Club, taken from Life. Jimmy Wilde & Teddy Lewis.
Drawn & Etched by George Belcher April 1919.
Coloured etching, signed by the artist in pencil. 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"), large margins. Repaired hole, scratch through title, signature smudged
Jimmy Wilde (1892-1969'), Welsh miner turned army PT instructor, the original ‘Mighty Atom’, but also the 'Ghost with the Hammer in his Hand' and the 'Tylorstown Terror. He was the world’s first World Flyweight Champion and was ranked as the number 1 flyweight of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization in 2006. He is shown having his hands strapped by his manager, Teddy Lewis, who had been reserve captain of Pontypridd RFC.
[Ref: 58285]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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