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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 193

    CHAMPION OF ENGLAND 1840, BOXING

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    CHAMPION OF ENGLAND 1840, BOXING
    silk, printed in blue with a border of boxing matches, crests and knotted ropes--36in. x 30.5in. (93cm. x 77cm.)


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    Jem Mase, 1834-1910, the so-called Father of Boxing, lived the life of a showman but died penniless and was buried in an unmarked grave.

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