London, South Kensington
12 March 2008
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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