Cf. Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain, The Collection Formed by Geoffrey Freeman (London, 1982), p. 133, no. 214 for an earlier version of the above pair and p. 142, no. 235 for a related figure contemporary to the above lot. See also Raymond C. Yarborough, Bow Porcelain and the London Theatre (Michigan, 1996) p. 9, fig. 15, for an engraving of the shaven-headed John (Jack) Broughton (1705-1789), famed Thames Waterman and champion pugilist; see fig. 16 for the Slack-Broughton fight of 1750, on which the Duke of Cumberland lost a ten thousand pounds wager, backing Broughton. It may be of interest to note that in his retirement, Broughton was a connoisseur and dealer, selling curiosities and objects of vertu.