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Wilfred Rhodes batting: The first Englishman to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in Test matches with world records for most appearances in first-class matches, and most wickets taken.
Rush of the Furious Ride. Approaching the ball.
Winner of the Oaks 1841.
Skiing: Villars 4020ft. Alpes Vadoises. Ski jumping at Bertaye above Villars sur Olon.
Banned under Cromwell, racing became popular again with the return of Charles II. From Blome’s important work on gentlemen’s pursuits.
Surrey v. Worcestershire. With portraits of the Australians practising at Lord’s.
Winner of the Oaks 1856 with jockey Alfred Day.
England v. South Africa: The Great Drawn Match. Six game scenes. Images of all players.
Epsom Derby: View of the Paddock with winning horse Sir Hugo, a svelte Prince of Wales and jockey Fred Allsopp After Isaac Cullin.
Good Drive. Lady golfer by the renowned American portraitist of beautiful women.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Dead Heat,The Finish. The last race to employ Watermen, as subsequent races would utilise finishing posts.
Spectators on the Thames. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
England v Australia at Edgebaston: Nine vignettes of play.
Four views of the race with a comparative view of the 1869 Harvard v. Oxford race and description.
Manners and Modes at St Moritz.
The Preliminary Canter after the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Yachting in the Solent: Arrow, Livonia, Vanguard, Egeria, and Foxhound.
Passing the Royal box on the way to the start.
Epsom Derby: Preliminary Canter. View of winner Sir Visto and jockey Sam Coates, Racontuer, Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno, and Solaro. After John Sturgess.
Elliman’s Scores Again.
Grenfell and his twin brother Francis were renowned sportsmen and scholars, both killed in WWI.
Fall of the flag. View of the start after sporting artist William Wollon.
“Tarka”, Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Captain of Leander 1898-1900. SPY.
Match being played: After the painting by John Harrington Bird.
Opening match at the Polo club.
A bob-sleigh passing a ski-driving party on the road to St Moritz.
Winner of the Oaks 1843 with jockey Frank Butler.
Black and white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
Caught: 22. If the ball, from a stroke of the bat be held although hugged to the body of the catcher:- The Striker is out.
Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Grand Duke Michael of Russia. Exiled by his brother before the Revolution for his morganatic marriage, he was a prominent figure in English society. WAG.
Tournament on the Maidan Calcutta.
Schooner Match: Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
The Game: 2. The Choice of Innings shall be decided by tossing.
Verve, 10 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1881.
N is for Nothing to do. Rhyme, and cross, skiers with happy curlers and skater. Double window mounted.
Varsity Match. Fashionable spectators at the Oxford v. Cambridge match.
Grand National Aintree: View of a tumble at Beecher’s Brook. The race was won by Arthur Nightingall on Ilex.
Cricket Colours of Our Leading Schools: Including Eton, Rugby, Westminster and Harrow.
Joseph Darling. Captain of Australia on three tours, he went on to have a successful career in Tasmanian politics.
I is for Ice. Rhyme, and cross curlers. Double window mounted.
Under the walls of the Ras-El-Teen fort, Egypt.
Lawn Tennis Match. Mr Hartley winning.
Plate 1. The Start. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Winner of the Oaks 1850.
Bobsleighing: Les Avants 3280ft. A race on the Sonloup run above Montreux.
Mediterranean Fleet Regatta at Palma: Seven views of the race for the Admiral’s Cup.
‘The Stop’, Cross-country skiers having a break.
Seven scenes from before, during and after a polo match
Bayswater: New covered tennis courts.
Los Angeles. Changing horses during a 30 mile race.
Bob-sleigh team on route.
Lord’s: Test Match England v South Africa: Seven scenes of play with portraits of the players.
Sailing match with key to yachts. Mystery, Gnome, Phantom, Enigma and Gazelle.
CUBC President, William Dudley Ward. SPY.
Rare: The Cut: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Caricatures of the Yorkshire eleven by MAC, on the day of a match v. Surrey at the Oval.
Ormonde and Champion jockey Fred Archer: The unbeaten Triple Crown winner was one of the greatest horses of the 19th century.
Epsom Derby: Portrait of a decade of winning horses and jockeys with keys to names and owners. After equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Cambridge leading at Biffen’s Boat House.
Polo Match at Ranelagh before the Colonial Visitors.
Winner of the Epsom Derby 1843 with jockey Bill Scott.
Cambridge winning after a ten year losing streak.
When the shadows lengthen.
B&W portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Three views. Before, during, and after the race.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes, Epsom 1838 with jockey Bill Scott.
Berlin street scene.
Schofield Haigh bowling. Haigh played nearly two decades for Yorkshire and England, being particularly known for his break-back.
John Thomas Hearne bowling. Hearne regularly headed first class bowling, and holds the record for first class wickets for medium and above pace bowlers.
Eton v. Harrow. Eight sketches of the match.
“32. The Striker being caught, no runs shall be scored.”
America’s Cup: Finish of first race between Columbia and Shamrock II.
80 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1883. Challenger in the 1885 America’s Cup against Puritan.
Political Match at Prince’s. Liberals v. Conservatives.
Celebrated Jockeys and Racehorses. With key.
“9. The innings shall commence after the ground has been swept and rolled unless the In-side object.”
Sir Francis Stanley Jackson batting. Stanley captained for England and was president of the MCC in 1921.
Winning Her Majesty’s Cup at the Royal Yacht Club Regatta.
Racehorses flat out to the finish: From one of the leading American lithographic and engraving establishments.
Winner of the Chester and Goodwood Cups 1851.
Yachts: Sleuth-Hound, designed by William Fife in 1880 for the Marquis of Ailsa.
Amateur Golf Championship: Four views of the links at Prestwick, Holylake, Sandwich and St Andrew’s surrounded by twelve framed and sixteen unframed portraits of famous players.
Australia v. England at the Kennington Oval. Double panorama of the match.
“Ethel”, Mr Etherington-Smith. SPY.
Officers Playing the New Game of Polo.
Starting for the first race.
WG. Grace during the England v. Australia match at the Oval.
Gentlemen playing a game of ice hockey. Illustration drawn by H. Burgess.
Galatea. 90 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1884. Challenger in the 1886 America’s Cup
Everton v. Sheffield United at Liverpool.
“The Fieldsman – 41. If he wilfully stop the ball otherwise than with his persn, five runs shall be added to the score.”
Harris had forty two seasons of first class cricket, captained for England, and was also under secretary of State to India and Governor of Bombay
Australians v. Lord Sheffield.
89 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880.
The Favourite Wins. Tommy Loates on Isinglass winning the Triple Crown. After the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Dark Blues. Black & white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
The Result of a Luffing Match.
Passing under Barnes Bridge.
8 views of the course on the Thames.
Caricatures by MAC of JB. Hobbs, “The Man of the Moment”, and other Surrey players.
Sir Francis Pelham Warner batting. The ‘Grand Old Man’ of Cricket, Warner went on to have a career as a manager, commentator, and historian.
John Thomas Tyldesley batting. A professional batsman, Tyldesley played test cricket for a decade until the outbreak of WWI.
Four views. Putney, Barnes and Mortlake with inset off Thornycroft.
The raking drive to the edge of the Green.
Douglas and Ramsey Links Golf Course. Four scenes with portraits.
The International Polo Match. Nearside play by the American captain.
Winner of the Derby with jockey Nat Flatman. A scandal of the day, the race was initially won by a ringer Maccabeus posing as Running Rein.
Six sketches on 11th May.
R is for the Real Thing. Rhyme, and figure skater. Double window mounted.
International Yacht-Race: The Sappho & Cambria rounding off St. Catherine’s.
Cadland: The Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom with his jockey James Robinson whose record at Epsom was not bested until nearly 150 years later by Lester Piggott.
Mr H.L. Doherty, thrice champion
Epsom Derby, Tattenham Corner. The corner was introduced with the extension of the course from a mile to a mile-and-a-half.
“Instructions to Umpires – 47-48. An umpire should not allow himself to be unduly influenced by appeals. If he be in any doubt, Law 43, ‘That the existing state of things shall continue,’ shall be followed.”
Tattenham Corner. Riders speeding round the corner with the old stands still in place. By the artist known as ‘the grand old man of British sporting art’.
University Golf: Six scenes of Oxford v Cambridge at Sunningdale.
Skiing: Adelboden 4450 ft. Bernese Oberland. Ski Party on a slopes, view of the tracks, and the party at rest. With Text.
Walker William Read, Captain of England, during the orginal Ashes series 1882-3. LIB.
A match before the Prince and Princess of Wales.
At the starting post.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes at Epsom 1843 with jockey John Barham Day.
Double Panorama showing the race and road to the Derby.
“Learn from me… how to fall…”. Cross-country skiers.
Cross Country Colours. View of a race after the Equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion at Crystal Palace.
Melton and Champion jockey Fred Archer: Winner of the Derby and St Leger
“And say I married this man!…”.
WG. Grace. Waiting to bat. With signature and brief career history.
The Return at Putney Bridge. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Australia v. England. 15 vignettes of players during the match.
Reginald Herbert Spooner batting. Spooner captained for England in Cricket and Rugby Union.
Race for the Brandford Cup.
WG. Grace. With signature and brief career history.
Ascot Gold Cup: Foxhall, rated best on the turf 1881, being ridden by Tom Cannon to beat Faugh-A-Ballagh and Petronell.
Plate 2. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
‘I Say’. Mr. Neil Haig. GAF
Warwickshire County Ground.
Schooner Match: The ‘Wildfire’ and ‘Vestal’.
Yachting. After a drawing by Edwin Weedon.
Z is the Zealot’s Slumber. Rhyme, and sleeping skier. Double window mounted.
Plate 3. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Race on the third day for Mr Aufrere’s Cup.
Rare: The Draw: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
In his father’s footsteps. Lord Dalmeny. SPY
Cricket Match from the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Varsity Match, Oxford v. Cambridge. Central scene showing the spectators with scenes from the match surrounding.
At St. Moritz, Engadine, Switzerland.
View of an auction. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Three tonner race on the Thames.
England v. Springboks: Eight vignettes of play with portraits of the players in the border.
‘…Ad Astra’. Bob-sleigh crashing.
5 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880, and Cocker, 5 ton cutter designed by the Marquis of Aisla.
Stoddart captained for England in Cricket and in Rugby Union.
England v Australia at Kennington Oval: WG Grace batting.
HH Prince Ranjitsinhji in the robes of the Jam of Nawanagar. Champion Cricketeer.
Winner in 1828 of the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Newmarket St Leger and Grand Duke Michael Stakes.
Match in Manchester.
T is for Tailing Party. Rhyme, and skiers on sledges. Double window mounted.
The preliminary canter. Showing Raconteur, the winner Sir Visto. Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno and Solaro. With key.
Lord Harris had 42 seasons of first class cricket, and became a dominant figure at the MCC.
Match at Montreal. City in background.
Epsom Derby: Tattenham Corner. Collision on the corner added in 1784 with the extension of the course from a mile to a mile-and-a-half.
Lord’s: MCC v Leictershire. Ten sketches of the match including WG Grace and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Iverna. Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
Middlesex versus Nottinghamshire. Shrewsbury caught out by Phillips.
Six views from start to finish of Cambridge’s victory with times and distances.
Four vignettes. Lord Manners, Baron de Rothschild, Prince Saltykoff, Duke of Portland and others. After John Sturgess.
60 ton cutter designed by William Fife in 1873.
Army v. Navy match in Malta.
Hurlingham: The end of the polo season. Royal Horse Guards vs Hurlingham by the influential illustrator Maurice Geiffenhagen, RA.
Arthur Owen Jones batting. A well regarded all rounder, Owen’s career and eventually his life were cut short by tuberculosis.
Tattersall’s caricature of an auction with the Prince of Wales, Prince Saltykoff, the Duke of Beaufort, the Duke of Hamilton, the Duke of Westminster, Lord Falmouth, Lord Zetland, Lord Cadogan, Lord Rosslyn, Lord Hastings, Lord Calthorpe, Lord Ailesbury, Hon HW. Fitzwilliam, Sir George Chetwynd, James Lowther, Col Forrester, Capt Machell, Mr Benzon, Mr Tattersall and others. By the racing caricaturist LIB (Liberio Prosperi).
Skiing: The Christiana swing. Glissading on a fine snow slope in Switzerland.
Light Blues. Black & white portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
The Winning Post: Jockeys John Osborne, Tom Cannon, John Watts, Fred Webb, Fred Barrett, George Barrett, William Robinson and Fred Rickaby with Sir Astley and Judge Clark in the background. By the racing caricaturist LIB (Liberio Prosperi).
Three sketches: Missing, A Lead of All, and A Hanging Ball.
Steeplechase: View of race with non competitors pursuing along the side, and an extract from the popular 1727 poem The Chase by William Somerville.
Wendor. 125 ton yawl designed by George Watson in 1883.
Hugh Laurence Doherty, world champion and Olympic gold medalist. SPY.
Wimbledon: Service, A backhand return, The end of a grand slam and Saved. Sketches by Helene Wills, 8 times champion of Wimbledon, exhibited at a one off exhibition Bond Street.