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Blair Athol: Winner of the 1864 Derby and St Leger.
Schooner Match: Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
Steeplechase: View of race with non competitors pursuing along the side, and an extract from the popular 1727 poem The Chase by William Somerville.
Sailing match with key to yachts. Mystery, Gnome, Phantom, Enigma and Gazelle.
Arthur Owen Jones batting. A well regarded all rounder, Owen’s career and eventually his life were cut short by tuberculosis.
Henley Royal Regatta: View on the Old Course at the Red Lion.
Varsity Match. Fashionable spectators at the Oxford v. Cambridge match.
Queen’s Club: Famous Sporting Clubs. John Haig Whiskey. Remembrance Day
Yachting. After a drawing by Edwin Weedon.
Winning Her Majesty’s Cup at the Royal Yacht Club Regatta.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Panoramic view of the course from Putney Bridge to Mortlake. With key of principal points on the Thames.
Match at Montreal. City in background.
Schofield Haigh bowling. Haigh played nearly two decades for Yorkshire and England, being particularly known for his break-back.
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
Grand National Steeplechase: Won by Voluptuary who went on to have a ‘stage career’ until his death in 1902.
Winner in 1828 of the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Newmarket St Leger and Grand Duke Michael Stakes.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: The Start at Putney.
Los Angeles. Changing horses during a 30 mile race.
Bournemouth Championships: Five vignettes with text.
The International Polo Match. Nearside play by the American captain.
The Favourite Wins. Tommy Loates on Isinglass winning the Triple Crown. After the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Officers Playing the New Game of Polo.
‘…Ad Astra’. Bob-sleigh crashing.
The Game: 2. The Choice of Innings shall be decided by tossing.
“The Fieldsman – 41. If he wilfully stop the ball otherwise than with his persn, five runs shall be added to the score.”
Three views. Before, during, and after the race.
89 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880.
I is for Ice. Rhyme, and cross curlers. Double window mounted.
Good Drive. Lady golfer by the renowned American portraitist of beautiful women.
England v Scotland: Rugby Union match at Richmond.
Winner of the Oaks 1841.
Double Panorama showing the race and road to the Derby.
Skating in the Engadine.
Passing under Barnes Bridge.
Four vignettes. Lord Manners, Baron de Rothschild, Prince Saltykoff, Duke of Portland and others. After John Sturgess.
Six views from start to finish of Cambridge’s victory with times and distances.
Middlesex versus Nottinghamshire. Shrewsbury caught out by Phillips.
Cartoon: Why didn’t you hit it?
Polo Match at Ranelagh before the Colonial Visitors.
Celebrated Jockeys and Racehorses. With key.
Skiing Cartoon: Winter sports in Switzerland. ‘They say it’s not really complicated’.
The Result of a Luffing Match.
A match before the Prince and Princess of Wales.
N is for Nothing to do. Rhyme, and cross, skiers with happy curlers and skater. Double window mounted.
Yachts: Sleuth-Hound, designed by William Fife in 1880 for the Marquis of Ailsa.
Wimbledon: Match for the Championship.
Melton and Champion jockey Fred Archer: Winner of the Derby and St Leger
“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.”
Douglas and Ramsey Links Golf Course. Four scenes with portraits.
Skiing: Snow-Shoeing. Racing near Christiania (Oslo), Norway.
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.
England v. South Africa: The Great Drawn Match. Six game scenes. Images of all players.
B&W portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
England v Australia at Kennington Oval: WG Grace batting.
Leitch v Hilton: Women’s golf as against man’s golf.
The raking drive to the edge of the Green.
‘I Say’. Mr. Neil Haig. GAF
Cartoon: My dear chap I’ll tell you…
Reginald Herbert Spooner batting. Spooner captained for England in Cricket and Rugby Union.
WG. Grace during the England v. Australia match at the Oval.
Starting for the first race.
Wendor. 125 ton yawl designed by George Watson in 1883.
Sir Francis Pelham Warner batting. The ‘Grand Old Man’ of Cricket, Warner went on to have a career as a manager, commentator, and historian.
Jockey Club: Kings of the Sport of Kings. Fifty six influential members of the Jockey Club.
In his father’s footsteps. Lord Dalmeny. SPY
Rugby Blackheath: England v Wales. Eight vignettes.
Political Match at Prince’s. Liberals v. Conservatives.
Well Played Goal: After A. L. Tuck.
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).
Cricket Colours of Our Leading Schools: Including Eton, Rugby, Westminster and Harrow.
Cambridge winning after a ten year losing streak.
Golf: “I believe you would have beaten me, Miss Browne, if you were not handicapped by your skirt” – “You’d give me a much better game if you left off those silly trousers”
When the shadows lengthen.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: The Finish at Mortlake.
Ormonde and Champion jockey Fred Archer: The unbeaten Triple Crown winner was one of the greatest horses of the 19th century.
Opening match at the Polo club.
R is for the Real Thing. Rhyme, and figure skater. Double window mounted.
Skiing: Adelboden 4450 ft. Bernese Oberland. Ski Party on a slopes, view of the tracks, and the party at rest. With Text.
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.
Under the walls of the Ras-El-Teen fort, Egypt.
Verve, 10 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1881.
5 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880, and Cocker, 5 ton cutter designed by the Marquis of Aisla.
Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion at Crystal Palace.
Four views. Putney, Barnes and Mortlake with inset off Thornycroft.
Grand National Aintree: View of a tumble at Beecher’s Brook. The race was won by Arthur Nightingall on Ilex.
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.
Eight views of yachts and popular sights.
Cross-country skiers in turmoil in a white out.
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.
Cricket Match from the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: View of the race.
Ice Hockey: A match in Switzerland after George Soper.
Caricatures by MAC of JB. Hobbs, “The Man of the Moment”, and other Surrey players.
Tournament on the Maidan Calcutta.
“Ethel”, Mr Etherington-Smith. SPY.
Rare: The Draw: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Bobsleighing: Les Avants 3280ft. A race on the Sonloup run above Montreux.
Black and white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
Varsity Match, Oxford v. Cambridge. Central scene showing the spectators with scenes from the match surrounding.
WG. Grace. With signature and brief career history.
“9. The innings shall commence after the ground has been swept and rolled unless the In-side object.”
Four views of the race with a comparative view of the 1869 Harvard v. Oxford race and description.
St. Moritz, Switzerland: A Wonderful ski jump.
“Learn from me… how to fall…”. Cross-country skiers.
England v. Springboks: Eight vignettes of play with portraits of the players in the border.
Race for the Brandford Cup.
Cartoon: Manners and Modes in the Mountains. How much easier it would be…
America’s Cup: Finish of first race between Columbia and Shamrock II.
Spectators on the Thames. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Fair Nell: Thoroughbred after Samuel Sidney.
‘The Stop’, Cross-country skiers having a break.
Hugh Laurence Doherty, world champion and Olympic gold medalist. SPY.
Elliman’s Scores Again.
Epsom Derby, Tattenham Corner. The corner was introduced with the extension of the course from a mile to a mile-and-a-half.
Eclipse: Steeplechase Mare by Samuel Sidney.
Seven scenes from before, during and after a polo match
T is for Tailing Party. Rhyme, and skiers on sledges. Double window mounted.
University Golf: Six scenes of Oxford v Cambridge at Sunningdale.
Winner of the Oaks 1843 with jockey Frank Butler.
Winner of the Chester and Goodwood Cups 1851.
Stoddart captained for England in Cricket and in Rugby Union.
Hurlingham: The end of the polo season. Royal Horse Guards vs Hurlingham by the influential illustrator Maurice Geiffenhagen, RA.
Rare: The Cut: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Z is the Zealot’s Slumber. Rhyme, and sleeping skier. Double window mounted.
Epsom Derby: Preliminary Canter. View of winner Sir Visto and jockey Sam Coates, Racontuer, Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno, and Solaro. After John Sturgess.
Bayswater: New covered tennis courts.
Yachting in the Solent: Arrow, Livonia, Vanguard, Egeria, and Foxhound.
Rugby Union Football: Well Saved – Hard Lines after W.B. Wollens.
Dark Blues. Black & white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
International Yacht-Race: The Sappho & Cambria rounding off St. Catherine’s.
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.
Plate 1. The Start. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
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).
Bob-sleigh team on route.
A bob-sleigh passing a ski-driving party on the road to St Moritz.
Lord’s: MCC v Leictershire. Ten sketches of the match including WG Grace and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Portush Links, Ireland: Five vignettes after Holland Trincham.
Australians v. Lord Sheffield.
Banned under Cromwell, racing became popular again with the return of Charles II. From Blome’s important work on gentlemen’s pursuits.
Race on the third day for Mr Aufrere’s Cup.
Epsom Derby: Portrait of a decade of winning horses and jockeys with keys to names and owners. After equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Cowes Regatta: The Yachting Olympia.
“Tarka”, Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Captain of Leander 1898-1900. SPY.
Winner of the Epsom Derby 1843 with jockey Bill Scott.
“And say I married this man!…”.
Henley Royal Regatta: View of the finish of the Old Course at the Red Lion.
Cowes Regatta: Six Crack Yachts of Royal and other owners.
Match in Manchester.
John Thomas Hearne bowling. Hearne regularly headed first class bowling, and holds the record for first class wickets for medium and above pace bowlers.
Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
HH Prince Ranjitsinhji in the robes of the Jam of Nawanagar. Champion Cricketeer.
At St. Moritz, Engadine, Switzerland.
Sir Francis Stanley Jackson batting. Stanley captained for England and was president of the MCC in 1921.
Skiing in Norway: Seven vignettes of skiing.
Fall of the flag. View of the start after sporting artist William Wollon.
Plate 2. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Skiing: Villars 4020ft. Alpes Vadoises. Ski jumping at Bertaye above Villars sur Olon.
Caricatures of the Yorkshire eleven by MAC, on the day of a match v. Surrey at the Oval.
Mr H.L. Doherty, thrice champion
Atlantic Yacht Race: Henrietta, Vesta and Fleetwing.
Army v. Navy match in Malta.
Grenfell and his twin brother Francis were renowned sportsmen and scholars, both killed in WWI.
WG. Grace. Waiting to bat. With signature and brief career history.
Oval: England v Australia. Eleven vignettes of the game featuring WG Grace.
Gentlemen playing a game of ice hockey. Illustration drawn by H. Burgess.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes at Epsom 1843 with jockey John Barham Day.
80 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1883. Challenger in the 1885 America’s Cup against Puritan.
Australia v. England. 15 vignettes of players during the match.
Rush of the Furious Ride. Approaching the ball.
Surrey v. Worcestershire. With portraits of the Australians practising at Lord’s.
Racing: From one of the leading American lithographic and engraving establishments.
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.
The Return at Putney Bridge. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Wimbledon All England Club: Centre Court. Famous Sporting Clubs . John Haig Whiskey.
Warwickshire County Ground.
Winner of the Oaks 1856 with jockey Alfred Day.
Stamford Bridge: Centre court with six vignettes.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Dead Heat,The Finish. The last race to employ Watermen, as subsequent races would utilise finishing posts.
The preliminary canter. Showing Raconteur, the winner Sir Visto. Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno and Solaro. With key.
Dash for a Scrimmage: After the painting by Ernest Prater exhibited at the RA in 1897.
Plate 3. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Cartoon: Moods and Modes at Ascot.
John Thomas Tyldesley batting. A professional batsman, Tyldesley played test cricket for a decade until the outbreak of WWI.
Henley Royal Regatta: Eton v Radley on the New Course. With inset of the Diamond Sculls.
60 ton cutter designed by William Fife in 1873.
Lord Harris had 42 seasons of first class cricket, and became a dominant figure at the MCC.
Cross Country Colours. View of a race after the Equestrian artist John Sturgess.
The Iverna. Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
Three sketches: Missing, A Lead of All, and A Hanging Ball.
Eton v. Harrow. Eight sketches of the match.
Golf: My Lady’s Putt
Joseph Darling. Captain of Australia on three tours, he went on to have a successful career in Tasmanian politics.
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.
Skiing Cartoon: “My dear Miss Simpkins! – it is Miss Simpkins isn’t it?”
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.
Winner of the Oaks 1850.
Light Blues. Black & white portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Galatea. 90 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1884. Challenger in the 1886 America’s Cup
Match being played: After the painting by John Harrington Bird.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes, Epsom 1838 with jockey Bill Scott.
The Preliminary Canter after the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Oval: The Last Scrimmage after Edwin Buckman. England v. Scotland friendly prior to the first official match in 1872.