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B&W portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Epsom Derby: Preliminary Canter. View of winner Sir Visto and jockey Sam Coates, Racontuer, Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno, and Solaro. After John Sturgess.
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.
Lord’s: MCC v Leictershire. Ten sketches of the match including WG Grace and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Z is the Zealot’s Slumber. Rhyme, and sleeping skier. Double window mounted.
Bob-sleigh team on route.
Wendor. 125 ton yawl designed by George Watson in 1883.
Bayswater: New covered tennis courts.
Australians v. Lord Sheffield.
Seven scenes from before, during and after a polo match
The raking drive to the edge of the Green.
89 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880.
Yachts: Sleuth-Hound, designed by William Fife in 1880 for the Marquis of Ailsa.
Black and white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
The Result of a Luffing Match.
Four views. Putney, Barnes and Mortlake with inset off Thornycroft.
The International Polo Match. Nearside play by the American captain.
Everton v. Sheffield United at Liverpool.
Varsity Match. Fashionable spectators at the Oxford v. Cambridge match.
Varsity Match, Oxford v. Cambridge. Central scene showing the spectators with scenes from the match surrounding.
Officers Playing the New Game of Polo.
Three views. Before, during, and after the race.
Spectators on the Thames. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Six sketches on 11th May.
Passing the Royal box on the way to the start.
Berlin street scene.
International Yacht-Race: The Sappho & Cambria rounding off St. Catherine’s.
Rare: The Draw: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Cambridge winning after a ten year losing streak.
Bobsleighing: Les Avants 3280ft. A race on the Sonloup run above Montreux.
A bob-sleigh passing a ski-driving party on the road to St Moritz.
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).
Epsom Derby: Portrait of a decade of winning horses and jockeys with keys to names and owners. After equestrian artist John Sturgess.
The Return at Putney Bridge. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
N is for Nothing to do. Rhyme, and cross, skiers with happy curlers and skater. Double window mounted.
Walker William Read, Captain of England, during the orginal Ashes series 1882-3. LIB.
The Game: 2. The Choice of Innings shall be decided by tossing.
CUBC President, William Dudley Ward. SPY.
View of an auction. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Cricket Match from the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
‘…Ad Astra’. Bob-sleigh crashing.
Banned under Cromwell, racing became popular again with the return of Charles II. From Blome’s important work on gentlemen’s pursuits.
Skiing: Villars 4020ft. Alpes Vadoises. Ski jumping at Bertaye above Villars sur Olon.
Celebrated Jockeys and Racehorses. With key.
Plate 1. The Start. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Sir Francis Pelham Warner batting. The ‘Grand Old Man’ of Cricket, Warner went on to have a career as a manager, commentator, and historian.
University Golf: Six scenes of Oxford v Cambridge at Sunningdale.
At St. Moritz, Engadine, Switzerland.
England v. South Africa: The Great Drawn Match. Six game scenes. Images of all players.
Winner of the Oaks 1850.
Four vignettes. Lord Manners, Baron de Rothschild, Prince Saltykoff, Duke of Portland and others. After John Sturgess.
Manners and Modes at St Moritz.
Schooner Match: The ‘Wildfire’ and ‘Vestal’.
John Thomas Tyldesley batting. A professional batsman, Tyldesley played test cricket for a decade until the outbreak of WWI.
Lord’s: Test Match England v South Africa: Seven scenes of play with portraits of the players.
Lawn Tennis Match. Mr Hartley winning.
Ormonde and Champion jockey Fred Archer: The unbeaten Triple Crown winner was one of the greatest horses of the 19th century.
Cambridge leading at Biffen’s Boat House.
Skiing: The Christiana swing. Glissading on a fine snow slope in Switzerland.
Eton v. Harrow. Eight sketches of the match.
“Ethel”, Mr Etherington-Smith. SPY.
Tournament on the Maidan Calcutta.
When the shadows lengthen.
Lord Harris had 42 seasons of first class cricket, and became a dominant figure at the MCC.
Good Drive. Lady golfer by the renowned American portraitist of beautiful women.
Verve, 10 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1881.
Dash for a Scrimmage: After the painting by Ernest Prater exhibited at the RA in 1897.
At the starting post.
Grand National Aintree: View of a tumble at Beecher’s Brook. The race was won by Arthur Nightingall on Ilex.
In his father’s footsteps. Lord Dalmeny. SPY
Rush of the Furious Ride. Approaching the ball.
Racing: From one of the leading American lithographic and engraving establishments.
“9. The innings shall commence after the ground has been swept and rolled unless the In-side object.”
Six views from start to finish of Cambridge’s victory with times and distances.
Rare: The Cut: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Plate 2. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Schooner Match: Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
80 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1883. Challenger in the 1885 America’s Cup against Puritan.
Cross-country skiers in turmoil in a white out.
Stoddart captained for England in Cricket and in Rugby Union.
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.
A match before the Prince and Princess of Wales.
England v Australia at Kennington Oval: WG Grace batting.
England v. Springboks: Eight vignettes of play with portraits of the players in the border.
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.
Los Angeles. Changing horses during a 30 mile race.
5 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880, and Cocker, 5 ton cutter designed by the Marquis of Aisla.
America’s Cup: Finish of first race between Columbia and Shamrock II.
The Favourite Wins. Tommy Loates on Isinglass winning the Triple Crown. After the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
England v Australia at Edgebaston: Nine vignettes of play.
Sir Francis Stanley Jackson batting. Stanley captained for England and was president of the MCC in 1921.
Winner of the Chester and Goodwood Cups 1851.
Winner of the Epsom Derby 1843 with jockey Bill Scott.
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.
Melton and Champion jockey Fred Archer: Winner of the Derby and St Leger
Political Match at Prince’s. Liberals v. Conservatives.
Hugh Laurence Doherty, world champion and Olympic gold medalist. SPY.
‘The Stop’, Cross-country skiers having a break.
Australia v. England. 15 vignettes of players during the match.
60 ton cutter designed by William Fife in 1873.
Yachting. After a drawing by Edwin Weedon.
“And say I married this man!…”.
“Tarka”, Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Captain of Leander 1898-1900. SPY.
Four views of the race with a comparative view of the 1869 Harvard v. Oxford race and description.
Hurlingham: The end of the polo season. Royal Horse Guards vs Hurlingham by the influential illustrator Maurice Geiffenhagen, RA.
WG. Grace. Waiting to bat. With signature and brief career history.
“Learn from me… how to fall…”. Cross-country skiers.
Reginald Herbert Spooner batting. Spooner captained for England in Cricket and Rugby Union.
Yachting in the Solent: Arrow, Livonia, Vanguard, Egeria, and Foxhound.
Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Winner of the Oaks 1843 with jockey Frank Butler.
The preliminary canter. Showing Raconteur, the winner Sir Visto. Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno and Solaro. With key.
Winner of the Oaks 1841.
Cricket Colours of Our Leading Schools: Including Eton, Rugby, Westminster and Harrow.
Match being played: After the painting by John Harrington Bird.
Elliman’s Scores Again.
Skiing: Adelboden 4450 ft. Bernese Oberland. Ski Party on a slopes, view of the tracks, and the party at rest. With Text.
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.
Eight views of yachts and popular sights.
Fall of the flag. View of the start after sporting artist William Wollon.
Skating in the Engadine.
Dark Blues. Black & white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
Schofield Haigh bowling. Haigh played nearly two decades for Yorkshire and England, being particularly known for his break-back.
Starting for the first race.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes at Epsom 1843 with jockey John Barham Day.
Winner of the Oaks 1856 with jockey Alfred Day.
Australia v. England at the Kennington Oval. Double panorama of the match.
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’.
Double Panorama showing the race and road to the Derby.
8 views of the course on the Thames.
Race for the Brandford Cup.
Three sketches: Missing, A Lead of All, and A Hanging Ball.
Epsom Derby: View of the Paddock with winning horse Sir Hugo, a svelte Prince of Wales and jockey Fred Allsopp After Isaac Cullin.
Grenfell and his twin brother Francis were renowned sportsmen and scholars, both killed in WWI.
Warwickshire County Ground.
Three tonner race on the Thames.
Match at Montreal. City in background.
Winning Her Majesty’s Cup at the Royal Yacht Club Regatta.
Caricatures by MAC of JB. Hobbs, “The Man of the Moment”, and other Surrey players.
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.
“The Fieldsman – 41. If he wilfully stop the ball otherwise than with his persn, five runs shall be added to the score.”
Light Blues. Black & white portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Match in Manchester.
Cross Country Colours. View of a race after the Equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Steeplechase: View of race with non competitors pursuing along the side, and an extract from the popular 1727 poem The Chase by William Somerville.
Cartoon: Lord meeting the players and tossing the first ball.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes, Epsom 1838 with jockey Bill Scott.
WG. Grace during the England v. Australia match at the Oval.
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).
‘I Say’. Mr. Neil Haig. GAF
Galatea. 90 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1884. Challenger in the 1886 America’s 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.
Winner in 1828 of the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Newmarket St Leger and Grand Duke Michael Stakes.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Dead Heat,The Finish. The last race to employ Watermen, as subsequent races would utilise finishing posts.
Sailing match with key to yachts. Mystery, Gnome, Phantom, Enigma and Gazelle.
Gentlemen playing a game of ice hockey. Illustration drawn by H. Burgess.
Army v. Navy match in Malta.
England v Scotland: Rugby Union match at Richmond.
Caricatures of the Yorkshire eleven by MAC, on the day of a match v. Surrey at the Oval.
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
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.
Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion at Crystal Palace.
John Thomas Hearne bowling. Hearne regularly headed first class bowling, and holds the record for first class wickets for medium and above pace bowlers.
Mr H.L. Doherty, thrice champion
The Preliminary Canter after the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Under the walls of the Ras-El-Teen fort, Egypt.
Polo Match at Ranelagh before the Colonial Visitors.
Surrey v. Worcestershire. With portraits of the Australians practising at Lord’s.
“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.”
The Iverna. Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
R is for the Real Thing. Rhyme, and figure skater. Double window mounted.
“32. The Striker being caught, no runs shall be scored.”
Epsom Derby, Tattenham Corner. The corner was introduced with the extension of the course from a mile to a mile-and-a-half.
HH Prince Ranjitsinhji in the robes of the Jam of Nawanagar. Champion Cricketeer.
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.
Middlesex versus Nottinghamshire. Shrewsbury caught out by Phillips.
Oval: The Last Scrimmage after Edwin Buckman. England v. Scotland friendly prior to the first official match in 1872.
Arthur Owen Jones batting. A well regarded all rounder, Owen’s career and eventually his life were cut short by tuberculosis.
Opening match at the Polo club.
Mediterranean Fleet Regatta at Palma: Seven views of the race for the Admiral’s Cup.
Joseph Darling. Captain of Australia on three tours, he went on to have a successful career in Tasmanian politics.
Douglas and Ramsey Links Golf Course. Four scenes with portraits.
I is for Ice. Rhyme, and cross curlers. Double window mounted.
Race on the third day for Mr Aufrere’s Cup.
Plate 3. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
T is for Tailing Party. Rhyme, and skiers on sledges. Double window mounted.