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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.
Spectators on the Thames. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Tournament on the Maidan Calcutta.
Passing the Royal box on the way to the start.
Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Bob-sleigh team on route.
Eight views of yachts and popular sights.
HH Prince Ranjitsinhji in the robes of the Jam of Nawanagar. Champion Cricketeer.
CUBC President, William Dudley Ward. SPY.
At St. Moritz, Engadine, Switzerland.
89 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880.
Match in Manchester.
‘I Say’. Mr. Neil Haig. GAF
Sailing match with key to yachts. Mystery, Gnome, Phantom, Enigma and Gazelle.
Ormonde and Champion jockey Fred Archer: The unbeaten Triple Crown winner was one of the greatest horses of the 19th century.
Australians v. Lord Sheffield.
Bayswater: New covered tennis courts.
Oval: England v Australia. Eleven vignettes of the game featuring WG Grace.
Lord’s: Test Match England v South Africa: Seven scenes of play with portraits of the players.
The Preliminary Canter after the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Arthur Owen Jones batting. A well regarded all rounder, Owen’s career and eventually his life were cut short by tuberculosis.
Winning Her Majesty’s Cup at the Royal Yacht Club Regatta.
“Learn from me… how to fall…”. Cross-country skiers.
Caricatures of the Yorkshire eleven by MAC, on the day of a match v. Surrey at the Oval.
Lawn Tennis Tournament Dublin: View of an early tournament.
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.
Three tonner race on the Thames.
Skiing Cartoon: Winter sports in Switzerland. ‘They say it’s not really complicated’.
Wendor. 125 ton yawl designed by George Watson in 1883.
Rush of the Furious Ride. Approaching the ball.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Dead Heat,The Finish. The last race to employ Watermen, as subsequent races would utilise finishing posts.
England v Australia at Edgebaston: Nine vignettes of play.
University Golf: Six scenes of Oxford v Cambridge at Sunningdale.
Sir Francis Stanley Jackson batting. Stanley captained for England and was president of the MCC in 1921.
Warwickshire County Ground.
Starting for the first race.
England v Scotland: Rugby Union match at Richmond.
Cross-country skiers in turmoil in a white out.
Cambridge winning after a ten year losing streak.
Lord Harris had 42 seasons of first class cricket, and became a dominant figure at the MCC.
Walker William Read, Captain of England, during the orginal Ashes series 1882-3. LIB.
60 ton cutter designed by William Fife in 1873.
The Favourite Wins. Tommy Loates on Isinglass winning the Triple Crown. After the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Mediterranean Fleet Regatta at Palma: Seven views of the race for the Admiral’s Cup.
Oval: The Last Scrimmage after Edwin Buckman. England v. Scotland friendly prior to the first official match in 1872.
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.
Army v. Navy match in Malta.
Rare: The Draw: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Ascot Gold Cup: Foxhall, rated best on the turf 1881, being ridden by Tom Cannon to beat Faugh-A-Ballagh and Petronell.
Winner of the Chester and Goodwood Cups 1851.
Skiing in Norway: Seven vignettes of skiing.
WG. Grace. With signature and brief career history.
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.
International Yacht-Race: The Sappho & Cambria rounding off St. Catherine’s.
5 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880, and Cocker, 5 ton cutter designed by the Marquis of Aisla.
‘The Stop’, Cross-country skiers having a break.
Four views of the race with a comparative view of the 1869 Harvard v. Oxford race and description.
Epsom Derby: View of the Paddock with winning horse Sir Hugo, a svelte Prince of Wales and jockey Fred Allsopp After Isaac Cullin.
Three sketches: Missing, A Lead of All, and A Hanging Ball.
I is for Ice. Rhyme, and cross curlers. Double window mounted.
Plate 2. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Skating in the Engadine.
Joseph Darling. Captain of Australia on three tours, he went on to have a successful career in Tasmanian politics.
Schooner Match: The ‘Wildfire’ and ‘Vestal’.
Skiing: Adelboden 4450 ft. Bernese Oberland. Ski Party on a slopes, view of the tracks, and the party at rest. With Text.
Grenfell and his twin brother Francis were renowned sportsmen and scholars, both killed in WWI.
Elliman’s Scores Again.
Rugby Blackheath: England v Wales. Eight vignettes.
Eton v. Harrow. Eight sketches of the match.
Douglas and Ramsey Links Golf Course. Four scenes with portraits.
Hurlingham: The end of the polo season. Royal Horse Guards vs Hurlingham by the influential illustrator Maurice Geiffenhagen, RA.
Double Panorama showing the race and road to the Derby.
Light Blues. Black & white portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Surrey v. Worcestershire. With portraits of the Australians practising at Lord’s.
Rugby Union Football: Well Saved – Hard Lines after W.B. Wollens.
Cambridge leading at Biffen’s Boat House.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes, Epsom 1838 with jockey Bill Scott.
Match being played: After the painting by John Harrington Bird.
Winner of the Oaks 1841.
Race for the Brandford Cup.
Winner of the Oaks 1843 with jockey Frank Butler.
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.
WG. Grace during the England v. Australia match at the Oval.
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’.
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).
“The Fieldsman – 41. If he wilfully stop the ball otherwise than with his persn, five runs shall be added to the score.”
Racing: From one of the leading American lithographic and engraving establishments.
Schooner Match: Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
Varsity Match. Fashionable spectators at the Oxford v. Cambridge match.
Reginald Herbert Spooner batting. Spooner captained for England in Cricket and Rugby Union.
“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.”
Cricket Match from the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Gentlemen playing a game of ice hockey. Illustration drawn by H. Burgess.
Stoddart captained for England in Cricket and in Rugby Union.
Under the walls of the Ras-El-Teen fort, Egypt.
Officers Playing the New Game of Polo.
John Thomas Tyldesley batting. A professional batsman, Tyldesley played test cricket for a decade until the outbreak of WWI.
Six views from start to finish of Cambridge’s victory with times and distances.
Epsom Derby, Tattenham Corner. The corner was introduced with the extension of the course from a mile to a mile-and-a-half.
Portush Links, Ireland: Five vignettes after Holland Trincham.
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.
Lawn Tennis Match. Mr Hartley winning.
Sir Francis Pelham Warner batting. The ‘Grand Old Man’ of Cricket, Warner went on to have a career as a manager, commentator, and historian.
At the starting post.
Los Angeles. Changing horses during a 30 mile race.
Plate 1. The Start. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
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 Result of a Luffing Match.
Mr H.L. Doherty, thrice champion
Fall of the flag. View of the start after sporting artist William Wollon.
Celebrated Jockeys and Racehorses. With key.
Australia v. England at the Kennington Oval. Double panorama of the match.
Political Match at Prince’s. Liberals v. Conservatives.
The raking drive to the edge of the Green.
Banned under Cromwell, racing became popular again with the return of Charles II. From Blome’s important work on gentlemen’s pursuits.
The International Polo Match. Nearside play by the American captain.
The Game: 2. The Choice of Innings shall be decided by tossing.
In his father’s footsteps. Lord Dalmeny. SPY
Melton and Champion jockey Fred Archer: Winner of the Derby and St Leger
Lord’s: MCC v Leictershire. Ten sketches of the match including WG Grace and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The preliminary canter. Showing Raconteur, the winner Sir Visto. Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno and Solaro. With key.
Well Played Goal: After A. L. Tuck.
Hugh Laurence Doherty, world champion and Olympic gold medalist. SPY.
Four views. Putney, Barnes and Mortlake with inset off Thornycroft.
8 views of the course on the Thames.
Dash for a Scrimmage: After the painting by Ernest Prater exhibited at the RA in 1897.
Ice Hockey: A match in Switzerland after George Soper.
Skiing: Villars 4020ft. Alpes Vadoises. Ski jumping at Bertaye above Villars sur Olon.
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.
Three views. Before, during, and after the race.
Skiing: The Christiana swing. Glissading on a fine snow slope in Switzerland.
Middlesex versus Nottinghamshire. Shrewsbury caught out by Phillips.
“Ethel”, Mr Etherington-Smith. SPY.
WG. Grace. Waiting to bat. With signature and brief career history.
Steeplechase: View of race with non competitors pursuing along the side, and an extract from the popular 1727 poem The Chase by William Somerville.
Polo Match at Ranelagh before the Colonial Visitors.
Cross Country Colours. View of a race after the Equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion at Crystal Palace.
R is for the Real Thing. Rhyme, and figure skater. Double window mounted.
Woolwich Arsenal: Famous players.
England v. South Africa: The Great Drawn Match. Six game scenes. Images of all players.
‘…Ad Astra’. Bob-sleigh crashing.
Opening match at the Polo club.
B&W portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Plate 3. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
80 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1883. Challenger in the 1885 America’s Cup against Puritan.
Berlin street scene.
Epsom Derby: Preliminary Canter. View of winner Sir Visto and jockey Sam Coates, Racontuer, Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno, and Solaro. After John Sturgess.
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
Yachting in the Solent: Arrow, Livonia, Vanguard, Egeria, and Foxhound.
Australia v. England. 15 vignettes of players during the match.
Grand National Aintree: View of a tumble at Beecher’s Brook. The race was won by Arthur Nightingall on Ilex.
Galatea. 90 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1884. Challenger in the 1886 America’s Cup
“9. The innings shall commence after the ground has been swept and rolled unless the In-side object.”
Winner in 1828 of the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Newmarket St Leger and Grand Duke Michael Stakes.
Schofield Haigh bowling. Haigh played nearly two decades for Yorkshire and England, being particularly known for his break-back.
“And say I married this man!…”.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes at Epsom 1843 with jockey John Barham Day.
View of an auction. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
“32. The Striker being caught, no runs shall be scored.”
America’s Cup: Finish of first race between Columbia and Shamrock II.
The Iverna. Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
Black and white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
Yachting. After a drawing by Edwin Weedon.
A match before the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Caricatures by MAC of JB. Hobbs, “The Man of the Moment”, and other Surrey players.
T is for Tailing Party. Rhyme, and skiers on sledges. Double window mounted.
Verve, 10 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1881.
Good Drive. Lady golfer by the renowned American portraitist of beautiful women.
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: Tattenham Corner. Collision on the corner added in 1784 with the extension of the course from a mile to a mile-and-a-half.
Manners and Modes at St Moritz.
Seven scenes from before, during and after a polo match
Epsom Derby: Portrait of a decade of winning horses and jockeys with keys to names and owners. After equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Four vignettes. Lord Manners, Baron de Rothschild, Prince Saltykoff, Duke of Portland and others. After John Sturgess.
Winner of the Epsom Derby 1843 with jockey Bill Scott.
When the shadows lengthen.
England v. Springboks: Eight vignettes of play with portraits of the players in the border.
Race on the third day for Mr Aufrere’s Cup.
England v Australia at Kennington Oval: WG Grace batting.
Z is the Zealot’s Slumber. Rhyme, and sleeping skier. Double window mounted.
“Tarka”, Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Captain of Leander 1898-1900. SPY.
John Thomas Hearne bowling. Hearne regularly headed first class bowling, and holds the record for first class wickets for medium and above pace bowlers.
Match at Montreal. City in background.
Varsity Match, Oxford v. Cambridge. Central scene showing the spectators with scenes from the match surrounding.
Everton v. Sheffield United at Liverpool.
Rare: The Cut: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Passing under Barnes Bridge.
A bob-sleigh passing a ski-driving party on the road to St Moritz.
Winner of the Oaks 1856 with jockey Alfred Day.
Dark Blues. Black & white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
Winner of the Oaks 1850.
Cricket Colours of Our Leading Schools: Including Eton, Rugby, Westminster and Harrow.
Bobsleighing: Les Avants 3280ft. A race on the Sonloup run above Montreux.
Yachts: Sleuth-Hound, designed by William Fife in 1880 for the Marquis of Ailsa.