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View of an auction. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
England v. Springboks: Eight vignettes of play with portraits of the players in the border.
Rare: The Draw: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Skiing: The Christiana swing. Glissading on a fine snow slope in Switzerland.
Hugh Laurence Doherty, world champion and Olympic gold medalist. SPY.
The Favourite Wins. Tommy Loates on Isinglass winning the Triple Crown. After the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
Race on the third day for Mr Aufrere’s Cup.
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”
Fair Nell: Thoroughbred after Samuel Sidney.
Elliman’s Scores Again.
Caricatures of the Yorkshire eleven by MAC, on the day of a match v. Surrey at the Oval.
Bobsleighing: Les Avants 3280ft. A race on the Sonloup run above Montreux.
Winner of the Oaks 1850.
Cowes Regatta: The Yachting Olympia.
WG. Grace during the England v. Australia match at the Oval.
Match at Montreal. City in background.
The Result of a Luffing Match.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Cambridge leading at the Finish.
“Ethel”, Mr Etherington-Smith. SPY.
Under the walls of the Ras-El-Teen fort, Egypt.
5 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880, and Cocker, 5 ton cutter designed by the Marquis of Aisla.
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).
Golf: My Lady’s Putt
“9. The innings shall commence after the ground has been swept and rolled unless the In-side object.”
Stoddart captained for England in Cricket and in Rugby Union.
Skiing in Norway: Seven vignettes of skiing.
Yachting in the Solent: Arrow, Livonia, Vanguard, Egeria, and Foxhound.
The International Polo Match. Nearside play by the American captain.
Light Blues. Black & white portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: The Start at Putney.
Grand National Aintree: View of a tumble at Beecher’s Brook. The race was won by Arthur Nightingall on Ilex.
“Learn from me… how to fall…”. Cross-country skiers.
Varsity Match. Fashionable spectators at the Oxford v. Cambridge match.
Z is the Zealot’s Slumber. Rhyme, and sleeping skier. Double window mounted.
Skiing: The wings of Modern Mercury. Things to avoid in Skiing.
Dash for a Scrimmage: After the painting by Ernest Prater exhibited at the RA in 1897.
Cross-country skiers in turmoil in a white out.
Winner of the Oaks 1856 with jockey Alfred Day.
Winner of the Oaks 1841.
Australians v. Lord Sheffield.
Sailing match with key to yachts. Mystery, Gnome, Phantom, Enigma and Gazelle.
Officers Playing the New Game of Polo.
Steeplechase: View of race with non competitors pursuing along the side, and an extract from the popular 1727 poem The Chase by William Somerville.
Portush Links, Ireland: Five vignettes after Holland Trincham.
John Thomas Tyldesley batting. A professional batsman, Tyldesley played test cricket for a decade until the outbreak of WWI.
Bayswater: New covered tennis courts.
Walker William Read, Captain of England, during the orginal Ashes series 1882-3. LIB.
Galatea. 90 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1884. Challenger in the 1886 America’s Cup
St. Moritz, Switzerland: A Wonderful ski jump.
Rugby Union Football: Well Saved – Hard Lines after W.B. Wollens.
Winner of the Chester and Goodwood Cups 1851.
Queen’s Club: Famous Sporting Clubs. John Haig Whiskey. Remembrance Day
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Dead Heat,The Finish. The last race to employ Watermen, as subsequent races would utilise finishing posts.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: The Finish at Mortlake.
N is for Nothing to do. Rhyme, and cross, skiers with happy curlers and skater. Double window mounted.
Lawn Tennis Match. Mr Hartley winning.
Berlin street scene.
Golf: March Winds
Caricatures by MAC of JB. Hobbs, “The Man of the Moment”, and other Surrey players.
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
WG. Grace. With signature and brief career history.
Schofield Haigh bowling. Haigh played nearly two decades for Yorkshire and England, being particularly known for his break-back.
Oval: The Last Scrimmage after Edwin Buckman. England v. Scotland friendly prior to the first official match in 1872.
Oval: England v Australia. Eleven vignettes of the game featuring WG Grace.
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.
Plate 3. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Cross Country Colours. View of a race after the Equestrian artist John Sturgess.
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.
“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.”
Opening match at the Polo club.
“The Fieldsman – 41. If he wilfully stop the ball otherwise than with his persn, five runs shall be added to the score.”
Hurlingham: The end of the polo season. Royal Horse Guards vs Hurlingham by the influential illustrator Maurice Geiffenhagen, RA.
Tournament on the Maidan Calcutta.
Lord Harris had 42 seasons of first class cricket, and became a dominant figure at the MCC.
The preliminary canter. Showing Raconteur, the winner Sir Visto. Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno and Solaro. With key.
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.
Rugby Blackheath: England v Wales. Eight vignettes.
Ormonde and Champion jockey Fred Archer: The unbeaten Triple Crown winner was one of the greatest horses of the 19th century.
Polo Match at Ranelagh before the Colonial Visitors.
Race for the Brandford Cup.
Skiing: Adelboden 4450 ft. Bernese Oberland. Ski Party on a slopes, view of the tracks, and the party at rest. With Text.
Skiing: Now the most popular of Winter Sports. Things to learn in Skiing.
Four views. Putney, Barnes and Mortlake with inset off Thornycroft.
Joseph Darling. Captain of Australia on three tours, he went on to have a successful career in Tasmanian politics.
Celebrated Jockeys and Racehorses. With key.
“Tarka”, Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Captain of Leander 1898-1900. SPY.
WG. Grace. Waiting to bat. With signature and brief career history.
Ice Hockey: A match in Switzerland after George Soper.
Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
Passing under Barnes Bridge.
Four vignettes. Lord Manners, Baron de Rothschild, Prince Saltykoff, Duke of Portland and others. After John Sturgess.
Yachting. After a drawing by Edwin Weedon.
Match in Manchester.
Schooner Match: The ‘Wildfire’ and ‘Vestal’.
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.
Spectators on the Thames. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Wimbledon All England Club: Centre Court. Famous Sporting Clubs . John Haig Whiskey.
B&W portraits of the Cambridge Crew with decorative light blue detail.
Henley Royal Regatta: View on the Old Course at the Red Lion.
At St. Moritz, Engadine, Switzerland.
University Golf: Six scenes of Oxford v Cambridge at Sunningdale.
The raking drive to the edge of the Green.
Warwickshire County Ground.
Winner in 1828 of the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Newmarket St Leger and Grand Duke Michael Stakes.
England v. South Africa: The Great Drawn Match. Six game scenes. Images of all players.
Varsity Match, Oxford v. Cambridge. Central scene showing the spectators with scenes from the match surrounding.
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.
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.
Bob-sleigh team on route.
Fall of the flag. View of the start after sporting artist William Wollon.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes at Epsom 1843 with jockey John Barham Day.
“And say I married this man!…”.
A bob-sleigh passing a ski-driving party on the road to St Moritz.
Los Angeles. Changing horses during a 30 mile race.
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.
Three views. Before, during, and after the race.
Douglas and Ramsey Links Golf Course. Four scenes with portraits.
Winner of the Epsom Derby 1843 with jockey Bill Scott.
Dark Blues. Black & white portraits of the Oxford Crew with decorative dark blue detail.
John Thomas Hearne bowling. Hearne regularly headed first class bowling, and holds the record for first class wickets for medium and above pace bowlers.
Eclipse: Steeplechase Mare by Samuel Sidney.
Blair Athol: Winner of the 1864 Derby and St Leger.
Sir Francis Pelham Warner batting. The ‘Grand Old Man’ of Cricket, Warner went on to have a career as a manager, commentator, and historian.
CUBC President, William Dudley Ward. SPY.
Leitch v Hilton: Women’s golf as against man’s golf.
Good Drive. Lady golfer by the renowned American portraitist of beautiful women.
The Game: 2. The Choice of Innings shall be decided by tossing.
Cowes Regatta: Six Crack Yachts of Royal and other owners.
Skiing: Snow-Shoeing. Racing near Christiania (Oslo), Norway.
“32. The Striker being caught, no runs shall be scored.”
‘…Ad Astra’. Bob-sleigh crashing.
Cricket Match from the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Lord’s: MCC v Leictershire. Ten sketches of the match including WG Grace and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Bournemouth Championships: Five vignettes with text.
A match before the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Four views of the race with a comparative view of the 1869 Harvard v. Oxford race and description.
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).
The Preliminary Canter after the military artist William Barnes Wollen.
The Iverna. Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
Jockey Club: Kings of the Sport of Kings. Fifty six influential members of the Jockey Club.
Political Match at Prince’s. Liberals v. Conservatives.
Arthur Owen Jones batting. A well regarded all rounder, Owen’s career and eventually his life were cut short by tuberculosis.
Double Panorama showing the race and road to the Derby.
Schooner Match: Rounding the Mouse Lightship.
8 views of the course on the Thames.
Henley Royal Regatta: View of the finish of the Old Course at the Red Lion.
Epsom Derby: Portrait of a decade of winning horses and jockeys with keys to names and owners. After equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Lawn Tennis Tournament Dublin: View of an early tournament.
Gentlemen playing a game of ice hockey. Illustration drawn by H. Burgess.
England v Australia at Kennington Oval: WG Grace batting.
Skiing Cartoon: “My dear Miss Simpkins! – it is Miss Simpkins isn’t it?”
Manners and Modes at St Moritz.
Eton v. Harrow. Eight sketches of the match.
Winner of the Oaks 1843 with jockey Frank Butler.
Banned under Cromwell, racing became popular again with the return of Charles II. From Blome’s important work on gentlemen’s pursuits.
R is for the Real Thing. Rhyme, and figure skater. Double window mounted.
In his father’s footsteps. Lord Dalmeny. SPY
‘I Say’. Mr. Neil Haig. GAF
80 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1883. Challenger in the 1885 America’s Cup against Puritan.
Everton v. Sheffield United at Liverpool.
Cricket Colours of Our Leading Schools: Including Eton, Rugby, Westminster and Harrow.
Winning Her Majesty’s Cup at the Royal Yacht Club Regatta.
Wendor. 125 ton yawl designed by George Watson in 1883.
HH Prince Ranjitsinhji in the robes of the Jam of Nawanagar. Champion Cricketeer.
Mr H.L. Doherty, thrice champion
Skating in the Engadine.
Skiing Cartoon: Winter sports in Switzerland. ‘They say it’s not really complicated’.
Epsom Derby: Preliminary Canter. View of winner Sir Visto and jockey Sam Coates, Racontuer, Kirkconnel, Curzon, Le Var, Laveno, and Solaro. After John Sturgess.
Racing: From one of the leading American lithographic and engraving establishments.
Lord’s: Test Match England v South Africa: Seven scenes of play with portraits of the players.
Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion at Crystal Palace.
T is for Tailing Party. Rhyme, and skiers on sledges. Double window mounted.
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.
Three sketches: Missing, A Lead of All, and A Hanging Ball.
89 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1880.
Epsom Derby, Tattenham Corner. The corner was introduced with the extension of the course from a mile to a mile-and-a-half.
Cartoon: March Winds. Very advanced golf.
Henley Royal Regatta: Eton v Radley on the New Course. With inset of the Diamond Sculls.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: View of the race.
Seven scenes from before, during and after a polo match
Cambridge winning after a ten year losing streak.
Cartoon: Moods and Modes at Ascot.
60 ton cutter designed by William Fife in 1873.
When the shadows lengthen.
Reginald Herbert Spooner batting. Spooner captained for England in Cricket and Rugby Union.
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.
The Return at Putney Bridge. From the famous French artist’s four year pilgrimage through London.
Verve, 10 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1881.
Plate 1. The Start. Devoted to field sports, Howitt was particularly known for the accuracy of his composition.
‘The Stop’, Cross-country skiers having a break.
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.
I is for Ice. Rhyme, and cross curlers. Double window mounted.
Winner of the Oaks Stakes, Epsom 1838 with jockey Bill Scott.
Sir Francis Stanley Jackson batting. Stanley captained for England and was president of the MCC in 1921.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Panoramic view of the course from Putney Bridge to Mortlake. With key of principal points on the Thames.