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Horse Racing: Banned under Cromwell, racing became popular again with the return of Charles II. From Blome’s important work on gentlemen’s pursuits.
Yachting. After a drawing by Edwin Weedon.
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.
CUBC President, William Dudley Ward. SPY.
Steeplechase: View of race with non competitors pursuing along the side, and an extract from the popular 1727 poem The Chase by William Somerville.
Skiing: Advertisment for Fasolt Partenkirchen. Gutes Sportgerät, elegante Kleidung (Good sports gear, elegant clothing).
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Dead Heat,The Finish. The last race to employ Watermen, as subsequent races would utilise finishing posts.
Epsom Derby: Portrait of a decade of winning horses and jockeys with keys to names and owners. After equestrian artist John Sturgess.
Billiard Tables: Illustrations of two billiard tables,1820 and 1912 by C. Lazarus & Co.
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.
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).
Wendor. 125 ton yawl designed by George Watson in 1883.
Newmarket: 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).
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.
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.
Grand National Aintree: View of a tumble at Beecher’s Brook. The race was won by Arthur Nightingall on Ilex.
Liverpool vs Sunderland: Three sketches, First Goal, Off Side and a Protest.
Harold Hilton won the Open Championship for the 2nd time in 1897 at Hoylake.
Lord’s: MCC v Leictershire. Ten sketches of the match including WG Grace and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
John Roberts Jr. One of the great champions of billiards, Roberts helped to establish the rules for English billiards.
Learn from me… how to fall.
Verve, 10 ton cutter designed by George Watson in 1881.
Good Drive. Lady golfer by the renowned American portraitist of beautiful women.
Et dire que j’ai épouse cet homme lá!… (“And you say I married this man!…”)
CUBC Captain, Mr S.D. Muttlebury. SPY.
America’s Cup: Finish of first race between Columbia and Shamrock II.
The Game – 2. The Choice of Innings Shall Be Decided by Tossing.
Rare: The Cut: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.
Hugh Laurence Doherty, world champion and Olympic gold medalist. SPY.
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 Private Turn-Up, in the Drawing Room of a Noble Marquis.
Lord Harris had 42 seasons of first class cricket and became very Influential through his offices with the MCC.
Galatea. 90 ton cutter designed by John Beavor Webb in 1884. Challenger in the 1886 America’s Cup
Hurlingham: The end of the polo season. Royal Horse Guards vs Hurlingham by the influential illustrator Maurice Geiffenhagen, RA.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: Barnes Bridge towards Chiswick.
Rare: The Draw: For Felix on the Bat by Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht.