ANTIQUE – PUGILISTIC ENGRAVING OF THOMAS CRIBB

£185.00

An early 19th century coloured engraving of Thomas Cribb, engraved by Percy Roberts from a painting by Sharples framed in a really good unusual fiddleback oak frame with mahogany feature joint concealers.

Thomas Cribb was born in Gloucester 1781, he moved to London in 1794 at the age of 13 years old. He became a bare-knuckle fighter and won the British title twice in 1807 and 1810. On 18th December 1810 he fought an American, former slave Tom Molineaux, he won the bout after a gruelling 32 rounds becoming world champion, which he repeated again in 1811. He died in 1848 aged 67. Today there is a pub called Tom Cribb 36 Panton Street only doors away from 26 Panton Street where he became a publican, running the Union Arms.

Tarnishing to lower R/H side of gilt mount, mild blemish across print.

FRAME 11 in wide; 13 1/2 in. high

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