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Rowlandson, Thomas

The Boxing Match between Daniel Mendoza & Richard Humphreys at Stilton in Huntingdonshire 6 May 1789

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After defeating Mendoza in the first match, Humphreys was encouraged to challenge for a return at £250 a side. Mendoza’s ankle injury delayed the contest until May 1789. The intense rivalry between the contestants drew a huge crowd until May 1789. The intense rivalry between the contestants drew a huge crowd and an octagonal amphitheatre to accommodate 3,000 with ten rows of seats was erected around a 48 foot ring. The entrance was half a guinea.


About the Artist
Artist Rowlandson, Thomas
Title The Boxing Match between Daniel Mendoza & Richard Humphreys at Stilton in Huntingdonshire 6 May 1789
Medium Aquatint in sepia engraved by Joseph Grozer
Dimensions 58.5 x 51 cm
Category Aquatint
Reference 1984.007

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