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Rowlandson, Thomas

Rural Sports - A Milling Match

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Rowlandson’s view shows not only the natural amphitheatre of the valley of Thistleton Gap and the 25 feet square stage but also depicts every aspect of the prize-fighting crowd, said to be some 25,000. After his second defeat Molineux quarrelled with all his friends including Richmond who deemed him unmanageable. Molineux earned a considerable amount of money on a sparring tour of Scotland with another fighter Jack Carter. However, Molineux spent the money as fast as it was earned. In 1814 Molineux beat William Fuller for a purse of £100 but the following year was soundly beaten by George Cooper.


About the Artist
Artist Rowlandson, Thomas
Title Rural Sports - A Milling Match
Dimensions 35.5 x 46 cm
Category Etching
Reference 2005.032

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