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People in a boxing club having a fist-fight: the chairman in the middle holds up a gavel, and a woman hits a man over the head with a tankard. Etching by J. Barlow, 1789, after S. Collings.

  • Collings, Samuel.
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Decr.1 1789
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32405i
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Shows "the irregular mode of pitched battles now in use" in pugilism, which is contrasted with the boxing academy established by Mendoza in the Lyceum, the Strand, London ('Pugilism', op. cit.)

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[Place of publication not identified] : Bentley & Co, Decr.1 1789.

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1 print : etching ; sheet 18.7 x 22.3 cm

Lettering

A pugilistick club. Collings del. Etch'd by Barlow.

References note

[James Boswell?], 'Pugilism', The Attic miscellany; or, characteristic mirror of men and things, London 1789, vol. 1, pp. 49-50

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32405i

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