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Creator:
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, engraver.
Title(s):

Going to a fight : the sporting world in all its variety of style and costume along the road from Hyde Park Corner to Moulsey Hurst.

Published/Created:
London : Pubd. by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1819.
Physical Description:
42 pictures on 8 joined sheets : hand-colored aquatints ; sheets end-to-end 6 x 360 cm, rolled (in wooden case) to 10 x 5 cm (scroll format)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1135 .C78 1819 Copy 1 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1135 .C78 1819 Copy 2 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Prints
Notes:
A continuous strip of 42 scenes, on eight joined sheets; in boxwood drum bearing a hand-colored aquatint of a boxing scene. People and places along the panorama are numbered.
A description of the panorama, identifying people and places depicted, was published as: Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849. Key to the picture of the fancy going to a fight at Moulsey-Hurst -- London : Published by R. Jones ..., 1819. See link provided herewith.
Signed on plate 1: "J.R. Cruikshank invt. & fecit"; imprint from plate 8.
"Some indication of the route taken occurs on a signboard to the panorama reading: 'To Hampton Ct. & Kingston,' and Inn with signboard 'White Horse Inn."'--Abbey.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 473
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed.), p. 62
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 284
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Selected exhibitions: “Pleasures and Pastimes" (Yale Center for British Art, February 21 - April 29, 1990).
BEIN 1978 1159: Imperfect: plate 8 mutilated; part of title label pasted over and supplied from A.S.W. Rosenbach's A catalogue of the works illustrated by George Cruikshank and Isaac and Robert Cruikshank ... Philadelphia, 1918, p. 239.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. In original boxwood drum with aquatinted label.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 in original boxwood drum with aquatinted label. Imperfect: Label mutilated.
Subject Terms:
Boxing -- Great Britain.
Boxing -- Humor.
Boxing -- Pictorial works.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1819.
Panoramas -- England -- 19th century.
Scrolls -- England -- 19th century.
Contributors:
Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, publisher.
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