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Unknown

Two Boxers

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Two Boxers

Date

About 1815

Medium

Earthenware, Staffordshire Pottery, England

Dimensions

Both H: 22 x W: 11.5cm

Reference

CVCSC:0088.1-2.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

Thomas Cribb, boxing champion of England in the early 1800s, and Thomas Molineaux, a black American boxer, fought each other on 28th September 1811. The fight went to eleven rounds. Cribb won, leaving Molineaux with a broken jaw.

Two Boxers About 1815 © Compton Verney