HEATH, After Henry (fl.1824-1835)
The Great Fight between Broome and Hannan for 1000 Pounds, Which took place Jany. 26th. 1841, in the presence of Thousands of Spectators, at New Park Farm, near Bicester, Oxon, on the borders of Buckinghamshire
London: John Moore, 1 June 1841. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Charles Hunt Snr. (browned, small section lacking from right margin). Image size (including text): 18 x 25 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 26 3/4 inches.
A fine print of a bare-knuckle contest for a prize of 1000 guineas.
According to the sub-title, the fight lasted for one hour and nineteen minutes (a total of 47 rounds) with Broome being declared the winner. Hannan, at 5ft. 5in., weighed 9 st. 3lbs (139 lbs) and Broome, at 5ft 6 1/2in., was slightly heavier at 9st. 10lbs. (146lbs.).
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