C1875

Captain Webb's swim across the Channel: nearing Calais.

Engraving of Captain Matthew Webb (19 January 1848 – 24 July 1883) the first recorded person to swim the English Channel for sport without the use of artificial aids. In 1875, Webb swam from Dover to Calais in less than … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Captain Webb’s swim across the Channel: nearing Calais.

Date:

C1875

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

237mm 
x 124mm
AUTHENTICITY
Captain Webb's swim across the Channel: nearing Calais. - Antique Print from 1875

Genuine antique
dated:

1875

Description:

Engraving of Captain Matthew Webb (19 January 1848 – 24 July 1883) the first recorded person to swim the English Channel for sport without the use of artificial aids. In 1875, Webb swam from Dover to Calais in less than 22 hours. This brought him great celebrity, and he performed many stunts in public. He died trying to swim the Whirlpool Rapids below Niagara Falls, a feat declared impossible.

From the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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