C1911

“Peggy”

Artist:

Robert Wallace Hester (1866 - 942)

Vanity Fair caricature of the boxer Arthur Frederick ‘Peggy’ Bettinson. (1862-1926).  Arthur Frederick “Peggy” Bettinson (1862-1926) was a skilled pugilist, becoming English Amateur Boxing Association Lightweight Champion in 1882. In 1891 Bettinson co-founded the National Sporting Club (NSC). As its … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

“Peggy”

Date:

C1911

Artist:

Robert Wallace Hester (1866 - 942)

Condition:

Two tears to left hand side sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 360mm

Paper Size: 

267mm 
x 404mm
AUTHENTICITY
"Peggy" - Antique Print from 1911

Genuine antique
dated:

1911

Description:

Vanity Fair caricature of the boxer Arthur Frederick ‘Peggy’ Bettinson. (1862-1926). 

Arthur Frederick “Peggy” Bettinson (1862-1926) was a skilled pugilist, becoming English Amateur Boxing Association Lightweight Champion in 1882. In 1891 Bettinson co-founded the National Sporting Club (NSC). As its manager, he implemented a strict code of conduct, rules and etiquette that was adhered to by both boxers and spectators, ushering in a culture change that brought respect and legitimacy to what had been a barely regulated, lawless and chaotic sport. He was one of boxing’s most prominent and powerful advocates in England’s courtrooms in an era when boxing’s legal status was uncertain

From the original edition of Vanity Fair.

Biography:

Robert Wallace Hester (1866-1942) was a British artist, engraver, and caricaturist who made witty illustrations of famous people for Vanity Fair. 

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