C1880

The Champion Oarsmen.

Very rare supplement from The Australian Sketcher issued December 4th, 1880 depicting the race for for the world rowing championship held on the Thames River’s historic Putney to Mortlake course on 15th November 1880, between Australian rower Edward Trickett and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Champion Oarsmen.

Date:

C1880

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued

Technique:

Lithograph with one colour tint and hand coloured.

Image Size: 

407mm 
x 275mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Champion Oarsmen. - Antique Print from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

Very rare supplement from The Australian Sketcher issued December 4th, 1880 depicting the race for for the world rowing championship held on the Thames River’s historic Putney to Mortlake course on 15th November 1880, between Australian rower Edward Trickett and the Canadian Edward Hanlan. Hanlan won the race becoming the first Canadian to become a world champion.

Edward “Ned” Trickett (1851-1916)

Trickett was the first Australian to be recognised as a world champion in any sport, after winning the World Sculling Championship in 1876, a title he held until 1880, when he was beaten by Canadian Ned Hanlan. Trickett was born at Greenwich, on the Lane Cove River in Sydney. His father was a former convict and a bootmaker and his mother was Irish.

Edward “Ned” Hanlan (1855-1908)

Hanlan was a professional sculler, hotelier, and alderman from Canada.

G.R.A. - George Rossi Ashton (1857 - 1942)

Ashton studied at the South Kensington School of Art and became a black-and-white illustrator for the London Graphic. In 1877-78 he represented the Illustrated London News at the Kaffir war and next year joined Julian on the Illustrated Australian News in Melbourne; together they covered the capture of the Kelly gang at Glenrowan. He was among the first sketch-artists of the Bulletin, drew also for the Australasian Sketcher, the Illustrated Sydney News and the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, and was art editor and artist for Victoria and its Metropolis. In 1886-88 he was a member of the Art Society of New South Wales and the Australian Artists' Association (Victoria). In 1893 he returned to England where he continued to illustrate for various papers and toured music-halls with a lightning-sketch routine.

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