C1878

The Intercontinental Sculling Championship - Messenger against laycock- Scene on Parramatta River.

Very rare colonial image of the sculling match between Charles Amos Messenger and Elias Laycock on 14th September, 1878 which Laycock won. ‘The ease with which Messenger beat on two occasions lately, the once champion amateur sculler of Victoria  J. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Intercontinental Sculling Championship – Messenger against laycock- Scene on Parramatta River.

Date:

C1878

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

222mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Intercontinental Sculling Championship - Messenger against laycock- Scene on Parramatta River. - Antique Print from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

Very rare colonial image of the sculling match between Charles Amos Messenger and Elias Laycock on 14th September, 1878 which Laycock won.

‘The ease with which Messenger beat on two occasions lately, the once champion amateur sculler of Victoria  J. Christie, seemed to suggest to his friends that he  would make a very close thing of it if he did not beat   a really good Sydney man ; but this surmise never  seemed to have much weight here, for odds were freely  laid on Laycock, and even up to the morning of the  race the betting was all one way. The two men, who  had been doing really useful work in the way of practice for some weeks under their respective trainers, met  to do battle on the Parramatta River, on Saturday, the 14th September. Both looked in the highest state of  preparedness, the physique of both being wonderfully developed. .’

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

Collingridge was a painter, illustrator and teacher who became staff artist for the Illustrated London News and The Graphic both very successful London newspapers, before emigrating to Australia. He was one of several sons in an old Catholic family from Godington Manor, Oxfordshire. Like his brother George , he mostly dropped the 'de Tourcey’ in Australia. came to Sydney in 1879 where he worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Mail , the Town and Country Journal. He founded the New South Wales Art Society and was staff artist of the Illustrated Sydney News. Collingridge exhibited widely, mainly in New South Wales and was a founding member of the Royal Art Society of NSW 1880.

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