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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Walker and Knight, British  Search this
Subject of:
Tom Molineaux, American, 1784 - 1818  Search this
Tom Cribb, English, 1781 - 1848  Search this
Bill Richmond, American, 1763 - 1829  Search this
ink and watercolor on wove rag paper with wood and glass frame
Frame: 14 3/4 × 18 1/2 × 1 in. (37.5 × 47 × 2.5 cm)
H x W (Visible print): 9 5/8 × 13 3/8 in. (24.4 × 34 cm)
Place depicted:
Rutland, East Midlands, England, Europe
October 3, 1811
A framed etching with watercolor print depicting a bare knuckle boxing match between Tom Molineaux and Tom Cribb that took place on September 28, 1811. Molineaux and Cribb are depicted shirtless. The scene shows Cribb landing a punch on Molineaux. Five people are shown to be watching. A description of the scene appears below image. The back of the frame has sticker on it with an inscription about provenance.
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture