The origin of this vessel, often called a “champion vase” in Western scholarship, remains unclear. It is possible that the term is a loose translation of the phrase yingxiong bei, or hero’s cup, a reference to ... more
Satire on the presidential campaign of 1836, portraying the contest as a boxing match between Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren and Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. The artist clearly favors Harrison.... more
Mike Walsh. The people's champion and leader of the yound or progressive democracy, nominated by the Democratic Party in Tammany Hall and elected to the New York legislature in Nov. 1846 / J. Penniman, 1847 ; lith. of G. Snyder 122 Fulton St. N.Y.
Print shows Mike Walsh, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right. Includes text listing "a few of the peculiar doctrines of which he is the father and chosen advocate"; also, a facsimile signature.
John C. Heenan, champion of America born in West Troy, New York, May 2, 1835, height 6 ft. 1 1/2 inch, fighting weight from 180 to 185 lbs / / from photograph in attitude taken by Gillis & Johnson, 156 Broadway, New York ; lith. by Cameron & Walsh, 32 & 34 John St., N.Y.
Print shows a full-length portrait of John Carmel Heenan, in boxing stance.
Tom Sayers, champion of England born at Pimlico near Brighton, Sussex 1826, height 5 ft. 8 inches, lowest feichting weight 10 st. 10 lbs / / lith. by Cameron & Walsh, 32 & 34 John St., N.Y.
Print shows Tom Sayers, full-length portrait, facing right, in boxing stance. Includes list of fights with opponent's name and date of bout.