1860 Original “Heenan vs. Sayers” Famed Pugilist Contest Lithograph (44 X 33)

One of the most famous championship boxing fights of the 19th Century took place at Farnborough on April 17, 1860 when John C. Heenan, the Benicia Boy, squared off against England's Thomas Sayers. Regarded as boxing’s first world championship, the fight is the subject of one of the most beautiful and impressive works of art extant ever to depict the sport of boxing as is presented here in this awesome 44 X 33 (framed dimension) 1860 original color lithograph titled, “The International Contest Between Heenan and Sayers at Farnborough, on the 17th of April 1860.” This prestigious lithograph was published in London by George Newbold on November 5th, 1860 containing upwards to 250 portraits from photographs taken especially for this work, including portraits of many famous people. The fight lasted two hours and six minutes and resulted in a draw after Sayers' arm was broken and Heenan could no longer see. Here is an opportunity to acquire this rare 1860 artwork that would unquestionably highlight any vintage boxing collection or collection of sporting art. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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1860 Original “Heenan vs. Sayers” Famed Pugilist Contest Lithograph (44 X 33)

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