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Cornish Wrestling

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Cornish Wrestling
  • Description

    Village scene, with two men standing on a square at centre, wrestling with their right arms, keeping their left arms behind their backs, surrounded by spectators; three men and a dog seated on the ground in foreground at left, next to a barrel and basket, and a group of men standing behind in a wagon with a roof; church in background at centre, two buildings and tree at right; from a series including Rural Sports. 1800


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 110 millimetres
    • Width: 172 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above image with title 'Rural Sports.', below image with title 'Cornish Wrestling.', and below image with publication line: 'Published March 1. 1800 by J. Wheble, Warwick Court.'.
  • Bibliography

    • Siltzer undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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