Circle of Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (British, 1853-1943) The Boat Race, Cambridge on the slip
Lot 67
Circle of Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples
(British, 1853-1943)
The Boat Race, Cambridge on the slip
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 28,147) inc. premium

Lot Details
Circle of Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (British, 1853-1943)
The Boat Race, Cambridge on the slip
oil on canvas
99 x 152.4cm (39 x 60in).

Footnotes

  • Here we can see the Cambridge crew making their way to the water's edge in the build up to the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. The vast crowd gives some indication of the spectacle that the race had become since its establishment in 1829.

    We can date the scene depicted between 1886-1890 as these were the years that Stanley Duff Muttlebury, identified by his distinctive habit of wearing his cap back-to-front, raced in the team. He would win, at the time, an unprecedented four boat races securing his place as a legend of the event.
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