To the Gentlemen of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Club. This view of Mortlake with the Boat Race April 4th. 1868.

Method Lithograph with hand colouring
Artist Thomas Schotter Boys after George Chambers
Published London, Published July 1st 1868 by J. Hogarth & Sons, printsellers to HRH The Prince of Wales, 96 Mount St Grosr Sore removed from 5 Haymarket
Dimensions Image 338 x 660 mm, Sheet 453 x 725 mm
Notes A very scarce , large-scale, view of Mortlake during the Oxford and Cambridge boat race of 1868. The river banks and barges are densely crowded with spectators, and the race is followed by a group of steamer ships.

Oxford were victorious, winning by six lengths in a time of 20 minutes and 56 seconds. The Oxford cox Charles Tottenham became the first person in the history of the event to win five Boat Races, and Cambridge saw their first non-British rower compete.

Thomas Shotter Boys (1803–1874) was an English watercolour painter and lithographer. He exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time in 1824, and in Paris in 1827. In 1830 he went to Brussels, but returned to England on the outbreak of the revolution there. Paying another visit to Paris, he remained there until 1837, and then returned to England in order to lithograph the works of David Roberts and Clarkson Stanfield.

Condition: Overall time toning and dirt build-up, and old acid burn from previous mount, to margins, covered by new mount. Minor wormholes to outer margins, not affecting image. Old repaired teat to bottom centre of sheet into image.
Framing framed
Price £1,700.00
Stock ID 44495