Round 22

£345.00 On Sale

Oilstick, graphite and mixed media on original ledger sheet.
Circa: 1879-1880
Size: 27cm x 42cm
Date: 2020

From a series of 5 drawings of the bareknuckle fighters from the 18th century. All drawings are on original ledger sheets. Drawings Are studies of the ex slave Bill Richmond whose improbable rise from slavery to superstardom came almost 100 years before Jack Johnson, the 1st black heavyweight on the USA.