The wishlist name can't be left blank

1864 Oxford University Boat Race Crew Rowing Photograph

£ 350

Category
Subcategory
Reference
27618
Height
21 cm (8 1/4")
Width
25 cm (9 3/4")
Framed Height
40 cm (15 3/4")
Framed Width
47 cm (18 1/2")
1864 Oxford University Boat Race Team Photograph.
This is the most wonderful memento of the 1864 Oxford and Cambridge University boat race. The traditional crew photo is framed in original oak frame and mounted on the official photographers mount 'Hills & Saunders'. The mount with arched window cut-out with gold edge, calligraphic legend, Oxford college crest with the names and weights of the crew. On the rear is the Hills & Saunders paper trade label.

Oxford, Univ: Crew 1864

Bow. C. Roberts. Trin. 10.9.
2. W. Awdry Ball. 11.4.
3. F.H. Kelly. Univ. 11.9.
4. J. Parsons. Trin. 12.9.
5. W.B. Jacobson. Ch.Ch. 12.3.
6. A.E. Seymour. Univ. 11.3.
7. M. Brown. Trin. 11.3
Str. D. Pocklington. B.N.C. 11.5.
Cox. C.W.R. Tottenham. Ch.Ch. 7.3.

This was the 21st boat race between the crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It took place on the River Thames on 14th March 1864.
Oxford won by nine lengths in a time of 21 minutes 4 seconds, the fastest winning time since the event was held on The Championship Course in 1845.

Taken from Wickepedia.

The Boat Race is a side-by-side rowing competition between the University of Oxford (sometimes referred to as the 'Dark Blues') and the University of Cambridge (sometimes referred to as the 'Light Blues'). The race was first held in 1829, and since 1845 has taken place on the 4.2-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course on the River Thames in Southwest London. The rivalry is a major point of honour between the two universities and followed throughout the United Kingdom and world-wide. Oxford went into the race as reigning champions, having won the 1863 race by ten lengths, with the overall record tied on ten victories each.
The location of the start of the race was moved to approximately 400 feet (122 m) upstream of Putney Bridge in order to reduce interruptions to the race from steamers. Indeed, both boat club presidents had issued a caution to the steamer captains, indicating that the race would be conducted on the ebb tide should any interruption take place which would risk the steamers becoming grounded at Mortlake. The finish was moved the corresponding distance upstream to maintain the traditional length of the race. Oxford rowed in the same boat as the previous race, which was constructed by J. and S. Salter while Cambridge utilised a new vessel built for them by Taylor of Newcastle. Oxford were coached by George Morrison who had rowed in the 1859, 1860 and 1861 races and was non-rowing president for the 1862 race. The race was umpired by Joseph William Chitty who had rowed for Oxford twice in 1849 (in the March and December races) and the 1852 race, while the starter was Edward Searle.
The Cambridge crew weighed an average of 11 st 11.5 lb (74.9 kg), 4 pounds (1.8 kg) per rower more than their Dark Blue opposition. Cambridge's crew, however, was tall, averaging over 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) per rower. Oxford's crew contained three rowers from the previous years race in William Awdry, F. H. Kelly and W. B. R. Jacobson. The Cambridge boat also saw three participants from the 1863 race: bow John Hawkshaw, number five Robert Kinglake and cox Francis Archer (who had also coxed the Light Blues in the 1862 race) returned.
Height
21 cm (8 1/4")
Width
25 cm (9 3/4")
Framed Height
40 cm (15 3/4")
Framed Width
47 cm (18 1/2")
Condition
The image in excellent condition, some foxing on the mount in oak frame with gold slip
Year
1864
Period
1850-1899
Country
England