"The Great Fight between Heenan and Sayers for the Championship, on Tuesday, April 17, at Farnborough, near Aldershott, England, resulting in a Drawn Battle after Forty-two Rounds." From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.
New York: Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, May 12, 1860. 20 1/4 x 30 1/4 (image) plus full margins. Wood engraving. With folds and minor repairs along folds. Else, very good condition.
A large bold print showing the international boxing match between Heenan and Sayers that ended after 42 rounds with a victory by the American, Heenan. In America, newspapers covered the fight extensively and ignored news of the Civil War. A wonderful sporting print of the age. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper was one of the two great American weekly newspapers which later became known for its visual documentation the Civil War. Filled with wood engravings based on drawings made on the spot by such artists as Forbes, Waud, Schell and others, these newspapers provided front line images of the events and personalities of the Civil War, as well as other current events, for the many interested readers around the country.