(1) William Beach, Champion Sculler, c1920. Silver gelatin photograph of original lithograph, inscribed, autographed and dated “15/10/20” by William Beach in ink on image upper right, 25.5 x 35.9cm. Soiling, slight silvering, dents and creases to edges, laid down on old backing.
Inscription on photograph reads “To Mr Jack Bowan from W. Beach with best of good wishes.”
This image is a photograph of a lithograph by William Mecham, titled William Beach, Champion Sculler of the World, which is based on a photograph taken of Beach when he defeated Edward Hanlan of Canada on the Parramatta River in 1885.
William “Bill” Beach (1850-1935) was a professional Australian sculler and was the World Sculling Champion from 1884 to 1887. Ref: Guerin-Foster, History of Australian Rowing.
(2) Henley-On-Lane Cove Report And Balance Sheet [Fourth And Fifth Annual Sailing And Rowing Carnivals] , 1913-1914. Pair of letterpress pamphlets, 20.8 x 13.4cm (approx. each). Foxing, tears, creases, old folds..
Price (AUD): $1,250.00 other currencies