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Vanity Fair Baron Macnaghten portrait lithograph Spy

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Vanity Fair - Baron Macnaghten


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Original antique portrait print


He succeeded Lord Blackburn'. Vanity Fair portrait of Edward Macnaghten, Baron Macnaghten, Bart., GCB, GCMG (1830 -1913) who was an Anglo-Irish rower, barrister, Conservative-Unionist politician and one of seven Lords of Appeal in Ordinary. He arrived at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1850 from three years at Trinity College, Dublin, and promptly made his mark in both rowing and sculling. He won the Colquhoun Sculls, University Pairs, and Visitors' Challenge Cup in 1851, the Diamonds in 1852, the Ladies' in 1853-54, and the Grand in 1854, all under the colors of First Trinity or the C.U.B.C. _[T]he ovation which he received from Oxford and Cambridge alike? for winning the Diamonds _was said to be sui generis.? A lightweight, he stroked Cambridge at 10 stone 6 lbs. against Oxford in the 1853 Grand, there being no Easter Boat Race that year. The Henley course then in use had a bend, and Cambridge on the outside were unable to push their lead at the Point enough to take Oxford's water, who at the corner pushed back to win by eighteen inches. Macnaghten's rowing contemporaries said he _was the most tearing and staying man of his weight, and that a crew of twelve-stone Macnaghtens could have 'licked creation.'? He later coached Cambridge on several occasions.

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artist Spy (Sir Leslie Ward) (1851-1922)
method Chromolithograph
date 1895
size 390mm by 265mm (sheet)
SKU PT6909