Object Detail

Object Name
Chester Regatta 1854. Race for the Challenge Cup, Value 50 Guineas The Gift of the Honble. Earl Grosvenor, M.P. between the Victoria of Chester and the Nemesis of Manchester, the Victoria beating the Nemesis.

Drawn Engraved Printed and Published by Evans & Gresty, Eastgate Row, Chester, 1854.

Mounted colour lithograph showing the boats passing riparian fields, with tents, boats and spectators lining the far shore and spectators in boats, on a hillside and within an enclosure on the near shore, with the Royal Chester Rowing Club flag prominent in the foreground.

"Chester Royal Rowing Club. / 'Victoria.'/ P. Mawdsley, E.B. Gibson, E. Dixon, J.B. Littledale - stroke, H. Roberts - cox/
Manchester Nemesis Rowing Club/ 'Nemesis'/ T. O'Keefe, J. Lythgoe, W. Shorrocks, S. Cheetham - stroke, C.H. Anderton - cox."

The Victoria is on display in the Rowing Gallery.

Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E. Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.
Accession No
The Tom Weil Collection/Rowing
Associated Date
Associated Period
19th century
Associated Event
Chester Regatta
Credit Line
The gift of Thomas E Weil, given in honor of the Arbib family.