Object Detail

Object Name
The Race

By Gustav Dore. Illustration for Dore and Jerrold, LONDON PILGRIMAGE (1872). From the chapter "All London at a Boat-Race," describing the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race of April 6, 1870.

Mounted full-page plate and showing just feathered blades in lower left corner, pursued by a steamer packed with spectators leaning over the rails and waving hats.

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 Person
Associated Date
Associated Period
19th century
Associated Event
The Boat Race, 1870
Credit Line
The gift of Thomas E Weil, given in honor of the Arbib family.