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An unframed print drawn by Leslie "Spy" Ward.

Charles Thurston Fogg-Elliot rowed in the University Boat Race four times for Cambridge, 1891 to 1894. He won the Visitors' Cup at Henley in 1891 with Trinity Hall and the Grand Challenge Cup in 1893 with Leander Club, winning all their races fairly easily. Even in the final, 'they were too fast and too strong for the blue and white L.R.C.' in spite of the fact that the London crew 'sat in a line in the centre and not on each side as is usual'.

This print is one of a number featuring prominent oarsman which were published by the magazine ‘Vanity Fair’ during its existence between 1868 and 1914. Vanity Fair was a popular society magazine and published, in total, over 2,300 profiles. Many of the portraits were drawn by Leslie Ward (1851-1922), better known as ‘Spy’, who contributed a total of 1325 works to the magazine.
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19th century