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Lethal gentleman

Nov. 30, 1959
Nov. 30, 1959

Table of Contents
Nov. 30, 1959

Vanishing Bark
Ivy League
Golf
Hockey
Sport In Art
Britain's Golden Pool
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Lethal gentleman

Painted to please the flashy taste of the swells who congregated around the Prince of Wales (later George IV), John Hoppner's portrait of "The Gentleman Fighter" Richard Humphreys is a sort of 18th century pinup. And like today's Ingemar, Humphreys was as lethal as he was handsome. He twice defeated the famous Daniel Mendoza. Hoppner's portrait is of the unscathed and still popular Humphreys, before Mendoza exacted revenge and defeated the Gentleman twice.

This is an article from the Nov. 30, 1959 issue Original Layout

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