Lethal gentleman

November 30, 1959

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.

PHOTOCOURTESY OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)