Neville Colvin (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink on BoardSize:
8" x 14" (210mm x 350mm)Date:
Signed by artist lower rightThis is the Signed unique original Pen & Ink drawing by Neville Colvin.
An original pen and ink drawing published in a British magazine for a series of articles "Sensations of Sport", including The Tom Molineux Story.
Thomas Molineaux (23 March 1784 4 August 1818), sometimes spelled Molineux or Molyneaux, was an African bare-knuckle boxer and possibly a former slave. He spent much of his career in Great Britain and Ireland, where he had some notable successes.
He arrived in England in 1809 and started his fighting career there in 1810. It was his two fights against Tom Cribb, widely viewed as the Champion of England, that brought fame to Molineaux, although he lost both contests. The result of the first encounter was hotly contested, with accusations of a fix. The second, losing contest with Cribb, however, was undisputed.
His prizefighting career ended in 1815. After a tour that took him to Scotland and Ireland, he died in Galway, Ireland in 1818, aged 34.