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Etching of 3rd match, Jewish boxer Mendoza v Humphreys

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.160

Colored etching by C.R. Ryley of Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza and his former mentor, Richard Humphreys, in a match on September 29, 1790, in Doncaster, England. Mendoza held back for several rounds, but still won quickly. This was their third match to decide who was Champion. Humphreys won the first bout in 1788 and Mendoza the second in 1789. Billed as Mendoza the Jew, he held the title of Champion of England from 1792 to 1795, and was the first prominent Jewish prizefighter in England. Mendoza was smaller than his opponents, and won bouts with superior technique, speed, and agility. His style, known as the Mendoza or Jewish school, is credited with inspiring a generation of boxers and establishing many elements of modern boxing. The print is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
Daniel Mendoza & Richard Humphreys
Date
1790  (publication/distribution)
1790 September 29  (depiction)
Geography
publication : London (England)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-02-08 14:12:52
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