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Gillray print of Jewish boxer Mendoza in fighting stance

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.161

Colored etching by James Gillray with a portrait of Jewish bareknuckle prizefighter Daniel Mendoza in a fighting stance. 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 his 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
Mendoza
Date
1788 April 24  (publication/distribution)
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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