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A Boxing Tournament - Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (1901 - 1976)


"A Boxing Tournament - Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (1901 - 1976)"
A Boxing Tournament is a vivid and impactful snapshot of a professional boxing match from the 1930s. It depicts the Len Harvey vs. ‘Kid’ Nitram fight held at the Royal Albert Hall on 19th January 1928, which Zinkeisen went to watch.
The umpire of this match was the well-known Sam Russell. Here, Russell is seen wearing a dinner jacket as well as a shirt - an indication that this was a match in a professional tournament.
Both Len Harvey and 'Kid' Nitram were esteemed boxers. Harvey boxed at every weight division available at the time, from flyweight to heavyweight and became the light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion of the British Empire. During the Second World War Harvey joined the Royal Air Force as an officer.
Anna enjoyed noticeable publicity from the painting at the time. She appeared in photographs, alongside her sketches for the painting, in numerous newspapers including The Daily Mail (31st January 1928) and The Sketch (8th February 1928).

LITERATURE
Phillip Kelleway, 'Highly Desirable: The Zinkeisen Sisters & Their Legacy', Leiston Press (2008), p.178.
Price : $25,000
Artist : Signed Lower Right
Period: 20th century
Style: Modern
Condition : Perfect condition

Material : Oil on canvas
Length: 36.5 inches
Height : 29 icnhes

Reference : 147
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