Sports

Victorian pictures illustrating sports, games, fun and competition. Spectators and participants; boxing, tennis, fishing, golf, shooting, cricket, polo, horse racing, running, bowls, hunting, croquet, deer stalking, mountaineering, and more ...


 

18th-century scene: man studies fencing manual18th-century scene: man studies fencing manual

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an 18th-century scene: a man in his study holding a rapier? or epee? looks hard at a fencing instruction manual.

 


 

A day at the races: announcing the startA day at the races: announcing the start

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young bugler announcing the start of a horse race from a crowded grandstand.

 


 

A day at the races: policemen clear the courseA day at the races: policemen clear the course

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of policemen, including a mounted policemen, clearing the course at Goodwood Races, which has been overrun by a large crowd.

 


 

A deer stalkerA deer stalker

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a deer stalker.

 


 

Angler and FriendAngler and Friend

Victorian picture showing an angler talking to his friend.

 


 

Angler with landing netAngler with landing net

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an angler fishing, holding his landing net.

 


 

Angling beside a streamAngling beside a stream

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man angling/fishing in a stream; he has just caught a fish, and his companion leans over the water to gaff it.

 


 

Angling CoupleAngling Couple

Victorian picture showing a man and a woman angling.

 


 

Angling from a puntAngling from a punt

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of four men and a woman angling from a punt.

 


 

Archery at a Garden PartyArchery at a Garden Party

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of archery at a garden party. A young couple with bows have just loosed their arrows.

 


 

At the Races - Horse and JockeyAt the Races - Horse and Jockey

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a race horse and jockey.

 


 

Athlete performing club exerciseAthlete performing club exercise

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an athlete performing exercises with a pair of large clubs.

 


 

Attempt to swim the English Channel by Captain Webb, 1875Attempt to swim the English Channel by Captain Webb, 1875

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Captain Webb drinking coffee during his attempt to swim the English Channel in 1875.

 


 

Bear hunt in British IndiaBear hunt in British India

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men hunting a bear from the backs of elephants in India.

 


 

Boat race crewBoat race crew

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Harvard crew bringing their boat ashore at the International University Boat Race, 1869, held on the Thames.

 


 

Boxing MatchBoxing Match

Victorian picture showing a boxing match taking place in a society drawing room.

 


 

Boys play football on village greenBoys play football on village green

Victorian illustration to download showing six little boys playing football on a village green.

 


 

Boys play tug-of-warBoys play tug-of-war

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of ten boys playing tug-of-war.

 


 

Boys playing Cricket - Bowled!Boys playing Cricket - Bowled!

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of boys playing cricket - the batsman has just been bowled out.

 


 

Children play cricket in a streetChildren play cricket in a street

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of boys playing cricket in the street with a makeshift wicket.

 


 

Children play on the beachChildren play on the beach

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children, boys and girls, ready to play on the beach.

 


 

Cricket Player, Batsman, 1840sCricket Player, Batsman, 1840s

Victorian illustration showing a picture of a cricket player, a batsman, of the 1840s.

 


 

Cricket: 19th Century BatsmanCricket: 19th Century Batsman

Victorian illustration to download showing a 19th-century cricket player, the famous batsman Fuller Pilch (1804-70).

 


 

Cricket: 19th Century Wicket KeeperCricket: 19th Century Wicket Keeper

Victorian illustration to download showing a 19th-century cricketer, the wicket keeper Edward Wenman (1803-79).

 


 

Cricket: Sleeping SpectatorCricket: Sleeping Spectator

Victorian picture showing a sleeping spectator at a village cricket match.

 


 

Cricketers, including W G GraceCricketers, including W G Grace

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of seven famous cricketers, including W G Grace aged 22 and already with a bushy beard, standing in front of the Pavilion at Lord's Cricket Ground.

 


 

Croquet - Well Dressed WomanCroquet - Well Dressed Woman

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a young woman playing croquet.

 


 

Croquet tournamentCroquet tournament

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a croquet tournament held at rural-looking Highgate, London, 1869.

 


 

Curling match on frozen pondCurling match on frozen pond

Victorian illustration to download showing two teams competing in a curling match on a frozen pond. One man is about to release his curling stone, another stands by with a besom to sweep the ice.

 


 

Derby Day: crowds wait for startDerby Day: crowds wait for start

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of crowds waiting for the start of the Derby, famous horse race at Epsom.

 





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