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.

 


 

Billiards matchBilliards match

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a billiards match in a large hall packed with spectators. The billiard table is brightly lit by large gas lamps.

 


 

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.

 


 

Boat race crew disembarkBoat race crew disembark

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of one of the crews in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race disembarking, watched by a large crowd.

 


 

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.

 





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