60 x 30 x 20cm

 

Stoneware clay, red iron oxide and silver leaf

 

 

Raised in a combative Irish immigrant family, heavyweight boxing champion James J Corbett was the first successful fighter to use the Marquis of Queensbury rules in 1897. 

I liked the irony of the Irish immigrant with the terribly English namesake, hence the pose and use of the royal stag.

 

 

Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim
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Gentleman Jim