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Sharkey-Schmeling

Sharkey-Schmeling

Piece description from the artist

I boxed many years ago and came to love the 'sweet science'.. I've been to prize fights to take pictures for paintings. This one was of course not a fight that occurred in my lifetime but I loved painting it. Jack Sharkey and Max Schmeling were fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship, which had been vacant since Gene Tunney, the previous titleholder, retired on July 31, 1928.
The Ring Magazine rated Sharkey as the #1 heavyweight contender and Schmeling was rated #2.
Sharkey won the first three rounds, but he was disqualified after he landed a low blow late in the fourth round. Schmeling became the first boxer to win the World Heavyweight Championship on a foul!

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Details

Size
30.0" x 24.0"
Medium
Oil

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