RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends September 12th
Remarkable Rarities Auction Preview
Begins Sep 13
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019 Auction Calendar
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
May 8
May 16
May 23
Jun 12
Jun 20
Jul 10
Jul 18
Aug 7
Aug 15
Sep 12
Sep 21
Sep 25
Oct 10
Oct 17
Nov 6
Nov 21
Dec 4
Dec 12
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 9452 - 1885 John L. Sullivan Original Photograph Display Catalog 528 (Jun 2018)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Estimate: $5,000.00 +
Sold Price: $5,400.00 (includes buyer's premium)


Magnificent original 13 x 17 albumen portrait of John L. Sullivan in a pugilistic pose by J. Wood of New York, circa 1885, affixed to its original 18.5 x 23 mount. Printed on the mount is a caption, "John L. Sullivan, (Champion of the World)," with his fight record provided below. The last bout listed is his victory against Jack Burke on June 13, 1885. It also notes his previous Madison Square Garden fight against Paddy Ryan, a draw because "the Police interfered and stopped the match." Sullivan's next match would come against Dominick McCaffrey on August 29, 1885; since it is not listed, this piece presumably dates to the summer of 1885. Framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 27. In very good to fine condition, with light staining along the bottom border and a band of horizontal toning to the center.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.