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WOVEN IN SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER, COVENTRY AND LONDON, (REGISTERED.)
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12.7 cm deep by 20.3 cm wide
by Austin Sprake:
The first of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race pair. The companion being "The Final Spurt" [st 188 on this site].
Fine unfaded specimens of both Boat Race pictures show the faces and limbs of the crews in pink, the Cambridge oars in pale blue and the Oxford oars in dark blue.
by Geoffrey Godden:
Although a pair with THE FINAL SPURT [st 188 on this site], it is worth mentioning that the boats change station between the two pictures. At the start (above) Oxford is in the foreground, heading left. In the Final Spurt, Oxford are again in the foreground, but heading right - that is, the opposite side to where they started. In this Oxford - Cambridge boat race, the two boats are not permitted to change sides.