Image of the jockey Tom Cannon in unknown owners racing colours
with signature
the image of this Stevengraph portrait was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA

Tom Cannon

(cream jacket & cap,
with signature)


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 166 not recorded not recorded
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
  signature of
Thomas Cannon
 
 
 
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
 

TOM CANNON.

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm deep by cm wide

Comments:
by Sprake:
 

by Godden:
The portrait of this famous Victorian jockey, who was champion jockey in 1872 and the Derby winner in 1882, is found in four variations.
The first two, issued in c. 1887, show Cannon in his own colours and in Lord Rosebery's respectively - these two versions being first listed on label 21+13+2, of 1887.
The title was included in an advertisement of May 1887.
Some varieties of the first two omit the woven signature 'Thomas Cannon' below the portrait.

Rarer, later, versions occur with Tom Cannon wearing the colours of Baron de Rothschild and of H. Crocker.

Examples are mounted on type C2 card-mounts.

95 [see so152 and so153] With CANNON's colours: White and scarlet hoops, white cap. Found with or without woven signature.
95a [see so160 and so161] With LORD ROSEBERY's colours: Rose and primrose hoops, rose cap. Found with or without woven signature.
95b [see so172] With BARON de ROTHSCHILD's colours: Blue and yellow hoops, yellow cap.
95c [see so176] With H. CROCKER's colours: Blue jacket, gold cap.

Other comments:
There is a Stevengraph portrait of Charles Wood [see so598] in the same colours of cream colour jacket and cap, and they are identified as being those of Captain Christie.



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