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.
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.