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American Folk Art Oil Painting Print, Funny Old Fashioned Boxing Match, 19th Century

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"Bare Knuckles" is an American folk art oil painting circa 1870/1885. It shows a charming and funny scene of an outdoor boxing match. The athletes are wearing ridiculous polka dot boxing shorts and looking very serious about the impending fight. The hundred or so spectators are all lined up in a semicircle around the ring to watch the bout and place bets. The prevalence of hats is truly astounding!

The Artist
George Hayes was a folk artist active in 19th Century America.

Sizes and Materials
11 x 17 inch paper sheet, including a small white border.
14 x 22 inch paper sheet, including a small white border.
11 x 18 inch stretched canvas, ready to hang, no border.

Please Note
The print for sale is a reproduction, not the original.
Frame and mat not included.


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4 out of 5 stars
Jan 9, 2018
My son liked the painting print he received from your shop. He loves the Hudson River photos. Thanks so much for helping me order and send it out to him.
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4 out of 5 stars
Nov 15, 2017
Beautiful print. Took nearly a month to get here due to usps .
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5 out of 5 stars
Sep 14, 2017
Beautiful, high-quality print that shipped on time and was carefully packaged. Highly recommended shop!
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Jul 15, 2017
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All my prints come with a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee!

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Expedited orders will arrive within 8 business days.

$15 flat rate for all International shipping.
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Canvas prints are sent in a flat box.
Prints are sent via USPS first-class mail,
a tracking number is included.

I am happy to accommodate requests, please feel free to send me a message.

American Folk Art Oil Painting Print, Funny Old Fashioned Boxing Match, 19th Century

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: Archival Print
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 16 reviews
  • Favorited by: 87 people
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