12"x9" Gouache on Illustration Board, unframed

Description of Sailor Tom Sharkey the Boxer

Sailor Tom Sharkey the Champion boxer. 1871-1953 (gouache 9×12)

Quote from Wikipedia, “Thomas “Sailor Tom” Sharkey was a boxer who fought two fights with heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries. Sharkey’s recorded ring career spanned from 1893 to 1904. He is credited with having won 40 fights, 7 losses, and 5 draws. Sharkey was named to the Ring Magazine’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.”