Aby Belasco.

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Aby Belasco.

Aby Belasco.
Lot 42
(ANGLO-JUDAICA - BOXING).

Aby Belasco.

Half-length engraved portrait. G. Sharples (illustrator) and R. Cooper (engraver). Pasted to mat. 13 x 21 cm. Rubens, Jewish Iconography 108.

London: c. 1820

Est: $100 - $150
Born in 1797 and one of four Jewish boxing brothers, Abraham Belasco (commonly called Aby Belasco) had the most success among his siblings. He began his professional career in 1817 and, according to the Pugilistica, "was in his day a boxer of superior talent." He died in 1830.