National horseracing museum collection

Conrad Metz

Conrad Metz

Conrad Metz 1749-1827

Johnson and Perrins

Line engraving by Joseph Grozer with hand-colouring

Tom Johnson was a stylish boxer with many wealthy supporters. In 1789 Johnson beat the taller and heavier Isaac Perrins in ‘the most brutal battle ever seen’ that lasted more than an hour.

  • Housed in the Boxiana collection.
  • Opening Date: 26/01/2017
  • Closing Date: 18/06/2017