Skip to main content

Wrestle Gallery

Available as Prints and Gift Items

Choose from 13 pictures in our Wrestle collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Cornish wrestling group, Randfontein, Transvaal, South Africa. Around 1900
Cornish wrestling group, Randfontein, Transvaal, South Africa. Around 1900
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Wrestling match advertisement, Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 15th May 1839
Wrestling match advertisement, Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 15th May 1839
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Westmoreland and Cornish wrestlers, engraving. 1851
Westmoreland and Cornish wrestlers, engraving. 1851
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Cornish wrestlers, wood block print. 1820-1830
Cornish wrestlers, wood block print. 1820-1830
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
James Polkinghorne, the Cornish Wrestler, Artist Unknown
James Polkinghorne, the Cornish Wrestler, Artist Unknown
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. Around 1930s
Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. Around 1930s
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
A crowd of people gathering to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location
A crowd of people gathering to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Wrestling match, Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1910
Wrestling match, Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1910
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Cars parked in a field for a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall
Cars parked in a field for a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Cornish wrestling match, Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1930s
Cornish wrestling match, Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1930s
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
A crowd of people gathered to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location
A crowd of people gathered to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Wrestling match, probably at Newquay, Cornwall. 1964
Wrestling match, probably at Newquay, Cornwall. 1964
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
James Polkinghorne, the Cornish Wrestler, Artist Unknown Featured Print

James Polkinghorne, the Cornish Wrestler, Artist Unknown

Oil on canvas, English School, 19th century. In the 15th century, wrestling was the national sport of Cornwall and historical sources have written that, at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Cornish men fought under a banner depicting two wrestlers in a lock. James Polkinghorne (1788-1854) was one of Cornwall's greatest wrestlers and his best known match, against Abraham Cann of Colebrooke in Devon, happened on 23rd October 1826 and attracted over 10,000 spectators. Though the fight finished a draw, it was not without drama and Cann's biographer relates the match in detail, noting the different Cornish and Devon styles of wrestling. The fight became so famous that a folk song was written about the event. As a Cornish wrestler, Polkinghorne was known as a hugger who fought barefoot, whereas his adversary dressed in the traditional Devon style, with heavy boots soaked in bullock's blood

© RIC

Wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. 1959
Wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. 1959
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock