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        A Cornish Hug in Billingsgate, 1781

        Nixon, John (1760-1818). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 1781. Published by William Wells of Fleet Street. The Cornish hug is a crushing hug designed to overpower an antagonist. The hold was popular among Cornishmen who were famous wrestlers. Provenance: Private Collection.

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