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1 ) Oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound"Honeywood" by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century)
An oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Honeywood" standing in a landscape by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century). Titled "Honeywood 1880” and signed bottom left “James Armstrong Gretna Green Carlisle”. Honeywell owned by Mr R B Carruthers won the Waterloo Cup in 1880. English, circa 1885. The Waterloo Cup The Waterloo Cup was the biggest annual hare coursing event in the United Kingdom and was often referred to by its supporters as the blue riband event of the coursing year. Run as a knock-out tournament between sixty four coursing greyhounds from Great Britain and Ireland, the three day event was run annually at Great Altcar in Lancashire, from 1836 to 2005 and used to attract tens of thousands of spectators to watch and gamble on the coursing matches.


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2 ) Oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Bed of Stone" by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century)
An oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Bed of Stone" standing in a landscape by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century). Titled “ "Bed of Stone”, 1872” and signed bottom left “James Armstrong Gretna Green Carlisle. Bed of Stone, owned by Mr J A S Briggs of Blackburn won the Waterloo Cup in 1872. There was a print published of “Bed of Stone” after the painting by James Armstrong. English, circa 1885. Bed of Stone Bed of Stone, whelped in 1868, was a coursing pioneer, she became the first Greyhound ever to win all three Waterloo divisions: the Waterloo Purse (1870), the Waterloo Plate (1871) and the Waterloo Cup (1872). The Waterloo Cup The Waterloo Cup was the biggest annual hare coursing event in the United Kingdom and was often referred to by its supporters as the blue riband event of the coursing year. Run as a knock-out tournament between sixty four coursing greyhounds from Great Britain and Ireland, the three day event was run annually at Great Altcar in Lancashire, from 1836 to 2005 and used to attract tens of thousands of spectators to watch and gamble on the coursing matches.


Paintings | Greyhound | Artist: James Armstrong | Yr: 1885 |
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3 ) Oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Master Mc Grath" by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century)
Oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Master Mc Grath" by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century) An oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Master McGrath" standing in a landscape by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century). Titled "Master McGrath 1868, 69, + 1871" and signed bottom left “James Armstrong Gretna Green Carlisle”. Master McGrath won the Waterloo Cup on three occasions, 1868, 1869 and 1871. There was a series of lithographs titled “The Celebrated Greyhound Champion” drawn on stone by James McGahey, 18 School Lane, Liverpool, from paintings after James Armstrong that featured Master McGarth. English, circa 1885. Master McGrath He won the Waterloo Cup on three occasions, 1868, 1869 and 1871 and was the first greyhound to do so. He became such a celebrity that his owner Charles Brownlow, the 2nd Baron Lurgan KP (1831 – 1882) was asked to take him to be seen by Queen Victoria and the Royal Family. His success enabled his owner to build a terrace of houses in Walthamstow from Master McGrath's winnings. These houses now form part of Shernhall Street, but are still clearly marked at one end of the terrace as "Master McGrath Terrace". The Waterloo Cup The Waterloo Cup was the biggest annual hare coursing event in the United Kingdom and was often referred to by its supporters as the blue riband event of the coursing year. Run as a knock-out tournament between sixty four coursing greyhounds from Great Britain and Ireland, the three day event was run annually at Great Altcar in Lancashire, from 1836 to 2005 and used to attract tens of thousands of spectators to watch and gamble on the coursing matches.


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4 ) Oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Bab at the Bowster" by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century)
An oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Bab at the Bowster" standing in a landscape by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century). Titled "Bab at the Bowster run up 1869" and signed bottom left “James Armstrong Gretna Green Carlisle. Bab at the Bowster was runner up to Master Mc Grath in the 1869 Waterloo Cup. There was a series of lithographs titled “The Celebrated Greyhound Champion” drawn on stone by James McGahey, 18 School Lane, Liverpool, from paintings after James Armstrong that featured Bab at the Bowster. English, circa 1885.


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