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Oil on canvas of the celebrated Greyhound "Master Mc Grath" by James Armstrong (English, 19th Century)

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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.



 
 

Medium Group: Paintings

Year: 1885

 
 

Breed: Greyhound

Artist: Armstrong, James

 
 

 

 

 
 

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Dimensions: 18 x 23 inches

 
       
   
       
 




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