Waterloo Cup. 1880.Honeywood, Winner of the Waterloo Cup Value of the Stakes, £500. The Property Of Lord Haddington, By Cavalier Out Of Hummingbird. [To right:] Plunger. Runner up for the Waterloo Cup Value of the Stakes, £200. The Property Of T. Hinks Esqre. By Backwoodsman Out Of Gretna.
London. Published, by George Rees, March 27th. 1880, Savoy House, 115 & 116, Strand.
Coloured aquatint with etching, 430 x 530mm. 17 x 20¾". Some spotting, staining.
An impressive image of two greyhounds, in fine colour. 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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