The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

Master McGrath

Master McGrath

A carte-de-visite portrait of Master McGrath, the most famous hare coursing greyhound of the 19th century.

He won the Waterloo Cup in 1868, 1869 and again in 1871. He became such a celebrity that his owner, Lord Lurgan, when asked to take him to meet Queen Victoria. When he died of heart disease in 1871, he was found to have a heart almost twice the size of an average dog's.

Photographed by Hills and Saunders of London.

Code: 126531
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