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Greyhound Collection

Greyhounds, with their sleek and slender bodies, are truly a marvel of nature. The anatomy of a greyhound is perfectly designed for speed and agility

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Small Italian Greyhounds - Five sitting down together

Small Italian Greyhounds - Five sitting down together
LA-1364 Small Italian Greyhounds - Five sitting down together Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Anatomy of a greyhound

Anatomy of a greyhound
Anatomical drawing of the muscles of a greyhound, precisely labelled

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Neon Frontage at Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium

Neon Frontage at Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium
Famous for its greyhound racing track, Walthamstow Stadium opened in 1933. With a distinctive pink and green neon-lit frontage, the stadium has been one of the capitals most recognised landmarks

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Sir Walter Scott, engraved by Charles Turner, 1810 (litho)

Sir Walter Scott, engraved by Charles Turner, 1810 (litho)
XYC281127 Sir Walter Scott, engraved by Charles Turner, 1810 (litho) by Raeburn, Henry (1756-1823) (after); 56x41.4 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Catford Stadium Advertisement

Catford Stadium Advertisement
Advert for Catford greyhound stadium in Catford, South East London, which opened its doors in July 1932 and has been hosting greyhound races ever since, showing an aerial view of the stadium

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Buchanans Whisky Advert

Buchanans Whisky Advert
Four greyhounds race to the finish line in an advertisement for Buchanans Black & White Scotch whisky

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Skeleton of a greyhound

Skeleton of a greyhound
Detailed anatomical drawing by Raymond Sheppard in pen and ink of the skeleton of a greyhound, with bones fully labelled

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape (oil on canvas)

Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape (oil on canvas)
XYC162469 Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape (oil on canvas) by Agasse, Jacques-Laurent (1767-1849); 63.7x75.9 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA; Swiss, out of copyright

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhound Racing at White City

Greyhound Racing at White City
An advertisement for greyhound racing at White City stadium with a painting by Gilbert Holiday. The caption reads: " The trap snaps open...the 30

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Coursing greyhounds

Coursing greyhounds. Artist: Eileen Hood. Watercolour of greyhound dogs racing through the countryside Date: circa 1922

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Miss Richmond and her deerhounds

Miss Richmond and her deerhounds
Miss M. Richmond of the Warren, nearly Henley-on-Thames, pictured with her Bridge Sollers deerhounds, the largest kennel of the ancient breed at the time

Background imageGreyhound Collection: The Greyhound Sir Reginald Lister and Eileen Lavery

The Greyhound Sir Reginald Lister and Eileen Lavery
The Greyhound (Sir Reginald Lister and Eileen Lavery. The last British Minister, the Drawing Room, British Legation, Tangier) (1910). Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941. Date: 1910

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Four Greyhound Derby winners

Four Greyhound Derby winners
A parade of the last four Greyhound Derby winners at White City in 1932. From L to R 1931, Seldom Led; 1929-30, Mick the Miller; 1928, Boher Ash; 1927, Entry Badge

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhounds by Gilbert Holiday

Greyhounds by Gilbert Holiday
Painting by the well-known horse and animal artist, Gilbert Holiday of a greyhound bitch and her two puppies. During the 1930s

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Hares and Graces by Harry Woolley

Hares and Graces by Harry Woolley
A glamorous looking young woman in a yellow dress and hat walks her champion greyhounds around the track before a race at a greyhound racing stadium

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhound, running

Greyhound, running. Photograph shows twelve consecutive images of a greyhound running. Date c1881

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Small Italian Greyhounds - Two together

Small Italian Greyhounds - Two together
LA-1350 Small Italian Greyhounds - Two together Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Mick the Miller

Mick the Miller
Legendary greyhound racing champion, Mick the Miller, owned by Mrs Arundel Kempton, pictured enjoying a well-earned rest after winning the St. Leger 700 yards race at Wembley. Date: 1931

Background imageGreyhound Collection: A Group of Greyhounds

A Group of Greyhounds
A photograph of six greyhounds, mainly their heads, taken at Wembley Stadium

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Tatler cover - Mrs Arundel Kempton & Mick the Miller

Tatler cover - Mrs Arundel Kempton & Mick the Miller
Front cover of the Tatler magazine featuring Mrs Arundel Kempton pictured with the legendary greyhound champion, Mick the Miller and two of his puppies

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhounds on a Bridge

Greyhounds on a Bridge
A large pack of greyhounds, photographed on a bridge in Wembley Park, England, while out being exercised

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Walthamstow Stadium PLA01_03_1165

Walthamstow Stadium PLA01_03_1165
Walthamstow Stadium, Chingford Road, Walthamstow, Waltham Forest, Greater London. The illuminated neon sign on central parapet of Walthamstow Stadium, seen at night. The sign was erected in 1951

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Woman with greyhound dogs in the Mountains

Woman with greyhound dogs in the Mountains
Woman with greyhound dogs in the mountains. circa 1930s

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Ballyregan Bob, greyhound

Ballyregan Bob, greyhound
Photograph of Ballyregan Bob, the famous racing greyhound. Specimen on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Dog - Hungarian Greyhound. Also known as Magyar Agar

Dog - Hungarian Greyhound. Also known as Magyar Agar
LA-6078 Dog - Hungarian Greyhound. Also known as Magyar Agar Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Bystander Greyhound Racing Number

Bystander Greyhound Racing Number
Front cover of The Bystanders special greyhound racing number, featuring greyhounds being released from the traps in front of a stadium crowd

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage

Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage
Artist: Redgate, Arthur W. - Title: Front View of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham with Horse and Carriage - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 69 x 135

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Lady with greyhound

Lady with greyhound
Noel Noel. Christmas card Art Deco illustration of lady with greyhound. Date: circa 1926

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhound design

Greyhound design
Drawing 26 Vol 2 by Alfred Waterhouse for the ornamentation of the Natural History Museum, London, 1876. (Two separate negatives)

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Domestic Dog, Greyhound, adults, racing at track, England, july

Domestic Dog, Greyhound, adults, racing at track, England, july

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Dog - Small Italian Greyhound - in studio

Dog - Small Italian Greyhound - in studio
LA-6413 Dog - Small Italian Greyhound - in studio Also known as Piccolo Levrieri Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Dog - Italian Greyhound JD 11945 © John Daniels / ARDEA LONDON

Dog - Italian Greyhound JD 11945 © John Daniels / ARDEA LONDON
JD-11945 Dog - Italian Greyhound John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing
Humorous illustration by George Studdy showing a rather embarrassed man in the crowd of spectators at a greyhound race, bemused to find his hat blown off

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Mick the Miller Becomes a Film Star

Mick the Miller Becomes a Film Star
Mrs Arundel Kempton, owner of the ex-champion greyhound Mick the Miller is pictured with Mr Albert de Courville who is directing the doggy star in the Gaumont-British studio film

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Mrs Arundel Kempton with Mick the Miller and Puppies

Mrs Arundel Kempton with Mick the Miller and Puppies
Mrs Arundel Kempton pictured with the legendary greyhound champion, Mick the Miller and two of his puppies. Greyhound racing enjoyed a new found popularity during the late 1920s

Background imageGreyhound Collection: DOG. Greyhound in front of tree

DOG. Greyhound in front of tree
JD-21325 DOG. Greyhound in front of tree John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Dog - Greyhound wearing joke magnifying glasses

Dog - Greyhound wearing joke magnifying glasses
JD-18552 Dog - Greyhound wearing joke magnifying glasses John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Dog - Greyhound wearing joke magnified glasses

Dog - Greyhound wearing joke magnified glasses
JD-18551 Dog - Greyhound wearing joke magnified glasses John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Assorted Toy Dogs

Assorted Toy Dogs
Three toy dogs - a Pug, an Italian Greyhound and a Yorkshire Terrier

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhound Derby at White City

Greyhound Derby at White City
A relatively small portion of the crowd at White City during the Greyhound Derby of 1937. A record crowd of 83, 000 went to the White City to see Wattle Bark win in the record time of 29.26 seconds

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Greyhounds arriving at Wembley by car

Greyhounds arriving at Wembley by car
Greyhound arriving at Wembley after being transported in a Commer Centaur, with a well sprung chassis for added comfort

Background imageGreyhound Collection: On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson

On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson
Cartoon showing an optimistic chap arriving at a greyhound racing stadium, hopeful about winning some money and then leaving looking crestfallen. Obviously, it wasn t his lucky night

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Londons First Greyhound Racing at White City by C. E. Turner

Londons First Greyhound Racing at White City by C. E. Turner
Illustration by C.E. Turner depicting the new sport of greyhound racing first staged at Belle Vue in Manchester in 1926 and then shortly afterwards in White City

Background imageGreyhound Collection: The Bystander masthead by Laurie Taylor, 1930

The Bystander masthead by Laurie Taylor, 1930
An athletic woman in a swimsuit and bathing cap, sprints along a beach accompanied by two elegant greyhounds, the canine icon of the art deco period

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Fantasy Greyhound 1928

Fantasy Greyhound 1928
A wonderfully exaggerated depiction of an excessively elegant greyhound, painted on a red background

Background imageGreyhound Collection: The Kennel Maid

The Kennel Maid
A kennel maid takes two elegant looking greyhounds out for their daily walk

Background imageGreyhound Collection: DOG. Greyhound standing on tree root

DOG. Greyhound standing on tree root
JD-21322 DOG. Greyhound standing on tree root John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageGreyhound Collection: Spanish Galgo / Spanish Greyhound - in studio

Spanish Galgo / Spanish Greyhound - in studio
LA-5329 Spanish Galgo / Spanish Greyhound - in studio Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way



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Greyhounds, with their sleek and slender bodies, are truly a marvel of nature. The anatomy of a greyhound is perfectly designed for speed and agility. Their long legs, deep chest, and flexible spine enable them to reach incredible speeds in just a few strides. One iconic image that comes to mind when thinking about greyhounds is the neon frontage at Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium. The vibrant lights illuminating the night sky create an electrifying atmosphere as these magnificent creatures race towards victory. Another captivating sight is the Catford Stadium advertisement showcasing the grace and elegance of these noble dogs. It's hard not to be captivated by their beauty as they sprint across the track with sheer determination. But beyond their external appearance lies an intricate skeleton that supports their every move. A close look at the skeleton of a greyhound reveals how each bone works together harmoniously to propel them forward effortlessly. Greyhound racing has been popular for decades, with White City being one of its historic venues. The adrenaline rush felt during races here is unparalleled; spectators hold their breaths as these agile canines compete against each other in thrilling contests. Artists have also found inspiration in capturing the essence of greyhounds on canvas. "Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape" depicts their unity and strength while "The Open Door" showcases their loyalty and companionship. Miss Richmond was known for her love for deerhounds, but she couldn't resist including some small Italian Greyhounds in her collection too. In her painting titled "Small Italian Greyhounds - Five sitting down together, " she beautifully portrays these delicate yet spirited creatures. Coursing greyhounds display another side of this breed's versatility. These dogs showcase exceptional hunting skills as they chase after prey with unmatched speed and precision. Throughout history, there have been four remarkable winners of the prestigious Greyhound Derby – legends who etched themselves into sporting history through their extraordinary performances.