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Circle of Henry Calvert (English, 1798-c.1869)

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Circle of Henry Calvert (English, 1798-c.1869)

Portrait of the Greyhounds 'Jamie Forest' and 'Queen Mary', the property of William Wilson Esq., with a hare in an extensive landscape.
inscribed 'No.2/Jamie Forest and Queen Mary/two celebrated greyhounds, the property of William Wilson Esq' (on a label attached to the frame)oil on canvas
21½ x 32in. (54.5 x 81.5cm.)

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'Jamie Forest' was by 'Happy-go-lucky' out of 'Beauty' whelped in 1847, and ran from 1848-1852, at the Abington, Biggar, Lytham St. Annes and Malony meetings, where he won the St. Leger in 1848.
'Queen Mary' was a brindal and white bitch by 'Cacciatore' out of 'Queen of Hearts' and ran at the Aberdeenshire, Abington and Clydesdale meetings during 1847.
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