The art of golf (paperback)
The Art of Golf illustrates how the noble game has been depicted in European art from the seventeenth century to the present day. This fascinating story is told by images in a variety of media, from paintings and prints to photographs and posters.
The centrepiece is Charles Lees’s The Golfers, 1847, which depicts a match played on the Old Course at St Andrews in 1847, and is one greatest golfing painting in the world.
In his essay Michael Clarke outlines the story behind the development of the game, while art historian Kenneth McConkey discusses the series of paintings of golf at North Berwick made by Sir John Lavery in the years following the Great War.
Michael Clarke is the former Director of the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.
Kenneth McConkey is Professor of Art History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design, the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.
23.5 x 19.5 cm
72 printed pages
National Galleries of Scotland
Michael Clarke and Kenneth McConkey
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