The Golfers: the story behind the painting (hardback)
Informative colour illustrated small hardback guide to the painting, The Golfers, by the Scottish artist Charles Lees in the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. This artwork is also regularly shown at Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews.
This artwork is one of the greatest icons of the game of golf. It was painted in the 1840s when the game of golf was still predominantly Scottish and all but two of the twenty-three active British golf clubs were in Scotland.
This book examines in detail the historical background to the painting and places it in context with other great sporting pictures of the time. It also discusses the original commission for the work and the importance that photography played, particularly the work of Hill and Adamson, in the realisation of the project.
17.5 x 19.5 cm
56 printed pages
National Galleries of Scotland
Peter Lewis and Angela Howe