The Golfers: the story behind the painting (hardback)
The Golfers: the story behind the painting (hardback)
The Golfers: the story behind the painting (hardback)
The Golfers: the story behind the painting (hardback)
The Golfers: the story behind the painting (hardback)

The Golfers: the story behind the painting (hardback)

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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.
 

  • Size 17.5 x 19.5 cm
  • Format Hardback
  • Page count 56 printed pages
  • Illustrations 30
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
  • ISBN 9781903278529
  • Authors Peter Lewis and Angela Howe

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland