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The Golfers
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
  • Size 17.5 x 19.5 cm

The Golfers: The Story behind the Painting

Peter Lewis and Angela Howe

The painting, The Golfers, by the Scottish artist Charles Lees 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.

This publication contains the following works The Golfers by Charles Lees PG 3299, The Golfers - A Grand Match at St Andrews by Charles Edward Wagstaffe; after Charles Lees SP EXL 32, and A Meet of the Fife Hounds by Sir Francis Grant PG 3657.

56pp | Hardback | 30 illustrations


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