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"Golf" [and] "Driving"

Doyle, C.A. [artist, 1832-1893]: London Society, 1863

A matched pair of engravings, each 7 x 5 inches, 190 x 130 mm. In nice unmarked original condition on thick, single-sided paper, suitable for mounting and framing.

Although the history of golf stretches back to the 15th century, prior to the 1850s it had not achieved widespread popularity, being mainly confined to Scotland. However, the introduction of the gutta percha ball, replacing the earlier 'featherie', brought about a change in club design and, because of its cheaper price, introduced many new players to the game.

These sketches made in the 1860s by C.A. Doyle were amongst the earliest illustrations of golf to be published in Victorian England and played their part in extending an awareness of the sport beyond the restricted confines of Scotland. Charles Altamont Doyle (25 March 1832 - 10 October 1893) was the brother of the artist Richard Doyle, the son of the artist John Doyle, and the father of Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes.


£35 including UK postage and insurance (enquire for overseas delivery)

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