Golf –The Royal and Ancient Game
Exhibition: 9th - 26th July 2014
To coincide with and to celebrate The Open Golf Championship, we at Mokspace are pleased to present an exhibition of paintings in oil and watercolour, plus etchings, engravings, lithographs, copper bronze relief plaques, prints and photographs, all depicting some aspect of the great game of golf. On display are serious scenic art works, plus several of a more humorous nature, shown alongside a specially selected group of statues cast in bronze, spelter or base metal with EPNS silver plated coating. In particular, we are proud to display Percy Lancaster’s delightful watercolour – ‘The Golf Girl’, plus the glorious watercolour depiction of the first ever lady champion golfer, Lady Margaret Hamilton Russell, who won the inaugural Ladies Open Championship title in 1983, followed in succession in 1984 and 1985. This watercolour, which captures Lady Margaret’s style and grace so well, was a commission for the artist, P A Staines, especially for inclusion in the pre First World War ‘society’ magazine, ‘Black and White’, (then located at 63 Fleet Street). It was reproduced as a Full Plate for the magazine’s front cover.
The display shown here at Mokspace formed part of a private collection that is now being separated, thus the items are for sale.