st andrews golf paintings
Links Golf St Andrews
Oil Painting, Ginger Beer, Portrait Gallery
scene is set at the 'Ginger Beer Hole' on the 'Old Course' at St Andrews during
the October meeting. The match was between Sir David Baird of Newbyth, Bart and
Sir Ralph Anstruther of Balcaskie, Bart against Major Hugh Lyon Playfair of St.
Andrews and John Campbell, Esq. of Glensaddel . The picture was painted in 1847
by Charles Lees (1800 - 1880) and the original oil painting is now owned by the
Royal Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. The artist was able to paint true likeness
of the players and the people who were actually there and a key survives naming
them all. The full sized pictures are faithfully reproduced from the original
1850 Charles Wagstaff of London engraving.
, Oil Painting
, Portrait Gallery