st andrews golf paintings

By: Links Golf St Andrews  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Oil Painting, Ginger Beer, Portrait Gallery

The 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.

Keywords: Ginger Beer, Oil Painting, Portrait Gallery

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