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William Mulready
“WHY GOLF IS ART AND ART IS GOLF”. 1897.
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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49
William Mulready
“WHY GOLF IS ART AND ART IS GOLF”. 1897.
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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William Mulready
“WHY GOLF IS ART AND ART IS GOLF”. 1897.
India ink and gouache watercolor wash. Design for Rudyard Kipling’s Almanac of Twelve Sports (1898). Measures 7-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches.
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Provenance

The artist’s family, by way of Clare Warrack and Geoffrey Perkins, Oxfordshire (acquired late 1970s).

Catalogue Note

Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949, Knighted 1936), English artist, designer and book illustrator, including such children’s book classics as “The Velveteen Rabbit” (1922) by Margery Williams and his own books “Clever Bill” (1926) and “The Pirate Twins” (1929). With his brother-in-law James Pryde (together known as the Beggarstaff Brothers), they produced striking block posters and woodcut designs, this style carried forward in his famous series of woodblock portfolios: An Alphabet, An Almanac of Twelve Sports, London Types and Twelve Portraits. He concentrated on painting after 1900.

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