Miniatures from books of hours, to Persian paintings, to works from the Dutch Golden Age: a visual overview of the development of golf

Golf in Art through the Centuries (Collection)

Golf in Art through the Centuries (Collection)

Golf in Art through the Centuries (Collection)

  1. Golf and other related games have been a beloved pastime since the Middle Ages

  2. Aside from golf, polo and various precursors to croquet, tennis, and field hockey are depicted

  3. These folios represent a wonderful visual survey of the historical development of golf

Golf in Art through the Centuries (Collection)

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Short Description

From the Scottish Highlands to the pleasure gardens of Persia, people have enjoyed playing golf and similar games since the Middle Ages. The game has enjoyed such popularity that it has appeared in works of art across the centuries in various artistic traditions, a survey of which is presented here.

Golf in Art through the Centuries (Collection)

Golf has been a beloved pastime since the Middle Ages. Here we have various images of golf and other related games like polo and palle-maille, a precursor to croquet, from across Europe and beyond. The compendium also includes Jeu de Paume, an indoor precursor to tennis, and Soule à la Crosse, a team sport whose rules fall somewhere between field hockey and golf. These depictions range from miniatures in books of hours, to Persian paintings, to works from the Dutch Golden Age. This is a wonderful visual survey of the development of golf that is sure to please devotees and historians alike.

Codicology

Illustrations
10 individual facsimile leaves

1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Golf in Art through the Centuries (Collection) “

Golf in der Kunst der Jahrhunderte
Golf in Art through the Centuries (Collection)  – Museums all over the world
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Golf in der Kunst der Jahrhunderte

1 volume: This facsimile is not complete.
Publisher
Pro Sport Verlag – Munich, 1999
Limited Edition
499 copies
Binding
Embossing on the front case: gold blocking from the cover of a book which James Stewart, Commendator of St Andrews, donated to the university in the early 16th century.
Commentary
Language: German
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The facsimile edition contains 10 individual facsimile leaves reproducing the following illustrations: 1. Competitive marches in the long variant of Pallemail, Book of Hours, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. 2. Two competing teams play Jeu de Paume, Book of Hours, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. 3. Teams Playing Soule à la Crosse, Duchesse de Bourgogne Book of Hours, Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly, France. 4. Anonymous Persian Master, Siáwusch playing a match of polo on horseback against Afrásiab, Book of Kings, Institut of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia. 5. Adriaen Van der Velde, Golfers on the Ice Near Haarlem, National Gallery, London. 6. Hendrick Avercamp, Kolf on the Ice of the River Ejsel near Kampen. 7. Willem Schellinks, Landskab med kavalerer, der spiller Pall-Mall, Statens Museum fir Kunst, Copenaghen, Denmark. 8. S. ANDRE. SIVE ANDREAPOLIS Scotiae Universitas Metropolitana, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. 9. Men Playing Soule à la Crosse, stained glass roundel in the Great East Window of Gloucester Cathedral, England. 10. Men Playing at a Match of Jeu de Paume, Book of Hours, School of Tours. Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain.
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