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Adams, Douglas - "The Putting Green"

Regular Price $5,500
A $1,500 Savings!

"The Putting Green" 1894 hand colored engraving by Douglas Adams (1853-1920).

Douglas Adams is well known as a fine late Victorian sporting artist who flourished between 1880 and 1894. He resided at 7 James Street, Haymarket, London. His favorite subjects were Scottish panoramas, and he was most prolific in the creation of highland loch and coastal views but he also painted three fine golfing scenes at Conway, Caernarvonshire in 1893, which were, for him, a rare diversion. His golfing series are among the most famous golf images in the world.

The three paintings in the series are entitled ‘Difficult Bunker’, ‘The Drive’ and ‘Putting Green’, but as their location is very rarely given, few observers know that they are of an existing thriving golf course over 100 years old, and merely think that they are works of imagination.

Painted in 1893 by the late Victorian artist Douglas Adams (1853-1920), copies of the three paintings can often be found in golf club houses throughout the world. In his 1992 book Classic Golf Links of Great Britain and Ireland, Donald Steel, recent president of the English Golf Union, started his entry for Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club with the words: “Without perhaps knowing it, golfers have seen more of the links of Conwy which lie on the Morfa peninsula than they may think, for the walls of many clubhouses carry old paintings of the old course without, for some reason, identifying the subject.”

Framed Dimensions: 37.5" x 29.5"

Minor chipping to frame which is reflected in discounted pricing.

Item: ASA306