Golf in Art through the Centuries is a portfolio of outstanding beauty in the field of medieval book art and painting. With its ten individual leaves reproducing illustrations from various sources, it constitutes a chronicle of the beginnings of the game of golf and its development from 1350 to 1753. By throwing some light on the golden age of games in the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance in Europe, this collection offers a precious insight into the origin of golf, stating itself as a true milestone in the iconography of the pictorial representation of the game.
The ten leaves constituting the collection include:
- Man Playing Soule à la Crosse, ca. 1350. Stained glass roundel (diameter 23.5 cm) in the Great East Window of Gloucester Cathedral, England
- Men Playing a Match of Jeu de Paume (hand tennis), ca. 1450. Illuminated calendar page for August from a Book of Hours, School of Tours. Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain
- Teams Playing Soule à la Crosse, ca. 1460. Illuminated manuscript calendar page for November from a Book of Hours known as the Duchesse de Bourgogne (Adélaide de Savoir). Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly, France
- Competition in the long variant of Pallemail, ca. 1475. Illuminated manuscript calendar page for February from a Book of Hours, Loire region of France. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
- Two competing teams, each with three men, play Jeu de Paume (hand-tennis), ca. 1475. Illuminated manuscript calendar page from a Book of Hours, Loire region of France. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
- Anonymous Persian Master, Siáwusch playing a match of polo (Tshu-gan) on horseback against Afrásiab, 1510-1540. Illuminated manuscript on paper from a Book of Kings (Sháh-nama). Institute of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- S. ANDRE. SIVE ANDREAPOLIS Scotiae Universitas Metropolitana. Sixteenth-century Bird's Eye View manuscript town plan of St. Andrews, Scotland, attributed to John Geddy, ca. 1580. National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Hendrick Avercamp, Kolf on the lce of the River Ejsel near Kampen, ca. 1625
- Adriaen Van de Velde, Golfers on the lce Near Haarlem, 1668. Oil on wooden panel. National Gallery, London, England
- Willem Schellinks, Landskab med kavalerer, der spiller Pall-Mall (Landscape with cavaliers playing Pall-Mall), 1678. Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
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