[Collection of golfing sketches by John James Dalyell.]
Pencil sketches, 14 of golf and one of cricket interest. Some partially overdrawn in pen and ink, most unfinished, some mere 'doodles'. Presented in original small folio. Sheets of varying sizes, smallest 98 x 162mm, largest c.203 x 255mm. Folio spine broken.
Light-hearted anecdotes on a links golf course, probably Monifieth or Carnoustie in Angus on the east coast of Scotland. The amateur artist is John James Dalyell [c.1835 - c.1900?], who was brought up in Carnoustie, home of the world renowned 'Championship' course created in 1850, and which plays host in July 2007 to golf's oldest and most prestigious championship, The Open. He was a keen sportsman, being a member of the Angus and Mearns Rifle Association, the Caledonian Union, Dalhousie, and Monifieth Golf Clubs. He was Captain and later Honorary Secretary of the Caledonian Union Golf Club, Carnoustie, for whom he was an enthusiastic advocate and promoter. Dalyell tried his hand at authorship, and a number of his stories survive mainly in draft copy. They are generally humorous accounts of sporting excursions. He was also a member of Dundee Cricket Club. One sketch with 'D'L' artist's monogram, two captioned faintly in pencil by the artist. These sketches must have been drawn before 1873, when the artist unfortunately suffered a breakdown and was committed to an asylum for the rest of his life.
See University of Dundee archives for more information. Bookplate of Capt. James Dalyell RN inside boards.
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