[Eight manuscript plans, elevations and architectural details relating to Lake Como Golf Club Dervio.]
[Dated 1904, November 1913.]
Eight manuscript plans on linen in different combinations of pencil, black and red ink and watercolour. Sheets varying sizes, smallest c.190 x 300mm, largest c.370 x 690mm Folds, staining as normal.
Earl Endon of Encombe, Dorset. At the end of the 19th century, Mr. Wyatt, an Englishman, arrived at Menaggio on Lake Como, northern Italy, and settled in nearby Croce. He and his English neighbour Mr. Mylius decided to build a course at Dervio on the opposite side of the lake. The location was not ideal however, and a hilly area in Grandola ed Uniti near Menagggio became the site of the 'Golf Club Menaggio and Cadenabbia' when the official decision was taken to start a golf club during a meeting held at the Hotel Victoria in Menaggio. The Italian Golf Federation defines 1906 as the year of the club's affiliation. These plans date from a few years later and perhaps show the early stages of the development of a clubhouse for the newly-established course. All captioned 'Lake Como Golf Club Dervio' along with an identification of the particular elevation or plan, some are numbered. One shows a finished elevation, the lower part of the pencil drawing completed in watercolour (a golfer carrying a club is visible to the right).
[Ref: 3653] £750.00