Henry Callender Esq., The Society of Golfers at Blackheath.
Vicars Brothers, 12 Old Bond Street, London W.: September 1, 1916.
Mezzotint printed in colours. 355 x 540mm. Slight foxing.
1608 is the year claimed as the year the Blackheath Club was ‘instituted’. It is known that James VI of Scotland and his courtiers took their golf clubs with them, when he went south to became James I of England in 1603. They would almost certainly have played at the top of the hill behind the Greenwich Palace. Henry Callender was a prominent English golfer in the late 18th Century. He was painted here by the famous portrait artist LF Abbott, wearing the ‘Field Marshal's’ uniform of the Blackheath Society of Golfers. The two golf clubs illustrated are said to be still in the possession of the Royal Blackheath Golf Club.
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