(James) Michael Brown (1843-1947)
St. Andrews: Surviving Open Champions, 1905
signed 'Michael Brown' (lower right)
pencil and grey wash en grisaille on paper, with a key identifying the sitters attached to the backboard
13¼ x 20 in. (33.7 x 50.8 cm.)
Sotheby's St. Andrews, 15 July 1995, lot 582.
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The present watercolour depicts the surviving champions of the Open, including 'Old' Tom Morris, J.H. Taylor, J. Braid, H. Vardon and others, seated and standing around in front of The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse in 1905.
Origins of Golf: The Jaime Ortiz-Patino Collection