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Sports Art, Golf, A Cross-Country Match, Stuart Travis, Antique Print, 1906
Stuart Travis (1868-1942) (after) Golf — A Cross-Country Match
Moffat, Yard & Company, New York: 1906
13.75 x 19.75 inches, overall
12.5 x 18.75 inches, border
Humorous golfing caricature from the turn of the 20th century, showing varied reactions in a rural town as a portly, elderly gentleman knee deep in a lily pond beside a tavern attempts to hit his ball out of clump of marsh grasses. His fellow golfers, one seated in the donkey-drawn golf cart, watch intently — except for the young man busy flirting with a country girl in a bonnet. A farmer and his son look on in amusement, the proprietor of “The Jolly Jug” watches wearily while his wife looks horrified, a dog barks, puppies scamper about, and a frog leaps out of the way.
Stuart Travis was an interior designer, painter and illustrator, working primarily in ink or watercolor. His works ranged from realism to caricature and satire. Some of them, including a design for a yacht interior c. 1914, are in the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, where he taught for 12 years.
Condition: Generally very good; recently professionally cleaned and deacidified with only minor remaining toning and wear.
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 629.