Golf Painting By Charles Ambrose Of Arthur Balfour

Golf Painting By Charles Ambrose Of Arthur Balfour

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Golf Watercolour Painting By Charles Ambrose Of British Politician Arthur Balfour.
Original watercolor en grisaille on board of a male golfer by Charles Ambrose. Ambrose was a notable portrait painter of famous figures including golfers such as Harry Vardon, James Braid, J.H. Taylor. This is the original artwork for the illustrated series of personalities for the Edwardian publication 'Country Life', it was a concept very similar to 'Vanity Fair', but the images more portrait than caricature. The golf picture has been framed in a black frame with burgundy undercoat, the glazing is clarity+ premium synthetic glass.

Little is known of the British artist. He worked in oils, pen and ink and watercolours and was primarily an illustrator for the earlier magazines, illustrating personalities of the day, golfers, cricketers, croquet players and tennis players.

The watercolour is a brush and black ink painting which is wash heightened in white, on grey coloured card, signed on the front and inscribed on the reverse in pencil (see image), ''Balfour - leader of the opposition". Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930), 1st Earl of Balfour, was a British Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905, he succeeded his uncle, Lord Salisbury, as Prime Minister and the leader of a Conservative Party.

Taken from The Country Life Magazine Archives from their Tavistock Street offices.


Height 28 cm / 11 "
Width 22 cm / 8 "
Framed height 46 cm / 18 14"
Framed width 40 cm / 15 "
Framed depth 2.5 cm / 1"



C. 1910




United Kingdom


Charles Ambrose


Country Life Magazine


In good condition, newly framed.