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Golfing (for October). Almanac of Sports
London: William Heinemann, 1898 - NICHOLSON (William): “Golfing” (for October). 1897. Original India ink and gouache watercolor maquette for Rudyard Kipling’s Almanac of Twelve Sports. (London: William Heinemann, 1898). Design for the woodcut illustration in the Deluxe portfolio (the popular edition used lithographs). Measures 7-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches, matted and framed. Sir William Nicholson [1872-1949, Knighted 1936], English artist, designer and book illustrator, including such children’s book classics as “The Velveteen Rabbit” (1922) by Margery Williams and his own books “Clever Bill” (1926) and “The Pirate Twins” (1929). With his brother-in-law James Pryde (together known as the Beggarstaff Brothers), they produced striking block posters and woodcut designs, this style carried forward in producing his famous set of large portfolios: An Alphabet, An Almanac of Twelve Sports, London Types, Etc. He concentrated on painting after 1900. Provenance: The Artist’s Family, by way of Clare Warrack and Geoffrey Perkins, Oxfordshire, late 1970s.
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