Auction Date: 14/07/2015 at 10:30 am
Hartough, Linda "ROYAL HONG KONG GOLF CLUB" oil on canvas signed and dated 1989 - image 24"x 42"-mounted in fine gilt swept frame - overall 33.5" x 51.25". This picture a special commission to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club the former British Colony now City of China and hence became The Hong Kong Golf club when the 'Royal' was dropped from the name of the club in 1996, in advance of the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China. Note: Linda Hartough has become recognized as one of golf's leading artists. Her work has gained international fame. She is the only artist ever commissioned by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to do the annual official paintings and prints for the US Open and British Open Championships. She has painted prestigious golf courses from the US to Scotland to Hong Kong. Her paintings are in the collections of such famous clubs as Augusta National, Pine Valley and Laurel Valley. Hartough originals are also included in the private collections of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones and Rees Jones. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint the famed 13th hole, thus beginning her golf landscape career. After an enormous response to her work at the 1988 PGA Show in Orlando, Linda focused her career entirely on golf landscapes. Since that time, Linda's work has enjoyed unparalleled status in the golf world, while receiving international acclaim including Golf Digest's "Lifetime Achievement Award" Linda is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art.