Auction Date: 14/07/2015 at 10:30 am
Browne, Tom (1870-1910) 'FORE' - Prime Minister A J Balfour - original pen and ink sketch signed by the artist image 11.25 x 7.5" - mf&g overall 15.25 x 11.25#. A J Balfour, Prime Minister 1902-05, did a huge amount to popularise golf in England in the 1890s. Note Tom Browne was an extremely popular English strip cartoonist, painter and illustrator of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods whose works were reproduced in many forms in books, postcards and advertising, often with a golfing theme including the Famous Johnny Walker figure. Browne was a founding member of the London Sketch Club, was publicly acclaimed and was made a Royal Illustrator.