Auction Date: 14/07/2015 at 10:30 am
Du Maurier, George (1834-1896) original pen and ink sketch entitled 'ENCOURAGEMENT: Professional Golfer in answer to anxious question - Weel, no Sir - at your time o' life ye can never hope to become a player: but if ye practise hard for three years, ye may be able to tell good play from bad when ye see it!'. Signed and dated - 'Punch. Feb '91. Porchester Gardens'. Image 5.75 x 8.75" - mf&g overall 12 x 13.5". See: Punch's 'Funny Side of Golf' (1909) - Page 11. Note George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (6 March 1834 - 8 October 1896) was a French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his novel Trilby.