Auction Date: 27/01/2021 at 10am
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937) - Knock Golf Club - original golfing water colour of the original Knock Golf Club House - signed and dated 1918 - image 4.75” x 9.25”-mounted framed and glazed overall 10.5” x 14.5” – research suggests the above was the original club house which was demolished when Knock moved away from that location to new premises some three miles East and on the east side of Belfast – it was later that Shandon Park GC took over the land and built their own 18 hole course in 1926 and its believed that the painting shows the old Clubhouse in front of what maybe the 12th green at Shandon Park today and that there is a mound now in place which is where the old Clubhouse would have stood! From The Late John Hanna Estate. Note Joseph William Carey was an illustrator, seascape and landscape painter born in Belfast. He was one of the original members of the Belfast Ramblers Sketching Club. In 1893, Carey showed his first work at the Water Colour Society of Ireland exhibition and ended up contributing a total of seventy pictures there over the years. Joseph was an active member of the Belfast Art Society and later became an Academician of the Ulster Academy of Arts.