Oil Painting Golf Players Gathered At The 9th Green Royal Birkdale Southport
- 1 Fine English Sporting Work of Art Oil Painting Golf Players Gathered At The 9th Green Royal Birkdale.
- Subject sporting golf scene of golfers playing gathered around at the world famous Royal Birkdale golf course in Southport.
- Title Royal Birkdale 9th Green.
- Your focus is drawn to the golfer in the foreground to the right who is thinking about how he will play his shotgun the lush green. To the left is another golfer wearing yellow top who is holding the flag pole in his left hand, whilst holding his golf ball in his right hand whilst watching on. In the background a golfer in his green top is crouched down lining up his shot, to the right of him a golfer is clutching his club bag, with his other hand raised towards his face. In the distance you can see the wondeful landscape views of the hills and tress with some blue sky showing with mainly clouds overhead.
- Oil on board.
- Signed in the bottom corner by the English artist Ken Mountain.
- A fine example of his work.
- About the artist.
- Ken Mountain was born in Hoylake and is a self-taught artist. During his working years his time for painting was limited. However, in 1995 he took early retirement, attended Nigel Morris's art class in the Community Centre in Hoylake and began to work in oils. His paintings vary but are usually figurative or landscape works.
- They include paintings of Hilbre Island, the Royal Liverpool Golf Links, the Lady of Hilbre lifeboat at sea and the Dee Estuary.
- Royal Birkdale Golf Club is a golf course in the United Kingdom in North West England, located in Southport, Merseyside. It is one of the clubs in the rotation for both the Open Championship and Women's British Open and has hosted the Open Championship ten times from 1954 through 2017. Winners of the Open at the course include Pádraig Harrington, Mark O'Meara, Ian Baker-Finch, Tom Watson, Johnny Miller, Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, Peter Thomson (twice) and Jordan Spieth.
- Founded 133 years ago as Birkdale Golf Club in 1889, the club was awarded "Royal" status in 1951. Birkdale Golf Club moved to a new site in Birkdale Hills in 1894, and built a new distinctive art deco clubhouse in 1935.
- During the 1960s, the club hosted the Ryder Cup twice, in 1965 and in 1969.
- Set in a traditional stylish gilt frame.
- Circa early 21st century.
- Provenance purchased from a fine art aucton label verso.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible sporting nature of the subject matter such elaborate detail.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Front painting surface in excellent overall order. Set in fine original gilt frame which has some general wear, scuffs, dust, scratches & minor chips commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
Depth thickness of frame (4cm)