William Nicholson Original Design for Almanac of Twelve Sports



�Why Golf is Art and Art is Golf we have not far to seek — So much depends upon the lie, so much upon the cleek.� Original India ink and gouache watercolor for Rudyard Kipling�s Almanac of Twelve Sports (London: William Heinemann, 1898). A preliminary study for the woodcut. Measures 7-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches.
Sir William Nicholson [1872-1949, Knighted 1936], English artist, designer and book illustrator, including such children�s book classics as �The Velveteen Rabbit� (1922) by Margery Williams and his own books �Clever Bill� (1926) and �The Pirate Twins� (1929).
With his brother-in-law James Pryde (together known as the Beggarstaff Brothers), they produced striking block posters and woodcut designs, this style carried forward in producing his famous set of large portfolios: �An Alphabet�, “An Almanac of Twelve Sports”, “London Types”, Etc. He concentrated on painting after 1900.
Provenance: The artist�s family, by way of Clare Warrack and Geoffrey Perkins, Oxfordshire, UK (late 1970s).

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