Object Description

A good un-framed Curling photogravure. The \’Diamond Jubilee Picture of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club\’ – \’Grand match between the north and south at Carsebreck 1898\’. In 1899 the Royal Caledonian Curling Club celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. A painting was commissioned to celebrate the event, which The National Galleries of Scotland has owned since 1959. The original oil painting is by Charles Martin Hardie. The Photogravure by Goupil & Co., published in Paris 1901. The print does have some damage but is still an impressive image.
This is probably the grandest and rarest of the major curling subjects. The sixty-one figures are all portraits and a detailed key to their identities was published. Two women are present – Lady Gilmour and Mrs. Maxwell Durham – both seen at the far right. The Club owned the site at Carsebreck which was purposely flooded to form a safe sheet of ice for the Grand matches.

Object History

Charles Martin Hardie (1858 – 1916) was born in East Linton on the outskirts of Edinburgh. He was a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, and studied at the RSA Life School in Edinburgh. He was a Scottish painter of portraits, figurative subjects, landscapes and genre as well as historical paintings in both oils and water-colour.

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