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.