Rams Head Antiques
Rams Head Antiques is located in Bishop Auckland, UK
This is an engraved golfing scene by John Charles Dollman. The scene is described, at bottom right: “The Sabbath Breakers” In 1592 John Henrie & Pat Rogie were prosecuted for playing Golf on the links of Leith every Sabbath during the time of sermonses. A famous golfing scene. The print depicts the breaking of the acts of parliament with regard to the Sabbath. In 1592, the town council of Edinburgh, Scotland decreed that none of its inhabitants “be seen at any pastimes or games within or without the town upon the Sabbath-day, “as gowff, aircherie, etc.” Many instances were recorded of offenders of this decree being severely punished throughout Scotland. John Henrie and Pat Rogie, early martyrs, were prosecuted for “playing of the gowff on the links every Sabbath during the time of the sermons.” The publication line ,“Painted by J. C. Dollman, R. I.” is engraved at bottom right and “Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1896 by The Fine Art Society Ltd. in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington” is engraved into the bottom centre. The picture is in good condition overall, some slight foxing to the right hand corner as can be seen in the photos. It is framed under non reflective glass in an attractive gilt frame. The frame measures by overall 82 cms by 63 cms overall UK delivery is £20
Rams Head Antiques has clarified that the Sabbath Breakers' Antique Golf Engraving by J. C. Dollman, 1896 (LA354064) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1896
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This Sabbath Breakers' Antique Golf Engraving by J. C. Dollman, 1896 is located in Bishop Auckland, UK