Golfing Scene - Fore by Arthur Burdett Frost
Classic golf scene titled "Fore" by Arthur Burdett Frost.
Condition: Good (slight water damage top left)
(American, 1851-1928) ARTHUR BURDETT FROST Harper’s Weekly Harper & Brothers New York, 1904 Hand-colored Halftone A.B. Frost, as he was to become known professionally, was born in Philadelphia in 1851. His early years were spent as a student with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was to go on as the primary illustrator of more than one hundred published books. Among the notable authors whose works he illustrated were Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Joel Chandler Harris, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, William Thackeray and others. For nearly fifty continuous years his illustrations appeared in the leading magazines, including Harper's, Scribner's, Collier's, Century, Puck and Life. His own books--Stuff & Nonsense, The Bull Calf and Other Tales, and Carlo--were recognized as masterpieces of comedy. As a painter in oil, Frost exhibited in both the United States and abroad. The unforgettable Brer Rabbit from Uncle Remus remains one of his more endearing images. His humor was often directed at sporting games like golf or the new fascination with bicycling. However, it is the Shooting Pictures, published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1895, that would be recognized as his most notable work. Frost and his family lived in Convent Station, NJ, at "Moneysunk" from 1890-1906. Many of Frost’s original works on the sport of golfing still hang in the prestigious Morristown Club of which he was a member. It is during this period that Scribner's published his Shooting Pictures in 1895 and another set of six shooting pictures entitled The Day's Shooting in 1903. Frost was at the zenith of his career.