Le joueur de golf
Watercolor and ink on paper 18 x 13 cm
Signed lower left: "Harry Eliott".
Bibliography : Unpublished.
Harry Eliott, pseudonym of Charles Edmond Hermet, is a talented illustrator known for his covers of the Chasseur français and his humorous compositions. An eminent Anglophile, he was inspired by the art of Cecil Andin and illustrated several texts by Charles Dickens. His work is imbued with a caustic humor, he offers among other things a complete panorama on the field of sports and leisure practiced at the beginning of the 20th century, among which golf. With vivacity and good-naturedness, the artist represents, in this unpublished sheet, an elegant gentleman caught in the meanders of the course. The golfer, somewhat incensed, tries to get out of a bad situation with his club in hand. His caddy visibly prefers to stay behind a tree as if to shelter from the possible fury of the unfortunate sportsman he is accompanying.
Bibliography: Françoise Poulain and Maurice Delattre, Harry Eliott : le plus anglais des illustrateurs français, Beaumont-en-Auge, Images de Beaumont, 1994, 77 p.Harry Eliott, le gentleman illustrateur, Vernon, Musée de Vernon, December 17, 2011 - April 29, 2012. Curator: Judith Cernogora, Vernon, Musée de Vernon, 2011, 119 p.