This is the signed, color mezzotint by Will Henderson, that is detailed in Olman's Golf Antiques & Other Treasures, p. 133. Although Abbott (1760-1803) was better known for his 1790 print "The Blackheath Golfer" known as the first golf print to be published, this is the other mezzotint he published in 1812, as he only published two. The subject of the portrait, Henry Callender, was a captain of the Society of Golfers At Blackheath, to which this plate was originally dedicated by William Ward. Pencil signed lower right by Will Henderson, and reads upper right “Copyright Published September 1st 1916 by Vicar Brothers, 12 Old Bond Street, London W.” Matted and framed under glass, in very good condition, with minor imperfections, light muting of color, and some gilt losses on the matte border. Housed in a black and gold decorative frame, with some slight waviness to the matte border. Dimensions: 19” h x 13¾” w, image; 30” h x 23” w, framed.
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