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Unique Christmas Gift

21 Nov 2014

A print is not just for Christmas - Limited Edition Signed Print of The Queen's Club by James Hart Dyke


Unique Christmas Gift

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PRINT OF THE QUEEN'S CLUB, BY JAMES HART DYKE

THE A3 LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF THE CLUB HOUSE COSTS £100 (+ POSTAGE AND PACKAGING) AND MAY BE PURCHASED FROM THE TENNIS AND RACKETS ASSOCIATION ONLINE SHOP OR BY VISITING THE TENNIS AND RACKETS ASSOCIATION OFFICE AT THE QUEEN'S CLUB.*

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In 2013 James Hart Dyke was commissioned to do a painting of the Club House at Queen's Club to be given to Howard Angus MBE on the occasion of his retirement as Head Rackets professional. Thanks to the generous sum raised by the Members, we were able to get James to do this special, one-off painting in a short space of time between the end of the Aegon Championships and the evening reception planned to mark Howard's retirement last year.

It was the first time a recognised artist had done a painting of the Club since the late Julian Barrow's view looking out over the grass courts which was done in the late 1970s and which hangs over the mantelpiece in The Queen’s Club Members' Bar. Hart Dyke's painting was met with great approval, above all from its proud new owner, Howard Angus, and we are told that it is admired every day by Howard and Judy in their new home in the country.

Although Howard will be fiercely guarding the original painting (we trust!), T&RA members now have an opportunity to buy a high quality limited edition print (500 copies) and with each one signed in pencil by James Hart Dyke.*               

About the artist

Hart Dyke is a prominent landscape and portrait painter. He first achieved international recognition in 2004 with his expedition to paint at the base camp of Mount Everest. He achieved further international recognition in 2011 with his sell-out exhibition, A Year with MI6, with which the intelligence service chose to commemorate its centenary by allowing James to paint and draw different aspects of their work throughout the world. One of the paintings from this show, a view of the MI6 building in London, was seen on the walls of M's office in the most recent James Bond film, Skyfall. James spent much of 2013 producing an official series of paintings and watercolours for the centenary of Aston Martin, and this in turn has now led to further interesting projects for him. The choice of Hart Dyke for Howard's unique painting was a particularly fitting one as the artist's illustrious ancestor, the statesman Sir William Hart Dyke, was a Rackets world champion in the 1860s and an early administrator of lawn tennis.

www.jameshartdyke.com

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

All profits from the sale of prints will go the Young Professionals’ Fund.  Please note that acceptance of an order is not a guarantee a print will be available; we do advise you order early to avoid disappointment.


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