Tennis And Badminton In Art

Tennis And Badminton In Art

Humans worked out how much fun it is whack a thing with a bat like thing many, many years ago. Scenes of the joy of racquet sports such as tennis and badminton has been preserved in art.

Een leraar speelt badminton met zijn leerling, Bernard Picart, after Gerard de Lairesse, 1714
Een leraar speelt badminton met zijn leerling, Bernard Picart, after Gerard de Lairesse, 1714
Drie kinderen spelen badminton of pluimbal, Johannes Alexander Rudolf Best, 1807 - 1855
Drie kinderen spelen badminton of pluimbal, Johannes Alexander Rudolf Best, 1807 – 1855
1909
1909
1929 puck annual children playing tennis
1929
The English Air cover art
Woman's Home Companion August 1912 cover art. A young woman looks toward the camera and poses for a backhand. Behind her is a tennis court and country house.
Woman’s Home Companion August 1912 cover art
by Lucille Patterson Marsh
Vogue Magazine July 15 1927 cover art by Meserole
‘Tea and Tennis.’ (1920) Eveline Syme
Tennis in Mornington Crescent Gardens (1909) by Spencer Gore (English, 1878-1914) The Carreras Cigarette Factory was built on this site in 1926.
Tennis in Mornington Crescent Gardens (1909) by Spencer Gore (English, 1878-1914) The Carreras Cigarette Factory was built on this site in 1926.
Better Homes & Gardens magazine June1938
1893, Willem Wenckebach c 1893
1893, Willem Wenckebach c 1893
Art - Goût - Beauté, Feuillets de l' élégance féminine, Mai 1931, No. 129, 11e Année, p. 24, anonymous, 1931
Art – Goût – Beauté, Feuillets de l’ élégance féminine, Mai 1931, No. 129, 11e Année, p. 24, anonymous, 1931
Vogue Magazine Cover - art by George Wolfe Plank - 1921 tennis
Vogue Magazine Cover – art by George Wolfe Plank – 1921
Très Parisien, 1923, No 8 18.- PALLANZA. - Pour les derniers jours..., anonymous, 1923
Très Parisien, 1923, No 8 18.- PALLANZA. – Pour les derniers jours…, anonymous, 1923
Telephone Review Magazine June 1937
Telephone Review Magazine June 1937
Blücher en Wellington spelen badminton met Napoleon, 1815, Johann Michael Voltz, 1815
Blücher en Wellington spelen badminton met Napoleon, 1815, Johann Michael Voltz, 1815
Journal des Demoiselles, septembre 1868, 36e année, No. 9, Paul Lacourière, after Emile Préval, 1868
Journal des Demoiselles, septembre 1868, 36e année, No. 9, Paul Lacourière, after Emile Préval, 1868
Le Moniteur de la Mode, 1885, No. 2224e, No. 39 Costumes d'Enfants (...), anonymous, 1885
Le Moniteur de la Mode, 1885, No. 2224e, No. 39 Costumes d’Enfants (…), anonymous, 1885
The Young Ladies' Journal, 1 May 1868, No. 49, Anaïs Colin-Toudouze, 1868
The Young Ladies’ Journal, 1 May 1868, No. 49, Anaïs Colin-Toudouze, 1868
Journal des Demoiselles, 1 juillet 1903, No. 5307 Toilette de Mmes Forcillon Soeurs (...), anonymous, after Monogrammist BC, 1903
Journal des Demoiselles, 1 juillet 1903, No. 5307 Toilette de Mmes Forcillon Soeurs (…), anonymous, after Monogrammist BC, 1903
Le Moniteur de la Mode, 1895, Nr. 3128e, No. 17 Garnitures et Passementeries (...), Guido Gonin, 1895 tennis
Le Moniteur de la Mode, 1895, Nr. 3128e, No. 17 Garnitures et Passementeries (…), Guido Gonin, 1895 tennis
Revue de la Mode, Gazette de la Famille, dimanche 26 juin 1887, 16e Année, No. 808 Etoffes de la M.on Le Houssel, P. Deferneville, 1887
Revue de la Mode, Gazette de la Famille, dimanche 26 juin 1887, 16e Année, No. 808 Etoffes de la M.on Le Houssel, P. Deferneville, 1887
Ideal Book For Girls, 1945
Ladies Home Journal Original Cover, June 1907 By Henry Hutt
Ladies Home Journal Original Cover, June 1907 By Henry Hutt
The Badminton Game David Inshaw, oil on canvas, 1972. The smooth shapes of this shrubbery are almost creepy. They put me in mind of a picture book by Chris Van Allsburg: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.
Cover art of Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie, by Tom Adams
From 'Furniture Age' February 1948 tennis
From ‘Furniture Age’ February 1948 tennis
Horace Henry Cauty - The Tennis Match
Horace Henry Cauty – The Tennis Match
Bernie Fuchs tennis in Sports Illustrated
Bernie Fuchs tennis in Sports Illustrated
Country Home Magazine June 1933 Young boy badly stringing a tennis racket
Country Home Magazine June 1933 Young boy badly stringing a tennis racket
Zittende vrouw met een tennisracket, Edgar Chahine, 1899
Zittende vrouw met een tennisracket, Edgar Chahine, 1899
Slaghout en pluimbal, Kikugawa Eishin, 1810 – 1819
Slaghout en pluimbal, Kikugawa Eishin, 1810 – 1819
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Louis Wain tennis cats
Louis Wain
Cat’s Tea Party Louis Wain (1860-1939) tennis
Adolph K. Kronengold tennis
Adolph K. Kronengold tennis
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Mary Petty (1899-1976) Tennis
Mary Petty (1899-1976)
Edward Ardizzone
Lorenzo Mattotti New Yorker Cover
Lorenzo Mattotti New Yorker Cover
Joseph Christian Leyendecker Girls with Golf Clubs and Tennis Racquet, ca. 1920
Joseph Christian Leyendecker Girls with Golf Clubs and Tennis Racquet, ca. 1920
St Nicholas Magazine for boys and girls 1923 May
The Digest – Literary Digest – Magazine – September 4th – 1937
Lemon girl young adult novella

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Header illustration: Tenniswedstrijd met toeschouwers bij kasteel Rochefoucauld, Israël Silvestre, 1656