IRISH ART AUCTION - 21st November 2017

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Lot 1

Paul Henry RHA 1877-1958

THE ROAD BY THE LOUGH (1937-1943)

Oil on board, 7¾ x 9¾  in. (19.5 x 25 cm.), signed.

It is not possible to know where the subject of this painting is, but it is no doubt somewhere in Connemara. When Henry first went to Achill Island, in 1910, it was the people who caught his attention, but from about 1915 or so he turned to the landscape itself. His friend in London, Robert Lynd, had married the poet Sylvia Dryhurst (1890-1952), and they had gone to Achill for their honeymoon. On their return to London they talked at length about it. Thrilled with their conversation, Henry decided ‘to see this wonderful island for myself’. They went to Achill the following year. Henceforth Henry became a landscape painter. Later he toured often to County Kerry and to Connemara in general.

Estimate: €25,000 - €35,000

AUCTION DETAILS:

IRISH ART AUCTION
Tuesday 21st November 2017
The Royal College of Physicians