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Howard Helmick THE BOTANIST
Lot 16
Price Realised: €7,000
Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000
Howard Helmick, 1845-1907
THE BOTANIST
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30" (61 x 76cm), signed and dated 1877.

Born to a farming family in Zanesville, Ohio, Helmick first came to Ireland in the early 1870's painting from a studio in Kinsale Co. Cork and ... Read more
Lot 16 - THE BOTANIST by Howard Helmick Lot 16 Howard Helmick THE BOTANIST
Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000
Howard Helmick, 1845-1907
THE BOTANIST
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30" (61 x 76cm), signed and dated 1877.

Born to a farming family in Zanesville, Ohio, Helmick first came to Ireland in the early 1870's painting from a studio in Kinsale Co. Cork and then in the late 1870's from Dangan Cottage in Co. Galway.

Specialising in narrative genre painting, Helmick enjoyed depicting social interaction, sometimes disputes or, as with The Botanist, the more sedentary pursuits of gardening, storytelling, music making and the many daily pursuits of rural Irish domestic life.

The two men depicted in The Botanist are stock characters who appear in numerous other paintings by Helmick, for example The Legal AdvisorĀ  (Gorry Gallery, Dublin, An Exhibition of 17th-20th Century Irish Paintings,19 May 2010, No. 22), from 1882. As this painting has an inscription locating it to Galway it seems likely that The Botanist is also associated with his Galway output.
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