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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    Harry Clarke, R.H.A. (1889-1931)


    Price Realised  


    Harry Clarke, R.H.A. (1889-1931)
    signed 'HARRY CLARKE' (lower left) and inscribed 'S/I/L/E/N/C/E' (centre left)
    pen and black ink
    9½ x 7 in. (24 x 17.8 cm.)

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the following additional information for this lot:

    The work is further inscribed 'Silence/"But there was no voice throughout/the vast illimitable desert"' (on the reverse)


    The Artist's family.
    Colin and Drusilla White.


    Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 1916.
    Dublin, 6th Exhibition of the Artist and Crafts Society of Ireland, 1921; this exhibition toured to Cork and Belfast.
    Paris, Galeries Barbazanges, Exposition d'Art Irlandais, 1922.
    Dublin, Aonach Tailteann, 1922.
    Dublin, Aonach Tailteann, 1924.


    E. Allan Poe, The Tales of Mystery and and Imagination, London, 1919, illustrated.