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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 167

    Derek Hill (1916-2000)

    Sligo Bog

    Price Realised  


    Derek Hill (1916-2000)
    Sligo Bog
    inscribed and signed with initials 'Painted when I was staying at/Classiebawn/Sligo Bog/too rough to get to Tory! D.H.' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (27.3 x 35 cm.)

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    Sligo Bog was painted by Hill when staying at Classiebawn Castle, Lord Mountbatten's holiday home on the Sligo coast near Mullaghmore Head. Although influenced by the Romantic landscape tradition of artists such as Constable a bold, distinctive style is apparent in his work. Ben Bulden, beyond, is given distance by employing a thin wash, while the burnt and raw umber of the foreground is scraped through to reveal the wooden panel, effecting a certain ruggedness to the landscape.

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    With Marlborough Fine Art, London.


    Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, p.120, pl.81.


    The Glebe Gallery, Churchill.
    Glin Castle, Co Limerick, Derek Hill, 1987, no. 55.
    Marlborough Fine Art, London, Derek Hill Portraits and Landscapes, 1978-1979.