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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

    Inishlackan, Connemara

    Price Realised  


    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)
    Inishlackan, Connemara
    signed 'Gerard Dillon' (lower left) and inscribed 'INISHLACKAN/Connemara' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    11¾ x 18 in. (30 x 45.7 cm.)

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    Gerard Dillon visited the island of Inishlackan, a mile off Roundstone in the Atlantic Ocean, in April 1951. He had been given the use of a cottage on Inishlackan for twelve months and he invited his fellow painters George Campbell and James MacIntyre to stay with him. Dillon was inspired by the wildness and lack of civilisation of the island. When discussing the area, he said, 'Small it was in every way; little cottages dotted here and there through its little fields; every inch of land seemed to have a stone wall around it' (J. White, Gerard Dillon, Dublin, 1994, p. 74).

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    with David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 19 May 2000, lot 256, where purchased by the present owner.