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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    Liam O'Neill (b. 1954)

    The Fishermen of Ballydavid

    Price Realised  


    Liam O'Neill (b. 1954)
    The Fishermen of Ballydavid
    signed 'L O'Neill' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1995.

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    This iconic scene depicts the fishermen of Ballydavid in Co. Kerry at the time when they were fishing for mackerel. As stocks dwindled they switched to fishing for lobsters, and then eventually salmon. With the advent of the ban on driftnet fishing in 2006 this livelihood is no more and scenes such as the one depicted in the present work are consigned to the past.

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