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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958)

    A Village in the West

    Price Realised  

    Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958)
    A Village in the West
    signed 'PAUL HENRY' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1916-7.


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    While one cannot be certain, this is probably the Village in the West composition that Henry first included in his 1917 Dublin exhibition. Reviewing that show the Freeman's Journal (16 April 1917) commented upon the work 'with its white-washed cabins strung out at the base of the sombre peaks that tower over them as menacing as the hills in "Childe Roland" that "Like giants at a hunting lay, Chin upon hand to see the game at bay"'.

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    Provenance

    Hugh Martin, and by descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    S.B. Kennedy, Paul Henry with a catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 189, no. 441.


    Exhibited

    probably, Dublin, Mills' Hall, Pictures of the West of Ireland by Mr and Mrs Paul Henry, April 1917, no. 36.
    Dublin, Waddington Galleries, Paintings and Charcoals: Paul Henry, February - March 1952, no. 14.