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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

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

    Reflections

    Price Realised  

    Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958)
    Reflections
    signed 'PAUL HENRY' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    14½ x 17¾ in. (35 x 40 cm.)
    Painted circa 1932-39.


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    Whistleresque in concept and execution and with little impasto, there is an even film of paint throughout. Reflections was almost certainly painted in the mid to late 1930s, a time when Henry paid several visits to County Kerry and when the influence of his erstwhile teacher, James McNeill Whistler, resurfaced in his work. The background mountains therefore are probably the MacGillycuddy's Reeks.

    The present work is listed as number 1220 by Dr Brian Kennedy.

    B.K.

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    Provenance

    Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner's mother, and by descent.