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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

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

    Winter Trees

    Price Realised  


    Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958)
    Winter Trees
    signed 'PAUL HENRY' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    10½ x 14 in. (26.6 x 35.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1930-1.

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    In 1929 Paul Henry and Mabel Young, who later became the artist's second wife, settled at Kilmacanogue in County Wicklow, some twenty miles south of Dublin. The following twenty-odd years that he lived there were a time of great peacefulness for Henry, and his settled mood - which contrasts with his life in the 1920s - is reflected in his work of the time. Winter Trees dates from this period and was almost certainly painted in the vicinity of Kilmacanogue. Here, the mellow Wicklow landscape contrasts with that of the rugged West of Ireland, the area with which Henry is most associated.


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    Anonymous sale; Adams, Dublin, 5 April 1979, lot 27, as 'Landscape with Trees'.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 21 May 1999, lot 326, where purchased by the present owner.


    S.B. Kennedy, Paul Henry, New Haven and London, 2000, p. 111, illustrated.
    S.B. Kennedy, Paul Henry with a catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 249, no. 748, illustrated.


    Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Paul Henry, February - May 2003, no. 83.