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Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
The Property of the Late the Hon. Mrs Julian Berry
Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)

Renvyle, Co. Galway

Details
Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
Renvyle, Co. Galway
oil on panel
14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1917.
Provenance
with Arthur Tooth & Sons, London.
Major E.O. Kay.
with Ian McNeil, 1969, where purchased by the 1st Viscountess Camrose, and by descent.
Exhibited
Leeds, Temple Newsam, Paintings and Drawings by Augustus John, July - August 1946, no. 31.
London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Augustus John, 1948, no. 28, as 'Irish Coast Scene (Rentyle [sic], Co. Galway)'.
Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Modern Pictures from Major E.O. Kay's Collection, February 1953, catalogue not traced.
London, Royal Academy, Works by Augustus John, O.M., R.A., March - June 1954, no. 364.
C.E.M.A. (Council for Encouragement of Music and the Arts), Contemporary Paintings III, no. 20, catalogue not traced.
London, Art Exhibitions Bureau, The Camden Town Group, catalogue not traced.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the last line of the provenance for this lot should read:

with Ian MacNicol, where purchased by the Hon. Mrs Julian Berry in 1969.

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Lot Essay

The peninsula of Renvyle, one of Europe's most westerly, has been the inspiration for renowned works of art by Ireland's greatest artists, and remains unchanged today. Modern cinema has captured some of the romance and beauty of Renvyle as the setting for the films The Quiet Man and The Field.

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