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Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)
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Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)

Image of James Joyce I

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Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)
Image of James Joyce I
signed and dated 'LE BROCQUY 79' (on the reverse), signed and dated again and inscribed 'ETUDE VERS UNE IMAGE DE JAMES JOYCE 1978/79' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
27¼ x 27¼ in. (69.2 x 69.2 cm.)
Provenance
Purchased direct from the artist by the present owner in 1979.
Literature
D. Walker, Louis le Brocquy, Dublin, 1981, pp. 114, 163, no. 113, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Louis le Brocquy and the Celtic Head Image, New York, New York State Museum, 1981, p. 60, no. 83, illustrated.
Exhibited
New York, New York State Museum, Louis le Brocquy and the Celtic Head Image, September - November 1981, no. 83.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
Sale room notice
Please note that Louis le Brocquy passed away in April 2012.

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Lot Essay

The present work is a portrait of the modernist novelist and poet, James Joyce. As with Louis le Brocquy's portraits of Samuel Beckett (see lot 239), le Brocquy first started creating studies for portraits of Joyce in 1965, and by 1979 he had created a series of no less than 120 head portraits of the poet in charcoal, watercolour and oil.
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