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Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940)
Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940)

A Quiet Read

Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940)
A Quiet Read
oil on board
29½ x 20¾in. (75 x 52.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1912.
probably, The Artist's Studio Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1956.
with Crane Kalman Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 May 1996, lot 89, where purchased by the present owner.
Dublin, Milmo-Penny, Roderic O'Conor Private View, May - June 2001, no. 10, as 'Girl in a white Blouse'.

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By the decade 1910-1920, O'Conor's art returned to more 'academic standards of representation, with carefully delineated and modelled forms painting in restrained colours ... He relinquished landscape paintings in favour of female figure subjects, still lifes and the occasional self-portrait. He expended the utmost care in the placing of figures, objects and backgrounds in order to achieve balanced and harmonious compositions' (see J. Benington, Roderic O'Conor, Dublin, 1992, pp. 123-124).

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