RODERIC O'CONOR (1860-1940)
RODERIC O'CONOR (1860-1940)
RODERIC O'CONOR (1860-1940)
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RODERIC O'CONOR (1860-1940)

Seascape with Red Rocks

Details
RODERIC O'CONOR (1860-1940)
O'Conor, R.
Seascape with Red Rocks
oil on canvas
21 ¼ x 25 ½ in. (54 x 64.7 cm.)
Painted circa 1898-99.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by Marie Schevtzoff, and by descent to the Le Grand family, Paris, 1971.
Literature
W. Jaworska, Gauguin and the Pont-Aven School, London, 1972, pp. 222, 260, illustrated.
J. Benington, Roderic O'Conor: A Biography, With a Catalogue of His Work, Dublin, 1992, p. 198, no. 70.
Exhibited
Pont-Aven, Musée de Pont-Aven, Roderic O'Conor: l'Oeuvre Gravé, March - June 1999, no. 31.
Pont-Aven, Musée de Pont-Aven, Peintres Irlandais en Bretagne, June - September 1999.
Rueil-Malmaison, Atelier Grognard, Les Peintres de Pont-Aven autour de Gauguin, January - April 2013.

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Lot Essay

That this painting was acquired very soon after it was painted by a relation of O’Conor’s friend, Wladyslaw Slewinski (1856-1918), is a tribute to the Irishman’s standing within the Pont-Aven School of Artists. Marie Schevtzoff was one of the daughters of a senior official in the Tsarist administration, her family also owning mines in Russia. She moved with her sister Eugenia to Paris where she studied music. Later, having met Wladyslaw Slewinski, they followed him to Pont-Aven and then Le Pouldu in Brittany, where the present work was most probably painted.

We are very grateful to Jonathan Benington for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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