8 May 2008
Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958)
An Ulster Farm
signed 'PAUL HENRY' (lower left)
oil on panel
14 x 16 in. (35.5 x 40.6 cm.)
Painted in 1935-36.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Ireland, 26 June 1979, lot 546, as 'A Wicklow Farm, Cottages and Trees'.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 21 May 1998, lot 364, as 'Wicklow Farm', where purchased by the present owner.
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S.B. Kennedy, Paul Henry with a catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 280, no. 911.
Toronto, Eaton Galleries, Recent Paintings by Paul Henry, September - October 1936, no. 14.
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