12 May 2006
Derek Hill, H.R.H.A. (1916-2000)
The Tau Cross at West Town
signed with initials 'DH' (lower right)
oil and sand on canvas
31 x 46 in. (78.8 x 116.8 cm.)
Painted in 1963.
The artist's estate.
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G. Gowrie, Derek Hill: An Appreciation, London and New York, 1987, illustrated p. 26.
London, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, 1960, no. 1.
The artist comments, 'Boats pulled up by the Tau Cross at West Town, Tory Island. Currachs are still used on the island but the last coracles were abandoned around twenty years ago' (loc. cit.).
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