17 May 2001
Frank Egginton (1908-1990)
Sheephaven and Melmore Head, from Horn Head, Co. Donegal
signed 'FRANK EGGINTON.' (lower right), and inscribed 'Lessian House./Cookstown./Co. Tyrone/11/9/48/Dear Mrs Barnes,/Many thanks for/your letter and cheque/in payment for the two/pictures./I am very glad to/hear that you are pleased/with them, but am sorry/that they were so long in arriving./At the moment we are in our caravan in Co. Mayo,/but will be putting it/away for the winter next/month. The weather has continued very mild and/rainy, but it suits my/painting./With kind regards/yours sincerely/F. Egginton.' (on a letter attached to the backboard)
pencil and watercolour
20½ x 29¼ in. (52.1 x 74.3 cm.)
Mrs Barnes, by whom purchased from the artist in September 1948.
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