The present work was included in the 1998 solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In the accompanying catalogue, Marina Vaizey writes of the artist's response to the 'highly individual notion of place, the genius loci, recalling the slow growth from topography into landscape that transformed art several centuries ago. His are not domestic pictures, however domestic in size some may be, and however at home they often are. Rather they are windows looking inward in order to look outward. Moreover, however profound Felim Egan's paintings are, they are also joyful ... Foreland [the present work] is aglow from the sun setting on Donegal's Bloody Foreland' (see M. Vaizey, exhibition catalogue, Felim Egan, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, March - May 1998).