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    Paul Henry R.H.A. (1876-1958) - The Currach (click on image to enlarge).

    Paul Henry R.H.A. (1876-1958) – The Currach (click on image to enlarge).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £158,500

    The Currach by Paul Henry is to be a highlight at Bonhams sale of Modern British and Irish Art in London on November 20.  Dating to 1913-14 it comes to market from a private Irish collection. It has not been sold for 60 years and it is now estimated at £100,000-150,000.

    Penny Day, Head of Irish Art at Bonhams, comments: “What’s exciting about ‘The Curragh’ is that it presents a rare and charged seascape by an artist who’s better known for his calm, rural landscapes. The scene is rendered with spontaneous strokes that show Henry at his best and compel the viewer to urge the men forward”.  It was painted on Achill Island where Henry spent a decade from 1910.
    It was exhibited in Belfast at the Art Gallery of the Belfast Industrial Development Association in 1914 and Magee’s Gallery in 1919; in Dublin at Mill’s Hall in 1919, the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1943, and the National Gallery of Ireland in 2003; and in Shannon at Shannon Free Airport in 1957.
    UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £158,500.

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