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  • WOODWARDS BELIEVE THIS WORK TO BE AN UNTRACED PAUL HENRY

     Hillside Cottages, Connemara at Woodwards summer auction in Cork on June 22 is believed by the auctioneers to be an untraced work by Paul Henry – possibly The Wilds of Connemara exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London in 1934 or In the Hills of Connemara exhibited in New York and Boston in 1930. Dr. S.B. Kennedy, the late art historian, curator and author of the definitive work on Henry, reported that a number of Paul Henry’s paintings remained untraced or unidentified. “Paul Henry often made paintings from drawings done perhaps years earlier.  Consequently his pictures can be difficult to date and too he often painted variations on a theme”.  The setting for this one, which the artist painted many times, is a remote group of cottages in the townland of Loughanillaun with the road from Ballynahinch to Clifden hidden in the valley below the mountains.  Framed by Gilberts, Cork in the 1930’s the painting was last at auction at Woodwards around 1964.

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