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Details & Cataloguing

A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian P. Burns

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Rowan Gillespie
B.1953
THE YEARNING (MISTY MORNING)
signed, dated and numbered: 2/9 Rowan Gillespie 2002
bronze
height (including base): 36cm., 14¼in.
Executed in 2000 in an edition of 9 (only two cast).
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Provenance

Purchased directly from the artist

Catalogue Note

This figure relates directly to the stoic seaman seen in Jack B. Yeats' painting Misty Morning, see lot 15. Gillespie recalls seeing the painting as a boy and the bronze figure emerged from his distant memory of it. When the original painting entered Brian P. Burns' collection, he purchased the bronze so that he could still enjoy the Yeatsian figure when the painting was on loan to exhibitions; thus serendipitously, Gillespie's bronze was reunited with its original inspiration. 

A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian P. Burns

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London