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

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William McEvoy
FL.1858-1880
GLENGARIFF FROM THE KENMARE ROAD, EVENING
signed with monogram and dated l.l.: 1862; also titled, signed and inscribed '£30.00' on an old label attached to the reverse
oil on canvas
73.5 by 137cm., 29 by 54in.
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Provenance

Adam's, Dublin, 16 June 1993, lot 70

Exhibited

Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 1863, no.169;
Boston, Boston College Museum of Art, America’s Eye: Irish Paintings from the Collection of Brian P. Burns, 26 January - 19 May 1996, no.2, illustrated p.72, with tour to Dublin, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 19 June - 25 August 1996 and New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, 25 September 1997 - 4 January 1998; 
Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, A Century of Irish Painting: Selections from the Brian P. Burns Collection, 3 March - 29 April 2007, illustrated p.80

Catalogue Note

Although less well known today, William McEvoy was an accomplished landscape painter, predominantly of Irish and Welsh landscapes before moving to London in 1865. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin up until 1880. Bathed in evening light, in the present work McEvoy present a sweeping panoramic view looking towards Glengariff from the Kenmare pass. 

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

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London