Lot 308
  • 308

Katherine MacCausland

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • Katherine MacCausland
  • Sisters; Three of a Kind
  • one signed and dated u.l.: K. MacCausland/ 1911; the other signed and dated u.l.: K. MacCausland/ 1912
  • both oil on canvas
  • one 50.5 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.; the other 65 by 81cm., 25½ by 32in.

Provenance

Estate of Edith Eaton Lowe, by whom bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum

Catalogue Note

Although little is know today about MacCausland, she was a prominent figure in her time circling with the pioneering British and Irish modernist painters at the turn of the 19th century who were absorbing the new French naturalist style of painting in France. She left Ireland for the artist colony Grez-sur-Loing in the 1880s, frequented by the likes of John Lavery, Walter Osborne, Frank O’Meara and John Singer Sargent. The soft yet confident execution of the present works, with flashes of colour, show her to have successfully grasped the techniques of her better known contemporaries, and even have shades of O'Conor's Breton oils. 
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