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Paul Henry, R.H.A., R.U.A.
1876-1958
WOMAN WITH FAGOTS
signed and dated l.r.: PAUL HENRY/ 1904
charcoal
47 by 23cm., 18½ by 9in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist, thence by descent;
Their sale, Morgan O'Driscoll, 14 September 2015, lot 51, where purchased by the present owner

Catalogue Note

This rare, early drawing dates from 1904, before Paul Henry settled on Achill island in 1910 and embarked upon his celebrated paintings of the West of Ireland. Although he is remembered for his oils Henry created beautiful drawings early in his career, as seen in the present work. It shows his highly accomplished technical ability, with soft outlines and careful toning to create form and atmosphere.  

Woman with Fagots is numbered 1294 in S. B. Kennedy's ongoing cataloguing of Paul Henry's oeuvre.

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