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PROPERTY FROM THE JOSEPH & BRENDA CALIHAN COLLECTION

Patrick Hennessy, R.H.A.
THE YEW WALK
JUMP TO LOT
37

PROPERTY FROM THE JOSEPH & BRENDA CALIHAN COLLECTION

Patrick Hennessy, R.H.A.
THE YEW WALK
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Irish Art

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Patrick Hennessy, R.H.A.
1915 - 1980
THE YEW WALK

Provenance

Associated American Artists, New York;
Christie's, Dublin, 26 May 1993, lot 171, where purchased by the present owners

Catalogue Note

Portraits and landscapes in the style of the present work and Self-Portrait (lot 36) represented the majority of Patrick Hennessy's output at this time and although they are made with an obsessively detailed technique there is also the suggestion of the sinister in the everyday. The classical bust seen in The Yew Walk is indicative of the symbolist direction Hennessy’s work would take in the following years but the clarity and detail is similar to Dutch genre painting of the 17th century. Sitting somewhere between still-life and landscape, it defies categorisation along with the best of the artist’s works. 

Seán Kissane (Curator of Exhibitions at IMMA)

Irish Art

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London