New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, America’s Eye: Irish Paintings from the Collection of Brian P. Burns, 25 September 1997 - 4 January 1998
Bartholomew Watkins was a well established landscape painter who predominantly painted views in Co. Kerry. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin from 1856-1892, with several examples from the late 1870s and early 1880s bearing the same titles as both the present and following lot.
Original canvas, on a new stretcher providing stable support. The work appears in good overall condition, a minor area of craquelure along the right side of the lower edge.
Under UV light there appears to be a spot of retouching in the centre of the upper edge and also a minor spot near the centre of the sky.
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