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

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Aloysius O'Kelly
1849 - 1926
PORTE DE LA CASERNE, TANGIER
signed l.r.: ALOYS. O'KELLY/ TANGIER
oil on canvas
35 by 51cm., 13¾ by 20in.
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Provenance

Private collection, 1997

Exhibited

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 

Catalogue Note

Aloysius O'Kelly's paintings range in subject from scenes of Brittany - a popular artist colony; Irish rural life and Oriental views. Ireland produced very few Orientalist painters, and O'Kelly developed his interest while studying under the great Orientalist painter Jean-Léon Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the mid-1870s. He produced a number of paintings in North Africa including Tangier and Cairo; while Lavery is the most obvious connection to O'Kelly in this capacity (see following lot), O'Kelly's greater focus on individuals and their way of life distinguishes his art.

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

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London