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

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Charles Lamb, R.H.A.
1893-1964
A BRETON WOMAN, KNITTING
signed l.r.: LAMB; inscribed with title, signature and price £85 on label attached to the reverse of the frame.
oil on canvas
61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
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Provenance

Kevin O'Kelly, Co. Wexford;
Dillon Antiques, Dublin, 1987

Exhibited

Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, 1953, no.122;
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

Born in Portadown, Co. Armagh, Charles Lamb is notable for his depictions of the Irish landscape and people. He trained at the Belfast School of Art and followed in his predecessors' footsteps, such as O'Conor, Osborne and Leech, by travelling to Brittany from 1926-7 and portraying the lives of the local people. He displayed the same aptitude here as he did for capturing the lives of those in the West of Ireland, in a manner akin to Sean Keating. 

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

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London