Kevin O'Kelly, Co. Wexford; Dillon Antiques, Dublin, 1987
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
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.
Original canvas. The work appears in good overall condition.
Under UV light there appears to be possible minor flecks of retouching along the upper edge and a spot to the sitter's forehead.
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