NATHANIEL HONE, R.H.A.
COWS SHELTERING UNDER A TREE
indistinctly signed with initials l.r.
oil on canvas
63.5 by 91.5cm., 25 by 36in.
The canvas is lined. A craquelure pattern visible across the surface which appears stable.
Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish, which makes the surface difficult to read conclusively. There appear to be some retouchings to the trunk of the tree in the centre of the composition.
Held in a gilt plaster frame.
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Godolphin Gallery, Dublin;
Private collection, Ireland