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Sarah Henrietta Purser

John, the Artist's Brother | John, le frère de l'artiste

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

600 - 800 EUR

Property from the Collection of the Late Brian P. Burns | Provenant de l'ancienne Collection de Brian P. Burns

Sarah Henrietta Purser

Sarah Henrietta Purser

John, the Artist's Brother | John, le frère de l'artiste

John, the Artist's Brother | John, le frère de l'artiste

Estimate:

600 - 800 EUR

Lot sold:

882

EUR

Property from the Collection of the Late Brian P. Burns

Sarah Henrietta Purser

1848 - 1943

John, the Artist's Brother


pencil on paper

unframed: 14 by 12.7cm., 5½ by 5in.

framed: 31.5 by 31.5cm.; 12½ by 12½in.

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Provenant de l'ancienne Collection de Brian P. Burns

Sarah Henrietta Purser

1848 - 1943

John, le frère de l'artiste


crayon sur papier

san cadre: 14 by 12.7cm., 5½ by 5in.

avec cadre: 31.5 by 31.5cm.; 12½ by 12½in.

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Gorry Gallery, Dublin, by whom gifted to the late Brian P. Burns in 1996

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Gorry Gallery, Dublin, qui en a fait don à feu Brian P. Burns en 1996

Sarah Purser was a revered personality and artist in her lifetime. A painter, illustrator and stained glass designer, she was Ireland's first successful female portrait painter and an influential activist in Irish art. She went to Paris in the late 1870s and enrolled at the Académie Julian. While there she befriended Berthe Morisot and was introduced to the work of the Impressionists, which in turn influenced her work. A highly successful career as a portraitist in Ireland followed. 


She was equally determined to help advance an Irish school of visual art and became Hugh Lane's closest ally in promoting a gallery for modern art, and after his death, lobbying the return of his collection to Ireland. She inspired a great number of artists including Jack B. Yeats, William Orpen, Mary Swanzy and Evie Hone (all represented in the sale). She herself had two works included in the 1922 exhibition at Galeries Barbazanges. 


In Dublin, she also held regular soirées in which artists, writers, academics, politicians and patrons gathered. The playwright Lennox Robinson described her evenings as 'the Mecca of every distinguished visitor to Dublin'. 


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Sarah Purser était une personnalité et une artiste vénérée de son vivant. Peintre, illustratrice et conceptrice de vitraux, elle a été la première femme portraitiste à succès d'Irlande et une activiste influente de l'art irlandais. Elle se rend à Paris à la fin des années 1870 et s'inscrit à l'Académie Julian. Elle s'y est liée d'amitié avec Berthe Morisot et a été initiée au travail des impressionnistes, qui ont à leur tour influencé son travail. Une carrière de portraitiste très réussie en Irlande s'ensuit. 


Elle était tout aussi déterminée à contribuer à l'essor d'une école irlandaise d'art visuel et devint l'alliée la plus proche de Hugh Lane pour promouvoir une galerie d'art moderne et, après sa mort, pour faire pression en faveur du retour de sa collection en Irlande. Elle a inspiré un grand nombre d'artistes, dont Jack B. Yeats, William Orpen, Mary Swanzy et Evie Hone (tous représentés dans la vente). Elle a elle-même eu deux œuvres incluses dans l'exposition de 1922 aux Galeries Barbazanges. 


À Dublin, elle organise régulièrement des soirées où se retrouvent artistes, écrivains, universitaires, politiciens et mécènes. Le dramaturge Lennox Robinson a décrit ses soirées comme "la Mecque de tout visiteur distingué de Dublin".