Edward McGuire (Irish, 1932-1986) Owl 2 86.5 x 61 cm. (34 x 24 in.)
Lot 51
Edward McGuire (Irish, 1932-1986) Owl 2 86.5 x 61 cm. (34 x 24 in.)
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 24,000 - 33,000

Lot Details
Edward McGuire (Irish, 1932-1986)
Owl 2
signed and dated 'EDWARD/McGUIRE.72' (lower right), further signed and inscribed '"Owl 2"/Edward McGuire' (on a label attached to the frame)
oil on canvas
86.5 x 61 cm. (34 x 24 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With The Dawson Gallery, Dublin
    Private Collection, Dublin

    The Irish portraitist, still-life artist and bird painter Edward McGuire was born in Dublin and his paintings were widely exhibited during his lifetime.

    He used a laboriously meticulous painting technique which led to the completion of only about six works of art a year. McGuire's keen interest in bird-painting stemmed from the association in his youth with a taxidermist at the Natural History Museum in Dublin. McGuire purchased three stuffed specimens from Mr Williams, starting a bird collection whose members he painted repeatedly in intricate detail throughout his career.

    His work is included in the collections of the Ulster Museum, Belfast; the National Gallery of Ireland; the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin; The National Museum; Trinity College Dublin; University College Dublin; University College Cork; PJ Carroll and Co., Dublin City University, Dublin Writers Museum and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
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