Gerard Dillon (Irish, 1916-1971) Snow in Connemara 30.5 x 40.5 cm. (12 x 16 in.)
Lot 9
Gerard Dillon (Irish, 1916-1971) Snow in Connemara 30.5 x 40.5 cm. (12 x 16 in.)
£25,000 - 35,000
US$ 42,000 - 59,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Gerard Dillon (Irish, 1916-1971)
Snow in Connemara
signed 'Gerard Dillon' (lower left)
oil on board
30.5 x 40.5 cm. (12 x 16 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired by the family of the present owner circa 1950s
    Thence by descent

    A painting titled Snow in Connemara is listed as being exhibited in the Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco in 1954. Dillon exhibited a number of Connemara pictures at the Maxwell Galleries which would indicate that the present work dates from this period. From a commercial point of view, it may not have been 'Irish' enough for American tastes in the 1950's - they were more accustomed to traditional landscapes by the likes of Paul Henry.

    We are grateful to Karen Reihill for her assistance in cataloguing this work.
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