PROVENANCE: Probably presented to Clemens J. France, Detroit, a member of the US Committee of Enquiry on Conditions in Ireland, by the people of Ireland in gratitude for his work on the Constitution of the Irish Free State, circa 1922 Gifted by Clemens J. France to the family of the current owner, circa 1950 Private Collection, Maryland, USA
The present work is probably a scene near Achill Sound and can be dated 1916-19 on stylistic grounds. A similar composition exists entitled Connemara Landscape (S.B Kennedy, Paul Henry, Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, p. 194, cat.no 460 (ill.b&w).
Please note that this work will be included in Dr. S.B Kennedy's ongoing catalogue of Paul Henry's work, and is numbered 1259.
We are grateful to Dr. S.B Kennedy for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.