Walter Frederick Osborne RHA, ROI (Irish, 1859-1903) Milking time
Lot 93
Walter Frederick Osborne RHA, ROI
(Irish, 1859-1903)
Milking time
Sold for £46,850 (US$ 77,688) inc. premium
Lot Details
Walter Frederick Osborne RHA, ROI (Irish, 1859-1903)
Milking time
signed 'Walter Osborne' (lower left)
oil on canvas
64 x 79cm (25 3/16 x 31 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Willie Jameson Esq., St Marnock's, Malahide
    Thence by descent

    LITERATURE:
    For a study relating to the present lot see Jeanne Sheehy, Walter Osborne, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Ireland, 1983, cat. no. 68, ill p. 125

    During the 1890s, Osborne produced a number of works related to milking time, set both indoors and outdoors. During this period, the artist would summer with the Jameson family at St. Marnock's in north Co. Dublin, and Sheehy refers to two works painted for the family, Milking Time in St. Marnock's Byre and Cattle, St. Marnock's. Another study from the same collection, painted circa 1898, shows a number of similarities to the present lot, as does a pencil study for Milking Time in St. Marnock's Byre from the Roth Collection (Christie's London, 14 May 2004 lot 35).

Saleroom notices

  • The full title of the picture should be Milking Time in St Marnock's Byre Exhibited: Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy,Memorial Exhibition of the Work of Walter Osborne, RHA, Winter 1903, no. 43. Literature: Thomas Bodkin, Four Irish Landscape Painters, 1920 (Irish Academic Press Reprint, 1987), p. 141. Jeanne Sheehy, Walter Osborne, 1974, (Gifford and Craven, Ballycotton, Co Cork), p. 56, 143 (no. 487)
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