HEANEY, SEAMUS (b. 1939, Irish poet)
PORTRAIT BY PETER EDWARDS (b. 1955), oil on canvas, head and shoulders, half turned to the right and with head declined, signed with initials ('PE') and dated 1987 on the recto and inscribed on the stretcher ('United Arts Club Dublin 87'), framed and glazed, size of image 22 x 16 inches (56 x 40.5 cm), overall size 26 x 20 inches (66 x 51 cm), 1987
A fine portrait of Seamus Heaney by one of his best portraitists; Peter Edwards's commissioned portrait of Heaney is in the National Portrait Gallery. Peter was staying at the United Arts Club when he visited Seamus Heaney. The ease of sitting for Peter Edwards is noted in Stepping Stones, 2008.
WITH THE ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING inscribed and signed by the artist on the recto ('Seamus in the garden 191 Strand Road Dublin July 1987'), framed and glazed, size of image 10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm), overall size 16 x 13 inches (40 x 33 cm), 1987
PROVENANCE: Peter Edwards.