Two Unrecorded Works by Distinguished Irish Artist Paul Henry for Sale at Bonhams
Paul Henry, Old Age Pensioners, 1911. Estimate: £100,000-£150,000. Photo: Bonhams.
Two paintings by the distinguished Irish artist, Paul Henry R.H.A. (1876-1958) believed to have been presented to Clemens J. France, 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, will be sold by Bonhams on November 14 in London.
The subjects of the two paintings are beautiful landscapes probably showing scenes near Achill Sound and Dugort Bay, Achill Island.
’A scene near Achill sound’ signed ‘PAUL HENRY.’ (lower left) an oil on canvas, 40 x 60.8cm. (15 5/6 x 23 5/6in.) is estimated to sell for £40,000-60,000. Probably a scene near Achill Sound and can be dated 1916-19 on stylistic grounds.
‘Dugort bay, Achill island’ signed ‘PAUL HENRY’ (lower left) oil on canvas 38 x 45.7cm. (15 x 18in) estimated to sell for £30,000-50,000. It is probably a view of Slievemore, Dugort Bay, Achill and can be dated 1918-22 on stylistic grounds.
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