Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)
LANDSCAPE, CONNEMARA, 1940s
oil on canvas laid on board
signed lower right
14.75 by 19in. (37.47 by 48.26cm)
Adam’s, 30 May 2000, lot 42;
Possibly a scene on the Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, although of this one cannot be certain.The
heavy impasto employed in the foreground and in the clouds is relatively uncommon in Paul
Henry’s oeuvre, although the evenly applied paint on the rest of the painting is typical of his work.
Again, characteristic of Henry, the composition was almost certainly based on sketches made
earlier. Dated to the 1940s on stylistic grounds, Landscape, Connemara is numbered 1290 in S. B.
Kennedy’s ongoing cataloguing of Paul Henry’s work.
Dr. S. B. Kennedy
70,000 (£44,440-£51,850 approx.)