116 83 John Shinnors (b.1950) GOOD FRIDAY MORNING BREAKFAST (DIPTYCH) oil on canvas and oil on panel; (unframed) signed and titled on reverse 60 by 65in. (152.4 by 165.1cm) Canvas section appears to be in excellent condition. Some paint loss where the nails attaching the panel to the backing board are showing. Otherwise excellent condition. Provenance: Collection of Eamon Mallie; Jonathan Swift Gallery, Carrickfergus; Private collection Literature: Mallie, Eamon, One Hundred Years of Irish Art - A Millennium Presentation, Nicholson & Bass Ltd, 2000, p. 275 “ One morning in particular, I recall the door of the gallery being open. This was unusual, as it did not normally open until the afternoon. As with most children of my age, my curiosity was aroused, and I went to investigate this new horizon of my expanding world. Taking the dog, I entered this strange room of mysterious objects. The collection in the art gallery consisted mainly of portraiture, landscape and still life paintings. There was one painting that I went up to almost instinctively. It was a study of a herring, hanging quite low on the wall, and I remember lifting the dog up to the painting so that he could smell the fish.” John Shinnors. €40,000-€60,000 (£34,480-£51,720 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot83 St. George Hare RI ROI (1857-1933) Still Life (fresh herring), undated. Oil on linen, 26.5 x 44cm Gift of Dermot O’Brien, c. 1948, part of the Permanent Collection of Limerick City Gallery of Art, to whom we are grateful for the reproduction of this image. www. gallery.limerick.ie