162 119 Charlotte Katherine MacCausland (1860-1930) THREE OF A KIND, 1912 oil on canvas signed and dated lower left 26 by 32in. (66 by 81.3cm) Frame Dimensions: 31 by 38in. (78.7 by 96.5cm) Small paint loss in lower left corner and another to right hand boy’s cheek. May benefit from a light clean, otherwise appears in good overall condition. Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching. Provenance: Estate of Edith Eaton Lowe; by whom bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum; Private collection Charlotte Katherine MacCausland was born in Dublin in 1860. Nothing is known about her education, but she must have had an aptitude for art which is shown by her paintings. She moved to England in the 1880s, and exhibited several pictures at the Royal Academy (1886-1904) as well as at the R.B.A., the R.O.I., and other institutions. She moved to Paris in the mid-1880s, and studied with various artists including Carolus-Duran, and Henner, as well as at the Academie Julian with Robert-Fleury, Lefebvre and Boulanger. MacCausland exhibited at the Societé des Artistes Françaises, 1886-89, the Societé National des Beaux-Arts, 1896-99, and at the Salon des Independents, 1905-12. The majority of her exhibits were depictions of young women. She moved to Grez, about 1889, where she became friends with Roderic O’Conor, Frank Chadwick and his Swedish wife Emma Lowestadt and especially with Guy Ferris Maynard (1856-1936) from Chicago. She and Maynard lived together for many years. MacCausland began to visit Brittany in the 1890s, and she was in Pont-Aven in the mid-1890s. In 1899 she is recorded as staying in Le Pouldu on the Breton coast, where Gauguin had painted . At Pont-Aven she became acquainted with Charles Filiger, one of the original members of Gauguin’s Pont- Aven circle, and Matthew and Gwen Smith. In 1912 she moved,with Maynard to Concarneau. Guy Maynard returned to America in the 1920s and Katharine died at Concarneau in 1930 Several of McCausland’s paintings are in municipal and private collections in Grez and elsewhere in Brittany. Her work was included in major exhibitions such as ‘The Irish Impressionists’ at the National Gallery in 1984, and ‘Irish Painters in Brittany’ at Pont-Aven in 1999. She is one of the more talented of Ireland’s emigré artists of the 19th century, if little known in her native country. €4,000-€6,000 (£3,450-£5,170 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot119