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Stanley Pettigrew b.1927

A Lake Amongst the Benns, Connemara

Oil on canvas laid on board 20 x 30 inches. Signed by the artist
Price: €2,200

Stanley Pettigrew is best known as a painter of the Wicklow landscape but he is at his best on his annual excursions to to Connemara. By the time he first held a brush in his hand, he had become enthralled with the special quality of light and spectacular subject of the West of Ireland. He went to school in Sligo and in the early days took a keen interest in carpentry. However, it was during the summer holidays, when he was about fourteen years of age, that he met the man who was about to change his interests completely. This was Jim Heuston, a confirmed Republican and extremely colourful character, who had been twice imprisoned during the 1916 rising and again in 1922. By 1941, Heuston was working as a sign painter in Sligo but he also had an interest in landscape painting. He encouraged Stanley to accompany him on his expeditions and so began a painting career, which continues to this day. During these journeys around the Yeats Country, his great love of the open countryside developed. In common with many other artists who had gone before him, he was fascinated by the massive cloud formations and their reflections on water.

This lake scene in the heart of the Benns is a fine example of his work and and is typical of the isolated locations Stanley seeks out on his excursions. He captures the vastness of the mountain range while displaying at the same time a local intimacy of peace and tranquillity depicted in a splendid range of harmonious colour.

William John Hennessy 1839 – 1917

Photograph of a drawing by William John Hennessy.

The Votive Offering

Ink, sepia and gum Arabic on paper; 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches. Signed by the artist
Provenance:Private collection, London
Ref: The Graphic, London, July 31st 1875
Price: €1,600

This drawing appears to be a preparatory work for Hennessy’s important Royal Academy oil, Bringing the Ex-Voto to the Church, sold by Sotheby’s, New York, in 1982. However, although the detail common to both works is faithfully reproduced, the view is enlarged and further detail is added to the Academy oil. This includes a cleric sitting on a bench overlooking the sea and a lady sitting on the grass to his left. The houses in the background and the tall monument are omitted in the oil and the small shrine pinned to the tree is shown further to the left. The angle of view is also changed, which allows for a wider view of the distant headland.

The theme depicts a small family group as they make their way to a Church situated on high ground overlooking the sea. The central figure has the appearance of a mariner. He is depicted in a reflective mode as he carries his offering of a model ship, complete with furled sails, to the Church. An ex-voto offering may take many forms and is made following a vow or in gratitude to a particular saint. The offering of a model ship might indicate a rescue at sea or survival in a violent storm.

An illustration of the Royal Academy painting appeared in 'The Graphic' on July 31st, 1875.

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