The Tholsel by Paul Henry Expand Icon

Paul Henry (1876–1958)

The Tholsel

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Year
1939-40
Size
Unframed: 34 x 27cm; Framed size: 51.3 x 44.2cm
Medium
Oil on board

Paul Henry was a recognised national figure, whose work perhaps more than any other contemporary Irish artist epitomised de Valera’s conception of Ireland as a rural idyll focused on the landscape and lifestyles of the west. His images, widely used in tourist advertisements, did much to shape Irish identity during the period 1920 - 1960. This painting, a rare example of an urban landscape by Henry, formed an important addition to the collection.

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