Henry’s western muse on full display at upcoming sale

Morgan O’Driscoll’s latest sale is headlined by the wonderful A Western Village, painted in 1928

11th April, 2021
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A Western Village by Paul Henry has the conservative estimate of €25,000-€35,000

It’s a story often told, but well worth repeating. In the summer of 1910, painter Paul Henry and his wife Grace decided to take a fortnight’s holiday on Achill Island. After only two days, Henry famously took the return railway ticket and tore it into pieces, so captivated was he with the island that proved to be his destiny.

By the time he painted A Western Village in 1928, Henry had been...

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