Fine Arts

Pick of the Week – Paul Henry at Morgan O’Driscoll

An atypical landscape by the Irish painter forms part of the upcoming Irish & International Online Art auction

Paul Henry’s Cottages on Achill Sound, which is Lot 10a at the sale with an estimate of €100,000-€150,000

Paul Henry is considered by many as one the greatest Irish landscape painters of the 20th century, and this gem of a painting titled Cottages on Achill Sound is certainly testament to this accolade.

A quintessential Henry depicting traditional thatched cottages and turf stacks – but there is a subtle difference in this work, dated to the early 1930s, with its open blue sea on the unbroken horizon.

Art historian Peter Murray notes: “In many ...