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Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary

William and Mary

Sean Keating PRHA (1889 – 1977)

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  • Artist
    Sean Keating PRHA
  • Title
    William and Mary
  • Date
    N.D.
  • Dimensions
    63 × 55.5cm
  • Medium
    Pastel on paper
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Haverty Trust
Description

Keating’s first visit to the Aran Islands in 1914 had a deep impact on his life and art.

He concluded that the essence of Irishness resided in the inhabitants of the west and in works such as William and Mary he elevated country folk to native nobility.

Although many of his representations of western figures appear to be types rather than individuals, he did use his friends and acquaintances as models and sometimes recycled faces in a number of different works. The model for William in this piece also appears in a pastel sketch known as Two Men with Wine Goblets and has been identified as a rather caricatured portrait of Michael P. Cronin of Dromscarra, Kiskeam, Co. Cork, who also sat for Keating’s Republican Court, 1921, painted in 1946.

This work was presented to the Model and Niland Collection by the Haverty Trust which was established to encourage Irish art by purchasing works and donating them to public institutions. The Trust made its first purchases in 1930 and, as they usually bought contemporary work, William and Mary is likely to date from after that date and may have been produced around 1946 when Keating was working on Republican Court, 1921.

Written by Riann Coulter

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