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Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty

Old Kitty

Sean Keating PRHA (1889 – 1977)

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  • Artist
    Sean Keating PRHA
  • Title
    Old Kitty
  • Date
    N.D.
  • Dimensions
    74 × 62cm
  • Medium
    Oil on canvas
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by James A. Healy in 1975 (Josephine C. Healy Memorial Collection)
Description

Dublin gallery owner Victor Waddington showed Keating’s work from 1925 until 1957. In 1928 possibly because Keating’s work was selling well, Waddington commissioned from the artist two paintings featuring west of Ireland types. The first of these was ‘Old Kitty’ and the other was ‘The Turf Buyer’ (1928).

Keating was evidently pleased with Old Kitty and he returned to the theme again. He made a pastel study of old Kitty in 1930 in which he removed ll other visual elements and concentrated on her features. The drawing was shown by Victor Waddington at the Dublin Horse Show in 1931 and in the RHA the same year. (O’ Connor, E (2009). Sean Keating: In Focus. Limerick: Hunt Museum.)

Written by Riann Coulter

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  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  17. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  19. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  21. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland