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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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  1. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  2. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  3. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  5. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  7. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  9. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  10. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  12. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  13. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  15. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  16. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  22. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  23. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse