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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. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  2. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  3. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  6. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  8. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  9. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  10. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  13. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  14. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  15. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  16. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  18. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  23. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  24. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl