Sean O’Sullivan R.H.A., Buildings beside St Audeon’s Church (1930)
Watercolour and pencil study showing tenement buildings (now demolished) to the side of St Audeon’s Church in Dublin. Laundry hangs from windows. A perambulator sits by the back door. Windows are broken or missing. Delapidated out-houses sprawl from the rear of the buildings.
Sean O'Sullivan is best known as a portrait painter, though he was an accomplished landscape artist too. He exhibited annually with the Royal Hibernian Gallery, and was commissioned to paint portraits of many prominent members of society, including politicians, artists, clerics and business leaders.
Signed and dated 1930. Reframed in non-reflective UV protective glass and archival mount. Victor Waddington Gallery sticker on reverse. The picture appears to be a study for a painting, with notes on colour and shadows jotted around the edges. An illegible dedication is written in the margins (hidden by the mounting board, which could read 'To Gary Dries / Ores (?) from Sean O'Sullivan".
Watercolour and pencil on paper. Notes and inscription at the margin (hidden by framing). 30 x 37cm. Like most of our artworks, this piece is on display in our Clare Street shop. Worldwide shipping is available.