DONLEAVY J. P.
Shapes of Organic Science.
Exhibition label of The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin adhered to the back of the frame. Donleavy had an exhibition at the Molesworth Gallery, 7 – 20 February 2006 titled Beastly Beasts, Birds. People & Places. There were 87 works in the sold-out show (11 oils and 76 watercolours and drawings). J.P. Donleavy, author of The Ginger Man and other acclaimed works, began his career in Ireland as an artist. He held his first solo exhibition in Dublin in 1948 and has continued to paint and draw in tandem with with his writing ever since. His work is in the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. A copy of the exhibition catalogue signed by Donleavy showing this image on page 49 accompanys the painting.
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Oil on hardboard. Sheet size: 50.8 x 66.1 cm Excellent condition. Presented in a white and gilt wooden frame.