Walter Osborne (1859-1903)

Osborne - Feeding the Chickens - OS8779.jpg

Walter Osborne 1859-1903

Feeding Chickens 1885

Oil on canvas 36 x 28 inches (91.5 x 71 cm)

Signed and dated Walter Osborne 85, lower left

Acquired on behalf of a Private Collector, UK

PROVENANCE: George McCulloch; Mr Shaw, Rathgar, County Dublin; Private Collection, Ireland until 2012

EXHIBITED: London, Guildhall Art Gallery, Works by Irish Painters, 1904, no. 39; London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, The McCulloch Collection of Modern Art, 1909; Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Walter Osborne, 1983, no. 19; Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, An Artist's Century, February, 2000; Dublin, RDS, Celebrating 150 years of the RDS Taylor Art Award, 2011; Loan Collection, Limerick University, from 1999

LITERATURE: Thomas Bodkin, ‘Four Irish Landscape Painter’s 1920, Irish Academic Press ed.,1987, p.149; Jeanne Sheehy, ‘Walter Osborne’, Gifford and Craven, Ballycotton, Co Cork, 1974, pp. 21, 116,

no. 83; Jeanne Sheehy, ‘Walter Osborne’, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Ireland, 1983, pp. 70-1 (illustrated in colour)