Robert Burke, Irish (1909-1991) "The Coulin," O.O.C., depic...





Robert Burke, Irish (1909-1991)

"The Coulin," O.O.C., depicting young girl and gentleman leaning on a stone wall in vast countryside with the gentleman playing the accordion and the young lady singing, approx. 64cms x 77cms (25" x 30"), inscribed label on reverse, artist address label on reverse, gilt frame. (1)

Provenance:   Purchased Adams, March 2017, Lot 88.

Robert Burke was born in Dundee in Scotland where he attended the college of art . He moved to Ireland in 1936 when he took over the role of headmaster at the Waterford School of Art a post he held till his retirement in 1974. He was on the organising committee of The Waterford ArtExhibitions from1937wherehe exhibited and was later to become its chairman. He also exhibited with the RA, RSA, RHA, Dublin Painters ,WSIand the Paris Salon.

"The Coulin" is one of the most beautiful and popular traditional Irish airs whose exact origin has been open to debate over a long period of time.

Auction Date: 16th Nov 2022 at 12:30pm

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16th Nov 2022 12:30pm (Lots 1 to 420)