Description O'Conor, a native of Count Roscommon, received his academic training at Ampleforth, Dublin, and Antwerp. He arrived in Paris in 1886 and began to develop a looser style of painting. In 1894, he worked along side Paul Gauguin at Pont Aven, Brittany. He continued to work in a modernist style although he never entirely ambandoned external subject matters. This painting was at one time thought to depict a Brittany subject, but is now thought to be a late work executed elsewhere.
Provenance Hôtel Drouet, Paris, Vente O'Conor, February 7, 1956 or 1958 (?); Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 1956 or 1958 (?), by purchase; Unknown Italian collector, 1960(?), by purchase; Browse and Darby, London, 1982, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1982, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase in honor of the Hon. F. D. Murnaghan with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Dupkin, 1982
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