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In the Boathouse is a 2009 work by Barrie Cooke and Seamus Heaney. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumColour intaglio, handprinted on Moulin de Gue paper, Hors Commerce
Dimensions76.5 x 58 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2009
EditionEdition of 40; A/P
Item NumberIMMA.2857
Image Caption
Barrie Cooke, Seamus Heaney, In the Boathouse, 2009, Colour intaglio, handprinted on Moulin de Gue paper, Hors Commerce, 76.5 x 58 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2009

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Barrie Cooke

Barrie Cooke 1931–2014

Born in Cheshire, Barrie Cooke studied Art History at Harvard University and moved to Ireland in 1954. He held his first solo exhibition in Dublin the following year. Cooke has exhibited widely throughout Europe, the US and Canada. Major retrospectives of his work were held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin in 1986 and at the RHA in 1995. Cooke exhibited at IMMA in 2008. His work is represented in public and private collections worldwide.
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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney 1939–2013

Born near Castledawson, Co. Derry, Seamus Heaney studied at Queen's University, Belfast. His major poetry collections include Death of a Naturalist (1966), and The Haw Lantern (1987), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award. His collection The Spirit Level (1996) and translation of Beowulf (1999) both won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Heaney also published several works of prose and criticism, translated two plays by Sophocles, and co-edited two selections of poetry with Ted Hughes, The Rattle Bag (1982) and The School Bag (1997). He taught English and poetry at Queen's University and at Harvard University, and was professor of poetry at Oxford University from 1989 to 1994. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, was made a Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 1996, and elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1997.
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