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Hughie O'Donoghue, b.1953, Seamus Heaney, b.1939

The Testament of Cresseid2004

The Testament of Cresseid is a 2004 work by Hughie O'Donoghue and Seamus Heaney. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumLimited edition Book and print
DimensionsDimensions variable
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Hughie O' Donoghue, 2005
EditionEdition 5/25
Item NumberIMMA.1818
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Hughie O'Donoghue, Seamus Heaney, The Testament of Cresseid, 2004, Limited edition Book and print, Dimensions variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Hughie O' Donoghue, 2005

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

Hughie O'Donoghue

Hughie O'Donoghue b.1953

Born in Manchester in 1953 and now based in Co Kilkenny, Hughie O’Donoghue has been exhibiting internationally, in solo and group exhibitions, since 1982, gaining a reputation as one of the leading painters of his generation. ‘Hughie O’Donoghue: Recent Paintings and Selected Works from the American Ireland Fund Donation’ was held at IMMA in 2009. His paintings are included in important public collections, including the National Gallery, London; the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; and the Arts Council of England. O’Donoghue was elected as a member of the Royal Academy in 2009.
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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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