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Patrick Hennessy, b.1915

Yellow Ribbon1951

Yellow Ribbon is a 1951 work by Patrick Hennessy. It is not currently on display in IMMA. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions49.4 x 67.6 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.247 GL
Not on view
Copyright Photographer Jedrzej Niezgoda.
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Patrick Hennessy, Yellow Ribbon, 1951, Oil on canvas, 49.4 x 67.6 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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

About the Artist

Patrick Hennessy 1915–1980

Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-80), was one of Ireland’s most successful post–war realist painters. A prolific artist, he created traditional portraits, landscapes, equine studies and still-lifes, but he also created works unlike anything being made in Ireland at the time. Fusing realism with a Surrealist subjectivity learned in Paris he painted human figures isolated in the landscape, male nudes and portraits of African men that puzzled Irish critics who branded him ‘something of an outsider'
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