MOUNTAINS IN MAYO
Letitia M. Hamilton RHA  b. Dunboyne, Co. Meath 1878 d. 1964
Mountains in Mayo by Letitia M. Hamilton RHA
© The Artists Estate, Photograph © John Kellett/Drogheda Borough Council
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Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 26 cm
Permanent Catalogue No. DMAC 0003
Status: Exhibiting
Provenance: Presented by bequest of Dr. Richard Irvine Best, 1959

Hamilton mainly painted landscapes, usually on the spot, using bold brushwork and a palette knife to create heavy impasto, wtih an emphasis on light and colour as, for example, in her later work, Under the Mountains of Mayo. This freely painted, realisistic landscape depicts a traditional thatched cottage, with tall hay sheds behind and, further back, the imposing mountains. The artist uses white in abundance, allowing light to bounce throughout the painitng in a watercolour technique.

Source: Irish Art from Nathaniel Hone to Nano Reid: The Drogheda Muncipal Art Collection in Context, exhibition catalogue by Dr Denise Ferran.
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