Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

Glenveagh, Co. Donegal

James Humbert Craig

b. 1878 - d. 1944
1908 Oil on canvas

Humbert Craig's oil painting of Glenveagh, Co. Donegal, is a typical Craig bogscape, conveying atmospherically the changing light on a scene of a disappearing life and time. The light in the sky percolates through the ominous, encroaching rain clouds, highlighting the distant mountains and casting a pall over the foreground. On closer inspection, one can discern a couple working among the turfstacks, filling the creels on the donkeys with turf, ready for the journey home.

An oil landscape painting showing mountains in the background with a cloudy sky. In the right middle-ground two figures can be seen with two donkeys standing beside two mounds of turf.