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Pierrot / John Molloy

In ‘Pierrot/John Molloy’, Kelly’s friend and neighbour, John Molloy, poses for this realistic portrait. The pathos of the Pierrot in his hauntingly beautiful sad eyes and outstretched, poignant hands elevate this work from a mundane likeness. The Pierrot signifies the universally tragic figure with which all humans can identify.
  • John Kelly
  • B19
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • 058
  • 87 x 100 cm
  • Donation Presented by the Thomas Haverty Trust, 1962