"Placid Murray, Monk of Glenstal"

Medium: oils
Subject: portrait
Style: religious
Size: Width: 50 Height: 76 cms
Price: Not for sale
Notes: This Portrait of Placid Murray (born in 1918) was commissioned in 1991 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his profession as a monk in Glenstal Abbey. It took many preparatory drawings and several abandoned paintings before being finally realised last November (2012). The central image shows him in 2009 and the peripheral ones from top left anticlockwise are from 1943, 1959, 1991, 1993 and 2006. This piece will be exhibited at ths RHA Annual Exhibition 28th May - 17th August 2013. RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2.

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