Anthony Murphy. New Work. July 2021

In the early sixties my father would travel with his family to visit his brother, my uncle, the poet Richard Murphy, living in the old forge in Cleggan outside Clifden. To supplement his meagre income my uncle would sail tourists to Inishbofin in his Galway hooker called The True Light. On the way over you could watch the mackerel dying slowly in the bilges and follow the porpoises. Sometimes we would stop off at High Island where monks had eked out their existence over a thousand years ago. No harbour, just a leap ashore at the foot of a cliff. But the pagan world was present too for Mrs Coyne was definitely a witch. A witch that knitted my geansaí of emerald green that caught every flying fishhook. To my eye then Fodhla (ancient Ireland) was everywhere and the sweet smell off a donkey’s breath a revelation. Today I see how well named was my Uncle’s boat. If a painting of mine holds true light – then I am still aboard, a little seasick, but at least I am not a mackerel.

Anthony Murphy, March 2012


Anthony Murphy. The Chefs.

Code: 11868

Anthony Murphy.  The Chefs.
£6,000.00 Hand made Frame. Approx $8253.09, €7025.76, £6000
 

Anthony Murphy. Les Jardins des Tuileries.

Code: 11864

Anthony Murphy.  Les Jardins des Tuileries.
£6,000.00 Hand made Frame. Approx $8253.09, €7025.76, £6000
 

Anthony Murphy. La Femme a sa toilette.

Code: 11862

Anthony Murphy. La Femme a sa toilette.
£4,800.00 Handmade Frame Approx $6602.48, €5620.61, £4800
 

Anthony Murphy. Le Bain.

Code: 11859

Anthony Murphy. Le Bain.
£6,000.00 Handmade Frame Approx $8253.09, €7025.76, £6000
 

Anthony Murphy. La Baignoire

Code: 11858

Anthony Murphy.  La Baignoire
£6,000.00 Hand made Frame. Approx $8253.09, €7025.76, £6000
 

Anthony Murphy. The four Parasols.

Code: 11867

Anthony Murphy.  The four Parasols.
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Anthony Murphy. Returning Home.

Code: 11866

Anthony Murphy. Returning Home.
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Anthony Murphy. Molly skating.

Code: 11865

Anthony Murphy. Molly skating.
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Anthony Murphy. Le Boudoir.

Code: 11863

Anthony Murphy. Le Boudoir.
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Anthony Murphy. 'La Belle Serveuse'

Code: 11861

Anthony Murphy. 'La Belle Serveuse'
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Anthony Murphy. Boys on the Bridge.

Code: 11860

Anthony Murphy.  Boys on the Bridge.
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