Adam's IMPORTANT IRISH ART 8th December 2021

70 48 TERENCE P. FLANAGAN PRUA RHA (1929-2011) A Single Rose Oil on board, 76 x 63cm (30 x 24¾’’) Signed and dated (19)’74 Provenance: Collection of Paul and Catherine Daly; Their sale, these rooms, 1/10/08, lot 52, where purchased by the current owner. Exhibited: Dublin, David Hendriks Gallery, ‘T.P. Flanagan’, Oct/Nov 1975, catalogue no.12. € 8,000 - 12,000 This work from 1974 is one of a series of rose studies the artist produced about this time. Dickon Hall’s critique of A Rose Wrapped Up in 2020 could equally apply to the present work : ‘The apparent lyrical simplicity of this painting also carries more complex references across other series of paintings by Flanagan, such as images of wrapped turf, while it has also been suggested that there might be an emotional and visual connection with his seminal 1974 painting The Victim . It is similar in mood and iconography to the Emigrant Letter series, each capturing moments of delicate beauty and poignancy while subtly acknowledging the darker sources of inspiration. The res- onance of objects and their associations was significant for Flanagan and the juxtapo- sition of the rose and the bowl creates a dialogue within the painting itself.’