A wonderful depiction of the north aspect of Howth Head peninsula, an area known as Balscadden. William Butler Yeats lived here for a time and Michael Collins a leading figure in the early 20th century Irish struggle for independence was known to have used a safe house in the area whilst a fugitive. Inevitably one can’t fail to mention the famous opening lines of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake – “riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.”
A Dubliner by birth Harris travels the Irish countryside capturing landscapes and seascapes characterised by dramatic skies over an expansive sea and mountains sweeping down to the coastline. This wonderful painting is from the artist’s Landscapes of Ireland series and is available framed.