A beautiful painting of Portnablagh is expected to fetch more than €6,000 at auction in Dublin on Monday.
The 14.75 inches by 19.75 (37.5cm by 50.2cm) oil on board by James Humbert Craig will go under the hammer at Whyte’s spring auction of Irish and international art.
The signed work is one of a number of Donegal paintings that are part of the sale.
Craig was born in Belfast to Alexander Craig, a tea merchant, and a Swiss mother, Marie Metzenen, from a family with a painting tradition.
He was raised in County Down and maintained a studio at Cushendun, County Antrim, according to his Wikipedia page. Craig abandoned a career in business, briefly attended the Belfast School of Art, and became a mostly self-taught painter of landscapes. Among his favorite panoramas were Donegal, Connemara and the Glens of Antrim.
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