Oil on canvas landscape with peat diggers, 16" by 20", 26" by 29 3/4" as framed, signed at the lower right in white "Marjoram". This is a fine work by the well listed, often auctioned Irish artist GERALD (Jerry or Gerry) MARJORAM, (1936-). Marjoram was born in Dublin and tutored by Maurice McGonigal and Sean Keating; by 1970 he was painting full time. Since then he has achieved considerably notoriety in Ireland, his works handled by fine galleries in Dublin and Galway; one of his largest oils hangs in the Irish embassy in Prague. This example appears to be titled "Connemara" on the frame, which might therefore be the original. Unfortunately past owners stored this improperly, perhaps in a garage, where it became quite dirty and sustained puncture damage at upper right and the canvas is torn away from the tacking edge at bottom, giving the canvas a rumpled appearance. It needs to be cleaned, restretched, and the issue at upper right repaired, but once that is accomplished it will be once again back to its original beauty. The inner liner is quite dirty; I considered discarding it but since the frame has "Connemara" on it I believe it part of the original presentation.
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