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Tony O'Malley, Irish, 1913-2003
Title: Sketchbook
Date: 1950s
Medium: Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, charcoal on paper
13 × 20 cm
Credit Line: Presented, Antoinette and Patrick J. Murphy, 2023
Object Number: NGI.2023.29
DescriptionThis sketchbook features quick observational sketches and compositional ideas for paintings. It reflects ordinary details of life Tony O'Malley observed around him in 1950's while he travelled around as a bank official in Wexford. The rough sketches depict old farmyards, beaches, a wake, churchyards, and country towns. Drawn using a wide variety of media, these modest renderings show his O'Malley experimenting, making mistakes, and revelling in recording everyday scenes.

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