Harry Clarke :A Meeting (1918 Panel) Collins Barracks, Dublin 1

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 1

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A Meeting (1918 Panel)
Number of Window in Collins Barracks:
2
Panel (in the meeting)
1
Date:
1918
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Collins Barracks,
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A Meeting (1918 Panel)


 

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The exquisite panel, A Meeting, was commissioned by Miss Jane French, a friend of Larky Waldron, in July 1918 (Bowe: 1994, p. 80). It was inspired by a ballad written by Heinrich Heine. The beautiful mermaid is depicted beside a merman, her glittering golden hair cascading in swirling spirals around her shoulders. The merman is attired in a white garment decorated with blue ferns. His arm is linking the mermaid's while he gazes at her delicate pale features. The panel is signed Harry Clarke 1918. 

Reference
Bowe, N. Gordon, The Life and Work of Harry Clarke, Irish Academic Press, 1994
Photos Michael Cullen 2009 - Text Lucy Costigan 2009