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Harry exhibited the Consecration of St. Mel, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick panel at the Art Industries exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society, and at the Crafts Society of Ireland’s exhibition in Dawson Street in 1910. Over thirteen thousand students submitted work for examination at the South Kensington National Competitions in London. Harry won a gold medal for this stained glass panel in 1911.
The examiners report stated that: A gold medal has been awarded to Harry Clarke, of Dublin, for a very remarkable effort in the highest class of art, full of vigour and character, earnest feeling, richness of conception, and great resource in design and detail – Albert G. Power (The Irish Times: August 19 1911).
____The Irish Times, Success of Irish Art Students, August 19 1911
Photos Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Text Lucy Costigan 2009