J.P. Donleavy (1926- 2017)  The Cock. Original watercolour on paper. Signed bottom left
J.P. Donleavy (1926- 2017)  The Cock. Original watercolour on paper. Signed bottom left
J.P. Donleavy (1926- 2017)  The Cock. Original watercolour on paper. Signed bottom left
J.P. Donleavy (1926- 2017)  The Cock. Original watercolour on paper. Signed bottom left
J.P. Donleavy (1926- 2017)  The Cock. Original watercolour on paper. Signed bottom left
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J.P. Donleavy (1926- 2017) The Cock. Original watercolour on paper. Signed bottom left

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I would like to express my condolences to the family of Mr Donleavy who sadly passed away in Sept 2017, aged 91.

J.P. Donleavy was among the most celebrated writers of the second half of the 20th Century.

He was born in the Bronx, New York of Irish parents in 1926. After the Second World War, he returned to Ireland to study at Trinity College, Dublin. He became a naturalized Irish citizen in 1967 and has resided there ever since. The publication of his magnificent novel "The Ginger Man" in 1955 catapulted him to international fame and has sold more than 45 million copies in twenty-five languages. His subsequent novels included "A Singular Man" (1963), "The Saddest Summer of Samuel S" (1966), "The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B" (1968), "The Onion Eaters" (1971), and "A Fairy Tale of New York" (1973).

Donleavy was also a well-respected painter and had his first solo show in Dublin in 1948. He claims “I’m the painter who became the writer who’s been rediscovered as a painter”.

This watercolour painting of a farmyard cockerel is typical of his quirky and humorous drawing style.

It is signed in the bottom left by the artist and has an old label on the back of the frame from the Tom Caldwell Galleries in Dublin & Belfast - which annotates this being a watercolour by Donleavy and has been given the title "The Cock" (as photographed).

It is framed in a simple gold frame - which measures - 56 cm x 44 cm. The image measures: 33.5 cm x 22.5 cm.

Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.

The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.

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If you wish to know more about the life of this celebrated multi-talented artist - here is a link to his obituary published recently in "The Guardian"

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/14/jp-donleavy-obituary