Born in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, into the land-owning classes, Enraght Moony was educated at Galway Grammar School and in Devon. He was a painter and illustrator of landscapes and symbolist works invoking the realism of the Pre-Raphaelite genre and his interest in old Celtic fairy lore and mysticism. During the 1890s he went to Paris where he studied under Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921) and also travelled through Italy where he was heavily influenced by the works of Giovanni Segantini (Italian, 1858-1899), a Neo-Impressionist painter of Symbolist images. He exhibited with the RHA. www.whytes.ie
'NIGHT AND THE POET'
- Price Realised: €3,200
- Sale: 19 November 2002
- tempera on board, laid onto canvas
- 56 by 66cm., 22 by 26in.
'OLD COTTAGES, NEWLYN, CORNWALL, 1942'
- Price Realised: €300
- Sale: 11 December 2011
- watercolour on buff-coloured paper heightened with white
- 36 by 26cm., 14.2 5 by 10.2 5in.