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    • James Humbert Craig RUA RHA (1887-1944) Steamship Oil on canvas board, 22.5 x 30cm (8.9 x 11.9'') Signed and dated 1915
      May. 29, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RUA RHA (1887-1944) Steamship Oil on canvas board, 22.5 x 30cm (8.9 x 11.9'') Signed and dated 1915

      Est: €2,500 - €3,500

      James Humbert Craig RUA RHA (1887-1944) Steamship Oil on canvas board, 22.5 x 30cm (8.9 x 11.9'') Signed and dated 1915

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) FIGURE AND DONKEY IN A LANDSCAPE, COUNTY DONEGAL
      May. 27, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) FIGURE AND DONKEY IN A LANDSCAPE, COUNTY DONEGAL

      Est: €7,000 - €9,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) FIGURE AND DONKEY IN A LANDSCAPE, COUNTY DONEGAL oil on board signed lower left h:24  w:30 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CUSHENDALL FAIR, COUNTY ANTRIM
      May. 27, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CUSHENDALL FAIR, COUNTY ANTRIM

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CUSHENDALL FAIR, COUNTY ANTRIM oil on panel signed lower right; signed and titled on reverse; also with original exhibition label on reverse h:12  w:14 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) THE ROAD TO LOUGH ANURE, COUNTY DONEGAL
      May. 27, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) THE ROAD TO LOUGH ANURE, COUNTY DONEGAL

      Est: €2,500 - €3,500

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) THE ROAD TO LOUGH ANURE, COUNTY DONEGAL oil on panel signed lower left; titled on reverse h:11.75  w:17.25 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CUSHENDUN FROM THE CORKSCREW ROAD, 1914
      May. 27, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CUSHENDUN FROM THE CORKSCREW ROAD, 1914

      Est: €1,500 - €2,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CUSHENDUN FROM THE CORKSCREW ROAD, 1914 oil on board signed with monogram and dated lower left; inscribed on Bell Gallery label on reverse h:7.50  w:10.50 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) BIRTHPLACE OF DENIS MCGREER, THE CUSHENDUN FIDDLER
      May. 27, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) BIRTHPLACE OF DENIS MCGREER, THE CUSHENDUN FIDDLER

      Est: €3,000 - €4,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) BIRTHPLACE OF DENIS MCGREER, THE CUSHENDUN FIDDLER oil on board signed lower left; signed and titled on reverse; also with John Magee label on reverse h:10  w:14 in. Provenance: Christie's, 3 October 1989, lot 357; Private collection; Adam's, 30 March 2022, lot 53; Private collection

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877 - 1944) Reflections Oil on board 50 x 60cm (19¾ x 23¾) Signed Provenance: Collection of Pamela and George Fegan, purchased directly from the artist, thence by descent to the present owners.
      Mar. 27, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877 - 1944) Reflections Oil on board 50 x 60cm (19¾ x 23¾) Signed Provenance: Collection of Pamela and George Fegan, purchased directly from the artist, thence by descent to the present owners.

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877 - 1944) Reflections Oil on board 50 x 60cm (19¾ x 23¾) Signed Provenance: Collection of Pamela and George Fegan, purchased directly from the artist, thence by descent to the present owners.

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877 - 1944) Coastal Scene Oil on board 24 x 35cm (9¼ x 13¾) Signed Provenance: Collection of Pamela and George Fegan, purchased directly from the artist, thence by descent to the present owners.
      Mar. 27, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877 - 1944) Coastal Scene Oil on board 24 x 35cm (9¼ x 13¾) Signed Provenance: Collection of Pamela and George Fegan, purchased directly from the artist, thence by descent to the present owners.

      Est: €1,000 - €2,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877 - 1944) Coastal Scene Oil on board 24 x 35cm (9¼ x 13¾) Signed Provenance: Collection of Pamela and George Fegan, purchased directly from the artist, thence by descent to the present owners.

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) MORNING REST, BALLINROBE, COUNTY MAYO
      Mar. 11, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) MORNING REST, BALLINROBE, COUNTY MAYO

      Est: €8,000 - €10,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) MORNING REST, BALLINROBE, COUNTY MAYO oil on canvas signed lower right; titled on reverse h:20  w:16 in. Virtually self-taught as an artist, Humbert Craig earned popular renown for his impressionistic scenes of Donegal, Antrim and Connemara. His works first appeared at the RHA in 1915, and he was a constant contributor there up until his death, showing 130 works in all. In 1925 he became an associate of the RHA and in 1928 a full member. He was also an Academician of the Ulster Academy of Arts. Overseas he exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1928 and at the RA in 1935 and 1937. Like his contemporary, Paul Henry, his work has been widely reproduced in the form of lithographic posters and calendars.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CATTLE AT PARKMORE, COUNTY ANTRIM
      Mar. 11, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CATTLE AT PARKMORE, COUNTY ANTRIM

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CATTLE AT PARKMORE, COUNTY ANTRIM oil on board signed lower right; titled and with Fine Arts Society [London] label on reverse h:16  w:20 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) FIGURES AND CATTLE ON A COASTAL ROAD, WEST OF IRELAND
      Mar. 11, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) FIGURES AND CATTLE ON A COASTAL ROAD, WEST OF IRELAND

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) FIGURES AND CATTLE ON A COASTAL ROAD, WEST OF IRELAND oil on canvas signed lower right h:12  w:17 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) SANDS AT ROCKPORT, COUNTY ANTRIM
      Mar. 11, 2024

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) SANDS AT ROCKPORT, COUNTY ANTRIM

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) SANDS AT ROCKPORT, COUNTY ANTRIM oil on canvas signed lower right h:12  w:17.25 in. Literature: Connell, George A., James Humbert Craig RHA, The Natural Talents of J. H. Craig 'The People's Artist', The Arches Art Gallery, Belfast, 1988, p. 97 (illustrated)

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig ( Irish 1877-1944) Lithograph Arranmore from the Rosses, County Donegal published 1933 signed. 53 x 41 cm.
      Mar. 01, 2024

      James Humbert Craig ( Irish 1877-1944) Lithograph Arranmore from the Rosses, County Donegal published 1933 signed. 53 x 41 cm.

      Est: £40 - £60

      James Humbert Craig ( Irish 1877-1944) Lithograph Arranmore from the Rosses, County Donegal published 1933 signed. 53 x 41 cm.

      Hannam's Auctioneers
    • ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting
      Feb. 11, 2024

      ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      ARTIST: ATTRIBUTED TO James Humbert Craig (Ireland, 1877 - 1944) TITLE: Hilly Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. ART SIZE: 26 x 40 inches / 66 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 36 x 49 inches / 91 x 124 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124985 US Shipping $249 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Craig was born in Belfast to Alexander Craig, a tea merchant, and a Swiss mother, Marie Metzenen, from a family with a painting tradition. He was raised in County Down and maintained a studio at Cushendun, County Antrim. Craig abandoned a career in business, briefly attended the Belfast School of Art, and became a mostly self-taught painter of landscapes. Among his favorite panoramas were Donegal, Connemara and the Glens of Antrim. Craig was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1928. He also exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London. His landscapes helped inspire artists like Maurice Canning Wilks. His work was also part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Connemara Landscape Oil on canvas, 50.8 x 61cm (20 x 24) Signed; also inscribed on stretcher verso Provenance: With John Magee, Belfast, label verso
      Dec. 06, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Connemara Landscape Oil on canvas, 50.8 x 61cm (20 x 24) Signed; also inscribed on stretcher verso Provenance: With John Magee, Belfast, label verso

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Connemara Landscape Oil on canvas, 50.8 x 61cm (20 x 24) Signed; also inscribed on stretcher verso Provenance: With John Magee, Belfast, label verso

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) AFTER RAIN, COUNTY DONEGAL
      Dec. 04, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) AFTER RAIN, COUNTY DONEGAL

      Est: €2,500 - €3,500

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) AFTER RAIN, COUNTY DONEGAL oil on panel signed lower left; with Fine Art Society Ltd. [London] label on reverse h:12  w:17 in. Provenance: Sotheby's, 10 September 2003, lot 164; Private collection

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) ON THE OWENMORE RIVER NEAR BELLACORICK BRIDGE, COUNTY MAYO
      Dec. 04, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) ON THE OWENMORE RIVER NEAR BELLACORICK BRIDGE, COUNTY MAYO

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) ON THE OWENMORE RIVER NEAR BELLACORICK BRIDGE, COUNTY MAYO oil on canvas signed lower right; with Fine Art Society Ltd. [London] label on reverse h:20  w:24 in.

      Whyte's
    • JAMES HUMBART CRAIG IRISH (1877-1944) OIL ON PANEL
      Nov. 28, 2023

      JAMES HUMBART CRAIG IRISH (1877-1944) OIL ON PANEL

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Oil on panel of a cart and a landscape. Signed lower left. Inscribed in pencil verso, "The road through Anike county. Donegal" and signed. Dimensions: (Frame) H 16.5" x W 21.5" (Panel) H 12" x W 17" Condition: Dirty surface. Thin horizontal cracking and surface level of panel. Frame with accumulated dirt.

      Westport Auction
    • ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting
      Nov. 12, 2023

      ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting

      Est: $1,600 - $2,000

      ARTIST: ATTRIBUTED TO James Humbert Craig (Ireland, 1877 - 1944) TITLE: Hilly Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. ART SIZE: 26 x 40 inches / 66 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 36 x 49 inches / 91 x 124 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124985 US Shipping $249 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Craig was born in Belfast to Alexander Craig, a tea merchant, and a Swiss mother, Marie Metzenen, from a family with a painting tradition. He was raised in County Down and maintained a studio at Cushendun, County Antrim. Craig abandoned a career in business, briefly attended the Belfast School of Art, and became a mostly self-taught painter of landscapes. Among his favorite panoramas were Donegal, Connemara and the Glens of Antrim. Craig was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1928. He also exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London. His landscapes helped inspire artists like Maurice Canning Wilks. His work was also part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • JAMES HUMBERT CRAIG (1877/78-1944)
      Nov. 07, 2023

      JAMES HUMBERT CRAIG (1877/78-1944)

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      Figures and cottages. Signed oil on canvas. Provenance: The Dr. Kevin Moynihan Collection, Macroom, Co. Cork. Approximate Time: 12:56 Lot No: 242

      Sheppards
    • James Humbert Craig RHU RUA (1877-1944)
      Oct. 17, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHU RUA (1877-1944)

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      James Humbert Craig RHU RUA (1877-1944) James Humbert Craig RHU RUA (1877-1944) 'Waterfoot Harbour' 'J H CRAIG' l.l., oil on panel 39 x 51cm Provenance: Christie's, South Kensington, 'Twentieth Century British Art', 31 March 2010, lot 71. Condition Report: Framed: 52 x 65cm The grain of the wood is visible and there are are some hairline cracks to the sky, please see images. Not examined under UV light, for a full report please contact the department.

      Sworders
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Cushendun Oil on panel, 24.5 x 32.5cm (9½ x 12½) Signed
      Sep. 27, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Cushendun Oil on panel, 24.5 x 32.5cm (9½ x 12½) Signed

      Est: €1,500 - €2,500

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Cushendun Oil on panel, 24.5 x 32.5cm (9½ x 12½) Signed

      Adam's
    • ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting
      Aug. 20, 2023

      ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting

      Est: $1,600 - $2,000

      ARTIST: ATTRIBUTED TO James Humbert Craig (Ireland, 1877 - 1944) TITLE: Hilly Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. ART SIZE: 26 x 40 inches / 66 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 36 x 49 inches / 91 x 124 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124985 US Shipping $249 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Craig was born in Belfast to Alexander Craig, a tea merchant, and a Swiss mother, Marie Metzenen, from a family with a painting tradition. He was raised in County Down and maintained a studio at Cushendun, County Antrim. Craig abandoned a career in business, briefly attended the Belfast School of Art, and became a mostly self-taught painter of landscapes. Among his favorite panoramas were Donegal, Connemara and the Glens of Antrim. Craig was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1928. He also exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London. His landscapes helped inspire artists like Maurice Canning Wilks. His work was also part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RIVER SCENE
      May. 29, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RIVER SCENE

      Est: €1,200 - €1,800

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RIVER SCENE oil on panel signed lower right h:12  w:16 in. Possibly a view of the River Bann.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA, RUA (1877-1944)
      May. 25, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA, RUA (1877-1944)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA, RUA (1877-1944) Trostan, County Antrim signed 'J.H.CRAIG' (lower left); further signed and titled to the reverse oil on board 29 x 42cm

      Cheffins
    • ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting
      May. 14, 2023

      ATTRIB James Humbert Craig (Irish,1877-1944) oil painting

      Est: $1,600 - $2,000

      ARTIST: ATTRIBUTED TO James Humbert Craig (Ireland, 1877 - 1944) TITLE: Hilly Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. ART SIZE: 26 x 40 inches / 66 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 36 x 49 inches / 91 x 124 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124985 US Shipping $249 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Craig was born in Belfast to Alexander Craig, a tea merchant, and a Swiss mother, Marie Metzenen, from a family with a painting tradition. He was raised in County Down and maintained a studio at Cushendun, County Antrim. Craig abandoned a career in business, briefly attended the Belfast School of Art, and became a mostly self-taught painter of landscapes. Among his favorite panoramas were Donegal, Connemara and the Glens of Antrim. Craig was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1928. He also exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London. His landscapes helped inspire artists like Maurice Canning Wilks. His work was also part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • James Humbert Craig (Irish, 1878-1944), Connemara Landscape, oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 23 1/2in (49.5 x 59.5cm)
      Apr. 26, 2023

      James Humbert Craig (Irish, 1878-1944), Connemara Landscape, oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 23 1/2in (49.5 x 59.5cm)

      Est: $500 - $700

      James Humbert Craig (Irish, 1878-1944) Connemara Landscape oil on canvas Signed lower left with gallery label to verso. Frame with dedicatory plaque reading: To Colonel L.M. Burnam, Leader and Friend, From You NCOs Marine Barracks, USNOB, London Derry - N. Ireland.

      Andrew Jones Auctions
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Bringing Home the Turf, Connemara
      Apr. 18, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Bringing Home the Turf, Connemara

      Est: €10,000 - €15,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Bringing Home the Turf, Connemara oil on canvas signed 'J.H. CRAIG' lower left h:51  w:69 cm. Provenance: The Oriel Gallery (label verso) where purchased by the present owner A cloud-filled sky dominates this painting of a mountain landscape in Connemara. Although the mountains are illuminated with late evening sunlight, the plain in the foreground is in shadow. Two figures, and a donkey with creels, are visible on a narrow road leading from a lake, represented by a thin sliver of blue paint. Although the location has not been identified, the mountains are likely the Twelve Bens, seen from the road between Leenaun and Letterfrack. The painting is a classic Connemara scene, capturing the natural beauty of this remote area of Co. Galway. At the same time, the stacks of hand-won turf dotted along the roadside bear testament to a traditional way of life stretching back over the centuries. While there have been new developments in terms of tourism and rural housing, there are still parts of Connemara that remain untouched by progress, and maintain the rugged grandeur depicted here by Craig. Born in Belfast in 1877, James Humbert Craig was taught painting by his mother Marie Sabine Metzenen (1854-1927), who came from Lausanne in Switzerland. After working for a time in his father Alexander's tea importing business, Craig studied at the Belfast School of Art. He was largely a self-taught artist, specialising in depicting landscapes of Donegal, Galway, Mayo, and also around Cushendun, in the Glens of Antrim. In 1915 he began showing his work at the RHA, and in 1928 was elected a full member. He also exhibited with the Fine Art Society in London and was a member of the RUA. Craig had little interest in Modernist innovations, and remained a solidly Realist painter-albeit with more than a touch of Impressionism in his atmospheric rendering of landscapes. A memorial exhibition of his work was held at the Belfast Museum in 1945, a year after his death. Peter Murray, January 2023

      Morgan O'Driscoll
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Fishing Boat on the Shore (c.1940)
      Apr. 18, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Fishing Boat on the Shore (c.1940)

      Est: €10,000 - €15,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Fishing Boat on the Shore (c.1940) oil on canvas signed 'J.H.CRAIG' lower left h:61.40  w:91.50 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Painted probably around 1940, Fishing Boat on the Shore depicts two men, dressed in oilskins, pulling a heavy wooden rowing boat up above the shoreline. The day is overcast, with grey clouds suggesting impending rain. Waves roll in, breaking on the sandy shore. In the distance, a line of dark rocks extends out into the sea. Beyond that is a low headland. To the left of the rowing boat, two women transfer the catch of the day into a wicker basket. Craig's paintings of fishing boats on the shore tend to have titles such as Bringing in the Catch, and he does not specify the location. However, among his favourite coastal scenes were Dunlewey and Port na Blagh in Co. Donegal, and Cushendun in Co. Antrim, where he had a cottage. He also painted at Leenane in Co. Galway, in Mayo, Kerry, and even on the river Thames. Born in Bangor, Co. Down, Craig studied at the Belfast School of Art, but as a painter was largely self-taught. In 1915 he began showing his work at the RHA and thirteen years later was elected a full member, also in 1928 he participated in a group exhibition of Irish artists, at the Fine Art Society in London. Over the years Craig exhibited regularly with the Fine Art Society. In 1930, on the foundation of the Royal Ulster Academy, he became a member, and that year also he was included in an exhibition of Irish art held in Brussels. Craig's approach to landscape painting combines the Impressionist plein-air tradition with a solidly-grounded realism, not unlike that of Paul Henry, who was an early influence on his work. In the present work, it is likely that the wooden craft on the shore is a herring boat, and the location is Co. Donegal. A similar painting by Craig, Foreshore, Boat and Figures, is in the Ulster Museum. Peter Murray, March 2023

      Morgan O'Driscoll
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Mountain Lake, with Cattle (c.1940)
      Apr. 18, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Mountain Lake, with Cattle (c.1940)

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944) Mountain Lake, with Cattle (c.1940) oil on canvas signed 'J H CRAIG' lower left h:51  w:61 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Although the scene depicted in this painting has not been identified, it may be a sea inlet, or freshwater lake, in the Glens of county Antrim, where Craig often painted. The scene is dominated by glaciated mountains, rising above a patchwork of green fields on the lower slopes. A small river meanders down through a valley to the shoreline, where the mountains are reflected in the still waters. While the presence of cattle suggests that Craig is depicting a freshwater lake, it is not unknown for cattle to walk close to the sea, and even traverse through the shallows to get to grazing. Another possible location is Lough Nafooey, close to the border between Galway and Mayo. At its western end, Nafooey has a sandy beach; to the east it flows into Lough Mask. If the painting does depict Nafooey, Craig has taken slight liberties, bringing the mountains Bunnacunneen and Benbeg closer to the lake edge. Irrespective of the location, much of the quality of Craig's art lies his ability to render the Irish landscape accurately, using a subtle range of colours, and an impressionist technique. He delighted in painting mountains and rivers in different weather conditions, generally with white clouds scudding across blue skies. Born in Belfast in 1877, James Humbert Craig grew up at Bangor, Co. Down and was taught painting from an early age by his mother Marie Sabine Metzenen, who was from Switzerland. Although he attended the Belfast School of Art, Craig was largely self-taught, and specialised in depicting the landscapes of counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, and particularly the Glens of Antrim, around Cushendun. In 1915 Craig began showing his work at the RHA, and a decade later was elected an associate member of the Academy: in 1928 he was elected a full member, and also that year participated in a group exhibition of Irish artists, at the Fine Art Society in London. Over the years Craig was to exhibit regularly with the Fine Art Society. In 1930, on the foundation of the Royal Ulster Academy, he was elected a member, and that year also he was included in the prestigious exhibition of Irish art held in Brussels. He had little interest in Modernist innovations, and remained a solidly Realist painter. A memorial exhibition of his work was held at the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery in 1945, a year after his death. Peter Murray, March 2023

      Morgan O'Driscoll
    • JAMES HUMBERT CRAIG: SIGNED ORIGINAL MIA FARROW OWNED SEASCAPE PAINTING
      Mar. 29, 2023

      JAMES HUMBERT CRAIG: SIGNED ORIGINAL MIA FARROW OWNED SEASCAPE PAINTING

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      An original oil on panel seascape painting by James Humbert Craig (Irish, 1878-1944), previously owned by actress Mia Farrow. Signed by Craig to the lower left and dated 1937 on the verso.

      Julien's Auctions
    • A James Humbert Craig (1877-1944) print, 'Cottages at Dungloe, County Donegal.' 59x45.5cm with frame, 54.5x41cm without frame.
      Mar. 28, 2023

      A James Humbert Craig (1877-1944) print, 'Cottages at Dungloe, County Donegal.' 59x45.5cm with frame, 54.5x41cm without frame.

      Est: -

      A James Humbert Craig (1877-1944) print, 'Cottages at Dungloe, County Donegal.' 59x45.5cm with frame, 54.5x41cm without frame.

      Laganside Auctions
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) MOUNTAIN RIVER, TWELVE PINS, CONNEMARA
      Mar. 06, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) MOUNTAIN RIVER, TWELVE PINS, CONNEMARA

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) MOUNTAIN RIVER, TWELVE PINS, CONNEMARA oil on canvas signed lower left; titled on label on reverse h:15  w:20 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CATTLE ON THE LAGAN
      Mar. 06, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CATTLE ON THE LAGAN

      Est: €1,500 - €2,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CATTLE ON THE LAGAN oil on panel signed lower left; with artist's label on reverse h:11.75  w:16.50 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Cattle by a River in a Mountain Landscape Oil on canvas, 56 x 77cm (22 x 30¼) Signed
      Mar. 01, 2023

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Cattle by a River in a Mountain Landscape Oil on canvas, 56 x 77cm (22 x 30¼) Signed

      Est: €5,000 - €8,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Cattle by a River in a Mountain Landscape Oil on canvas, 56 x 77cm (22 x 30¼) Signed

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig 'Irish Landscape' Painting
      Jan. 25, 2023

      James Humbert Craig 'Irish Landscape' Painting

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      James Humbert Craig, Ireland (1877-1944). Oil on canvas impasto painting, signed lower right and mounted in carved wood decorative gilt frame. Impressed on wood stretcher on verso Galeria D'Art Soler Casamada. Measures 36"H x 49.5"W framed; 26.5"H x 40"W unframed. Condition report: good condition, please see all photos. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is. This lot cannot be shipped in house. For an instant guaranteed third party shipping quote through Quality Packing and Shipping visit: https://www.qualitypackship.com/abington-copy-1 or contact our other third party shippers for assistance.

      Abington Auction Gallery
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Owenmore River, Co. Mayo Oil on board, 36.5 x 48.5cm (14½ x 19) Provenance: With The Fine Art Society, London, November 1960 label verso,
      Dec. 07, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Owenmore River, Co. Mayo Oil on board, 36.5 x 48.5cm (14½ x 19) Provenance: With The Fine Art Society, London, November 1960 label verso,

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Owenmore River, Co. Mayo Oil on board, 36.5 x 48.5cm (14½ x 19) Provenance: With The Fine Art Society, London, November 1960 label verso,

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Coastal Landscape with a Couple and a Donkey Oil on canvas laid down on board, 34.5 x 44.5cm (13 1/2 x 17 1/2) Signed
      Dec. 07, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Coastal Landscape with a Couple and a Donkey Oil on canvas laid down on board, 34.5 x 44.5cm (13 1/2 x 17 1/2) Signed

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Coastal Landscape with a Couple and a Donkey Oil on canvas laid down on board, 34.5 x 44.5cm (13 1/2 x 17 1/2) Signed

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) The Road to Glenveigh from Muckish, Co. Donegal Oil on board, 29 x 41.5cm (11½ x 16¼) Signed; signed and inscribed verso Provenance: With John Magee ltd., Belfast
      Dec. 07, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) The Road to Glenveigh from Muckish, Co. Donegal Oil on board, 29 x 41.5cm (11½ x 16¼) Signed; signed and inscribed verso Provenance: With John Magee ltd., Belfast

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) The Road to Glenveigh from Muckish, Co. Donegal Oil on board, 29 x 41.5cm (11½ x 16¼) Signed; signed and inscribed verso Provenance: With John Magee ltd., Belfast

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Burning Kelp at Cushendun, Co. Antrim Oil on board, 29 x 41.5cm (11½ x 16¼) Signed; inscribed verso Provenance: With John Magee ltd., Belfast
      Dec. 07, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Burning Kelp at Cushendun, Co. Antrim Oil on board, 29 x 41.5cm (11½ x 16¼) Signed; inscribed verso Provenance: With John Magee ltd., Belfast

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) Burning Kelp at Cushendun, Co. Antrim Oil on board, 29 x 41.5cm (11½ x 16¼) Signed; inscribed verso Provenance: With John Magee ltd., Belfast

      Adam's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) A WEE HARBOUR, LOUGH ANURE, COUNTY DONEGAL
      Nov. 28, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) A WEE HARBOUR, LOUGH ANURE, COUNTY DONEGAL

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) A WEE HARBOUR, LOUGH ANURE, COUNTY DONEGAL oil on canvas signed lower left; signed, titled and with John Magee label on reverse h:20  w:24 in. Provenance: John Magee, Belfast; Private collection

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CHILDREN ON THE BEACH
      Nov. 28, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CHILDREN ON THE BEACH

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CHILDREN ON THE BEACH oil on board signed lower left; inscribed on label on reverse h:15  w:20 in. Provenance: Sotheby's, 21 May 1999, lot 373; Private collection; Sotheby's, 18 May 2000, lot 179; Private collection

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) A FARM IN THE GLENS, COUNTY ANTRIM
      Nov. 28, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) A FARM IN THE GLENS, COUNTY ANTRIM

      Est: €6,000 - €8,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) A FARM IN THE GLENS, COUNTY ANTRIM oil on canvas signed lower left h:22  w:30 in. Provenance: Adam's, 26 March 2014, lot 77; Private collection

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RIVER SCENE (THOUGHT TO BE GLEN DUN, COUNTY ANTRIM)
      Nov. 28, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RIVER SCENE (THOUGHT TO BE GLEN DUN, COUNTY ANTRIM)

      Est: €3,500 - €4,500

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RIVER SCENE (THOUGHT TO BE GLEN DUN, COUNTY ANTRIM) oil on panel signed lower left; with Victor Waddington framing label on reverse h:20  w:24 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) STREAM BY THE COAST, WEST OF IRELAND
      Nov. 28, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) STREAM BY THE COAST, WEST OF IRELAND

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) STREAM BY THE COAST, WEST OF IRELAND oil on board signed lower left h:15  w:20 in.

      Whyte's
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CULFIN, CONNEMARA
      Nov. 28, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CULFIN, CONNEMARA

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) CULFIN, CONNEMARA oil on board signed and inscribed on original label on reverse h:15  w:20 in. Provenance: Private collection, USA; Whyte's, 8 March 2000, lot 74; Private collection

      Whyte's
    • JAMES HUMBERT CRAIG
      Sep. 29, 2022

      JAMES HUMBERT CRAIG

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      Cushendun Bay. Oil on panel. Signed. Enclosed in a gilt frame.

      Sheppards
    • James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) GHOLLA BRISTHA IN THE ROSSES, COUNTY DONEGAL
      Sep. 26, 2022

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) GHOLLA BRISTHA IN THE ROSSES, COUNTY DONEGAL

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) GHOLLA BRISTHA IN THE ROSSES, COUNTY DONEGAL oil on canvas signed lower left; titled on Combridge's Fine Art label on reverse h:18  w:24 in. Provenance: Skinner, USA, 20 September 2013, lot 686; Private collection

      Whyte's
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