The first Morgan O’Driscoll Irish art sale of 2011 takes place at the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork on Monday February 7 at 6.30 p.m.
This 285 lot sale features everything from a watercolour landscape by Frank McKelvey to abstract prints by Sean Scully, interior scenes by Liam Treacy and a nude by Markey Robinson. There is work by the ever popular Arthur Maderson and Viva Nicaragua is the title of a mixed media piece by Robert Ballagh.
There is an affordable oil on paper by Cecil King and many works by highly collectable artists including Brian Ballard, Barrie Castle, Erskine Nicholl, Pauline Bewick, Kenneth Webb, George Campbell, Charles Brady, Ciaran Lennon and Sean McSweeney,
The more expensively estimated lots include Markey Robinson’s large landscape, The Coastal Village (14,000-18,00), the British artist William Gibbs McKenzie (1857-1924). “Street scene with newspaper vendors and boys playing a game of spinner” (10,000-15,000), Harry Kernoff’s Bellevue Park Steps (5,000-7,000), Mark O’Neill’s The
Committee (7,000-9,000), John Shinnors Bus Stop, White House (5,000-7,000), Kenneth Webb’s Rock Pool, Connemara (12,000-15,000), Liam O’Neill’s Portrait of a Man ( 8,000-10,000) and a bronze by F.E. MacWilliams entitled Lying Down Girl (12,000-15,000). This is a sale where art is priced to sell with many lots to be sold without
UPDATE: The auction was 71 per cent sold and brought in 219,000 exclusive of fees. Markey Robinson’s Coastal Village was withdrawn at 12,000, the William Gibbs McKenzie made 10,000., Harry Kernoff’s Bellvue Park Steps was withdrawn, Mark O’Neill’s The Committee made 6,300, Liam O’Neill’s portrait of a man failed to sell and F.E. MacWilliams Lying Down Girl made 11,000.
See antiquesandartireland.com post for January 25.