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Information about Art, Antiques and Auctions in Ireland and around the world


MORE than 230 lots will come under the hammer at Dolan’s summer Irish art auction in Bantry House, west Cork on August 12.  This summer art auction is carefully designed to appeal to a broad cross section of Irish taste. It will include 14 lots from the studio of artist Val Byrne to be sold without reserve. The catalogue is on-line. Here is a small selection. You can click on any image to enlarge.

UPDATE:  The top lot was Mark O’Neill image of a farmyard dog from the front cover of the catalogue. It made 4,500.  Works by Arthur Maderson, Arthur Armstrong and Markey Robinson sold well and the auction was 85 per cent sold.

Val Byrne – Bantry House (450-650).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 300.

Kenneth Webb – Macroom Castle (800-1,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 600.

The Illustrated London News, October 8, 1853 with illustrations of laying the foundation stone for Victorian Pier, Queenstown and the opening of the new floating docks in Limerick. (23-35).  UPDATE: THIS WAS WITHDRAWN.

Val Byrne – Sneem Village, Kerry (450-650). UPDATE: THIS MADE 350.

Val Byrne – Kinsale (750-900). UPDATE: THIS MADE 450.

Maurice Wilks (1910-1984) Currachs by the shore (2,500-3,500).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

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