THE Ferry by Walter Osborne sold for 490,000 at de Veres in Dublin last night. The auction of Important Irish Art was around 75 per cent sold and achieved 1.2 million at hammer. The Wind Blown Tree, Killary Harbour by Paul Henry sold for 95,000, The Washing Line by Colin Middleton made 62,000, Aran Horsemen by Gerard Dillon sold for 46,000 and The Head Lad by Peter Curling sold for 30,000.
The Ferry is considered to be the most important large landscape of Osborne’s early works .
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 15, 2013).