A Connemara landscape by Paul Henry from the 1940’s was the top lot at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International art in Dublin last night. Estimated at 60,000-70,000 it sold for a hammer price of 68,000. A screen print by Roy Lichtenstein – Still Life with Lobster – estimated at 12,000-15,000, sold for a hammer price of 21,000. Over 90 per cent of works on offer found buyers. Reading the News, an 1871 genre painting by the Co. Clare born painter Richard Staunton Cahill (1826-1904) sold for a hammer price of 14,000 over an estimate of 8,000-10,000. Crow Feathers by Tony O’Malley sold for a hammer of 9,500 over a top estimate of 8,000 and Revolution by Mary Swanzy estimated at 4,000-6,000 sold for 6,000 at hammer. A bronze sculpture by John Henry Foley (1818-1874) – Ino and Bacchus 1851 – with a top estimate of 4,000 made a hammer price of 5,800.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 14, 2015).