A 1944 oil on canvas by Jack B. Yeats was the top lot at de Veres Irish art auction in Dublin on March 24. It sold for a hammer price of 95,000 over an estimate of 60,000-80,000. Waves Breaking on the Shore at Sunset by Roderic O’Conor sold for 40,000 at hammer, at the top of the estimate. The Window by Neville Johnson made 10,000 over a top estimate of 5,000 and Brian Bourke’s Late Summer, Knockalough made 8,000 over an estimate of 4,000-6,000. Peace by Mainie Jellett sold for a within estimate 18,500.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 19, 2015).