Hobby Horses, a 1927 oil by Jack B. Yeats, will be one of a number of highlights at the August Bank Holiday summer art and collectibles auction by Dolans in Clifden on August 3 and 4. It is estimated at 78,000-85,000. The 540 lot auction includes a limited edition copy of Anna Livia Plurabelle signed by James Joyce and published in New York in 1928 estimated at 1,800-2,200.
Photographs from the Lawrence Collection make up the opening lots on Monday, August 3. The three 19th century albums focus on Counties Kildare, Donegal and Kilkenny. Each one is estimated at 350-450. There is art by Harry Kernoff, Norah McGuinness, Kenneth Webb, Sean Keating and a wide selection of artists like Frank Egginton whose work is closely associated with the west of Ireland. European painting is represented by Lazlo Neogrady’s Winter Sunlight, a snow scene of quality estimated at 6,000-8,000. Collectibles include an exceptionally large copper preserving pan and a miniature chest of drawers. The second day of the sale kicks off with some advertising metal posters, signs and lithographs by Shell and Guinness. The auction features paintings, silver, books, furniture, antiques, collectibles and rugs. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection: