There was a good curtain raiser to the four upcoming sales of Important Irish art in Dublin at Christie’s in London last night. Works by Yeats, Lavery, Paul Henry and Roderic O’Conor all found buyers. Christie’s was confident that their Yeats – The Boat Builder – would find a buyer as works by the artist from this period are rare. It was painted in 1913. Estimated at £300,000-500,000 it sold for £422,500.
Sir John Lavery’s similarly estimated The Maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes sold for £338,500. The Village by the Lake by Paul Henry made £182,500 and O’Conor’s Baigneuse a la mer sold for £134,500.
There are upcoming sales of important Irish art at Whytes, de Veres, Adams and by Morgan O’Driscoll, starting with Whytes at the RDS on November 30.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 16, 2015)