HENRY, YEATS HIGHLIGHT WHYTE’S UPCOMING ART AUCTION
Art by Paul Henry and Jack Butler Yeats will highlight Whyte’s
sale at the RDS in Dublin on February 29. Whyte’s is approaching this sale with a sense of marked optimism fuelled by what they describe as enormously encouraging results for sales of Irish art in 2015. The inaugural 2016 sale at Whyte’s will include Irish art stalwarts and international offerings with work by Joan Miro, Tracey Emin, David Hockney and Damien Hirst included.
Paul Henry was enchanted with Kerry, telling a friend in New York of its loveliness and saying that he felt that if he spent a lifetime there he would never exhaust all the possible subjects. A Kerry Bog in this sale dates to 1934-35 and is estimated at 60,000-80,000. There is a similar estimate on The Quay Worker’s Home by Jack B. Yeats, a rare depiction of urban life in 1920’s Ireland.
A Study of Dustman Reilly for The Key Men c1958-60 by Sean Keating features a well known Dublin character and bin man who was chairman of the George Bernard Shaw branch of the Irish Labour Party in Dublin. It is estimated at 20,000-30,000.
An untitled work by Joan Miro is estimated at 18,000-20,000 and there are examples of work by Dame Elisabeth Frink and other British artists. Henry St. Dublin during the 1916 Rising by Flemish artist Edmond Delrenne has an estimate of 8,000-10,000. There is work by Patrick Hennessy, Basil Blackshaw, Percy French, Nathanial Hone, Harry Kernoff, Frank McKelvey, George Campbell, Markey Robinson, Tony O’Malley and Patrick Scott.
Jack B. Yeats – The Quay Workers Home, 1927 (60,000-80,000). UPDATE: THIS WAS WITHDRAWN AT 52,000 AND IS UNDER NEGOTIATION FOR A FIGURE CLOSER TO THE LOW ESTIMATE.
A Kerry Bog by Paul Henry (60,000-80,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 66,000 AT HAMMER
Joan Miro Sin Titulo (Untitled) 1973 (18,000-20,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 20,000 AT HAMMER