Paul Henry’s Connemara Landscape was the top lot at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night. It sold for 100,000 at hammer. A second Henry, West of Ireland Road through the Bog, made 82,000. Both works were sold to a collector in Co. Clare.
Sean Keating’s 1924 work Salud made 52,ooo. Gerard Dillon’s West of Ireland Couple and Horses sold for 36,000 and another Dillon, The Fish Eaters made 24,000, Miscellaneous Objects by Harry Kernoff sold for 28,000, Pond Reverie by Tony O’Malley made 22,000, a triptych by Barrie Cooke made 18,000 and Trapeze I by John Shinnors sold for 16,000 at hammer.
The top Yeat’s in in the auction, A Professional Man from 1905, failed to find a buyer and a Basil Blackshaw with an estimate of 10,000-15,000 was also passed. The sale total was 850,000, 80% of lots found buyers and a good number of sold works soared above the high estimate. Whyte’s next sale is on July 25.
(See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 24 and May 30, 2016)