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FRENCH MASTERPIECE TO SECURE FUTURE OF WESTPORT HOUSE

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
PROPERTY OF THE MARQUESS OF SLIGO FROM WESTPORT HOUSE, IRELAND AIMÉ-JULES DALOU FRENCH 1838 - 1902 BOULONNAISE ALLAITANT SON ENFANT (A YOUNG MOTHER FROM BOULOGNE FEEDING HER CHILD) signed and dated: DALOU 1876 terracotta, on the original wooden revolving base (£300,000-500,000).

PROPERTY OF THE MARQUESS OF SLIGO FROM WESTPORT HOUSE, IRELAND
AIMÉ-JULES DALOU
FRENCH
1838 – 1902
BOULONNAISE ALLAITANT SON ENFANT (A YOUNG MOTHER FROM BOULOGNE FEEDING HER CHILD)
signed and dated: DALOU 1876
terracotta, on the original wooden revolving base (£300,000-500,000).

A detail of the work.

A detail of the work.

The sale of a rare French 19th century masterpiece at Sotheby’s in London on May 21 will hopefully secure the future of Westport House in Co. Mayo.  The supremely rare life-size masterpiece in terracotta by Aimé-Jules Dalou  will feature in a London sale of 19th and 20th century sculpture on May 21.  Boulonnaise allaitant son enfant (A Young Mother from Boulogne feeding her Child) was acquired directly from the artist in 1876 by George John Browne, 3rd Marquess of Sligo.  Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1877 it was subsequently installed at Westport House, Co. Mayo.  It remained on view there until last year. Estimated at £300,000-500,000 the terracotta is one of the last museum-quality life-size works by Dalou in private hands.

The work is being sold by Jeremy Browne, the 11th Marquess of Sligo, who said: “Dalou’s masterpiece has been enjoyed by generations of visitors to Westport House. We hope that the proceeds raised through its sale will secure the future of one of Ireland’s best-loved attractions for generations to come.”

Alexander Kader, Head of Sotheby’s European Sculpture & Works of Art Department, commented that the sale will provide collectors and institutions with a matchless opportunity to acquire one of Dalou’s seminal works.

UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £362,500

 

THE BELLE OF NEW YORK TO MAKE A BRIEF APPEARANCE IN DUBLIN

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

 

William Orpen’s Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn, formerly Miss Edna May, a compelling study of personality, temperament, demeanour and style, painted in 1915.

William Orpen’s Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn, formerly Miss Edna May, a compelling study of personality, temperament, demeanour and style, painted in 1915.

THOUGH she played in The Belle of New York with only limited success in 1897 Edna May became an overnight sensation in London with the role the following year.  Known for her beauty the Syracuse, New York born actress who became a star of the Edwardian stage subsequently played in London and New York.  Feted by many male admirers she married the New York banker Oscar Lewisohn in 1907 and retired from the stage.

This 1915 portrait of Mrs. Oscar Lewisohn by the Irish artist William Orpen is a highlight at Sotheby’s sale of British and Irish art in London on May 22.  Orpen’s sitter is strikingly posed on a dramatic chequerboard floor  against a black background.   The artist reserved such occasions for some of his most distinguished portraits.   It is estimated at £120,000-180,00.  The work will be among 33 Irish lots from the sale on view in Dublin next week.

 

UPDATE: THE WORK WAS UNSOLD

 

(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 23, 2014.)

PASTORAL QUALITIES OF ENGLAND AT SOTHEBY’S LANDSCAPE SALE

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
William Turner of Oxford - A Cornfield at Sunrise - watercolour (£3,000-5,000).

William Turner of Oxford – A Cornfield at Sunrise – watercolour (£3,000-5,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £6,000

The pastoral qualities of the English landscape will be highlighted at Sotheby’s in London on May 22 when Christopher Cone’s collection of paintings come under the hammer. There are 63 works from  John Constable in the early 19th century to Richard Eurich in the mid-20thcentury. The vision of England conjured by these artists is meticulous in detail, delicate in colouring, and romantically lyrical. Collectively, this wealth of little masterpieces of landscape painting speaks to the viewer of a piece of land that is ‘forever England’.

For 32 years, Christopher Cone was the partner of the late Stanley J. Seeger, one of the greatest collectors of our time, and together they amassed a succession of exceptional treasures. Christopher went his own direction too, with his eye honed by several memorable years working as a Victorian paintings specialist at Sotheby’s Belgravia in the 1970s, during which time he calculates he catalogued more than 10,000 pictures.

DOLAN’S MAY BANK HOLIDAY AUCTION AT KELLY’S ROSSLARE

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
A May Bank Holiday art and furniture sale by Dolan’s will take place at Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford on Monday May 5.  The sale of almost 300 lots includes 33 lots of paintings and furniture from the private collection of renowned artist Kenneth Webb and a collection from the studio of Carol Ann Waldron. There is art by Sean Keating,Norah McGuinness, Cecil Maguire, Percy French, Frank Egginton, Arhtur Maderson, Graham Knuttel and many more as well as furniture and collectible items.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

Paul Christopher Flynn (b1963) - Vessels (700-900).

Paul Christopher Flynn (b1963) – Vessels (700-900). UPDATE: THIS MADE 875

Kenneth Webb (v1927) - Cashel Mountain from Errlough, Connemara (5,000-8,000).

Kenneth Webb (v1927) – Cashel Mountain from Errlough, Connemara (5,000-8,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

A sampler dated June 2, 1833 by Isabella Johnson (750-850).

A sampler dated June 2, 1833 by Isabella Johnson (750-850).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

An Irish mid 18th century wine cooler (1,200-1,800).

An Irish mid 18th century wine cooler (1,200-1,800).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,300

George Campbell (1917-1979) - Interior with Jugs and a Melon (650-850).

George Campbell (1917-1979) – Interior with Jugs and a Melon (650-850).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 800

Norah McGuinness - The Mountain Stream - watercolour (5,000-7,000).

Norah McGuinness (1901-1980) – The Mountain Stream – watercolour (5,000-7,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

 

MONUMENTAL DE STAËL WORK AT SOTHEBY’S PARIS

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Nicolas de Staël Composition, 1950 (2.5-3.5 million). Copyright : Sotheby’s/ArtDigital Studio

Nicolas de Staël
Composition, 1950 (2.5-3.5 million). Copyright : Sotheby’s/ArtDigital Studio  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,241,500

A monumental work by Nicolas de Staël (1914-55) will be a highlight at Sotheby’s contemporary art evening sale in Paris on June 3. Painted in 1950 Composition measures 200 x 400 cm and is estimated at 2.5-3.5 million euro. It was last shown in public at the Pompidou Centre’s De Staël retrospective in 2003. It was the largest canvas De Staël had ever painted when it was bought by Denys Sutton (1917-91) in 1950. It has remained in Sutton’s family ever since. The British art critic edited Apollo magazine for over 25 years and curated numerous landmark exhibitions devoted to Constable, Picasso, Matisse among others in the 1960’s and ’70’s. Sutton met De Staël in Paris at the end of the 1940’s and convinced him to show his works in England. De Staël duly went to London in the summer of 1950, and wrote about being electrified by the city’s light and space.

The work’s appearance on the market coincides with the centenary of De Staël’s birth. From June to November, two exhibitions – at the Musée Malraux in Le Havre and Musée Picasso in Antibes – will pay tribute to an artist who continues to enjoy great popularity in the United States and throughout Europe, as well as in his adopted France.

SOTHEBY’S IRISH ART ON VIEW IN DUBLIN IN MAY

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Irish art from Sotheby’s London sale of British and Irish art on May 22 will be exhibited in Dublin from May 8 to May 11.  A total of 33 Irish works are in the sale of 108 lots in total.  The Irish works are expected to realise around £985,000.  There is art by William Orpen, Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy, William Scott, Jack Yeats and John Lavery among others.  The venue for the Dublin viewing is Sotheby’s at 16 Molesworth St.  Here are a few examples:

SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.H.A., R.S.A. 1856-1941 THE MORNING RIDE (£100,000-150,000).

SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.H.A., R.S.A.
1856-1941
THE MORNING RIDE (£100,000-150,000). (This Tangier scene depicts Alice Trudeau, the daughter of his wife Hazel from her first marriage).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £122,500

 

GERARD DILLON, R.H.A., R.U.A. 1916-1971 CLEANING THE BOAT (ROUNDSTONE) (£30,000-50,000).

GERARD DILLON, R.H.A., R.U.A.
1916-1971
CLEANING THE BOAT (ROUNDSTONE) (£30,000-50,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £31,250

 

WILLIAM SCOTT, R.A. 1913-1989 QUIET OCHRE (at auction for the first time) (£100,000 — 150,000).

WILLIAM SCOTT, R.A.
1913-1989
QUIET OCHRE (at auction for the first time)
(£100,000 — 150,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE £122,500

 

FURNITURE, ART AND ASIAN ART AT SHEPPARDS OF DURROW

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Furniture, fine art, decorative art and Asian art will all come under the hammer at three days of auctions at Sheppards in Durrow, Co. Laois on April 29 and 30 and on May 1. More than 1950 lots are listed on the catalogue for the Outstanding Interiors and Exteriors sale, which is online.  Here is a small selection:

Walnut bureau bookcase c1680 (3,000-4,000).

Walnut bureau bookcase c1680 (3,000-4,000).

Georeg I walnut and inlaid tallboy (2,500-3,500).

George I walnut and inlaid tallboy (2,500-3,500).

Pair of George III Chippendale elbow chairs (2,400-2,800)

Pair of George III Chippendale elbow chairs (2,400-2,800)

19th century inlaid cased regulator wall clock (6,000-9,000)

19th century inlaid cased regulator wall clock (6,000-9,000)

Polychrome wood panel Christ in Majesty (4,000-6,000)

Polychrome wood panel Christ in Majesty (4,000-6,000)

Pair of Irish 18th century brass barrelled flintlock blunderbusses (1,500-2,500)

Pair of Irish 18th century brass barrelled flintlock blunderbusses (1,500-2,500)

19th century Chinese vase (600-900).

19th century Chinese vase (600-900).

One of a pair of mid-18th century Italian gilt framed mirrors  (6,000-9,000).

One of a pair of mid-18th century Italian gilt framed mirrors (6,000-9,000).

Samuel Spode - Chestnut in a stable (2,000-3,000)

Samuel Spode – Chestnut in a stable (2,000-3,000)

 

FRESH TO MARKET YEATS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S RDS SALE

Monday, April 21st, 2014

 

Jack B. Yeats The Young One, dated 1891 on label.

Jack B. Yeats The Young One, dated 1891 on label.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,500 AT HAMMER.

A fresh to market watercolour by Jack B. Yeats is the catalogue cover lot for the Morgan O’Driscoll’s evening auction of Irish art at the RDS in Dublin on April 28. Dated from 1891 The Young One depicts O’Connell St. in Sligo on what is probably market day.  Yeats was brought up in Sligo and retained his affection for the city.  The work is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  Highlights include works by Paul Henry, Gerard Dillon, Donald Teskey, William Conor and Cecil Maguire. Here is a small selection. 

Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958) A Western Landscape 1919 (40,000-60,000).

Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)
A Western Landscape 1919 (40,000-60,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 37,500 AT HAMMER

 

Walter Frederick Osborne RHA (1859-1903) An Interior of a Coach House  oil on board (20,000-30,000).

Walter Frederick Osborne RHA (1859-1903)
An Interior of a Coach House
oil on board (20,000-30,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

 

William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011) Island Field  (6,000-9,000).

William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)
Island Field (6,000-9,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

 

Donald Teskey (b.1956) Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, September '96  (5,000-7,000).

Donald Teskey (b.1956)
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, September ’96 (5,000-7,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

 

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979) The Game  (1,500-2,500).

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979)
The Game (1,500-2,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

 

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Figures in Landscape  oil on board 93,000-5,000).

Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
Figures in Landscape
oil on board (3,000-5,000). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

 

A VIDEO ON MONET’S WATER LILIES

Monday, April 21st, 2014

This is a video from Christie’s on Monet’s 1907 Water Lilies which comes up in New York on May 6 estimated at $25-35 million.  (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 6, 2014).

THE ART OF TRAVEL AT CHRISTIE’S, SOUTH KENSINGTON

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The Art of Travel  new annual summer sale of vintage travel posters and luggage celebrating the golden age of tourism will be held at Christie’s, South Kensington, London on June 18.  With the arrival of the railway in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, artists, writers, and aristocrats flocked to the Côte d’Azur to experience the unique landscape, light, and luxury of the region. The beautiful art deco style posters that were commissioned by the railway companies remind us of the timeless appeal of this glamorous and beautiful region. A selection of the works on offer will be on view at a special exhibition in the JW Marriott Cannes throughout the film festival from May 14 – 25.  Highlights include spectacular posters by A.M. Cassandre and Roger Broders: 

Roger Broders (1883-1953)  AGAY lithograph in colours, c.1930 (£6,000-8,000).

Roger Broders (1883-1953)
AGAY
lithograph in colours, c.1930 (£6,000-8,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £5,625

 

A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968),  COTE D’AZUR, 1931  (£10,000-15,000).  Courtesy, Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968),
COTE D’AZUR, 1931 (£10,000-15,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £10,000

 

Roger Broders (1883-1953)  THE FRENCH RIVIERA FOR PERPETUAL SUNSHINE, 1930 (£4,000-6,000).

Roger Broders (1883-1953)
THE FRENCH RIVIERA FOR PERPETUAL SUNSHINE, 1930 (£4,000-6,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014 UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £4,375