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    SCOTT, YEATS, BLACKSHAW AND LE BROCQUY AT DE VERES

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    Works by William Scott, Jack B. Yeats, Basil Blackshaw and Louis le Brocquy will be among the highlights at de Veres first art auction of 2017 on April 4.  The 160 lots include works from private collections which are fresh to the market. The catalogue cover lot is a 1973 Still Life by William Scott and it is estimated at 60,000-90,000. From the Woods Shadow by Yeats depicts a boy in the Phoenix Park. It is estimated at 80,000-120,000. A brace of paintings by Basil Blackshaw, Jack’s House I and 2, are individually estimated at 25,000-35,000.  There is a similar estimate on a tapestry by le Brocquy entitled Eden.   The first half of the sale is dedicated to the collection of the late Michael Carroll OF AIB, who bought much of his collection at the Dawson Gallery and the Taylor Galleries.  The auction goes on view at the Taylor Galleries, Kildare St. from April 1 and the venue for the sale is the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    William Scott CBE RA, 1913-1989
    STILL LIFE (1973)

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA, RUA , 1932-2016
    JACK’S HOUSE (BLUE)

    Jack B. Yeats RHA, 1871-1957
    FROM THE WOODS SHADOW (1953)

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA 1916-2012
    EDEN, 1951 (AKA Womans Heel)

    AN IRISH ART ONLINE SALE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Monday, February 27th, 2017

    An Irish art online auction with 193 lots is running at Morgan O’Driscoll‘s until March 6.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Horse (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,400 AT HAMMER

    Gladys MacCabe ROI FRSA MA HRUA (b.1918) Going to Mass (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    John Kingerlee (b.1936)
    Grid Series (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    John Behan RHA (b.1938) Bull (2005)
    unique bronze (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    Brian Maguire (b.1951)
    Untitled mixed media on paper (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    THE ART OF ULSTER AT AVA GALLERY, CLANDEBOYE

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Clint Eastwood by Basil Blackshaw.

    The Art of Ulster at the Ava Gallery on the Clandeboye estate outside Belfast from March 9-15 will include over 40 pieces from the studio of the late Basil Blackshaw. This is a preview exhibition of highlights from the next sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam, which takes place in Dublin on March 29.  Prices for the Blackshaw works vary from 100 to 10,000 for his portrait of Clint Eastwood.  The exhibition will include works by Paul Henry, Grace Henry, George Russell, Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig and Maurice Wilks.

    There will be a section on later 20th century Ulster art, or what is now referred to as the art of the troubles.  This includes work by Dermot Seymour, Micky Donnelly, Jack Pakenham, Brian Ferran, Ross Wilson and Victor Sloan.  In addition there are two sculptures from F.E. MacWilliam’s Banner Series completed at the height of the troubles in 1975.

    BLACKSHAW, WEBB, SCULLY, BEWICK

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

    From Basil Blackshaw and Kenneth Webb to Sean Scully and Pauline Bewick there is much to choose from at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online Irish art auction.  There are 206 lots in the catalogue and bidding ends on August 2.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Cockeral mixed media on card (2,000-3,000)

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Cockeral
    mixed media on card (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) Wild Meadow oil on canvas (4,000-6,000)

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Wild Meadow
    oil on canvas (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,800 AT HAMMER

    Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935) White Cow & Caragh Lake (1983) watercolour (5,000-7,000)

    Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)
    White Cow & Caragh Lake (1983)
    watercolour (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    Sean Scully (b.1945) Red Fold (2006) limited edition lithograph signed & numbered 26/50 signed lower right & dated '06 (3,000-4,000)

    Sean Scully (b.1945)
    Red Fold (2006)
    limited edition lithograph signed & numbered 26/50
    signed lower right & dated ’06 (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    BLACKSHAW AT O’DRISCOLL IRISH ART SALE

    Thursday, June 9th, 2016

    No less than five works by the late Basil Blackshaw will feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s online Irish art auction on June 27.  The catalogue, with 178 lots, will go live on June 15. The sale will include 11 lots of sculpture.  Here is a small selection:

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) Yellow Car oil on board (6,000-8,000)

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Yellow Car
    oil on board (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,800

    Mark O'Neill (b.1963) Mill House Pink (2012) oil on board (4,000-6,000)

    Mark O’Neill (b.1963)
    Mill House Pink (2012)
    oil on board (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    Liam O'Neill (b.1954) Race to the Finish oil on canvas (6,000-8,000)

    Liam O’Neill (b.1954)
    Race to the Finish
    oil on canvas (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) The Proud Mother wax crayon (3,000-5,000)

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    The Proud Mother
    wax crayon (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    STRONG DEMAND FOR BLACKSHAW AT DE VERES

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016
    Strong demand for Basil Blackshaw, the Northern Ireland artist who died earlier this month, was evident at de Veres Irish art auction in Dublin on May 25.  There were two works by Blackshaw in the auction.  Lot 92, an oil on paper entitled Farmhouse in a Landscape was estimated at 3,000-5,000 and sold for 12,500.   Lot 11, an oil on canvas titled Headland II dating from 1992, was estimated at 9,000-12,000 and sold for a hammer price of 11,500.
    The top lot in the sale was A Riverside Inn by Jack Butler Yeats which made 66,000.  The Ferry Boat by Yeats sold for 61,000 in a sale where 80% of lots on offer found buyers.  The sale total was 650,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May 19, 2016)

    Basil Blackshaw (1932-2016) - Headland II

    Basil Blackshaw (1932-2016) – Headland II

    Basil Blackshaw (1932-2016) Farmhouse

    Basil Blackshaw (1932-2016) Farmhouse in a Landscape

    DEATH OF BASIL BLACKSHAW

    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
    Basil Blackshaw – Six Miles Valley  sold for 13,000 at Whyte's in Dublin last November.

    Basil Blackshaw – Six Miles Valley sold for 13,000 at Whyte’s in Dublin last November.

    The artist Basil Blackshaw who has died aged 83, was a leading Northern Ireland artist and regarded as one of the most talented Irish artists of his generation.  He painted rural scenes, in particular horses, and his portrait subjects included Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney and Clint Eastwood.  He was a member of the Royal Ulster Academy and designed posters for the Field Day theatre company in Derry.

    Many tributes have been paid to the artist.  Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Academy has described him as “one of Ireland’s greatest artists” who was “lauded by the art world and his fellow painters”.

    BONHAMS SALE OF MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH ART

    Sunday, November 15th, 2015
    Basil Blackshaw’s Blond Traveller is one of a number of Irish lots at Bonhams sale of Modern British and Irish Art at New Bond Street in London on November 18.  In 1984/85 the artist undertook a series of traveller paintings using sitters that he had met and become interested in.  The works were acclaimed for their raw colour and immediacy.  Blond Traveller is estimated at £18,000-25,000.

    A John Lavery view of house tops, Tetuan (37 miles east of Tangier) is estimated at £20,000-30,000, as is a west of Ireland oil by Paul Henry entitled Cabins on a Lough. The auction features 12 pieces by the acclaimed British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink, who died in 1993.  A seated nude by Roderic O’Conor is estimated at £8,000-12,000. Other Irish artists featured include Daniel O’Neill, Gerard Dillon and Louis le Brocquy in a catalogue of 101 works in total.  Whytes, de Veres, Adams and Morgan O’Driscoll will all hold auctions of Irish art in Dublin in coming weeks.  UPDATE: The Henry and the Blackshaw were both unsold.

    Blond Traveller by Basil Blackshaw at Bonhams in London next Wednesday.

    Blond Traveller by Basil Blackshaw at Bonhams in London next Wednesday.

    Cabins by a Lough, West of Ireland by Paul Henry

    Cabins by a Lough, West of Ireland by Paul Henry