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    THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING SOLD SO FAR IN IRELAND THIS YEAR

    Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

    Still Life by William Scott (1913-1989)

    A 1973 Still Life by William Scott made a hammer price of 140,000 at de Veres sale in Dublin last night to become the most expensive painting sold in Ireland so this year. Chased by at least six bidders it was bought by an Irish private collector who lives abroad.  Though this was the most successful Spring art sale at de Veres for the past ten years, bringing over a million euro, Rory Guthrie commented that the art market in Ireland remains unpredictable.

    The good news is that this 160 lot auction aroused a lot of interest, particularly in the Irish collection of the late Michael Carroll of AIB.  A private collection like this always creates interest and all but two of the 75 lots in this part of the auction sold, mostly for above estimate. A close friend of  artists Tony O’Malley and Cecil King, Michael Carroll bought many of his works from the Dawson Gallery and latterly the Taylor Galleries.

    From the Woods Shadow by Jack B. Yeats made a hammer price of 82,000, Muingingaun (Maiden Stream) by Hughie O’Donoghue made 35,000, Jack’s House (Pink) and Jack’s House (Blue) by Basil Blackshaw made hammer prices respectively of 27,000 and 25,000, Eden, a tapestry by Louis le Brocquy made 24,000 and Connemara Mare by Patrick Hennessy sold for 16,000.  Tranquility by Kenneth Webb made 13,000 at hammer, Sawers Belfast by Hector McDonnell made 8,000, Head of a Traveller by Blackshaw made 15,000, Figures Connemara by Charles Lamb sold for 15,000, Spring Rooks by Tony O’Malley made 16,000, West Cork Waterfall by William Crozier made 8,000, Isobel by Daniel O’Neill made 15,500, Thinking of the South (France) by Camille Souter made 13,000, La Maternite by Evie Hone made 10,000, Interior by Tony O’Malley made 11,000 and Harbour Scene by Patrick Collins made 16,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 16, 2017)

    STRONG DEMAND FOR BLACKSHAW AT JAMES ADAM

    Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Vase of Flowers

    There was strong demand for works from the studio of Basil Blackshaw at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night.  Nearly all 47 lots from the studio of a much loved artist who died last May attracted spirited bidding and many sold above estimate.  The top lot was his portrait of Clint Eastwood which sold for a hammer price of 22,000 over a top estimate of 15,000. In a catalogue note Eamonn Mallie how the artist loved “edge of town” men and “edge of society” people like travellers, horsey people, doogie men, drinkers and so on. Clint Eastwood played roles in which he was always battling against the odds. A seated nude made 11,000 over a top estimate of 7,000, Vase of Flowers made 9,500 over a top estimate of 4,000, Plane and Car made 8,000 on an estimate of 7,000-10,000 and The Wall made 7,500 at hammer over a top estimate of 5,000.

    The Talent by Jack B. Yeats made 80,000 at hammer,  Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry made 35,000, The Startled Bird by Norah McGuinness sold for 28,000, The Struggle by Nano Reid made 8,000, La Parisienne by Grace Henry made 5,400, Woman Reading by Roderic O’Conor made 30,000, Girl in a Garden by Patrick Swift made 32,000 and Cu Chulainn by John Behan made 13,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for February 23 and March 24, 2017)

    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) UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA, RUA , 1932-2016
    JACK’S HOUSE (BLUE)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 25,000 AT HAMMER

    Jack B. Yeats RHA, 1871-1957
    FROM THE WOODS SHADOW (1953)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 82,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA 1916-2012
    EDEN, 1951 (AKA Womans Heel)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 24,00 AT HAMMER

    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. UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER.

    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.

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER

    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