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    A BANK HOLIDAY AUCTION IN CONNEMARA

    Friday, July 29th, 2016

    The annual summer auction of arts and antiques by Dolan’s is on view this Bank Holiday weekend in a marquee in the Connemara village of Ballyconneely.  The auction of 600 lots is over two days on August 1 and 2.  A highlight is Window Sill by William John Leech RHA, a view through the diamond paned mullioned window at Candy Cottage, the artist’s home.

    There are important works by Sean Keating, Louis le Brocquy, Kenneth Webb, Tony O’Malley, Robert Taylor Carson, Mark O’Neill, Markey Robinson, Thomas Ryan, Richard Kingston, Eileen Meagher and Arthur Maderson.   The sale features antiques and collectibles, silver, books and rugs.

    William John Leech RHA - Window Sill.

    William John Leech RHA – Window Sill. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 25,500

    Carina Scott - Manhattan Skyline.

    Carina Scott – Manhattan Skyline.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,600

    A TWO DAY SUMMER SALE BY DOLAN’S IN CONNEMARA

    Monday, July 25th, 2016

    The two day Connemara art and antiques auction by Dolan’s in Ballyconneely on August 1 and 2 is sure to be a crowd puller. There is an across the board selection of Irish art as well as antique furniture, collectibles, silver and rugs among around 500 lots on offer.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Tony O'Malley - The Studio, New Ross, 1959

    Tony O’Malley – The Studio, New Ross, 1959

    Robert Taylor Carson - Lobster Man

    Robert Taylor Carson – Lobster Man  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,250

    Sean Keating - An Fear an Oilean

    Sean Keating – An Fear an Oilean

    John Schwatschke - Morning at Heuston

    John Schwatschke – Morning at Heuston

    HIGH GRASSES BY NORAH MCGUINNESS THE TOP LOT AT DOLAN’S

    Monday, May 2nd, 2016
    High Grasses by Norah McGuinness

    High Grasses by Norah McGuinness

    High Grasses by Norah McGuinness was the top lot at Dolan’s summer art and antiques auction at Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare on May 1.  It made a  hammer price of 9,000 in a vibrant auction which saw good numbers of viewers and much competitive bidding.  More than 85 per cent of the 300 plus lots on offer found buyers.

    Norah McGuinness (1901-80) trained at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and at Chelsea.  She spent the 1920’s in Dublin working as a book illustrator and stage designer. In 1929 she followed the advice of Mainie Jellett and moved to Paris to study with Andre Lhote.  She spent time in London and New York before returning to live in Dublin. She was associated in Ireland with the Modern Movement and helped found the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1943.  Norah McGuinness and Nano Reid represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale of 1950.

    A PRINT BY ROBERT BALLAGH AT DOLAN’S

    Friday, April 29th, 2016

    The art and antiques sale by Dolan’s in Rosslare on May 1 kicks off with a limited edition colour print by Robert Ballagh entitled My Studio 1969.  One of an edition of 75 it is estimated at 500 to 800.  Kelly’s Hotel in Rosslare is the venue for this auction of more than 300 lots.  The emphasis is on art, but there sale features a selection of reasonably estimated rugs, small antique furniture pieces, silver and collectible objects.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection.

    Robert Ballagh - My Studio 1969 (500-800)

    Robert Ballagh – My Studio 1969 (500-800)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 600 AT HAMMER

    Kenneth Webb - Sweet Pea, profusion of colour (2,800-3,200)

    Kenneth Webb – Sweet Pea, profusion of colour (2,800-3,200)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,200 AT HAMMER

    Markey Robinson - Clown Juggling (800-1,000)

    Markey Robinson – Clown Juggling (800-1,000)   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,200

    A Victorian walnut duet music stand (800-1,000)

    A Victorian walnut duet music stand (800-1,000)  UPDATE:  THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A William IV reading table (100-200).

    A William IV reading table (100-200).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 11O

    DOLAN’S ART AND ANTIQUES AUCTION IN LIMERICK

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    The first five lots at Dolan’s Limerick art and antiques auction on November 22 are 19th century Irish topographical photographs from the Lawrence Collection. Featuring counties Kerry, Down, Monaghan and various locations from Bray Head to the Corkscrew Road at Lisdoonvarna each volume is estimated at 350-450.  There is work by a diverse range of artists from Kenneth Webb and Arthur Maderson to Mark O’Neill and Markey Robinson as well as some silver, furniture, comics and boxing memorabilia.   The sale of 197 lots takes place  at Castletroy Park Hotel.  The catalogue is online. Here is a selection:

    Manus Walsh b.1940 HEIGHTS OF VALPARAISO (650-900).

    Manus Walsh
    b.1940
    HEIGHTS OF VALPARAISO (650-900). UPDATE: THIS MADE 759

    Tom Greaney KELL’S BAY, CO KERRY (300-450).

    Tom Greaney
    KELL’S BAY, CO KERRY (300-450).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 275

    John Shinnors b.1950 EASTER WINDOW, MANNEQUINS (2,800-3,500).

    John Shinnors
    b.1950
    EASTER WINDOW,
    MANNEQUINS (2,800-3,500). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800

    Arthur K Maderson b.1942 EVENING SUN, TALLOW HORSE FAIR (900-1,200).

    Arthur K Maderson
    b.1942
    EVENING SUN,
    TALLOW HORSE FAIR (900-1,200).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Brian Ballard RUA SPRING FLOWERS (900-1,200).

    Brian Ballard RUA
    SPRING FLOWERS (900-1,200).  UPDATE| THIS MADE 1,100

    A 19th Century French St Helena Bronze Medal, issued in 1857 by Napoleon III for survivors of Napoleon 1st ‘Grand Armee’, who had served 1792 - 1815 (120-160).

    A 19th Century French St Helena Bronze
    Medal, issued in 1857 by Napoleon III for
    survivors of Napoleon 1st ‘Grand Armee’,
    who had served 1792 – 1815 (120-160).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 250

    Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) v Sonny (Ugly Bear) Liston, Miami Beach, 25th Febuary 1964 (400-600).

    Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) v
    Sonny (Ugly Bear) Liston, Miami Beach, 25th Febuary 1964 (400-600).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 600

    MORE THAN 300 LOTS OF ART AND COLLECTIBLES AT DOLAN’S

    Friday, April 24th, 2015

    More than 300 lots of art, antiques and collectibles will come under the hammer at Dolan’s Bank Holiday Sunday sale at Kelly’s Hotel in Rosslare, Co. Wexford on May 3. The catalogue is on-line.  Here is a small selection from the art on offer:

    David ffrench le Roy b.1971 SPRING FLOWERS (700-850)

    David ffrench le Roy
    b.1971
    SPRING FLOWERS (700-850)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 800

    Brian Ballard RUA YELLOW ROSES (950-1,250)

    Brian Ballard RUA
    YELLOW ROSES (950-1,250)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,475

    James le Jeune RHA 1910 - 1983 CHILDREN ON THE BEACH (3,500-4,500)

    James le Jeune RHA
    1910 – 1983
    CHILDREN ON
    THE BEACH (3,500-4,500)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,600

    Mainie Jellett 1897 - 1944 THE WAVE (4,500-5,000)

    Mainie Jellett
    1897 – 1944
    THE WAVE (4,500-5,000)

    Markey Robinson 1918 - 1999 WATCHING THE BOATS (!,200-1,400).

    Markey Robinson
    1918 – 1999
    WATCHING THE BOATS (!,200-1,400).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000

    DOLANS IRISH ART AT CLONTARF CASTLE

    Friday, February 4th, 2011

    The drawing room is the title of this oil on board by Norman Teeling from Dolan's sale at Clontarf Castle. It is estimated at 800/1,200. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 1,250

    The Dolan’s auction at Clontarf Castle

    Among the more unusual lots at the sale art pattern books of watercolour floral designs from the Coalport China Company. This one is estimated at 80-120. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 80 EURO

    in Dublin on Sunday, February 6 at 4 p.m. will feature around 250 lots of affordable Irish art.  Most lots, including over 30 works from the studio of artist Norman Teeling, will be sold entirely without reserve.

    UPDATE: The Teelings all sold for prices from around 500 to 1,900, the top lot was a Victorian oil on canvas of Killarney by Bartholomew Collis Watkins which made 5,500, Frank McKelvey’s Bringing Home the Cattle made 4,500, Sean O’Sullivan’s Harbour on Aran sold for 4,250, an Italian beach scene by Arthur Maderson made 4,000, as did an oil on canvas by Charles Harper and Banjo Player and Friends by John Vallely.

    CONTRASTING IMAGES OF IRELAND AT DOLANS

    Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

    Countess Markievicz aiming what appears to be a revolver. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS PHOTOGRAPH SOLD FOR 500

    Blue Hills of Connemara by Douglas Alexander. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 800

    Contrasting images of an early 20th century Ireland feature at Dolan’s 233 lot affordable art sale in Cork on Sunday, January 23.

    The photographic print on the left shows Countess Markievicz, the Rebel Countess, aiming what appears to be a revolver in a woodland setting.  Inscribed and stamped on the reverse Dolan’s say it was probbly for newspaper reproduction.  This rare image is estimated at 600-800.

    The tranquil oil painting below, Blue Hills of Connemara by Douglas Alexander (1871-1945) features in the same sale.  Alexander produced numerous Connemara landscapes in oil and watercolour and his paintings have remained enduringly popular.  This one is estimated at  1,200-1,500.

    See antiquesandartireland.com post for January 11.

    DOLANS IRISH ART IN GALWAY

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

    The Ploughed Field by Jay Murphy (estimated at 500-800) features at the Dolans Art Auction at the Marriott Hotel in Galway on Sunday, November 21. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This watercolour by Annemarie Bourke entitled Aspects of Galway (estimated at 800-1,200) features at the Dolan's art auction on November 21. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 1,000

    Traditional and contemporary work by Irish artists features at the Dolans art auction at the Marriott Hotel in Galway on Sunday November 21 at 3 p.m.  The emphasis is on affordability.