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    HENRY’S CONNEMARA COTTAGE THE LEAD LOT AT ADAMS

    Monday, September 25th, 2017
    A Connemara Cottage by Paul Henry is the top lot at the James Adam evening sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on September 27. It has not been seen in public since it was bought directly from the artist in 1931 and is estimated at 60,000-80,000.

    The sale of about 100 lots from the UTV Collection, which was begun in 1959, will dominate the Irish art selection at James Adam.  It offers a snapshot of art in Ulster throughout the 20th century. The Belfast Boys – Gerard Dillon, Colin Middleton, George Campbell and Dan O’Neill – are well represnted, Laganside at Dusk by Basil Blackshaw was an important commission and there is work by a range of artists from FE MacWilliam to Camille Souter.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Paul Henry RHA (1877-1958) A Connemara Cottage 1925-30 (60,000-80,000)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 87,000 AT HAMMER

    Laganside at Dusk (1997) by Basil Blackshaw (40,000-60,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 35,000 AT HAMMER

    F.E. Mc William “Woman of Belfast III” (12,000 – 16.000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 35,000 AT HAMMER

    Gerard Dillon “The Artist in the country” (15,000 – 20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 39,000 AT HAMMER

    GERARD DILLON’S MENDING NETS, ARAN THE TOP LOT AT SOTHEBY’S

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
    Mending Nets, Aran  by Gerard Dillon

    Mending Nets, Aran by Gerard Dillon

    The top lot at Sotheby’s Irish sale in London was Mending Nets, Aran by Gerard Dillon. It sold to an American buyer for £191,000 over a top estimate of  £150 ,000. The work sold at James Adam in Dublin for 80,000 euro six years ago.  A total of 65% of lots on offer found buyers.  The Cello Player by Sir John Lavery made £112,500 but Mary Borden and her family by the same artist, estimated at £150,000-250,000 failed to find a buyer.

    Charlie Minter of Sotheby’s said this years sale made £1.8 million.  This was ahead of the low estimate and built on the success of Sotheby’s Irish sale last year.  Auction records were set for Patrick Scott, Gottfried Helnwein, Rita Duffy and for a work on paper by Sean Keating.  Water Lillies by Yeats was unsold at auction, but changed hands privately immediately after the sale.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for September 11 and August 27, 2016)

    GERARD DILLON PORTRAIT OF DAN O’NEILL AT WHYTE’S

    Friday, November 20th, 2015
    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) - Portrait of Dan O'Neill (20,000-30,000).

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) – Portrait of Dan O’Neill (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 21,000

    Gerard Dillon’s 1952 portrait of his fellow artist Dan O’Neill graces the catalogue cover for Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on November 30.  Based on the quality of works on offer and a new confidence in the salesrooms of Ireland Whyte’s remain optimistic about this sale of 161 lots.  The portrait, for instance, has been singled out twice for exhibitions at retrospectives in 1972 and 2003.  It is from a key point in Dillon’s career. By 1952 he had established himself as a painter and was closely involved in many of the exhibitions and organisations promoting and supporting visual art in Ireland North and South. He would go on to represent Great Britain in the Pittsburgh International exhibition in 1958 and the Guggenheim International, where he represented Ireland in 1958 and 1960.

    Dillon’s contemporaries also shine in this sale with works by Dan O’Neill, Nano Reid and Norah McGuinness.  There is a strong selection of works by William Conor showing aspects of life in Belfast and an iconic West of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry.  The sale will be held at the RDS and the catalogue is online.

    DILLON’S SPANISH FISHING VILLAGE AT CORK ART SALE

    Saturday, April 30th, 2011
    A total of 289 lots of mostly Irish art will be offered at the Morgan O’Driscoll fine art sale at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cork on May 9.  Internationally celebrated  artists Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol are represented by limited edition prints.  The most expensively estimated lot on offer is Gerard Dillon’s Spanish fishing village which is estimated at 20,000-25,000.
    There are prime works by Markey Robinson, William Conor, Maurice Wilks, William Crozier, Colin Watson, Mark O’Neill, Dan O”Neill, James Humbert Craig and Sean McSweeney.
    Here is a small selection.  The entire catalogue is on-line.
    UPDATE:  Around 68 per cent of lots were sold.  The top lot was was William Conor’s Music Session, a work with crayon which made 13,500.

    Gerard Dillon RHA RUA (1916-1971) Spanish Fishing Village, estimate 20,000-25,000. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: IT WAS UNSOLD

    Damien Hirst (20th /21st Century) Cephalothin 2007 Limited edition print 68/75, estimate 6,000-8,000. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: IT WAS UNSOLD

    Markey Robinson (1918-1999) Dockyard, estimate 10,000-12,500. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 10,000

    Andy Warhol €1928-1987) British Speedskater Unique screenprint on Artches 88 paper Edition:TP 14/15, estimate 10,000-15,000. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: IT WAS UNSOLD