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    AFFORDABLE ART SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017
    Affordable artwork by Robert Ballagh, Pauline Bewick, Barrie Cooke, Edward Delaney and Sir William Orpen will feature at Whyte’s autumn art sale in Dublin on October 23.  The auction will offer a range of 270 affordable works of Irish and international artists with estimates from 100 to 1,000.  The first 38 lots are from the collection of the late Judge Desmond Windle.

    Others among those whose work will be offered are Elizabeth Rivers, Sean Scully, Patsy Dan and Ruari Rodgers, Patrick Pye, Brian Bourke, Graham Knuttel, Cecil King and Louis le Brocquy.  The sale takes place at Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth St. at 6 pm on October 23.

    William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) FULL HOUSE, 1910 (500-700)

    D aniel O’Neill (1920-1974) LANDSCAPE STUDIES (SET OF THREE ) (400-500)

    Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929) PROVINCIAL TOWN (500-700)

    Edward Delaney RHA (1930-2009) CATTLE SHELTERING, 1979 (300-500)

    A SALE OF IRISH ART AT DE VERES IN DUBLIN

    Saturday, September 16th, 2017

    Viewing for the Irish art auction at de Veres on September 20 at 6 pm gets underway at Kildare St. at noon today. The 131 lots offer a mix of 20th century and contemporary art.  Traditionalists will be taken by two works. A Muted Appeal – the little match girl by Richard Thomas Moynan whose subject is a flower seller who worked at Chatham St. off Grafton St. The second traditional offering is Gathering Beans by Arthur David McCormick, a work purchased at the James Gorry Gallery in 1988. There is art by Sean McSweeney, Charles Brady, Diana Copperwhite, John Shinnors, Robert Ballagh, Norah McGuinness and a wide cross section of Irish artists.  Viewing is at de Veres, the auction will be held at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St.  The catalogue is online.

    Evening, Grand Parade, Cork by Cecil Galbally (1911-1995) (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 3,000 AT HAMMER

    : A Muted Appeal (the little match girl) by Richard Thomas Moynan (1850-1906) (6,000-9,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,500 at hammer

    JOHN LAVERY’S VIEW OF THE SUMMIT OF THE JUNGFRAU

    Friday, September 1st, 2017

    SIR JOHN LAVERY – THE SUMMIT OF THE JUNGFRAU  UPDATE: THIS MADE £212,500 AT HAMMER

    A powerful and masterly landscape of Switzerland: The Summit of the Jungfrau, 1912 by the celebrated  painter Sir John Lavery (1856 – 1941) will come under the hammer at Sotheby’s Irish sale in London on September 27.

    The painting’s lyrical curves lead the eye up to the pinnacle whilst maintaining a sense of composure and innate design which hints at the influence of Japanese art. The British love of the Alps dates back to the early 19th century, to Turner, Byron, Shelley and Ruskin; it was actually on the recommendation of Winston Churchill’s niece, Lady Gwendoline, that Lavery travelled to the Alpine village of Wengen for a two-month stay. The highlight of the visit was a journey up to Jungfraujoch station, an enormous engineering feat that had fortuitously opened in August 1912 Lavery was able to make his ascent with a full painting kit, creating a temporary studio and setting in order to make a swift sketch of the visiting party.

    The painting, which is estiamted at £150,000-250,000, is from a Hampstead Collection  assembled and enjoyed over many years in a beautiful house in this leafy corner of London.  The collection will be offered across nine auctions in London and Hong Kong between September and December.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for August 17, 2017)

    BRITISH AND IRISH ART MARKET ON THE UP AT BONHAMS

    Thursday, August 4th, 2016
    Paul Henry  (1876-1958) - The Cottage by the Lake (£30,000-50,000)

    Paul Henry (1876-1958) – The Cottage by the Lake (£30,000-50,000) sold for £79,300

    A mid year British and Irish art market report by Bonhams shows an increase of 22% in the year so far. They say that bullish conditions were evident at the June auction which totalled £8.3 million and was the company’s most successful to date. The sale was 86% sold by lot and 46% of lots sold above their high estimates.

    Irish art was 100% sold with strong prices for stalwarts like Sir John Lavery and Jack B. Yeats. The welcome surprise of the day, according to Bonhams, was the £79,300 paid for an 8″ x 10″ painting by Paul Henry. Bonhams say that work from the 1930’s and 40’s  experienced a particular surge and that right now there  is an overall hunger for quality.  The next major sale of British and Irish art is on November 23 and the closing date for entries is October 7.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 13, 2016)

    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

    A TOTAL OF 330 LOTS OF IRISH ART ONLINE

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    More than 330 lots are available at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art.  The sale will run until November 9 at 6.30 p.m.  The catalogue is on line. Here is a small sampler.

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) Boats on the Lagan, Belfast (4,000-6,0000.

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    Boats on the Lagan, Belfast (4,000-6,000).   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,800

    Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Ruins in the Moonlight (4,000-6,000)

    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
    Ruins in the Moonlight (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,200

    John Brian Vallely (b.1941) Into Battle (2,000-4,000).

    John Brian Vallely (b.1941)
    Into Battle (2,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,600

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) Poppies in Summertime (4,000-5,000).

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Poppies in Summertime (4,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,200

    OUTLOOK ENCOURAGING FOR IRISH ART

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

    In the belief that the outlook for Irish art is encouraging Sotheby‘s resumed sale of Irish art in London on October 21 features work by Sir John Lavery, Sir William Orpen, Jack Butler Yeats, Walter Osbore, Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy and Roderic O’Conor.  In the 20th anniversary year since the inaugural stand alone sale of Irish art in London there is also a selection of work by contemporary Irish artists. There are 71 lots in total and the catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.H.A., R.S.A. JAPANESE SWITZERLAND £300,000-500,000)

    SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.H.A., R.S.A.
    JAPANESE SWITZERLAND £300,000-500,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE £509,000

    BASIL BLACKSHAW, H.R.H.A FOINAVON (£18,000-25,000)

    BASIL BLACKSHAW, H.R.H.A
    FOINAVON (£18,000-25,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE £23,750

    Barrie Cooke - Elk Meets Sweeney (a portion) - £12,000-18,000)

    Barrie Cooke – Elk Meets Sweeney (a portion) – £12,000-18,000)

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 23, 2015).

    BARRIE COOKE ELK MEETS SWEENEY (SMALL VERSION) (A portion) - (£12,000-18,000).

    BARRIE COOKE
    ELK MEETS SWEENEY (SMALL VERSION) (A portion) – (£12,000-18,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    JACK BUTLER YEATS, R.H.A. THE TALKERS )£150,000-250,000)

    JACK BUTLER YEATS, R.H.A. THE TALKERS )£150,000-250,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE £209,000

    SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S ART SALE IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

    There is something to suit all tastes at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction at the RDS on September 14.  The sale of 110 lots features mostly Irish art and sculpture, but some international artists are represented as well.  You do not, for example, see art by Robert Motherwell cropping up every day at auction in Ireland.  The screen print by Motherwell in this sale, from his London series, was at Marlborough Fine Art in London and then in a private collection.  The Pig Market by the Cork 19th century artist Charles Henry Cook (c1830-1906) is one rarity. It is estimated at 3,000-5,000. Born in Bandon he exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in the 1860’s and ’70’s from an address at Patrick St. in Cork.  St. Patrick’s Day by Cook is in the collection of the National Library of Ireland.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 2, 2015).

    ALICE MAHER (B.1956)RED ARCH / ARCHWAY (1995) (1,000-1,500).

    ALICE MAHER (B.1956) – RED ARCH / ARCHWAY (1995) (1,000-1,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    ROBERT MOTHERWELL (1915-1991) AMERICAN LONDON SERIES I: UNTITLED (GREEN) (1971) (1,000-1,500)

    ROBERT MOTHERWELL (1915-1991) AMERICAN:  LONDON SERIES I: UNTITLED (GREEN) (1971) (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    Column by Edward Delaney (1,000-1,500).

    Column by Edward Delaney (1,000-1,500).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Pig Market by Charles Henry Cook (3,000-5,000).

    The Pig Market by Charles Henry Cook (3,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Saturday, July 25th, 2015

    An online auction of Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll continues until August 4 at 6.30 pm.  The sale of 320 lots, including sculpture, includes 29 lots donated by artists to raise funds for the newly opened West Cork Arts Centre.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Mark O'Neill (b.1963) The Balcony  (1,500-2,000).

    Mark O’Neill (b.1963)
    The Balcony (1,500-2,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) Coral Strand, Connemara  (2,500-3,500).

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Coral Strand, Connemara (2,500-3,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) Aran Island Character  (1,500-2,500).

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)
    Aran Island Character (1,500-2,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600

    Naked Woman - limited edition litho by Louis le Brocquy (1,750-2,500)

    Naked Woman – limited edition litho by Louis le Brocquy (1,750-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400

    FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION OF IRISH ART IN LONDON FOR 30 YEARS

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
    Still Life, c. 1959 © Norah McGuinness. Courtesy AIB Collection.

    Still Life, c. 1959 © Norah McGuinness. Courtesy AIB Collection.

    The first major exhibition of Irish art in London for 30 years opens today at The Mall Galleries. Featuring over 70 works from 1900 to the present day it draws on the collections of paintings, photography, tapestry and sculpture from the AIB Collection and the Crawford Gallery in Cork.

    Works by open air painters Aloysius O’Kelly, Sir John Lavery and Roderic O’Conor are represented, together with the ‘Dublin Painters’, Sean Keating, Jack B. Yeats, Paul and Grace Henry. Artists who celebrated the Irish way of life, like Harry Kernoff, as well as other experimenters who embraced new styles and themes, including Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellett and Norah McGuinness, also feature. The contemporary scene is represented with major works by Louis le Brocquy, Colin Middleton, Sean Scully, photographer Willie Doherty and Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue. Younger emerging artists such as Shane Blount and Caroline McCarthy demonstrate the strength and depth of Irish art today.

    The Art of a Nation runs until May 31.