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    Monday, December 7th, 2015
    Convad by Dan O'Neill sold for 15,000 at hammer.

    Convad by Dan O’Neill sold for 15,000 at hammer.

    A Yeats at 210,000 and a Henry at 97,000 helped to make for another great night for Irish art sales in Dublin this evening.  These prices at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction are hammer, to which fees and commissions amounting to just under 25% will be added.  They continue the trend established at last weeks Irish art sales in Dublin, which were notable for competitive bidding and a number of above estimate prices.  This is in sharp contrast to the situation in latter years and shows that the recovery in prices in the market for Irish art is now well and truly established.  One work by Michael Flatley sold for 34,000, the second was passed. Each one had been estimated at 30,000-50,000.  Dan O’Neill’s Convad made 15,000 at hammer.  Other prices included St. George’s Market, Belfast by Markey Robinson (14,000), Glacier III by Barrie Cooke (7,600), White Scarecrow and Clown by John Shinnors (11,000), Grid by John Kingerlee (6,000), Second Version of Painting 1946 (1971), a lithograph by Francis Bacon (7,500),  Whispering leaves and wandering sheep by Joseph Malachy Kavanagh (8,500), Tarring the Shed by Nano Reid (11,500), Being 1997 by Louis le Brocquy (13,000) and Barn, West of Ireland by Donald Teskey (9,000).

    (See post on for December 4, 2015).


    Thursday, November 26th, 2015
    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957) The Boat Builder

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957) The Boat Builder

    There was a good curtain raiser to the four upcoming sales of Important Irish art in Dublin at Christie’s in London last night.  Works by Yeats, Lavery, Paul Henry and Roderic O’Conor all found buyers.  Christie’s was confident that their Yeats – The Boat Builder – would find a buyer as works by the artist from this period are rare. It was painted in 1913.  Estimated at £300,000-500,000 it sold for £422,500.

    Sir John Lavery’s similarly estimated The Maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes sold for £338,500. The Village by the Lake by Paul Henry made £182,500 and O’Conor’s Baigneuse a la mer sold for £134,500.

    There are upcoming sales of important Irish art at Whytes, de Veres, Adams and by Morgan O’Driscoll, starting with Whytes at the RDS on November 30.

    (See post on for November 16, 2015)


    Thursday, May 28th, 2015
    ack Butler Yeats RHA (1871 - 1957) Roundstone, Connemara (1916)

    ack Butler Yeats RHA (1871 – 1957) Roundstone, Connemara (1916)

    A 1916 oil on panel by Jack B. Yeats was the top lot at James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on May 27. Roundstone, Connemara sold for a hammer price of 58,000 over a top estimate of 35,000.   It had been bought by Oliver St. John Gogarty at an exhibition in 1918.  It was one of a number of works which sold above the high estimate. Among the others were:

    George Russell Æ (1867-1935) Apparell'd in Celestial Light

    George Russell Æ (1867-1935) Apparell’d in Celestial Light

    A Farmstead, Co. Armagh by John Luke made 40,000 over a top estimate of 30,000.  Sir John Lavery’s  A Street in Rabat sold for 38,000 over a top estimate of 15,000 and a Cubist landscape by Mary Swanzy sold for 20,000 over a top estimate of 12,000.  George Russell’s Apparrell’d in Celestial Light, the catalogue cover lot, sold for  21,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 10,000. A sculpture by Rowan Gillespie – O’Carolan, Spirit of the Blind Harpist – made 17,000 over a top estimate of 7,000.

    (See post on for May 19, 2015).