THE leading Irish artwork at Christie’s sale in London was Sir John Lavery’s Played !! which made £657,250. Another Lavery, Mary in Black, sold for £61,250.
Paul Henry’s West of Ireland cottages made £79,250 over an estimate of £30,000-50,000. Other works by Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958) sold were An Old Man from Connacht which made £34,850 and An Old Woman which sold for £34,850.
Portrait of Dorelia by Augustus John made £15,000 .
A Still Life by William Scott made £337,250 and Untitled 1961 by William Scott made £12,500. Portraits of Miss Joanna Yorke and Miss Lisa Yorke by Louis le Brocquy made £16,500.
The 20th Century British & Irish Art sale realised £17,877,500, the highest total ever achieved for the category. (See antiquesandartireland.com post for May 26)
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