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    SCOTT, YEATS, BLACKSHAW AND LE BROCQUY AT DE VERES

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    Works by William Scott, Jack B. Yeats, Basil Blackshaw and Louis le Brocquy will be among the highlights at de Veres first art auction of 2017 on April 4.  The 160 lots include works from private collections which are fresh to the market. The catalogue cover lot is a 1973 Still Life by William Scott and it is estimated at 60,000-90,000. From the Woods Shadow by Yeats depicts a boy in the Phoenix Park. It is estimated at 80,000-120,000. A brace of paintings by Basil Blackshaw, Jack’s House I and 2, are individually estimated at 25,000-35,000.  There is a similar estimate on a tapestry by le Brocquy entitled Eden.   The first half of the sale is dedicated to the collection of the late Michael Carroll OF AIB, who bought much of his collection at the Dawson Gallery and the Taylor Galleries.  The auction goes on view at the Taylor Galleries, Kildare St. from April 1 and the venue for the sale is the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    William Scott CBE RA, 1913-1989
    STILL LIFE (1973)

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA, RUA , 1932-2016
    JACK’S HOUSE (BLUE)

    Jack B. Yeats RHA, 1871-1957
    FROM THE WOODS SHADOW (1953)

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA 1916-2012
    EDEN, 1951 (AKA Womans Heel)

    AN ONLINE SALE OF AFFORDABLE IRISH ART

    Friday, March 10th, 2017

    A sale of affordable Irish art runs online at Morgan O’Driscoll until March 13.  There is a wide cross section of styles on offer in a crowded catalogue, which is online. Here is a small selection:

    Ken O’Neill – Double Trouble (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 200 AT HAMMER,

    Louis le Brocquy – Flight c1954 (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    KEN HAMILTON (B.1956) – Still Life on Tabletop (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    MARKEY ROBINSON (1918-1999) – Entrance to the Estate (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    PAULINE BEWICK (B.1935) – Pati Looking at Geese (1970) (2,000 – 3,000)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,700 AT HAMMER

    MORGAN O’DRISCOLL IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART SALE GROSSES OVER ONE MILLION

    Monday, December 5th, 2016
    Paul Henry - Evening in Achill sold for 135,000.

    Paul Henry – Evening in Achill sold for 135,000.

    The final figures are not yet in but Morgan O’Driscoll Irish and International art auction grossed over one million euro at the RHA in Dublin this evening.  Characterised by spirited bidding in the room and on the internet this was his most successful sale ever and his best result since March 2008.  There were a number of bidders from the UK, when Mr. O’Driscoll held viewings last week.

    The three Paul Henry’s in the sale all attracted spirited bidding. The top Henry, Evening in Achill, made a hammer price of 135,0o0. The Palladian Bridge at Wilton by Sir John Lavery made 42,000 at hammer, Louis le Brocquy’s Study towards an image of William Shakespeare made a hammer of 26,000, The Hurdy Gurdy player by Sir Walter Osborne made 36,000 at hammer, Roy Lichtenstein’s Red Lamps, 1990 made a hammer of 37,000, Festival 2006 by Banksy made 23,000 and Andy Warhol’s Martha Graham Lamentation made 15,000 at hammer.  Three Boatmen by Dan O’Neill made 23,000 and The Sage by Michael Flatley sold for 27,000. Bronze Famine Ship, a unique piece by John Behan from 2014, sold for 19,000 at hammer and Nude on a Couch by Roderic O’Conor made 17,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 29, 2018)

    AFFORDABLE IRISH ART ONLINE AUCTION AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

    An online auction of affordable art runs at Morgan O’Driscoll until 6.30 p.m. on October 3. The catalogue lists just under 300 lots and includes work by artists like Markey Robinson, Desmond Carrick, Graham Knuttel, Robert Egginton, Arthur Maderson, Louis le Brocquy and Damaris Lysaght.   The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Louis le Brocquy - Study of Samuel Beckett 18/100 (700-1,000)

    Louis le Brocquy – Study of Samuel Beckett 18/100 (700-1,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 600 AT HAMMER

    Markey Robinson - The Ballet (1,000-1,500)

    Markey Robinson – The Ballet (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    Pauline Bewick - Yellow Man (400-600)

    Pauline Bewick – Yellow Man (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 460 AT HAMMER

    Damaris Lysaght - Kitchen Window (200-300)

    Damaris Lysaght – Kitchen Window (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 140 AT HAMMER

    JOE BARRETT GAA MEDAL COLLECTION MAKES 40,000

    Thursday, September 29th, 2016
    The Joe Barrett medal collection.

    The Joe Barrett medal collection.

    The Joe Barrett GAA medal collection was the top lot at Fonsie Mealy’s Rare Books and Collectors sale in Kilkenny on September 28.   In 1929 Joe Barrett was the first Kerryman to lift the Sam Maguire trophy and his medal collection sold for a hammer price of 40,000.  It went to a private collector in Kerry.  The Phil Shanahan of Toomevara GAA medal collection went for 19,000.  A facsimile of the Book of Kells made 5,000 and  a Seamus Heaney handwritten foolscap manuscript critique of Celtic Art, an introduction by Ian Finlay made 2,000.  A pamphlet  presented by Heaney to Sean White complete with a three verse poem in Heaney’s own handwriting made 1,700 and an 1840 edition of The Ancient Music of Ireland edited by Bunting made sold for 1,600.

    Stirrings Still by Samuel Beckett, with illustrations by Louis le Brocquy and signed by both sold for 1,500.  A 1935 limited edition of Ulysses by James Joyce with illustrations by Henri Matisse signed by the artist sold for  1,400.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 23, 2016)

    THE McCLELLAND’S PRIVATE COLLECTION AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, August 25th, 2016

    The private collection of the late George and Maura McClelland is to be sold through a series of auctions at Whyte’s in Dublin in 2016-17. George McClelland was an art dealer of renown in Ireland and Britain for over fifty years. He sold most of his stock to a private collector in 2006, who in turn donated a large part to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. George and his wife Maura retained about 200 works which they especially treasured. These are now offered at Whyte’s. Here is a small selection:

    Louis le Brocquy - Travellers, 1948 (60,000-80,000)

    Louis le Brocquy – Travellers, 1948 (60,000-80,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 58,000 AT HAMMER

    William John Leech - Bowl of Fruit (12,000-15,000)

    William John Leech – Bowl of Fruit (12,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER

    F. E. McWilliam - Woman Kneeling (100,000-150,000)

    F. E. McWilliam – Woman Kneeling (100,000-150,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 90,000 AT HAMMER

    Morning Light, Paradise Islands, Bahamas, 1980 by Tony O'Malley (15,000-20,000)

    Morning Light, Paradise Islands, Bahamas, 1980 by Tony O’Malley (15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 26,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART ONLINE SALE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, January 14th, 2016

    The online off the wall art auction by Morgan O’Driscoll runs to January 18 at 6.30 pm.  There are 368 lots. Here is a small selection. The catalogue is online.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for January 5, 2016).

    Louis le Brocquy - Human Image XII (2005) (2,000-3,000).

    Louis le Brocquy – Human Image XII (2005) (2,000-3,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,700

    Tony O'Malley - Three Birds from Window (800-1,200).

    Tony O’Malley – Three Birds from Window (800-1,200).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 3,000

    Colin Davidson - Stormont Gate Lodge (2,000-3,000).

    Colin Davidson – Stormont Gate Lodge (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,800

    Arthur Maderson - Evening Study, Venice (3,000-5,000).

    Arthur Maderson – Evening Study, Venice (3,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,500

    ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT OF IRISH ART SALES

    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 antiquesandartireland.com for December 4, 2015).

    ETHEREAL LE BROCQUY AT WHYTE’S

    Sunday, November 29th, 2015
    Being by Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) (80,000-100,000).

    Being by Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) (80,000-100,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 78,000 AT HAMMER

    An ethereal le Brocquy work entitled Being (80,000-100,000) highlights the sale by Whyte’s at the RDS on November 30.  From around the middle of the 1990’s to 2005 the artist returned to his earlier preoccupation with the Presence series in a body of work called human images, of which this is one.  There is a strong selection in a catalogue of 161 works. Whyte’s recent auctions have proved to be hugely successful and the auction house say that this confirms growing demand for quality pieces at the top end of the market.

    The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection: (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 20, 2015)

    Charles Tyrrell C13.06 (3,000-5,000).

    Charles Tyrrell C13.06 (3,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800

    Basil Blackshaw - Six Miles Valley (15,000-20,000).

    Basil Blackshaw – Six Miles Valley (15,000-20,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 13,000

    Willam Conor - On the Swings (12,000-15,000).

    Willam Conor – On the Swings (12,000-15,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000

    YEATS, LE BROCQUY, MCWILLIAM AT DE VERES

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

    Yeats, le Brocquy, McWilliam, Leech are among the artists who feature at what de Veres describe as their highest quality art auction of 2015 in Dublin on December 1  After viewing a 35 Kildare St.  de Veres will return to the RHA for the auction on Tuesday evening. This is the first time the auction is to be held at the RHA since 2007.  The catalogue is on line. Here is a small selection:

    Man in a train, Thinking by Jack Butler Yeats 9200,000-300,000).

    Man in a train, Thinking by Jack Butler Yeats (200,000-300,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 220,000

    Louis le Brocquy - Still Life, Lemons (15,000-20,000).

    Louis le Brocquy – Still Life, Lemons (15,000-20,000).   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 22,000

    F.E. McWilliam - Box Four 1969 (14,000-18,000).

    F.E. McWilliam – Box Four 1969 (14,000-18,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 14,500

    Colin Middleton - Red Landscape (15,000-20,000).

    Colin Middleton – Red Landscape (15,000-20,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 18,000

    Peter Curling - The Open Ditch (6,000-9,000).

    Peter Curling – The Open Ditch (6,000-9,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 7,500