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    YEATS, SHINNORS, SCOTT AT de VERES ART AUCTION

    Saturday, November 18th, 2017

    Yeats, Shinnors, William Scott and a collection of works from artists of the the St. Ive’s School like Roger Hilton and Terry Frost are all on the catalogue at de Veres Irish Art sale at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St., Dublin on November 21.  Viewing is already underway at de Veres on Kildare St.

    The highlight of this auction is The Night has Gone, a 1947 oil by Jack B Yeats (€250,000-350,000).  There is plenty to choose from including Mountain Summit by Patrick Hennessy (€14,000-18,000), Slitty Morning Estuary by John Shinnors (€25,000-35,000), Cat by Karel Appel (€5,000-7,000) and Stained Glass light box by James Scanlon (€800-1,200).   The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA, 1871-1957
    THE NIGHT HAS GONE (1947)

    Paul Henry RHA RUA, 1876-1958
    IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, c.1918-19

    Mountain Summit by Patrick Hennessy

    Ocean Frequency II by Donald Teskey

    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

    THE JAMES ADAM SALE OF IMPORTANT IRISH ART IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

    The evening sale of Important Irish Art by James Adam in Dublin on May 31 contains 161 lots and includes art from the collection of the late Gillian Bowler.  She collected Irish art from the late ’70’s onwards by artists including Louis le Brocquy, Barrie Cooke, Tony O’Malley, Basil Blackshaw, T.P. Flanagan, Patrick Collins, Stephen McKenna, Rowan Gillespie and others.  Bowler was founding chairman of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)
    Early Morning, Cliffony (1941) (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 70,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry RHA (1877-1958) Gubellaunaun from the Bog (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 36,000 AT HAMMER

    Sean Keating PRHA HRSA HRA (1889-1978)
    The Turf Quay, Aran (40,000-60,000)UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    Nathaniel Hone RHA (1831-1917)
    Dans Les Vignes (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)
    Fan Tailed Pigeons (528) (40,000-60,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 58,000 AT HAMMER

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003)
    Winter Lines and Shapes UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER (2,000-4,000)

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    HUGE INTEREST IN WHYTE’S UPCOMING ART SALE

    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

    Headed by a William Scott Blue Still Life estimated at 400,000-600,000 Whyte’s sale at the RDS on May 29 will attract both Irish and international interest.  Other prime lots include a Louis le Brocquy tapestry of Adam and Eve created in 1951  (80,000-100,000) and a rare wood carving by F.E. McWilliam entitled Man and Wife (70,000-90,000).  An iconic 1960’s image of Twiggy in front of a painting by Bridget Riley by American photographer Bert Stern is estimated at 5,000-7,000 and a 1938 landscape by Paul Henry is estimated at 100,000-150,000.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May 15, 2017)

    Frederick Edward McWilliam RA HRUA (1909-1992) MAN AND WIFE, 1934 (70,000-90,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 70,000 AT HAMMER

    Barrie Cooke HRHA (1931-2014) RECLINING NUDE, 1965 (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,500 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN, 1951-1952 (80,000-120,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958) AN IRISH BOG, c.1938 (100,000-150,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 130,000 AT HAMMER

    PAUL HENRY’S SAILING BOAT ON A LOUGH TOP LOT AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

    Paul Henry’s tranquil Sailing Boat on a Lough, possibly Achill Sound in 1916-17, was the top lot at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art auction in Dublin last night. It mad a hammer price of 62,000. Other top lots included The Park Pond by Frank McKelvey (24,000),  Torso by Louis le Brocquy (24,000), Jack the Lad by Basil Blackshaw (18,000), The Dark Pool by William Crozier (16,000), 9.13.02 by Sean Scully (16,000) and Ventral by Mark Francis (10,000).  Tribal Dance by Michael Flatley failed to find a buyer in an auction where 67% of lots were sold.

    Sailing boat on a Lough by Paul Henry sold for 62,000 at hammer.

    BASIL BLACKSHAW – THE DUST SETTLES SOLD FOR 16,000 AT HAMMER

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) – PICADOR (1953) (120/500) SOLD FOR 2,200

    Curved Oar Boat III by John Behan madd 3,800 at hammer.

    BLACKSHAW STUDIO AND ICONIC POET PORTRAIT AT JAMES ADAM

    Friday, March 24th, 2017
    With 40 lots from the studio of Basil Blackshaw, a view of Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry, an evocation of a solo singer at the Queen’s Theatre in Dublin by Jack B. Yeats and an iconic portrait of poet Mairtin O Cadhain by Sean O’Sullivan, the evening sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam on March 29 amounts to a celebration of artistic Irishness.

    O Cadhain (1906-1970) is regarded as the most original and powerful writer in the Irish language for many generations. The portrait, estimated at just 4,000-6,000, was reproduced in most of his published work from 1953 onwards. It was used in an An Post stamp celebrating Celtic Scholars in 2006. The catalogue cover lot is Model Reading by Roderic O’Conor (18,000-25,000), the Henry seascape is estimated at 40,000-60,000 and the Yeats at 50,000-80,000. Estimates for the Blackshaw works vary from 500 to 10,000 for his portrait of Clint Eastwood.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 23, 2017)

    Peter Curling –
    The All Weather Gallop  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,200 AT HAMMER

    Roderic O’Conor –
    Woman Reading (1904-5) UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    Sean O’Sullivan’s iconic portrait of Mairtin O Cadhain  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER

    Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 35,000 AT HAMMER

    A DONEGAL LANDSCAPE BY PAUL HENRY AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, February 20th, 2017
    A Donegal landscape by Paul Henry, two le Broquy tapestries, a horse painting by Yeats, and a selection of works by Tony O’Malley with estimates from 1,000 to 15,000 combine to make a varied and interesting selection at Whyte’s Irish and International art auction at the RDS on February 27.
    The sale features work by many important artists of the last two centuries including William Sadler, Walter Osborne, Sir John Lavery, James Humbert Craig, Sean Keating, Gerard Dillon, Colin Middleton, William Scott, Alexander Williams, Daniel MacLise and Percy French.
    Paul Henry’s Lough Altan, Co. Donegal (60,000-80,000) has been in the family of the original purchaser since the 1930’s. Fresh Horses by Yeats dates to c1914 and once belonged to the actor Peter O’Toole. It is estimated at 40,000-60,000. Another famous previous owner was the late Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey, gifted a painting of Clifden by Eva Henrietta Hamilton  a cousin of his wife Joan Hamilton.  It is estimated at 3,000-5,000.

    The auction continues the disposal of the private art collection of George and Maura McClelland which includes a run of O’Malley paintings (lots 78 to 93).  The works by Louis le Brocquy include  a little known life study, Self (30,000-50,000), a Study for Riverrun: Procession (40,000-60,000) and two Aubusson tapestries Cherub 1952 (20,000-30,000) and Tain: Cuchulainn in Spasm 1969 (15,000-18,000) as well as a range of lithographs. Viewing at the RDS gets underway on February 25.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Lough Altan, Co. Donegal by Paul Henry (1876-1958) (60,000-80,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 58,000 AT HAMMER

    A Woman Swooning: Trio of Soldiers Beyond by Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) (4,000-6,000) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Fresh Horses by Jack B Yeats (1871-1957) (40,000-60,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Early Morning, Bahamas 1979 by Tony O’Malley (1913-2003) (12,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 16,500 AT HAMMER

    PAUL HENRY’S CAREER AS ILLUSTRATOR RECALLED AT WHYTE’S UPCOMING SALE

    Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958) PORTRAIT OF AN ELDERLY LADY, c.1904-1905  UPDATE:THIS WAS UNSOLD)

    This finely drawn Paul Henry charcoal portrait of an elderly lady recalls a period when the artist worked as an illustrator for a newspaper.  It is lot 28 at Whyte’s upcoming sale of Irish and International Art at the RDS, Dublin on February 27.  According to catalogue notes by Dr. S.B. Kennedy it was almost certainly for the weekly journal To-day, founded in 1893 by Jerome K. Jerome. Unsurprisingly the journal had a literary bias and scope for illustration.  Henry worked on a “types” series in 1904-05.  All of these drawings showed his debt to Whistler, his former teacher in Paris, whose funeral he had attended in 1903.

    The “types” series  began with The Unfortunate, a drawing of an elderly pauper reading a paper by the Thames Embankment at dusk.  It was followed by The Grandmother, The Ballad Singer, The Crank and others. The work is estimated at 5,000-7,000.

    Whyte’s sale of 187 lots features work from many major artists of the last two centuries. The catalogue is on line.  Viewing at the RDS gets underway on February 25.

    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)

    DIVERSE SELECTION AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S RHA AUCTION

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    Art by Paul Henry, Basil Blackshaw, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Banksy are among a diverse selection at the Irish and International art auction by Morgan O’Driscoll at the RHA Gallery in Dublin on December 5 at 6 p.m.  The international selection includes Lichtenstein’s Red Lamps (1990) numbered 23/60 from his Interior Series (35,000-45,000), Festival (2006) by Banksy with a Pest Control Certificate of Authenticity (15,000-20,000) and Martha Graham: Lamentation (1986) by Andy Warhol (6,000-9,000).  There is a selection of Irish work from artists as diverse as Donald Teskey, Letitia Marion Hamilton, Charles Tyrrell, Nano Reid, Robert Ballagh, Markey Robinson, Hughie O’Donoghue, John Behan and John Noel Smith.  The catalogue, with 161 lots, is online. Here is a small selection:

    John Behan - Migrating Swans (2015) (12,000-15,000)

    John Behan – Migrating Swans (2015) (12,000-15,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,500 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry - Evening in Achill (1930-38) (120,000-180,000)

    Paul Henry – Evening in Achill (1930-38) (120,000-180,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 135,000 AT HAMMER

    Basil Blackshaw - Look Out (2005) (20,000-40,000)

    Basil Blackshaw – Look Out (2005) (20,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

    Roy Lichtenstein - Red Lamps (1990) - Interior Series (35,000-45,000)

    Roy Lichtenstein – Red Lamps (1990) – Interior Series (35,000-45,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 37,000 AT HAMMER

    Hughie O'Donoghue - Red Earth VI (1995) (25,000-35,000)

    Hughie O’Donoghue – Red Earth VI (1995) (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 28,000 AT HAMMER