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    OSBORNE AND YEATS THE TOP LOTS AT ADAMS

    Thursday, May 31st, 2018

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)
    The Belle of Chinatown (1943)

    Counting the flock by Walter Osborne sold for a hammer price of 165,000 to become the top lot at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night. It had been estimated at 100,000-150,000.  The Belle of Chinatown by Jack Butler Yeats made 108,000 at hammer. It had been estimated at 80,000-120,000.

    Among the other top hammer prices were Mainie Jellett’s Abstract Composition (39,000); Belfast Street with children by Colin Middleton (17,000); A bog pool in Wicklow by Paul Henry (44,000); The Liffey by Norah McGuinness (14,000);  Evening on the house top, Tangier by Sir John Lavery (23,000); A glimpse of Lough Neagh by Frank McKelvey (10,000); Mask of the Atlantic by Rory Breslin (14,000); Mid week sale by Mark O’Neill (11,000);  and Osborne’s Beached rowing boat and figures by the shore (23,000).

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May 27, 2018)

    ART AND HISTORY AT JAMES ADAM SALE IN DUBLIN

    Sunday, May 27th, 2018
    Art and history coincide in a large watercolour by James Mahony of some lost Cork city fabric at the James Adam evening sale of important Irish art in Dublin on May 30.  The 1852 work is of the opening of the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures and Products of Ireland in a building designed by the brilliant John Benson which stood where Cork City Hall now graces the riverside. Benson designed some iconic Cork buildings such as the English Market, the Waterworks, the Firkin Crane and the Butter Market.  Because they were mostly made of wood all of them have lost their original truss roofs as a result of fire. After the exhibition the building shown here was dismantled, sold and re-erected beside the Cork School of Art. Named The Atheneaeum it was used for lectures, exhibitions and performances. Re-named Cork Opera House in 1877 it was destroyed by fire in 1855.

    Walter Osborne’s Counting the Flock is the main lot of the auction, estimated at 100,000-150,000. There are works by Paul Henry, Jack Yeats, a Tangier painting  by Sir John Lavery and an abstract by Mainie Jellett.  There are two sculptures by Eilis O’Connell from the collection of the late John Hunt and works by Louis le Brocquy, George Campbell, Norah McGuinness, Colin Middleton, Patrick Hickey, Charles Tyrrell and Richard Gorman. Viewing at Adams is from 2 pm to 5 pm tomorrow and from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The Official Opening of the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures and Products of Ireland, Cork 1852 by James Mahony ARHA (1810-1879)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,200 AT HAMMER

    Counting the Flock by Walter Osborne (1859-1903)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 165,000 AT HAMMER

    OSBORNE WORK SELLS WELL AT BONHAMS

    Friday, March 3rd, 2017

    There was what Charles O’Brien of Bonhams described as “a good price for a non Irish subject” when a work by Walter Osborne sold for £125,000 at the London sale of 19th century European, Victorian and British Impressionist art in London. “When the Boats come in” was painted in the period from 1884 to 1891 when Osborne lived in England.  O’Brien said the world had attracted considerable commented.

    A portrait of Newry born Charles Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen by John Singer Sargent, also sold for £125,000. A close associate of Gladstone and a supporter of Home Rule he was the first catholic to become Lord Chief Justice of England.  Bonhams sale realised £1.4 million with 70% of works on offer finding buyers.  Charles O’Brien commented: “We were delighted with the overall sale results, proving that although selective, the 19th century and traditional market is still strong”.

    WALTER FREDERICK OSBORNE – WHEN THE BOATS COME IN  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £125,000

    Charles Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen by John Singer Sargent.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 125,000

    AN IRISH IMPRESSIONIST LEADS BONHAMS 19TH CENTURY SALE

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    WALTER FREDERICK OSBORNE – WHEN THE BOATS COME IN

    When the Boats Come In by Irish impressionist Walter Osborne will lead Bonhams 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art sale in London on March 1. Born in Dublin in 1859 he studied in his home city and in Antwerp. Osborne spent most of the years 1884 – 1891 in England, and it was during that period that he painted When the Boats Come In. At the time he was living in Rye in Sussex and this work is closely linked stylistically and in subject matter to another work he completed there, The Ferry. These, and other mid-career pictures such as Cherry Ripe and Boats in Rye Harbour, are regarded as among Osborne’s finest.

    His works can be found in major collections in Ireland, including the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. His paintings also hang in Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Bonhams Director of 19th Century Paintings, Charles O’Brien said, “When the Boats Come In is a wonderful example of Osborne’s English period. It has many of the details – grazing geese, fishermen and villagers at work, a basket of fish with some of them spilling onto the quay – that the artist loved to include in his paintings and which have made them so popular and sought-after at auction.”  It is estimated at £100,000-150,000.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £125,000