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    AFFORDABLE ART AT WHYTE’S SALE IN DUBLIN

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    A range of 270 affordable Irish and international artworks will come under the hammer at Whyte’s sale in Dublin at 6 pm on Monday October 23.  Estimates run from 100 to 1,000 and artists featured include Robert Ballagh, Edward Delaney, Brian Bourke, Pauline Bewick, Sean Scully, Elizabeth Rivers and Patsy Dan Rodgers.  Viewing is now underway.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935) EOIN’S CLASS, ELLA POSING, 2003 (800-1,200)

    Ruairí Rodgers (b.1956) TORY ISLAND, COUNTY DONEGAL (600-800)

    Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918) VIEW OF A TOWN (400-600)

    Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983) LANDSCAPE, 1969 (500-700)

    AFFORDABLE ART SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017
    Affordable artwork by Robert Ballagh, Pauline Bewick, Barrie Cooke, Edward Delaney and Sir William Orpen will feature at Whyte’s autumn art sale in Dublin on October 23.  The auction will offer a range of 270 affordable works of Irish and international artists with estimates from 100 to 1,000.  The first 38 lots are from the collection of the late Judge Desmond Windle.

    Others among those whose work will be offered are Elizabeth Rivers, Sean Scully, Patsy Dan and Ruari Rodgers, Patrick Pye, Brian Bourke, Graham Knuttel, Cecil King and Louis le Brocquy.  The sale takes place at Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth St. at 6 pm on October 23.

    William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) FULL HOUSE, 1910 (500-700)

    D aniel O’Neill (1920-1974) LANDSCAPE STUDIES (SET OF THREE ) (400-500)

    Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929) PROVINCIAL TOWN (500-700)

    Edward Delaney RHA (1930-2009) CATTLE SHELTERING, 1979 (300-500)

    RE DISCOVERED ORPEN DRAWING AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

    Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931) ON THE HILL OF HOWTH, COUNTY DUBLIN, c.1912-14  UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    A re-discovered Orpen drawing of bhemian youth features at Whyte’s evening sale of Irish and International Art at the RDS on October 2. On the Hill of Howth, Co. Dublin c1912-14 depicts a girl holding a knot of tiny flowers and stretching her right arm skywards in an attitude of abandon. From the estate of Dublin judge Desmond Windle it is estimated at 30,000-50,000.  He was a collector for over 60 years and  among the other artists in his collection in this sale are Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell and Sean McSweeney. The catalogue, which is online, lists 188 lots. Here is a small selection:

    Hughie O’Donoghue (b.1953) DUTIFUL SON, 2007/8 (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997) SHOE BOX (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,800 AT HAMMER

    John Behan RHA (b.1938) ARCHER (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,200

    Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994) THE HAPPY PRIEST, 1965 (15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000

    IRELAND’S RAREST ISSUED COIN MAKES 7,500 AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, September 11th, 2017

    Cast members copy of the script for The Quiet Man, winner of two Oscars and shot in Cong, Co. Mayo in 1951,

    A 1943 florin, Ireland’s rarest issued coin, was the top lot at Whyte’s eclectic collector sale in Dublin on September 9.  It sold for a hammer price of 7,500.  Other top lots which excited collectors included a set of photographic stills from The Quiet Man (4,200), The Quiet Man shooting script (3,600), a gold 1811 USA five dollars (3,200), a signed copy of The Beatles Love me Do (3,000), a trio of medals to a Scottish family involved in the 1916 Rising (2,700), a signed Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album (2,600), a signed first edition of At Swim Two Birds by Flann O’Brien (2,300) and a 1934 Irish Army Volunteer Force uniform (2,200).

    More than 80% of lots were sold.  The auction grossed 230,000.

    AN ARRAY OF COLLECTIBLES AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, September 4th, 2017

    THE array of collectibles at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on September 9 includes historical documents and artefacts, sporting memorabilia including The Fergus Reid Collection of Irish Football Programmes, medals and militaria, edged weapons and firearms, a good range of gold and silver coinage, banknotes, rare books including first editions by Oliver Goldsmith, James Joyce and Flann Ó Briain, early printed maps of Ireland and America, Polar Exploration books and collectibles, antique silverware and curios.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Football 1949 Bohemian AFC v. Manchester Utd. programme. (120-180)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Early 17th century, city plans of Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick by John Speed. UPDATE: THIS MADE 560 AT HAMMER(300-500)

    1902 pattern Royal Irish Constabulary helmet. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER (1,000-1,200)

    Travel poster, Great Southern Railways. (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    Florin 1943 – Ireland’s rarest issued coin, the key date for the complete collection. I(5,000-6,000)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,500 AT HAMMER

    THE STORY OF IRISH FOOTBALL AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

    The Fergus Reid Collection of Irish Football Programmes will be a feature at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on September 9.  A devoted Bohemians supporters he was a lifelong collector of football programmes. The collection  follows the story of Irish football from the 1930’s to the new millennium.  The earliest international programme is for Ireland v Hungary in Dalymount Park in December 1936.  Some of the most sought after are for matches between domestic teams and the giants of European football like the game between Manchester United and a Home Farm selection at Dalymount Park in 1956 less than two years before the Munich air disaster. The match programme is signed by teams and managers.

    Collectibles including historical documents and artefacts, sporting memorabilia, militaria, coins, banknotes, rare books, silverware and curios will all feature in this sale.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Busby’s Babes v Home Farm Selection, 1956  UPDATE: THIS MADE 210 EURO

    IRELAND V. HUNGARY 1936  UPDATE: THIS MADE 420 AT HAMMER

    19TH CENTURY SOUTHERN AFRICAN SPEARS  UPDATE: THESE MADE 170 AT HAMMER

    AN EDWARD VII GOLD SOVEREIGN  UPDATE: THIS MADE 240 EURO

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    MAN RAY PHOTOGRAPH OF JAMES JOYCE

    Friday, August 18th, 2017

    James Joyce by Man Ray

    This 1922 photograph of James Joyce by Man Ray comes up at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on September 9.  The framed photogravure print is estimated at 700-1,000.

    In other Joyce related material the auction includes a first signed American edition of Ulysses estimated at 1,500-2,000.

    There is a wide range of collectibles on offer.  The sale features historical documents and artefacts, sporting memorabilia including The Fergus Reid Collection of Irish Football Programmes, medals and militaria, edged weapons and firearms, a range of gold and silver coinage and banknotes.

    There are rare books including first editions by Oliver Goldsmith, James Joyce and Flann Ó Briain; early printed maps of Ireland and America; Polar Exploration books and collectibles, antique silverware, vertu and curios.

    AN ONLINE ART SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

    There will be an online sale of art by Irish and international artists at Whyte’s on July 17 at 6 p.m.  The emphasis is on the affordable and estimates for most lots are in the range of 100 to 1000.  The sale is on view this week at Whyte’s on Molesworth St. in Dublin and the venue for the auction is Buswell’s Hotel. All bidding is online, as is the catalogue, which lists 344 lots. Here is a small selection:

    William Conor – Riverscape (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER.

    Sir Terry Frost – Laced III 1994 (600-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 600 AT HAMMER

    Tony O’Malley – Beach Music (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 850 AT HAMMER

    Markey Robinson – Donegal landscape with cottages (300-400) UPDATE: THIS MADE 420 AT HAMMER

    SCOTT’S BLUE STILL LIFE SELLS FOR 450,000 AT HAMMER AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, May 29th, 2017

    William Scott (1913-1989) – Blue Still Life

    William Scott’s Blue Still Life sold for a hammer price of 450,000 (560,000 including commission and VAT) at Whyte’s sale at the RDS in Dublin this evening.  It was bought by an English agent for an unknown client.  The underbidder, who was Irish, was in the room.

    This was the most valuable work by an artist who was proud to call himself Irish ever sold in this country.  Scott was born in Scotland to an Irish father and spent most of his childhood in Enniskillen where he was encouraged to paint by his art teacher Kathleen Bridle.  He is regarded, among with Henry Moore and Francis Bacon, as one of the foremost British artists of the 20th century.  He always carried his Irish passport.

    The sale brought in around 1.8 million and was the most valuable art sale at Whyte’s since 2007.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 23 and May 15, 2017)

    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