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    BIG NAMES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES AT WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Saturday, July 7th, 2018
    Louis le Brocquy, Sean McSweeney, Markey Robinson, Peter Curling, Felim Egan, Edward Delaney and Brian Ballard are among the familiar names at Whyte’s summer auction in Dublin at 6 pm on July 9.  There will be nearly 300 lots with estimates from a little as 100 euro making this sale a great opportunity for emerging collectors.

    Lot 63 is the 2009 Obama inauguration poster by Shepard Fairey signed by the artist and estimated at 500-700.  Ceili Dancers by Oisin Kelly, less than six inches high and on a Connemara marble base, is estimated at just 300-500.  For this sale Whyte’s has changed its live  bidding platform.  There will be no extra charge for live bidding on the auction if it is done through Whyte’s.  Those who have already registered with the firm will have to do so again to avail of this. Third party auction platforms like Invaluable or The Saleroom will charge the customer 3% to 5% plus VAT.  The catalogue is online.

    2009 Obama inauguration poster  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 850 AT HAMMER

    Ceili Dancers by Oisin Kelly  UPDATE: THIS MADE 640 AT HAMMER

    A SUMMER ART SALE AT WHYTE’S IN DUBLIN

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

    The summer art evening sale by Whyte’s in Dublin on July 9 boasts nearly 300 lots with guides from as little as 100 euro.  This affordable selection features many of the big names of Irish art. Whytes has changed its internal internet bidding platform for this auction and will sell the works at no extra charge to those who bid live through their own site.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    JOHN CHRISTOPHER BROBBEL RBA (B.1950) – CARROWTEIGE, COUNTY MAYO, 1989 (400-600)  U[PDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    PAULINE BEWICK RHA (B.1935) – FOSSETT’S HORSE RIDES, 2001 (800-1,000)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    CECILY BRENNAN (B.1955) – CLOUD CROSSING MOUNTAIN (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS WAS PASSED

    MARIA SIMONDS-GOODING RHA (B.1939) – ENCLOSURE ON A MOUNTAIN, 1989 ETCHING, WORKING PROOF (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 280 AT HAMMER

    MICHEAL FARRELL (1940-2000) – THE KNEE CAP, 1978 (24/120) (250-350)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 380 AT HAMMER

    FELIM EGAN (B.1952) – LAGOON A (etching 38/75) (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 220

    YEATS, HENRY, CONOR, O’NEILL AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    Works by Jack B Yeats, Paul Henry, William Conor, Dan O’Neill, Louis le Brocquy and other leading artists feature at Whyte’s evening sale of Important Irish Art at the RDS in Dublin on May 28.  The lead lot is Morning Glory by Yeats, a 14′”x 18″  oil estimated at 80,000-100,000.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection.

    MORNING GLORY, 1945 JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) (80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 175,000 AT HAMMER

    LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW, 1929 JOHN LUKE RUA (1906-1975) (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    WESTERN SKIES, c.1919 PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) (50,000-70,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 46,000 AT HAMMER

    VIEWS OF THE SKELLIG ISLANDS (A PAIR) RICHARD BRYDGES BEECHEY ARHA (1808-1895) (2,000-3,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    RYAN’S DAUGHTER AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Saturday, April 28th, 2018

    This poster for Ryan’s Daughter is at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on May 5.  Shot on location in Kerry the 1970 film starring Robert Mitchum and Trevor Howard won two Oscars (Best Supporting Actor and Cinematography).

    Directed by David Lean and set in 1917/18  the epic romantic drama tells the story of an affair between a  married Irish woman and a British Army officer during World War 1.  This troubled romance occurred in the wake of the 1916 Rising against a background of moral and political opposition. It was panned by the critics and a box office success.

    The unrestored British quad poster displays signs of use and is estimated at 150-200.  The sale includes historical documents and artefacts,  sporting, film and rock and pop memorabilia, medals, banknotes and collectibles. It will be on view from next Wednesday.

    UPDATE; THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    POSTER OF THE FIRST DAIL AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

    A poster of the sitting of the First Dail in 1919.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 460 AT HAMMER

    A poster of the sitting of the First Dail in the Mansion House, Dublin in 1919 is among the lots at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on May 5.  Centred with a photograph of the sitting the poster is surrounded by oval photograph portraits of the elected members. In an oak frame it is estimated at 300-500.

    The auction will offer historical documents and artefacts, sporting memorabilia, film posters, rock and pop collectibles, medals and militaria, coins and a collection of James II “Gunmoney”, banknotes, rare books, early printed maps of Ireland and elsewhere, antique silverware and curios including antique tribal masks from the Congo.  More than 500 lots will come under the hammer.

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, February 19th, 2018

    Reaching. Homage to John Montague by Louis le Brocquy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy’s homage to the poet John Montague is a highlight of Whyte’s evening sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin on February 26.  The strikingly modern work entitled Reaching. Homage to John Montague is constructed in six canvasses and is presented, as the artist intended, in its original frame.  The economic use of paint echoes the work of Francis Bacon while the preoccupation with the head and spirit of the sitter resonates with le Brocquy’s later work. It is estimated at 40,000-60,000.

    The most expensively estimated lot among 191 works on offer is Paul Henry’s Landscape, West of Ireland (80,000-120,000). It is thought to be an Achill scene.  The Aran Island Turf Boat by Sean Keating is estimated at 50,000-70,000) and a painting of old men bathing by Jack B. Yeats is estimated at 40,000-60,000.  Another Yeats, Winter in Galway from Lady Gregory’s House, Coole Park, 1944 is estimated at 25,000-35,000.
    Among the international works are two limited edition engravings by Salvador Dali of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a Baghdad Street Scene by Iraqi artist Hafidh Al-Droubi, Kissing You, a limited edition by Tracey Emin, a print and concrete relief by Banksy and bronzes by  Charles Robinson Sykes and Ernest Rancoulet.
    Lot 120, An Important Scrapbook of Art and Music compiled by Abigail Cohen in London in the 1830’s, has contributions from Daniel O’Connell, Samuel Love and the composers Michael William Balfe and George Alexander Osborne. It guides at 15,000-20,000.  A collection of 24 hand coloured aquatints of Dublin views by James Malton is estimated at 8,000-10,000.

    There is a wide cross section of Irish artists including Mildred Anne Butler, Arthur Maderson, Alicia Boyle, Elizabeth Cope, Percy French, Markey Robinson, Rowland Hill,  John Kingerlee, John Phillip Murray, Basil Blackshaw, Michael Cullen, Tony O’Malley, Robert Ballagh, Sean Scully, Patrick Scott and William Scott.

    Landscape West of Ireland (1915-1918) by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    The Divine Comedy, Paradise, Canto 18, Beatrice’s Splendour by Salvador Dali UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, February 1st, 2018

    Bronze Irish dagger – 2nd millennium BC (1,500-2,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800AT HAMMER

    The oldest item at Whyte’s eclectic collector auction in Dublin on February 3 is an Irish bronze age dagger dating to the second millennium BC. Found in Co. Antrim it was formerly in the collection of the British archaeologist Chris Rudd and is estimated at 1,500-2,000.  The array of lots in the sale includes historic artefacts, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, maps, books, photographs, posters, advertising signs, jewellery, militaria, weapons, coins, banknotes and curios.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Trans Atlantic liner poster (500-600) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A late 19th century American silver dish ring owned by ‘Boss’ Croker (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    1899-1902 Boer War, plate with French cartoon. (100-150)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 95 AT HAMMER

    1866-67 Irish Republic Twenty Dollars ‘Fenian Bond’. (600-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000

    THE ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, January 13th, 2018
    From the Indian Mutiny to a group image with Michael Collins, an 1866 engraving of the opening of the Cork Macroom Railway to car travelling in the south of Ireland in 1836 Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on February 3 promises to be brimful of interest.
    These auctions have thrown up a huge variety of fascinating items of interested to all sorts of collectors.  Not surprising then how popular they have proved to be.
    The 1922 photo of Michael Collins with Free State army officers shows a group of five, four in uniform, one in civilian clothing, standing on a roadway.  The handwritten caption reads:  “Col. Dunphy – Michael – Dalton – McMahon – O’Hegarty”.  Pasted on a mount it is estimated at 200-300.
    There is a set of six Bianconi prints by Michael Angelo Hayes and signed by Bianconi on car travelling in the south of Ireland in 1836. Born in Italy in 1786 and a refugee from Napoleon’s armies Carlo Bianconi came to Ireland at the age of 16 and started out as an engraver and printseller in Dublin. In Clonmel in 1815 he established the first reliable public transport in Ireland when he began a regular carriage service between Clonmel and Cahir. The cost was one penny farthing a mile. The service continued to the 1850’s by which time there were a number of railway services in Ireland. Framed in rosewood and gilt frames the prints are estimated at 800-1,200.

    A collection of 13 hand coloured engraved topographical views of Munster includes four views of Cork and environs after Bartlett, four views of west Cork and Kerry by Day and Haghe and four views of Limerick and Tipperary by Alexander Hogg. They are estimated to make 150-200.  Viewing for the sale of over 500 lots gets underway on January 31 and the catalogue is already online.

    A 1922 group roadside photograph with Michael Collins  UPDATE: THIS MADE 360

    An engraving by Michael Angelo Hayes signed by Bianconi  UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    Wilkinson’s Sword – a Victorian 1845 sword by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London  UPDATE: THIS MADE 440 AT HAMMER

    ART AND COLLECTIBLES AT WHYTE’S CHRISTMAS SALE

    Thursday, December 7th, 2017

    Original works by many well-known names in the art world along with a range of collectibles at affordable prices will all feature at Whyte’s annual Christmas auction in Dublin at 6 p.m.  on December 11.  The sale will include 100 works by the renowned Donegal artist, Robert Taylor Carson, offered by his estate.

    There is some rare and interesting wine and whiskey, jewellery and silver from the early 1800s to the 1920s. Other attractive lots include rare limited edition books,  entertainment and sporting memorabilia and collectibles.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Chateau D’ Yquem Sur Saluces 1962. Two bottles. (150-200)  UPDATE; THIS SOLD FOR 220 AT HAMMER

    Locke’s Kilbeggan Single Malt Irish Whiskey, 1946, one bottle. (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 750

    Cinema poster – Carry on Cowboy (500-700)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A Chinese blue and white porcelain garlic-mouth bottle vase. (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,900

    Markey Robinson (1918-1999) STILL LIFE WITH JUG AND FRUIT (700-900) UPDATE:THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008) CONNEMARA WOMAN ADMIRING THE PONIES, 1999 (600-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    ROBERT TAYLOR CARSON STUDIO AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, November 30th, 2017

    Paintings from the studio of Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008) will comprise the opening section of Whyte’s Christmas auction in Dublin on Monday, December 11.  The artist is synonymous with the Donegal landscape.  Offered on behalf of his estate the paintings in oil and watercolour date from 1947 to 2004.  Reserves are low.  Here is a small selection:

    Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008) VACANT COTTAGE, CARRIGART, COUNTY DONEGAL, 1962 (1,000-1,500)

    Lot 6: Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008) BEACH AT DOWNINGS, COUNTY DONEGAL (1,500-2,000)

    Lot 6: Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008) BEACH AT DOWNINGS, COUNTY DONEGAL (1,500-2,000)

    HORN HEAD AND SHEEPHAVEN BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL, 2004 (1,200-1,500)