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    EVENING MONTREUX BY SIR JOHN LAVERY AT WHYTE’S

    Sunday, November 26th, 2017
    A Swiss scene by Sir John Lavery is the leading lot at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art at the RDS at 6 pm on November 27.  Evening Montreux shows Lake Geneva and a mountainous landscape beyond.  Paul Henry’s Coomasaharn, Co. Kerry has an estimate of  €50,000-70,000 and a Mayo view by Henry is estimated at  €50,000-60,000.

    There are eight works by Basil Blackshow with estimates ranging from 2,000 to 70,000 for Grey Horse in a Stable. Peony 1991 by Louis le Brocquy (35,000-45,000), Girls and Dogs by Dan O’Neill ( €25,000-35,000) and The Dodder in Flood by Jack B. Yeats ( €30,000-40,000) are among the other top lots.  The catalogue cover is Italian with Fowl 1948 by Gerard Dillon ( €50,000-70,000).  A later work by Dillon, Holy Island is estimated at  €30,000-50,000. There are 183 lots in total from artists including William John Leech, Percy French, Frank McKelvey, Maurice Wilks, George Campbell, Barrie Cooke, Tony O’Malley, Felim Egan and works from the estate of Robert Taylor Carson.

    UPDATE:  THE sale grossed 810,000.  Ian Whyte commented:   “We are very pleased with the results, which brings the total of Irish art sold at auction in the past week to over €4 million, which demonstrates the continuing strength of the Irish art market and the confidence collectors have in it. It has been our best year since 2007, albeit still only 50% of our turnover in that year, so, hopefully, there is still potential to improve”

    Evening Montreux by Sir John Lavery  UPDATE:THIS MADE 90,000 AT HAMMER

    Grey Horse in a Stable by Basil Blackshaw  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S RDS SALE

    Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

    There is a great choice across various price ranges at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art at the RDS in Dublin on November 27.  There are eight variously estimated works by Basil Blackshaw and a Swiss scene by Sir John Lavery is, at 50,000-70,000, the most expensively estimated lot in the auction.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:A

    Arthur Armstrong RHA (1924-1996) STUDIO STILL LIFE (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry – Mountainous landscape West of Ireland (50,000-60,000)  UPDATE:  THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) ITALIAN WITH FOWL, 1948 (50,000-70,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 48,000 AT HAMMER

    William John Leech RHA ROI (1881-1968) ST. GILES, HOLBORN, FROM CHARING CROSS ROAD, LONDON (9,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    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)  UPDATE  THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Ruairí Rodgers (b.1956) TORY ISLAND, COUNTY DONEGAL (600-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 300 AT HAMMER

    Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918) VIEW OF A TOWN (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983) LANDSCAPE, 1969 (500-700)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 480 AT HAMMER

    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)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 420 AT HAMMER

    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974) LANDSCAPE STUDIES (SET OF THREE ) (400-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 460 at HAMMER

    Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929) PROVINCIAL TOWN (500-700)  UDATE: THIS MADE 480 AT HAMMER

    Edward Delaney RHA (1930-2009) CATTLE SHELTERING, 1979 (300-500)  UPDATE: THISMADE 340 AT HAMMER

    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