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    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

    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

    AN ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S

    Sunday, March 26th, 2017

    The Spring online sale of Irish art at Whyte’s next April 3 offers art lovers an opportunity to acquire quality artwork from Ireland’s best-known artists at a more a modest price point. Examples from the McClelland Collection are included in the sale.  Estimates range from 100 to 2,000 across 240 lots.  There is work by  Jack Yeats, William Conor, Estella Solomons, Colin Middleton, Tony O’Malley, John Skelton, James Humbert Craig, Frank McKelvey, Maurice Canning Wilks, Thomas Ryan, Patrick Leonard, Markey Robinson, Basil Blackshaw, and others.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968) THE ROSSES, COUNTY DONEGAL (400-600) UPDATE: THIS MADE 380 AT HAMMER

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003) UNTITLED (STILL LIFE), 1964 (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 850 AT HAMMER

    Brian Bourke HRHA (b.1936) POLLING, 1966 (600-800)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) MILL WORKERS, BELFAST, 1906 (1,000-1,500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,050 AT HAMMER

    Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005) SKETCHES [AT THE PUMP] (SET OF THREE) (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 220 AT HAMMER

    A BELFAST SHIPYARD WORKER ON THE DAY THE TITANIC SANK

    Monday, January 16th, 2017

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    Belfast Shipyard Worker on 15th April 1912  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    The significance of this image of a Belfast shipyard worker made by William Conor (1881-1968) is the date – April 15, 1912. The seated worker looks contemplative. It is easy to imagine from the image that he has just had a real shock.

    The significance of the date is that this was the day the Titanic sank in the early hours. The pose of the sitter suggests that the news had just broken at the Harland and Wolff  shipyard where she was built.

    The wax on crayon is both signed by William Conor and, unusually, dated. He did not normally date his work. Estimated at 1,500-2,500 it comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s first Irish art online auction of 2017 which runs to January 23.  It is one of 213 lots in total and the catalogue is online.

    These days the Titanic Centre in Belfast is one of the most visited attractions on the island of Ireland.

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Monday, February 8th, 2016

    More than 360 lots will come under the hammer at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art.  The auction runs until February 22.  The catalogue and full details are online. Here is a small selection:

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) The Artist's Garden (4,000-6,000)

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    The Artist’s Garden (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 3,400

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) Waiting in Town (2,000-3,000)

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    Waiting in Town (2,000-3,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,400 AT HAMMER

    Arthur K. Maderson (b.1942) Le March De Nuit (The Night Market) (4,000-6,000)

    Arthur K. Maderson (b.1942)
    Le March De Nuit (The Night Market) (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,000

    Liam O'Neill (b.1954) Race to the Finish (9,000-12,000)

    Liam O’Neill (b.1954)
    Race to the Finish (9,000-12,000) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A TOTAL OF 330 LOTS OF IRISH ART ONLINE

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

    More than 330 lots are available at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art.  The sale will run until November 9 at 6.30 p.m.  The catalogue is on line. Here is a small sampler.

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) Boats on the Lagan, Belfast (4,000-6,0000.

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    Boats on the Lagan, Belfast (4,000-6,000).   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,800

    Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Ruins in the Moonlight (4,000-6,000)

    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
    Ruins in the Moonlight (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,200

    John Brian Vallely (b.1941) Into Battle (2,000-4,000).

    John Brian Vallely (b.1941)
    Into Battle (2,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,600

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) Poppies in Summertime (4,000-5,000).

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Poppies in Summertime (4,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,200

    IRISH ART ONLINE AUCTION

    Sunday, July 5th, 2015

    The Irish art online auction by Morgan O’Driscoll features a cross section of affordable artwork.  It runs until 6.30 p.m. on July 6 when the sale gets underway. The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 26, 2015).

    William Conor 1881-1968) - Bringing Home the Turf (3,000-4,000).

    William Conor 1881-1968) – Bringing Home the Turf (3,000-4,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    Markey Robinson 1918-1999) - Returning Home (2,500-3,500).

    Markey Robinson 1918-1999) – Returning Home (2,500-3,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    Noel Murphy (born 1970) - Michael Collins (8,000-10,000).

    Noel Murphy (born 1970) – Michael Collins (8,000-10,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Tony O'Malley (1913-2003) - Bahamas Collage (1985) (3,500-4,500)

    Tony O’Malley (1913-2003) – Bahamas Collage (1985) (3,500-4,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    WEBB, HAMILTON, WILKS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL ONLINE SALE

    Monday, May 11th, 2015

    Work by Kenneth Webb, Letitia Marion Hamilton, Maurice Wilks, Dan O’Neill and William Conor feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online art auction.  The sale runs until May 18.  The catalogue, which is online, lists 325 lots.  Here is a small selection.

    Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1875-1964) Yellow Country Lane  (2,000-3,000).

    Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1875-1964)
    Yellow Country Lane (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,200

    Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA (1911-1984) Ballynahinch River, Connemara  (2,000-3,000).

    Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA (1911-1984)
    Ballynahinch River, Connemara (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,800

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927) Lilly Pond  (1,200-1,800)

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Lilly Pond (1,200-1,800)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,700

    Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Figure and Cottage in Landscape  (1,500-2,000).

    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
    Figure and Cottage in Landscape (1,500-2,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,400

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968) Portrait of a Lady (Believed to be Ms A Gowing) (2,000-3,000).

    William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)
    Portrait of a Lady (Believed to be Ms A Gowing) (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,400

    WILLIAM CONOR’S THE RED SCARF MAKES 10,000 AT DOLAN’S, BALLYNAHINCH

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

    The Red Scarf by William Conor made 10,000 at Dolan's.

    The Red Scarf by the Northern Ireland artist William Conor (1881-1968) was the top lot at the Dolan’s summer Irish art auction at Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara, Co. Galway on August 3.  It made 10,000.

    The artist is celebrated for his portrayals of working class life in Belfast.  The Red Scarf, a wax crayon on paper piece, is signed and dated 1922.  It was estimated at 10,000-12,000.

    The Ulster Museum holds more than 50  works in crayon and watercolour by William Conor.  He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1921 and in Dublin at the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1918 to 1967.  He was awarded an OBE in 1952 and was president of the Royal Ulster Academy from 1957 to 1964.

    The auction was over 80 per cent sold and the majority of the most expensively estimated lots found buyers.

    See antiquesandartireland.com post for July 26.