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    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

    A GREAT SCOTT AT WHYTE’S ART AUCTION

    Monday, May 15th, 2017

    William Scott (1913-1989) – Blue Still Life  UPDATE: THIS MADE 450,000 AT HAMMER

    William Scott’s Blue Still Life will lead Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on May 29.  From the McClelland collection it has been on loan to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) for the past eight years. This large scale work – it measures six feet long by four feet high – has previously been on exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London in 1972, at the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York in 1973, at Gallery Moos in Toronto in 1973 and it was with Richard Green at Art Basel in 2008. It is the most valuable work by artist to appear at auction in Ireland.  The estimate is 400,000-600,000.  Scott was born in Scotland of an Irish father and spent most of his childhood in Enniskillen.

    The sale of more than 180 works will be on display at the RDS from May 27.  Top lots include a tapestry – Adam and Eve – by Louis le Brocquy from the McClelland collection, a sculpture in wood by F.E. McWilliam and a large landscape by Paul Henry.  There is work by Yeats, Orpen, William Conor, Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig, Percy French, William Leech, Micheal Mac Liammoir, Gerard Dillon, Barrie Cooke, Colin Middleton, Norah McGuinness, Camille Souter, Basil Blackshaw, Tony O’Malley and Gwen O’Dowd. The live and online sale will begin at 6 p.m.

    THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING SOLD SO FAR IN IRELAND THIS YEAR

    Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

    Still Life by William Scott (1913-1989)

    A 1973 Still Life by William Scott made a hammer price of 140,000 at de Veres sale in Dublin last night to become the most expensive painting sold in Ireland so this year. Chased by at least six bidders it was bought by an Irish private collector who lives abroad.  Though this was the most successful Spring art sale at de Veres for the past ten years, bringing over a million euro, Rory Guthrie commented that the art market in Ireland remains unpredictable.

    The good news is that this 160 lot auction aroused a lot of interest, particularly in the Irish collection of the late Michael Carroll of AIB.  A private collection like this always creates interest and all but two of the 75 lots in this part of the auction sold, mostly for above estimate. A close friend of  artists Tony O’Malley and Cecil King, Michael Carroll bought many of his works from the Dawson Gallery and latterly the Taylor Galleries.

    From the Woods Shadow by Jack B. Yeats made a hammer price of 82,000, Muingingaun (Maiden Stream) by Hughie O’Donoghue made 35,000, Jack’s House (Pink) and Jack’s House (Blue) by Basil Blackshaw made hammer prices respectively of 27,000 and 25,000, Eden, a tapestry by Louis le Brocquy made 24,000 and Connemara Mare by Patrick Hennessy sold for 16,000.  Tranquility by Kenneth Webb made 13,000 at hammer, Sawers Belfast by Hector McDonnell made 8,000, Head of a Traveller by Blackshaw made 15,000, Figures Connemara by Charles Lamb sold for 15,000, Spring Rooks by Tony O’Malley made 16,000, West Cork Waterfall by William Crozier made 8,000, Isobel by Daniel O’Neill made 15,500, Thinking of the South (France) by Camille Souter made 13,000, La Maternite by Evie Hone made 10,000, Interior by Tony O’Malley made 11,000 and Harbour Scene by Patrick Collins made 16,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 16, 2017)

    SCOTT, YEATS, BLACKSHAW AND LE BROCQUY AT DE VERES

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    Works by William Scott, Jack B. Yeats, Basil Blackshaw and Louis le Brocquy will be among the highlights at de Veres first art auction of 2017 on April 4.  The 160 lots include works from private collections which are fresh to the market. The catalogue cover lot is a 1973 Still Life by William Scott and it is estimated at 60,000-90,000. From the Woods Shadow by Yeats depicts a boy in the Phoenix Park. It is estimated at 80,000-120,000. A brace of paintings by Basil Blackshaw, Jack’s House I and 2, are individually estimated at 25,000-35,000.  There is a similar estimate on a tapestry by le Brocquy entitled Eden.   The first half of the sale is dedicated to the collection of the late Michael Carroll OF AIB, who bought much of his collection at the Dawson Gallery and the Taylor Galleries.  The auction goes on view at the Taylor Galleries, Kildare St. from April 1 and the venue for the sale is the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    William Scott CBE RA, 1913-1989
    STILL LIFE (1973) UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA, RUA , 1932-2016
    JACK’S HOUSE (BLUE)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 25,000 AT HAMMER

    Jack B. Yeats RHA, 1871-1957
    FROM THE WOODS SHADOW (1953)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 82,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA 1916-2012
    EDEN, 1951 (AKA Womans Heel)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 24,00 AT HAMMER

    SCOTT AND YEATS AT CHRISTIE’S MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH SALE

    Friday, June 5th, 2015
    William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989) Still Life

    William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989) Still Life  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £362,500

    A William Scott Still Life will highlight Irish entries at Christie’s Modern British and Irish Art evening sale in London on June 25.  It is estimated at £150,000-250,000.  The 40 lot auction is headed by Dame Barbara Hepworth’s Two Forms with White (Greek) estimated at £1.3 to 1.8 million. There are works by L.S. Lowry, Sir Stanley Spencer, Ben Nicholson, Sir Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield and Mark Gertler.  Estimates for this sale range from £20,000 to £1.3 million.

    The day sale on June 26  features two works by Yeats, The Light of the Town (£40,000-60,000) and The Tops of the Mountains (£20,000-30,000).  There are 146 works in this sale with estimates starting at just £1,500.

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957) The Light of Towns

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
    The Light of Towns UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £67,300

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957) The Tops of the Mountains

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
    The Tops of the Mountains  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £25,000

    SCOTT, LE BROCQUY, F.E. MCWILLIAM AT ADAMS

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

    William Scott, Louis le Brocquy, F.E. McWilliam, John Behan, Paul Henry, Jack Yeats, William Conor, Camille Souter and John Luke are among the artists and sculptors to feature at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on May 27.    The catalogue features 166 works. Here is a small selection:

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)Figures in a Tudor Garden (10,000-15,000).

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) Figures in a Tudor Garden (10,000-15,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 10,000 AT HAMMER

    William Scott RA (1913-1989) Still Life (1974) Gouache on paper (10,000-15,000).

    William Scott RA (1913-1989) Still Life (1974) Gouache on paper (10,000-15,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 11,000 AT HAMMER

    Frederick E. McWilliam RA (1909-1992)Box One (1969) (Girl Series) Bronze (8,000-12,000).

    Frederick E. McWilliam RA (1909-1992) Box One (1969) (Girl Series) Bronze (8,000-12,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 8,000 AT HAMMER

    Stephen McKenna PRHA (b.1939) Landscape Sculpture (1990) (5,000-8,000).

    Stephen McKenna PRHA (b.1939) Landscape Sculpture (1990) (5,000-8,000).   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,500

    Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)Cubist Landscape (8,000-12,000).

    Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978) Cubist Landscape (8,000-12,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 20,000

    Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958). Cloudscape with Bird in a Thorn Tree (4,000-6,000).

    Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958). Cloudscape with Bird in a Thorn Tree (4,000-6,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 6,200 AT HAMMER

    William Conor RHA PRUA OBE (1884-1968) Chair-o-planes (6,000-8,000).

    William Conor RHA PRUA OBE (1884-1968) Chair-o-planes (6,000-8,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 6,000