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    Colin Middleton RHA MBE (1910-1983) Opus I No. 41 Esmeralda 1942 Sold for €62,000

    THE Adams Bonhams sale of important Irish art in Dublin on June 2, 2010 brought in 1.5 million euro with 75 per cent of 168 lots sold. The top lot was Gerard Dillon’s Mending Nets which made 80,000.

    Next was Lavery’s portrait of Mrs. Arthur Franklin which brought in 75,000, followed by Colin Middleton’s Esmerelda, which made 62,000, a Yeats oil on panel entitled Dusty Lane, Kerry (1913) which made 50,000 and a watercolour entitled Procession by le Brocquy which sold for 46,000.

    There were top prices too for Paul Henry whose Evening in Connemara made 45,000, Middleton’s Ecstatic Figure, Largymore made 40,000, as did Walter Osborne’s A Glade in Phoenix Park, William Conor’s The Street Dance made 38,000, Basil Blackshaw’s Fighting Cockerel made 32,000, Middleton’s The Sister Voice made 30,000 and so did Sean Keating’s Segregation, 1972.

    An oil on board by George Collie RHA (1904-1975) The Fruit and Vegetable Market, Smithfield, Dublin 1927 made 28,000 at Adams Bonhams on June 2, 2010

    This oil by Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) Mending Nets, Aran made 80,000 at Adams Bonhams on June 2, 2010

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