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    Sotheby’s annual Irish Art sale in London on September 11 will be led by a major single-owner selection of works from the Joseph and Brenda Calihan Collection. In 16 oils, the Calihan Collection represents a superb distillation of Irish art across a hundred-year period, from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. Led by Jack B. Yeats’ timeless and romantic Sunday Evening in September, the group is characterised by the exemplary and individual qualities of each piece. Acquired in the 1990s with passion and discernment, we are delighted to present the collection at auction to a new generation of collectors.

    Alongside the Calihan Collection are paintings by Roderic O’Conor, Paul Henry, John Lavery, Louis le Brocquy, works from the White Stag Group and a strong selection of contemporary paintings.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    (See posts on for August 15 and August 27, 2018)

    UPDATE:  The sale total, including buyers premium, was £2,680,125.  This is the highest total for a dedicated sale since the re-introduction of Irish art sales in 2015. The National Gallery of Ireland purchased two works by Kenneth Hall and The Yew Walk by Patrick Hennessy.

    HELL FOR LEATHER (£25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE £50,000

    GOLD PAINTING 20 (£10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.H.A., R.S.A.
    PORTRAIT OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (£70,000-100,000)  UDATE: THIS MADE £181,250

    Evie Hone UNTITLED (£15,000-20,00) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £22,500

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