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    Whyte’s evening auction of Irish & International art at the RDS on March 4 promises to deliver another exciting opportunity for collectors to acquire rare artworks.  Viewing is from 10 am to 6 pm each day from March 2. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    UPDATE:  Just under 90% of lots sold with a gross total of 1.25 million.  The highest price paid was €150,000 for a Jack Yeats 14 by 18 inches oil, titled “Justice”. A smaller Yeats oil – “A Passage is Required”, 9 by 14 inches, took a winning bid of €115,000. Both went to collectors in Dublin. A very large oil by James Humbert Craig, which was painted for the Empire Marketing Board in the 1920s for use on a poster promoting the linen industry, well exceeded its pre-sale estimate of €20,000 to €30,000, going to a Dublin collector who outbid a Northern Ireland institution at €54,000.

    (See posts on for February 24 and February 13,  2019)

    TONY O’MALLEY HRHA (1913-2003) – Abstract 1976 (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE:   THIS WAS UNSOLD

    MAINIE JELLETT (1897-1944) – Abstract Design (9,000-12,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER

    JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) – At the Feis (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,800 AT HAMMER

    SIR WILLIAM ORPEN – Lord George Hell (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

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