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    A Village in Connemara by Paul Henry. UPDATE: THIS MADE 120,000 AT HAMMER

    An Iconic Connemara scene by Paul Henry will highlight Whyte’s sale of Irish and International art in Dublin on September 27. With its windswept tree and post impressionist style A Village in Connemara is a small though important work which measures just six inches by eight. It was acquired by Lt. Colonel Frank Stanton who visited Ireland around 1919-20 and met the artist. He bought six paintings and brought them back to Canada with his fiancee Mary Preston of Gormanston, Co. Meath. On another visit in 1936 he met Paul Henry again and bought three more paintings. They were passed on to his daughters, nephews and nieces. One daughter gave this one to her niece who gifted it to her husband, the present owner. It is estimated at €60,000-€80,000.

     Prime lots include Harvesters by Dan O’Neill (€30,000-€40,000); Horses and Donkeys in a Wooded landscape by Thomas Roberts (1749-1778) and Convalescent by Nathanial Hill (1860-1930), each estimated at €20,000-€30,000.  There is a complete selection of 84 broadsides by Jack B. Yeats, a portrait of James Millington Synge by Harry Kernoff, a view of the Bridge and Castle, Macroom by Kenneth Webb, Beara by Louis le Brocquy, a mask of the River Lee by Rory Breslin and paintings by William Scott, Tony O’Malley, Barrie Cooke, John Shinnors and Donald Teskey. On the international side there is art by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, a Madoura plate by Picasso and a Picasso lithograph.  The auction of 158 lots will be on view at Whyte’s from next Wednesday.

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