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    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S SALE NOW ON VIEW AT RDS

    Saturday, November 27th, 2021
    JACK B YEATS – SHOUTING

    Viewing gets underway at the RDS today for Whyte’s sale of Important Irish art on November 29. The most expensively estimated Irish artwork ever to come to auction is the leading lot at the sale. Shouting, an epic large scale work by Jack B Yeats, is estimated at €1.5 million – €2 million.  Painted in 1950 it was described by Hilary Pyle, author of the Yeats Catalogue Raisonne, as one of the artists finest achievements in these late visionary paintings.  With three boisterous companions, a seaman, a jockey and a ballad singer, on an open bogland it brings together diverse memories and motifs from earlier paintings and illustrations.

    There is art by  Dan O’Neill, Grace Henry, Percy French, Letitia Hamilton, Cecil Maguire, Patrick Collins, Louis le Brocquy, Evie Hone, Tony O’Malley and John Shinnors among the 154 lots on offer.  The catalogue is online.

    Meantime bidding on Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art runs until next Tuesday at 6.30 pm.  The sale is on view in Skibbereen today and on Monday and Tuesday. There is art by Donald Teskey, Cecil Maguire, Yeats, Arthur Maderson, Kenneth Webb and many more.

    THE MIDNIGHT COURT AS SEEN BY PAULINE BEWICK

    Friday, November 26th, 2021
    PAULINE BEWICK RHA (b.1953), “PUT INTO ACTION AND FILL US WITH GLEE. THE PUNISHMENT SET BY THE QUEEN OF CRAGLEE”,

    This limited edition print by Pauline Bewick comes up at Hegarty’s timed online art auction which runs from November24 to November 28. It is from her series The Midnight Court and numbered 39/250. The estimate is 650-850.

    THE MOST EXPENSIVELY ESTIMATED YEATS ARTWORK AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, November 25th, 2021

    Should it make or exceed the top estimate Shouting, an epic large scale 1950 work by Jack B. Yeats at Whyte’s on November 29, will become the most expensive Irish painting ever sold at auction.  Already the estimate of €1.5-€2 million makes this late work the most expensively estimated Irish artwork ever to appear in the saleroom.  It has been on loan to the University of Limerick Art Gallery since 2009.

    JACK B YEATS – SHOUTING

    There is art by Daniel O’Neill, Grace Henry, Percy French, Letitia Hamilton, Cecil Maguire, Patrick Collins, Louis le Brocquy, Evie Hone, Tony O’Malley, John Shinnors, Anthony Scott and others. The venue for this evening sale is the RDS, and viewing is from 10 am to 5 pm daily from November 27.

    IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S NOVEMBER SALE

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
    EVA HENRIETTA HAMILTON (1876-1960) – Fair Day Clifden

    Fair Day, Clifden by Eva Hamilton is lot 5 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale of Important Irish Art which runs until November 30. It is estimated at 800-1,200. There is art by Donald Teskey, Percy French, Kenneth Webb, Jack Butler Yeats, Dan O’Neill, Patrick Collins, Louis le Brocquy, Walter Osborne, Hughie O’Donoghue, William Conor and many other artists on offer among 251.

    BUTLER GALLERY KILKENNY BENEFIT AUCTION BY FONSIE MEALY

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

    There is art by Barrie Cooke, Jane O’Malley, Tony O’Malley, Bernadette Kiely, Eileen MacDonagh, Dorothy Cross, Eithne Jordan, Paul Mosse, Liam Belton, Peter Curling and many more Irish artists at the Butler Gallery Kilkenny Christmas Benefit Auction by Fonsie Mealy on November 26. The online sale gets underway at 7.30 p.m. and the catalogue is online.

    Peter Curling (B. 1955)  “False Start, 2021. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    SUCCESSFUL DAY OF IRISH ART SALES AT SOTHEBY’S

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

    Around €5 million worth of Irish art changed hands at Sotheby’s successful day of sales of Modern British and Irish Art and online Irish art today. The top Irish lot was Early Morning, Tangier by Sir John Lavery which made £340,000. The most expensively estimated Yeats of the sale, A Nor’ Western Town, estimated at £350,000-£550,000 and from the collection of Sir Michael Smurfit, failed to find a buyer. A Welcome by Yeats by £226,800 and Paul Henry’s West of Ireland Landscape made £327,600. The Village by the Lake by Paul Henry sold for £277,200.

    At the online Irish art sale Lavery’s portrait of Mrs. Charles Baker made £214,000 and his Study for St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg made £113,400. The Face of Victory by Yeats made £100,800, and Engravings by Yeats made £88,200. A Woman Thinking by Sir William Orpen made £81,500 and The Great Blasket by Paul Henry made £75,600. Are You There by Rowan Gillespie made £107,200, Eruption by Cian McLoughlin made £52,920, Heaven is a Place on Earth by Jack Coulter made £42,329 and Cook Shack by Leah Hewson made £8,190.

    Cian McLoughlin – Eruption sold for £52,920

    OUTSTANDING RESULTS AT DE VERES SALE OF IRISH ART

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
    SIR WILLIAM ORPEN – AFTER THE BALL

    AFTER the bidding battle Orpen’s After the Ballwas knocked down for a hammer price of 310,000 at de Veres sale of outstanding Irish art in Dublin this evening. Lakeside Cottages by Paul Henry made 215,000 and a still life by Roderic O’Conor made 150,000. The Waterfall by Jack B Yeats made 135,000 but Fishing Boats, Dugort by Paul Henry was unsold. Night Rider by Basil Blackshaw made 90,000, Cottages Connemara by Paul Henry and Forgive us our trespasses by Gerard Dillon each made 75,000, Coastal Narrative III by Donald Teskey made 40,000, Winter Trees by Paul Henry made 80,000 and Roderic O’Conors Still Life with Cauliflower, vase of flowers and a platter made 65,000.

    SHINNORS AT DOLAN’S TIMED ART AND ANTIQUE SALE

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
    John Shinnors – Girl and White Umbrella

    Girl and White Umbrella by John Shinnors is lot 56 at Dolan’s November online auction which runs until the evening of November 29. It is estimated at 4,000-6,000. The sale features art by Sean Keating, Sir William Orpen, Kenneth Webb, Mat Grogan, John Morris and many other artists. There is a selection of fine Irish whiskeys as well as antique furniture and collectibles among 252 lots on offer. The catalogue is online.

    CORK SILVER, COMICS, COLLECTIBLES AND FURNITURE AT LYNES AND LYNES

    Monday, November 22nd, 2021
    A Cork silver tablespoon by Isaac Solomon

    More than 400 lots will come under the hammer at the Lynes and Lynes online sale in Carrigtwohill on November 27. The silver section includes a Cork silver tablespoon by Isaac Solomon, a Georgian silver ladle by Richard Sawyer, Dublin and a heavy tray by William Egan of Cork. Victorian pieces include a three door Victorian secretaire, an antique couch and an oak and brass hall stand.  A pair of early 19th century porcelain plaques stamped Franz Xaver Thallmaier of Munich have an estimate of €2,000-€3,000.  There is a Hornby train collection and comics from the 1950’s include The Dandy, The Beano, The Rover and The Eagle.  More than 30 lots of books includes Evelyn Bolster’s History of Cork in four volumes and correspondence between Eamon de Valera and Jenny Dowdall of Cork. There will be interest too in a heavy cast iron water trough, a pair of old iron gates and an early plough by Pierce of Wexford. The catalogue is online.

    SMURFIT ART AT SOTHEBY’S IRISH SALES

    Saturday, November 20th, 2021

    An important group of 17 paintings from the collection of Sir Michael Smurfit is at the core of Sotheby’s sales of Modern British and Irish Art and Irish Art online  in London on November 23.  Then 17 works carry a pre-sale estimate of €1.3 million – €2 million.  Overall Sotheby’s estimate that more than 70  Irish works, from the 19th century to the present day and ranging from paintings to sculpture to ceramics, will make  €3 million – €4.6 million. Sotheby’s has run a global campaign in support of these sales which feature Ireland’s most famous painters, Jack B. Yeats, Sir John Lavery, Sir William Orpen, Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy and Gerard Dillon as well as contemporary artists like Jack Coulter. Most of these works have emerged from private collections and many are making their first appearance at auction. The most expensively estimated Irish painting in the auction is a 1936 oil on canvas by Yeats entitled A Nor’ Western Town (€412,000-€650,000).  From a private collection in Ireland it was exhibited at a Yeats one man show in London in 1936 and at the National Gallery in 1942. Two Paul Henry’s, Connemara Landscape (€177,000-€236,000) and West of Ireland Landscape (€142,000-€212,000) are from a private US collection.A Welcome and South Pacific, both by Yeats and from the Smurfit collection, are estimated respectively at €177,000-€295,000 and €236,000-€354,000. Other highlights from Smurfit include Morning Tangier by Sir John Lavery and Image of W.B. Yeats by Louis le Brocquy.  An oil on board by Gerard Dillon from a private collection in Northern Ireland is entitled Across from Inishlacken and estimated at €94,500-€142,000.The online sale features a 1949 Yeats entitled The Face of Victory (€83,000-€119,000) and The Newly Married Man by Sean Keaing from 1919 (€71,000-€95,000), both from a UK collection.  The Artist’s Studio by Roderic O’Conor (€95,000-142,000) and Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Grace (€59,000-€83,000). are both from the Smurfit collection.  On the contemporary side there is a bronze by Rowan Gillespie entitled Are You There? (€47,300-€71,000) and Heaven is a Place on Earth by the Belfast artist Jack Coulter.  Both of these works were made this year.

    Rowan Gillespie – Are You There?  at Sotheby’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE €107,100

    Outstanding Irish art at de Veres will come under the hammer next Tuesday evening.  This is a very good sale with top lots by Paul Henry estimated at €200,000-€300,000 and works by Roderic O’Conor and William Orpen each estimated at €150,000-€250,000. At Bonhams sale of Important British and Irish art at Bond St. in London on November 24 there are important works by William Scott, Paul Henry and John Luke. Bonhams Modern British and Irish art sale in Knightsbridge on Tuesday features a number of Irish artists as well.

    On November 29 Whyte’s may yet steal the show this art selling season with a large scale late Yeats painting.  Shouting, at €1.5 million – €2 million, is the most expensively estimated Irish artwork ever to come to auction.  And James Adam will have a great sale on December 8.