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    Sunday, February 20th, 2011

    Cherry Brandon (1931-2007) mixed media on silk. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS PIECE DID NOT SELL.

    Eva Hamilton (1880-1959), Interior with flowers on table. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS PIECE DID NOT SELL

    Irish women artists Cherry Brandon and Eva Hamilton from successive generations feature at Sheppards two day sale in Durrow, Co. Laois.   Brandon, who was based in Co. Laois, worked as a media artist, international textile and fashion designer and illustrator.  Giorgio Armani was one of the people she worked for and the signed mixed media on silk illustrated on the left from her Banana Collection is a sample of her work for the noted Italian designer. It is estimated at 5,000-8,000 and is one of a number of her works in the sale.

    Eva Hamilton’s Interior with flowers on table also features on the first day of the auction.  Known for her portraits, landscapes and watercolours she was represented in the 1930 Exhibition of Irish Art at Brussels. The oil on canvas on the right is estimated at 2,000-3,000.

    The Sheppards sale, entitled Paradigms and the Unexpected, features jewellery, oriental rugs and carpets, prints, paintings, silver, porcelian and furniture.  It takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2, at 10.30 a.m. on each day.

    UPDATE:  Sheppards had a successful auction at which about 85 per cent of the lots on offer found buyers.