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    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT WHYTE’S

    Sunday, March 1st, 2020

    Art auctioneers Whyte’s, who enjoyed a record breaking year in 2019, will kick off their 2020 art selling season on March 9.  The evening sale of Irish and International Art at the RDS in Dublin includes works by Yeats, Paul Henry, William Conor, Beatrice Glenavy, William Sadler, Nathaniel Hone the elder, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Donald Teskey, Barrie Cooke and many more. Whyte’s results in 2019 were aided in no small part by the record breaking November sale of the Ernie O’Malley Collection at which two works by Yeats soared past the million euro barrier.  A 1948 Yeats, Rusty Gates, is the most expensively estimated lot in this upcoming sale with an estimate of €100,000-150,000.  It depicts two elderly gentleman standing before a gateway in a high stone wall in a setting reminiscent of Co. Wicklow with a Sugar Loaf like mountain in the background.The first ROSC exhibition in Dublin at the RDS in 1967 was built around 50 of the “best” living artists at that time and included Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso.  Among those exhibiting was Polish artist Tadeusz Brzozowski (1918-1987).  His work Mastiff from that show returns to the RDS to go under the hammer as Lot 53 with an estimate of €80,000-100,000.  The Bog Road by Paul Henry dates to 1917-1923 and is estimated at €50,000-70,000, Stage Girls by Daniel O’Neill is estimated at €30,000-50,000 and works by Sir John Lavery include two portraits and a painting of two cigarette girls in Seville in colourful costume.  There is art by Gerard Dillon, Colin Middleton and George Campbell and Reclining Woman by Roderic O’Conor is estimated at €15,000-20,000. Large oils by John Shinnors and Donald Teskey, Sculptor’s Scarecrow and Coastal Report II are each estimated at €10,000-15,000, Mayo Summer by Tony O’Malley is estimated at €15,000-20,000, Rakaia Gorge I by Barrie Cooke is estimated at €6,000-8,000 as is  an Aubusson tapestry from the 1970’s by Patrick Scott.The Embarkation of King George IV at Kingstown 1821 by William Sadler II is full of minute detail recording the historic visit to Ireland by the British monarch. The King arrived drunk and suspicions persisted that the main purpose of the trip was to visit his mistress, Lady Conyngham at Slane Castle.  The visit was presented as a success and Lot 98 is estimated at €12,000-18,000.There are 200 lots on the catalogue, which is online.

    Rakaia Gorge I by Barrie Cooke  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    AN ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    Bidding is underway on Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art.  It runs until Monday, January 23.  The catalogue, which lists 213 lots, is online.  Here is a small selection:

    James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944)
    Cushendun (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)
    Trees in Winter (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    Abstract Composition by Barrie Cooke (1931-2014) (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)
    Sweet Pea in a Black Pot (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    PAUL HENRY’S CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE TOPS WHYTE’S AUCTION

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

    Paul Henry, Connemara Landscape (80,000-120,000)

    Paul Henry, Connemara Landscape sold for 100,000 at hammer.

    Paul Henry’s Connemara Landscape was the top lot at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night. It sold for 100,000 at hammer. A second Henry, West of Ireland Road through the Bog, made 82,000.  Both works were sold to a collector in Co. Clare.

    Sean Keating’s 1924 work Salud made 52,ooo.  Gerard Dillon’s  West of Ireland Couple and Horses sold for 36,000 and another Dillon, The Fish Eaters made 24,000, Miscellaneous Objects by Harry Kernoff sold for 28,000, Pond Reverie by Tony O’Malley made 22,000, a triptych by Barrie Cooke made 18,000 and Trapeze I by John Shinnors sold for 16,000 at hammer.

    The top Yeat’s in in the auction, A Professional Man from 1905, failed to find a buyer and a Basil Blackshaw with an estimate of 10,000-15,000 was also passed.  The sale total was 850,000,  80% of lots found buyers and a good number of sold works soared above the high estimate.  Whyte’s next sale is on July 25.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 24 and May 30, 2016)