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    IRISH ART AND SCULPTURE IN THE FRAME AT UPCOMING SALES

    Sunday, March 24th, 2024

    K. Knitting by Colin Middleton at James Adam. UPDATE: THIS MADE 21,000 AT HAMMER

    This one or that one?  With sales of Irish art at de Veres on Tuesday on March 26, James Adam on the following evening and a Spring online art sale running at Whyte’s until March 25 the key decision facing many collectors of Irish art in the coming week is what to choose.

    If like so many collectors you love John Behan’s Famine Ships and have not yet got around to acquiring one there will be an opportunity to do so at de Veres.  Lot 21, a signed and dated bronze Famine Ship from 2021, is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.  The most expensively estimated lot is Sean Keating’s Eliza Doolittle in Dublin (€50,000-€70,000).  Art by Keating, Colin Middleton, Patrick Collins, John Behan, John B Vallely, Felim Egan and George Russell head up the catalogue at de Veres.  

    Famine Ship (2021) by John Behan at de Veres. UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,000 AT HAMMER

    The sale is characterised by a variety that encompasses fairly abstract works like  Menhirs on the Plain by Patrick Collins (€10,000-€15,000) and Pool by Felim Egan (€7,000-€10,000) to landscapes like Resting in the Wood by George Russell (€7,000-€10,000) and a Wind Blown Tree in Killary by Letitia Marion Hamilton (€4,000-€6,000). There is a collection of works on paper by Mainie Jellett and art by Tim Goulding, Peter Curling, Tony O’Malley, Sean McSweeney, Barrie Cooke, Desmond Carrick,  Roy Lyndsey, Arthur Maderson and many others with estimates from as little as €100.

    Painting and sculpture by many of Ireland’s best loved artists from the 19th century to the present day will feature at Wednesday evening’s sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam. The most expensively estimated lots are The Bog (1911) by Paul Henry (€60,000-€80,000), Spring Morning (1957) by Patrick Collins (€30,000-€50,000)  from the collection of Sir Basil Goulding and K. Knitting by Colin Middleton from the early 1960’s (€15,000-€20,000).  This modernist work in Cubist style depicts the artist’s wife Kathleen in an intimate domestic scene. 

    Aubusson Tapestry entitled Woman and Two Bantam Cocks by Pauline Bewick and Regine Bartsch at James Adam. UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    There are estimates of from €10,000-€15,000 on Lot and his Daughters by Dan O’Neill, Being by Louis le Brocquy, Solitude, Lough Neagh by Dan O’Neill and Rebuilding of Monte Cassino by Patrick Hennessy which featured on these pages last Saturday. This work was exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2016 and is one of a number in the sale by Patrick Hennessy and Harry Robertson Craig from the collection of Dublin couple George and Pamela Fegan, friends of both artists. 

    There is a selection of work by women artists like sisters Eva and Letitia Hamilton, Grace Henry, Evie Hone and Pauline Bewick. Bewick is not widely known for her tapestries and the sale offers a collaboration with Kerry based artist Regine Bartsch titled Woman and Two Bantam Cocks.  Woven by Aubusson master weaver Bernard Battu in 2003 it is based on a tapestry woven by Bartsch for Bewick in the mid 1980’s and is estimated at €1,000-€2,000.

    The sale offers 19th century oils by James Arthur O’Connor, John Henry Campbell and Thomas Sautelle Roberts and 20th century sculpture by artists including John Behan, Bob Quinn, Oisin Kelly, Eamon O’Doherty and Patrick O’Reilly.

    The Spring art online sale at Whyte’s celebrates a selection of affordable art from Ireland and around the world. There should be Cork interest in two etchings by James Barry (€500-€700), a pencil drawing by Daniel Maclise (€150-€200) and a miniature portrait of a boy by Adam Buck (€400-€600). There are prints and etchings by William Crozier, Elizabeth Frink, Ronnie Wood, Jack B Yeats, Elizabeth Rivers and Bernard Dunston and a wide selection of work by acclaimed Irish artists.

    Catering for many tastes and both deep and shallow pockets these sales combine to present a fascinating and complex array of beautiful choices.  Now it is over to you….. 

    Wind Blown Tree, Killary by Letitia Marion Hamilton at de Veres. UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,000 AT HAMMER

    HENRY TOPS THE BILL AT WHYTE’S ART SALE

    Monday, March 7th, 2022
    Paul Henry – Lobster Fishermen off Achill

    Paul Henry’s Lobster Fishermen off Achill made a hammer price of 200,000 at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin this evening. Among other leading hammer prices were Sir John Lavery’s The Earl of Lonsdale KG 1931, 25,000; Louis le Brocquy, Adam, 22,000; John Shinnors, The baby, 20,000; Guggi, Vessels, 20,000; Patrick Scott, The White and Orange Device, 16,000 and Colin Middleton, Evening Boa Island, Co. Fermanagh, 16,000.

    COLIN MIDDLETON SOARS PAST ESTIMATE AT DREWEATTS

    Thursday, March 18th, 2021

    AN oil on canvas by Colin Middleton, Sundown, Canalridge, No. 2 sold for a hammer price of £13,000 over a top estimate of £5,000 at Dreweatts in Newbury, Berkshire today. Dated January 1960 it was from a private collection of Irish art including in a sale of Modern and Contemporary Art by the English auctioneers. Kitty Wilmer O’Brien’s Boathaven, Old Head, Louisburg, Co. Mayo made £3,700 at hammer over a top estimate of £1,500, a Markey Robinson of Shawlies in the Village made £2,800 over a top estimate of £2,000, Gallery Visitors by Gladys Maccabe made £1,800 over a top estimate of £1,500 and works by Henry Healy and Sean McSweeney also exceeded the top estimates.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for March 13, 2021 and February 16, 2021)

    Colin Middleton (Irish 1910-1983), Sundown: Carnalridge. No. 2

    MIDDLETON AND O’DONOGHUE AND SOTHEBY’S ONLINE

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020

    Artworks by Hughie O’Donoghue and Colin Middleton feature at Sotheby’s Made in Britain auction online until September 16. The sale of art and objects by artists and makers working in Britain in the 20th and 21st offers paintings, works on paper, sculpture, prints, photography, design and studio and contemporary ceramics. There are ceramics by Lucie Rie and Jennifer Lee, paintings from Gary Bunt and Mary Fedden, photographs from Terry O’Neill and a selection of prints by David Hockney. A group of Donald Hamilton Frasers offered from the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum is included too.

    HUGHIE O’DONOGHUE | MEDUSA: EXODUS (£15,000-£25,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £20,160

    AFFORDABLE ART AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

    The latest ‘Off the Wall’ affordable Irish art auction by Morgan O’Driscoll runs until the evening of January 27. There are 439 lots on offer with work by a variety of artists including Julian Opie, Norman McCaig, Estella Solomons, Colin Middleton, Graham Knuttel, John Morris, Henry McGrane and many more. The catalogue is online.

    Julian Opie (b.1958) Imagine You Can Order These Green (1999)
    lithograph – published by the artist in 1999 . UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    AN ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019

    Works by Cecil King, Colin Middleton, Jack Butler Yeats, Norah McGuinness, Mary Swanzy, Majella O’Neill Collins, Liam Treacy and many more feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s affordable off the wall online sale of Irish art. The sale begins at 6.30 pm on August 12 and it is on view in Skibbereen from August 9-12.

    Colin Middleton RUA RHA (1910-1983)
    The Drawing Room  UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM DE VERES IRISH ART SALE

    Monday, June 11th, 2018

    Among the highlights at the Irish art auction at de Veres in Dublin on June 12 are works by William Scott, Paul Henry, Colin Middleton, Mainie Jellett, Patrick Collins, Dan O’Neill and Camille Souter.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    PAUL HENRY – A ROAD IN CONNEMARA  UPDATE: THIS MADE 64,000 AT HAMMER

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 4, 2018).

    COLIN MIDDLETON – PAYSAGE DES REVES MAUVAIS  UPDATE: THIS MADE 50,000 AT HAMMER

    MARY SWANZY – HOUSE WITH RED SHUTTERS  UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,000 AT HAMMER

    MAINIE JELLETT – FLOWER FORMS  UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    Saturday, March 24th, 2018

    The Spring sale of Irish art at James Adam in Dublin takes place on March 27. The catalogue, which lists 123 lots, is online.  Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 20, 2018)

    Colin Middleton RHA RUA (1910 – 1983) Judy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 26,000 AT HAMMER

    Richard Doyle (1824 – 1883)
    Pied Piper of Hamelin  UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    James Arthur O’Connor (1792-1841)
    Two Figures in a Moonlit Landscape  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,400 AT HAMMER

    Felim Egan (b.1952)
    Blue Motion (1986)
    Triptych  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    Looking towards Achill from the east of Achill Sound by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS MADE 47,000 AT HAMMER

    Bird Barking by Hilary Heron (1923-1976)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    AFFORDABLE ART AT WHYTE’S SALE IN DUBLIN

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017

    A range of 270 affordable Irish and international artworks will come under the hammer at Whyte’s sale in Dublin at 6 pm on Monday October 23.  Estimates run from 100 to 1,000 and artists featured include Robert Ballagh, Edward Delaney, Brian Bourke, Pauline Bewick, Sean Scully, Elizabeth Rivers and Patsy Dan Rodgers.  Viewing is now underway.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935) EOIN’S CLASS, ELLA POSING, 2003 (800-1,200)  UPDATE  THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Ruairí Rodgers (b.1956) TORY ISLAND, COUNTY DONEGAL (600-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 300 AT HAMMER

    Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918) VIEW OF A TOWN (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983) LANDSCAPE, 1969 (500-700)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 480 AT HAMMER

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S AT THE RDS

    Friday, November 25th, 2016

    The Important Irish Art sale at Whyte’s at the RDS on Monday, November 28 at 6 p.m. will include a number of lots from the McClelland Collection.  Art from this collection boosted the last art sale at Whyte’s in September.  It grossed over 1.3 million and was the most successful art auction there since April 2008.  McClelland lots in this sale include works by Tony O’Malley (lots 67-79) ranging in estimate of 1,000 to 20,000, William Conor (lists 16 to 23) with some drawings modestly estimated at around 2,000-3,000 and paintings by Colin Middleton (lots 47-50) estimated at from 2,000-5,000.   The auction will include significant works by Paul Henry, Mary Swanzy, Dan O’Neill, Basil Blackshaw, Harry Kernoff and William Crozier.  Viewing gets underway tomorrow at the RDS. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection.

    Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983) STRIPED FIGURE, RED , 1967 (3,000-5,000)

    Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)
    STRIPED FIGURE, RED , 1967 (3,000-5,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003) MORNING FLIGHT, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS, 1980 15,000-20,000)

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003)
    MORNING FLIGHT, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS, 1980 15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000 AT HAMMER

    Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978) SUR LE BORD DE LA FORET [FIGURE WITH SHELL] (25,000-35,00)

    Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)
    SUR LE BORD DE LA FORET [FIGURE WITH SHELL] (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) THE TRAM, DUBLIN NOCTURNE,1926 (12,000-15,000)

    Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)
    THE TRAM, DUBLIN NOCTURNE,1926 (12,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 16,000 AT HAMMER