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    Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

    Countess Markievicz aiming what appears to be a revolver. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS PHOTOGRAPH SOLD FOR 500

    Blue Hills of Connemara by Douglas Alexander. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 800

    Contrasting images of an early 20th century Ireland feature at Dolan’s 233 lot affordable art sale in Cork on Sunday, January 23.

    The photographic print on the left shows Countess Markievicz, the Rebel Countess, aiming what appears to be a revolver in a woodland setting.  Inscribed and stamped on the reverse Dolan’s say it was probbly for newspaper reproduction.  This rare image is estimated at 600-800.

    The tranquil oil painting below, Blue Hills of Connemara by Douglas Alexander (1871-1945) features in the same sale.  Alexander produced numerous Connemara landscapes in oil and watercolour and his paintings have remained enduringly popular.  This one is estimated at  1,200-1,500.

    See post for January 11.