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    Saturday, August 1st, 2020

    Art, antique furniture, collectibles and toys will all come under the hammer at Dolan’s two day summer auction in Connemara on Bank Holiday Monday and on August 4.  Art on offer ranges from contemporary work by John Shinnors to some Connemara scenes by Kenneth Webb.  There is a wide range of both established and emerging artists and no shortage of landscapes from the hugely scenic area around Ballyconneely like a watercolour entitled Market Day, Roundstone by Lady Kate Dobbin.

    This annual summer event in Connemara has a big local following and always attracts plenty of the visitors from around the country who holiday here. Among the 310 lots on offer on Monday is a Victorian writing table by the London firm of Howard and Sons in Oregon pine.  This company specialised in bespoke furniture and this piece comes complete with an inbuilt leather foot rest. Curiosities include a mahogany Victorian penny slot machine from a 19th century pub and there is a Chipperfields Circus model set by Corgi and an early 20th century rocking horse.One of the more expensively estimated lots, at €10,000-€14,000, is The Sparrow, a 1984 oil on canvas laid on board by the renowned Limerick artist John Shinnors.  There is a bronze by John Behan entitled Launching the Currach. An earlier treatment of the local area is Carraroe, Connemara by Charles Lamb.  There is work by well known artists like Sean Keating, Markey Robinson, George Campbell, Maurice MacGonigal, Robert Egginton, Norman Teeling, Cecil Maguire, Arthur Maderson and Mark O’Neill.  

    The Sparrow by John Shinnors. UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER


    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    There will be a varied selection of mostly paintings at Dolans sale of art and antiques in Limerick on November 24. The catalogue cover lot is by Arthur Madison and there is work by artists including John Brobbel, Carina Scott, Graham Knuttel, Sean Keating, Harry Kernoff, Kenneth Webb, John Behan. The sale will include a studio collection of Clare artist Michael Hanrahan, official artist for Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland in 2011. There is a selection of antique furniture, rugs and collectibles. The sale is at Castletroy Park Hotel at 2 p.m. on November 24 with viewing from November 22.

    Fairground Waltzer by John Brobbel (2,800-4,500)


    Monday, July 27th, 2015

    Hobby Horses, a 1927 oil by Jack B. Yeats, will be one of a number of highlights at the August Bank Holiday summer art and collectibles auction by Dolans in Clifden on August 3 and 4.  It is estimated at 78,000-85,000. The 540 lot auction includes a limited edition copy of Anna Livia Plurabelle signed by James Joyce and published in New York in 1928 estimated at 1,800-2,200.

    Photographs from the Lawrence Collection make up the opening lots on Monday, August 3.  The three 19th century albums focus on Counties Kildare, Donegal and Kilkenny. Each one is estimated at 350-450. There is art by Harry Kernoff, Norah McGuinness, Kenneth Webb, Sean Keating and a wide selection of artists like Frank Egginton whose work is closely associated with the west of Ireland.  European painting is represented by Lazlo Neogrady’s Winter Sunlight, a snow scene of quality estimated at 6,000-8,000.  Collectibles include an exceptionally large copper preserving pan and a miniature chest of drawers.  The second day of the sale kicks off with some advertising metal posters, signs and lithographs by Shell and Guinness. The auction features paintings, silver, books, furniture, antiques, collectibles and rugs.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Hobby Horses (1927) by Jack B. Yeats (78,000-85,000).

    Hobby Horses (1927) by Jack B. Yeats (78,000-85,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE A HAMMER PRICE OF 121,000

     Donald Hamilton Fraser's Seascape - Headland Orange and Blue (3,000-5,000).

    Donald Hamilton Fraser’s Seascape – Headland Orange and Blue (3,000-5,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 9,000 AT HAMMER

    A Victorian style rocking horse with horse hair mane (600-800).

    A Victorian style rocking horse with horse hair mane (600-800).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 750 AT HAMMER

    Sir William Russell Flint's red chalk drawing, Study of a Seated Nude (4,000-5,000)

    Sir William Russell Flint’s red chalk drawing, Study of a Seated Nude (4,000-5,000)   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,000 AT HAMMER.