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    Friday, February 4th, 2011

    The drawing room is the title of this oil on board by Norman Teeling from Dolan's sale at Clontarf Castle. It is estimated at 800/1,200. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 1,250

    The Dolan’s auction at Clontarf Castle

    Among the more unusual lots at the sale art pattern books of watercolour floral designs from the Coalport China Company. This one is estimated at 80-120. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 80 EURO

    in Dublin on Sunday, February 6 at 4 p.m. will feature around 250 lots of affordable Irish art.  Most lots, including over 30 works from the studio of artist Norman Teeling, will be sold entirely without reserve.

    UPDATE: The Teelings all sold for prices from around 500 to 1,900, the top lot was a Victorian oil on canvas of Killarney by Bartholomew Collis Watkins which made 5,500, Frank McKelvey’s Bringing Home the Cattle made 4,500, Sean O’Sullivan’s Harbour on Aran sold for 4,250, an Italian beach scene by Arthur Maderson made 4,000, as did an oil on canvas by Charles Harper and Banjo Player and Friends by John Vallely.


    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.


    Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

    The Ploughed Field by Jay Murphy (estimated at 500-800) features at the Dolans Art Auction at the Marriott Hotel in Galway on Sunday, November 21. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This watercolour by Annemarie Bourke entitled Aspects of Galway (estimated at 800-1,200) features at the Dolan's art auction on November 21. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 1,000

    Traditional and contemporary work by Irish artists features at the Dolans art auction at the Marriott Hotel in Galway on Sunday November 21 at 3 p.m.  The emphasis is on affordability.