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    Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
    Gerard Dillon – The Fisherman’s Cottage. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Fisherman’s Cottage by Gerard Dillon comes up at Sotheby’s Modern British and Irish art sale in London on November 23. The estimate is £80,000-£120,000. This November, Sotheby’s celebrates Modern Art across Britain and Ireland with a dynamic series of auctions and events. Our Modern British, Irish and Scottish sales will present works by Britain and Ireland’s greatest artists including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, L. S. Lowry, Samuel Peploe and Jack B. Yeats, along with a selling exhibition of new works by contemporary Northern Irish artist, Jack Coulter.

    The Irish art online sale from 16–22 November 16-22,will present artworks from the 19th century to the present day. It will be followed by Sotheby’s live auction of Modern British and Irish art on November 23. Ahead of the London sales, the Irish artworks will be exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin from November 10-13.


    Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
    Gerard Dillon (1916 – 1971) – Man on a Chair (Self-Portrait). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Adam’s sale of Important Irish Art on September 28 is a showcase for the west of Ireland with works ranging from the late 19th century up to the present day with diverse representations of life and landscape by artists such as Charles Lamb, Thomas Rose Miles, Gerard Dillon and Donald Teskey and many more. There are 161 lots and the catalogue is online. This work by Gerard Dillon is estimated at €50,000-€80,000.


    Friday, December 10th, 2021

    This watercolour by Gerard Dillon is lot 92 at Whyte’s Christmas sale of art and collectibles. It is estimated at €1,000-€1,500. The timed online only auction ends at 6 pm on December 13. It is on view at Molesworth St., Dublin from 1 pm to 5 pm n December 11 and 12 and from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday. There are 278 lots in the auction.


    Thursday, August 20th, 2020

    THE annual Irish Art sale at Sotheby’s on September 9 carries the highest combined pre-sale value since the reintroduction of dedicated Irish art sales in London in 2015. The sale, including property from the collection of Sir Michael Smurfit, comprises 60 lots and is estimated to bring in the region of £3.2 million. There will be public exhibitions at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin from August 27-30 by appointment, and in London from September 4. Among the highlights from outside the 18 works from the Smurfit collection is The Dreamer by Gerard Dillon.

    Gerard Dillon, The Dreamer, oil on board, circa 1956-57. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £378,000


    Monday, March 30th, 2020

    Like so many auctioneers de Veres in Dublin postponed their Irish art sale scheduled for April 7. But the catalogue had been published online and the auction house is continuing to receive plenty of inquiries about the works it contains. So they have taken the unusual decision to open the catalogue to offers. These will be relayed to vendors, who will be advised accordingly. No bids below estimate will be considered at this point. And all bids should be made by e-mail to

    UPDATE: The open to offers sale closed with the sale of 60 lots and brought in more than €100,000. The Gerard Dillon below received an offer at the low reserve which was not accepted and it will feature at an auction in the future.

    Lot 79 is The Space Circus by Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) (15,000-20,000)

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

    AN off the wall auction of affordable art is now running at Morgan O’Driscoll.  It continues until March 12.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    ROBERT EGGINTON (B.1943)Winter LandscapE (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 180

    GERARD DILLON (1916-1971)Cat on a Blue Rug (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 340 AT HAMMER

    NORMAN TEELING (B.1944)College Green, Dublin (600-900)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    MAJELLA O’NEILL COLLINS (20TH/21ST CENTURY)Summer Seas, Sherkin Island (2007) (700-1,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    Martin Finnin – The Rise and Fall of the early bird (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 550


    Monday, September 25th, 2017
    A Connemara Cottage by Paul Henry is the top lot at the James Adam evening sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on September 27. It has not been seen in public since it was bought directly from the artist in 1931 and is estimated at 60,000-80,000.

    The sale of about 100 lots from the UTV Collection, which was begun in 1959, will dominate the Irish art selection at James Adam.  It offers a snapshot of art in Ulster throughout the 20th century. The Belfast Boys – Gerard Dillon, Colin Middleton, George Campbell and Dan O’Neill – are well represnted, Laganside at Dusk by Basil Blackshaw was an important commission and there is work by a range of artists from FE MacWilliam to Camille Souter.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Paul Henry RHA (1877-1958) A Connemara Cottage 1925-30 (60,000-80,000)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 87,000 AT HAMMER

    Laganside at Dusk (1997) by Basil Blackshaw (40,000-60,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 35,000 AT HAMMER

    F.E. Mc William “Woman of Belfast III” (12,000 – 16.000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 35,000 AT HAMMER

    Gerard Dillon “The Artist in the country” (15,000 – 20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 39,000 AT HAMMER


    Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

    Mending Nets, Aran  by Gerard Dillon

    Mending Nets, Aran by Gerard Dillon

    The top lot at Sotheby’s Irish sale in London was Mending Nets, Aran by Gerard Dillon. It sold to an American buyer for £191,000 over a top estimate of  £150 ,000. The work sold at James Adam in Dublin for 80,000 euro six years ago.  A total of 65% of lots on offer found buyers.  The Cello Player by Sir John Lavery made £112,500 but Mary Borden and her family by the same artist, estimated at £150,000-250,000 failed to find a buyer.

    Charlie Minter of Sotheby’s said this years sale made £1.8 million.  This was ahead of the low estimate and built on the success of Sotheby’s Irish sale last year.  Auction records were set for Patrick Scott, Gottfried Helnwein, Rita Duffy and for a work on paper by Sean Keating.  Water Lillies by Yeats was unsold at auction, but changed hands privately immediately after the sale.

    (See posts on for September 11 and August 27, 2016)


    Friday, November 20th, 2015

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) - Portrait of Dan O'Neill (20,000-30,000).

    Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) – Portrait of Dan O’Neill (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 21,000

    Gerard Dillon’s 1952 portrait of his fellow artist Dan O’Neill graces the catalogue cover for Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on November 30.  Based on the quality of works on offer and a new confidence in the salesrooms of Ireland Whyte’s remain optimistic about this sale of 161 lots.  The portrait, for instance, has been singled out twice for exhibitions at retrospectives in 1972 and 2003.  It is from a key point in Dillon’s career. By 1952 he had established himself as a painter and was closely involved in many of the exhibitions and organisations promoting and supporting visual art in Ireland North and South. He would go on to represent Great Britain in the Pittsburgh International exhibition in 1958 and the Guggenheim International, where he represented Ireland in 1958 and 1960.

    Dillon’s contemporaries also shine in this sale with works by Dan O’Neill, Nano Reid and Norah McGuinness.  There is a strong selection of works by William Conor showing aspects of life in Belfast and an iconic West of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry.  The sale will be held at the RDS and the catalogue is online.


    Saturday, April 30th, 2011
    A total of 289 lots of mostly Irish art will be offered at the Morgan O’Driscoll fine art sale at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cork on May 9.  Internationally celebrated  artists Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol are represented by limited edition prints.  The most expensively estimated lot on offer is Gerard Dillon’s Spanish fishing village which is estimated at 20,000-25,000.
    There are prime works by Markey Robinson, William Conor, Maurice Wilks, William Crozier, Colin Watson, Mark O’Neill, Dan O”Neill, James Humbert Craig and Sean McSweeney.
    Here is a small selection.  The entire catalogue is on-line.
    UPDATE:  Around 68 per cent of lots were sold.  The top lot was was William Conor’s Music Session, a work with crayon which made 13,500.

    Gerard Dillon RHA RUA (1916-1971) Spanish Fishing Village, estimate 20,000-25,000. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: IT WAS UNSOLD

    Damien Hirst (20th /21st Century) Cephalothin 2007 Limited edition print 68/75, estimate 6,000-8,000. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: IT WAS UNSOLD

    Markey Robinson (1918-1999) Dockyard, estimate 10,000-12,500. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 10,000

    Andy Warhol €1928-1987) British Speedskater Unique screenprint on Artches 88 paper Edition:TP 14/15, estimate 10,000-15,000. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: IT WAS UNSOLD