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    MARINE PAINTING BY RODERIC O’CONOR THE TOP LOT AT ADAMS

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
    Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) – Marine, au Clair de Lune

    Roderic O’Conor’s Marine, au Clair de Lune made a hammer price of 160,000 euro at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. It had been estimated at 150,000-200,000. The Boat by Jack Butler Yeats made a hammer price of 150,000 over an estimate of 80,000-120,000. Wooded Defile with figures and distant castle by James Arthur O’Connor made 50,000 on the hammer, Girl with a Flower by Dan O’Neill made 38,000, a pen, ink and watercolour titled Porter by Yeats made 30,000 and so did Being by Louis le Brocquy.

    MOONLIT O’CONOR SEASCAPE TO HIGHLIGHT ADAMS AUCTION

    Friday, March 18th, 2022
    Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) Marine, au Clair de Lune. UPDATE: THIS MADE 160,000 AT HAMMER

    This marine painting by Roderic O’Conor will highlight the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on March 30. It is estimated at €150,000-200,000. Another highlight is The Boat by Jack B. Yeats, a 1948 oil with an estimate of €80,000-120,000. The sale offers a rich selection of fine paintings and sculpture from some remarkable Dublin collections and includes many works that have not been seen on the art market in a very long time. There are works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The catalogue is online and in person viewing gets underway on March 25.

    IRELAND/FRANCE: ART, LITERATURE, WINE AT SOTHEBY’S PARIS

    Friday, February 18th, 2022

    Irish delegates, with Eamon de Valera (centre), gather for ‘The World Congress of the Irish Race’, 1922, Paris

    A dedicated cross category sale entitled Ireland / France: Art, Literature, Wine will take place at Sotheby’s Paris on May 16. It will coincide with the cententary of The World Congress of the Irish Race when the newly founded Irish State participated in a week-long international conference in Paris. The aim of the event was to promote an independent Ireland on a world stage and display the country’s artistic and cultural uniqueness. For the occasion, a major, month-long Irish art exhibition of 300 works was also staged at Galeries Barbazanges a bold statement in the art capital of the world.

    Sotheby’s, which is currently seeking consignments for the sale in May, will offer key works by Ireland’s leading artists and writers with French connections or who were represented in the 1922 World Congress. France’s vineyards have also long attracted Irish connoisseurs and the sale will include a select group of lots with Irish links. Ulysses by James Joyce was first published in Paris in December 2020. There will be an online auction from May 9 – 16.

    Sotheby’s is currently seeking works by a variety of artists including August Burke, Harry Clarke, William Conor, Eileen Gray, Rowan Gillespie, Paul Henry, Mainie Jellett, Jack Yeats, William Leech, John Lavery, Countess Markievicz, Roderic O’Conor, Frank O’Meara, Louis le Brocquy, Walter Osborne, Evie Hone, William Scott, Sean Scully, Mary Swanzy, Leo Whelan and the writers James Joyce, J.M. Synge, Oscar Wilde and W B Yeats.

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S SALE NOW ON VIEW AT RDS

    Saturday, November 27th, 2021
    JACK B YEATS – SHOUTING UPDATE: THIS MADE €1.4 MILLION AT HAMMER

    Viewing gets underway at the RDS today for Whyte’s sale of Important Irish art on November 29. The most expensively estimated Irish artwork ever to come to auction is the leading lot at the sale. Shouting, an epic large scale work by Jack B Yeats, is estimated at €1.5 million – €2 million.  Painted in 1950 it was described by Hilary Pyle, author of the Yeats Catalogue Raisonne, as one of the artists finest achievements in these late visionary paintings.  With three boisterous companions, a seaman, a jockey and a ballad singer, on an open bogland it brings together diverse memories and motifs from earlier paintings and illustrations.

    There is art by  Dan O’Neill, Grace Henry, Percy French, Letitia Hamilton, Cecil Maguire, Patrick Collins, Louis le Brocquy, Evie Hone, Tony O’Malley and John Shinnors among the 154 lots on offer.  The catalogue is online.

    Meantime bidding on Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art runs until next Tuesday at 6.30 pm.  The sale is on view in Skibbereen today and on Monday and Tuesday. There is art by Donald Teskey, Cecil Maguire, Yeats, Arthur Maderson, Kenneth Webb and many more.

    THE MOST EXPENSIVELY ESTIMATED YEATS ARTWORK AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, November 25th, 2021

    Should it make or exceed the top estimate Shouting, an epic large scale 1950 work by Jack B. Yeats at Whyte’s on November 29, will become the most expensive Irish painting ever sold at auction.  Already the estimate of €1.5-€2 million makes this late work the most expensively estimated Irish artwork ever to appear in the saleroom.  It has been on loan to the University of Limerick Art Gallery since 2009.

    JACK B YEATS – SHOUTING. UPDATE: THIS MADE €1.4 MILLION AT HAMMER

    There is art by Daniel O’Neill, Grace Henry, Percy French, Letitia Hamilton, Cecil Maguire, Patrick Collins, Louis le Brocquy, Evie Hone, Tony O’Malley, John Shinnors, Anthony Scott and others. The venue for this evening sale is the RDS, and viewing is from 10 am to 5 pm daily from November 27.

    A SEA TOWN BY YEATS AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

    A Yeats from the collection of Barney Eastwood comes up at Christie’s Modern British and Irish art sale in London on October 20. A Sea Town from 1931 is estimated at £200,000-300,000. It is one of several Irish works in an auction with works by Winston Churchill, Elisabeth Frink, L.S. Lowry, Patrick Caulfield and Samuel John Peploe which is now online for browsing.

    JACK BUTLER YEATS, R.H.A. (1871-1957)
    A Sea Town. © Christie’s Images Limited 2021. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT JAMES ADAM

    Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
    Salute/Farewell to Rosses Point by Jack B. Yeats. UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    Salute/Farewell to Rosses Point by Jack B Yeats (€120,000-€160,000) is a highlight at Adams evening sale of Important Irish Art on September 29. It dates to 1946 and is one of a number of works from the 1940’s, when Yeats was in his seventies, that hark back to his youth.  As a boy the artist frequently travelled on the pilot boats for merchant ships headed to Sligo.  The Adams sale kicks off with a 1997 watercolour by John Doherty of a lightship.  There are some attractive coloured pencil drawings by Mary Swanzy, watercolours by Gerard Dillon and Andrew Nicholl and ink on paper works by Patrick Scott.  An arresting self portrait by William Leech has an estimate of €20,000-€30,000.  There is a similar estimate on two works by Dan O’Neill, Cold Spring Morning, Donegal  and Spanish Girl.

    Self Portrait with window and table by William Leech. UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    The Pump of St. Nicholas, Antwerp was one of the first open air paintings that  Walter Osborne made on the Continent and was exhibited in Dublin in 1883.  It is estimated at €70,000-€100,000.  Don Quixote by Sean Keating and Coloured Rain by Basil Blackshaw are each  estimated at €30,000-€50,000. There is art by Tony O’Malley, Jane O’Malley, George Campbell, Nano Reid, Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Patsy Dan Rogers, Brian Bourke and Markey Robinson as well as sculpture by John Behan, Sonja Landweer and others in a well chosen evening auction of 146 lots.

    HISTORIC WORK BY YEATS ACQUIRED BY NATIONAL GALLERY

    Thursday, July 8th, 2021
    Jack B. Yeats – Bachelor’s Walk, In Memory 

    This work by Jack B. Yeats – Bachelor’s Walk, In Memory – has just become part of the national collection at the National Gallery of Ireland purchased with special support of the Government of Ireland and key contributions from several donors. The painting depicts an incident in Dublin city centre in 1914 in which a detachment of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators. Three people were killed (a fourth later died) and over 35 were injured. Earlier that day soldiers and officers of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and Royal Irish Constabulary had intercepted Volunteers and members of Na Fianna transporting a consignment of rifles and ammunition that had arrived at Howth earlier on board the yacht The Asgard.  The artist did not witness the event but visited the following day and based the painting on a sketch he produced on the spot. He noted ‘a bullet hole in shop window’ and recorded that ‘a few paces further towards O’Connell bridge flower girls had thrown flowers’. The painting was not seen publicly until 1922, when it featured alongside other works by Yeats at the ‘Exposition d’Art Irlandais’ in Paris. It has been on long-term loan to the Gallery for the past twelve years.

    AMONG HORSES BY YEATS AT CHRISTIE’S LIVE ONLINE EASTWOOD SALE

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
    Jack B. Yeats – Among Horses

    Among Horses by Jack B. Yeats comes up at Christie’s live online sale of the B.J. Eastwood Collection in London on July 9 with an estimate of £400,000-600,000. Painted in 1947 it was acquired in 1994 by Barney Eastwood. The 30 lots in the sale represent B.J. Eastwood’s deep interest in Irish painting and equestrian art. B.J. Eastwood started his collection in the mid 1970s, at a time when he was particularly drawn to collection and house sales. However, it was his abiding love of sport and his eye for quality and detail which translated into an intrigue and fascination specifically with Sporting and Irish artists.  He followed the great sales of the 1970s and 1980s, and over time built an outstanding collection of the genres’ greatest examples. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD. THE EASTWOOD SALE BROUGHT IN £14,187,750

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 18, 2021)

    BARNEY EASTWOOD’S REMARKABLE COLLECTION AT CHRISTIE’S

    Friday, June 18th, 2021

    The wonderful Barney Eastwood Collection of Important Sporting and Irish Pictures comes up at Christie’s in London on July 9. The 30 lots range from 19th century sporting pictures through to defining representations of Munnings’ oeuvre, to an extraordinary group of Yeats’ illustrating key periods of his work. Other leading examples of Irish Art are included in the sale, with works by Walter Frederick Osborne, Sir William Orpen, Roderic O’Conor, Paul Henry, Sir John Lavery, and Gerard Dillon. The collection, which he started in the 1970’s, represent his deep interest in equestrian painting and Irish Art.

    Barney Eastwood, known to his friends and family as ‘BJ’, was born in Northern Ireland in 1932. A talented Gaelic football player he was a member of the Co. Tyrone team which won the All Ireland Minor Championship in 1948. Both horse and greyhound racing were significant sporting passions throughout his lifetime, and together with his great friend and erstwhile business partner Alfie McLean, he had many successful runners over the years.

    Charles Cator, deputy chairman, Christie’s International, commented: B.J. Eastwood was a very private man and the collection was intensely personal, acquired not for show or prestige but for the enjoyment of himself, his family and those close to him – it was the least ostentatious way of collecting and it was from the heart.’

    A SUMMER DAY BY JACK B. YEATS (£500,000-800,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE £1,162,500