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    Friday, March 19th, 2021

    Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy, John Shinnors and Donald Teskey are among the artists represented at Whyte’s evening sale of Irish and International Art online from Dublin on March 22. Among the other artists in the auction are John Behan, Michael Canning, James Humbert Craig, William Crozier, Bob Dylan, Tracey Emin, Rowan Gillespie, Damien Hirst, Graham Knuttel, Arthur Maderson, Gladys Maccabe, Dan O’Neill, Liam O’Neill, Thomas Ryan, Cecil French Salkeld, Patrick Scott and Camille Souter. The catalogue is online and bidding is open.

    (See post on for March 14, 2021)

    Paul Henry (1876-1958) – Spring in Wicklow UPDATE: THIS MADE 150,000 AT HAMMER


    Monday, February 8th, 2021

    Until we Meet Again by Jack B Yeats comes up at Christie’s Modern British Art evening sale in London on March 1. Painted in 1949 it personifies his expressionistic style of the late 1940’s. Characterised by dynamic brush strokes and thick impasto Christie’s say that Yeats’s treatment of the medium can be readily compared to the paintings of his European Expressionist contemporaries, most notably the work of his good friend Oskar Kokoschka. The work is estimated at £500,000-800,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE £598.500


    Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

    Sleep by Falling Water by Jack B. Yeats sold for a hammer price of 265,000 at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. The 1948 work was painted when Yeats was 77. It had been estimated at 150,000-200,000 and is the most expensive artwork sold at Adams this year.


    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

    There is to be a celebration of Jack B. Yeats at the National Gallery of Ireland next year. Jack B. Yeats: Painting & Memory which opens on September 4, 2021, exhibits the work of one of Ireland’s pre-eminent artists drawn from public and private collections in Ireland and abroad. The show will explore the role of memory in Yeats’ life and work. Memories of childhood in Sligo, observations of humanity and his reflections on life and loss feature in many of Yeats’ oil paintings.

    Jack B. Yeats – Pilot Sligo River


    Sunday, August 30th, 2020

    The Sick Bed by Jack B. Yeats at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on September 2 is as topical in the pandemic as it was months ago in March when this auction was originally scheduled to take place.  This 1950 painting, with an estimate of  €250,000-€350,000, highlights an auction that includes new to market works by leading Irish artists and 16 paintings by Terence P.Flanagan from the estate of his widow Sheelagh. The Sick Bed is a late Yeats work which depicts the psychological and emotional interaction between a man in a dark blue suit sitting at the bedside of a woman whose head reclines on the pillow.Hay Stooks with Cottages by Paul Henry, from a private Cork collection, is estimated at  €50,000-€70,000 as is Bound for the Islands by Yeats. Bogland Kerry by Paul Henry has an estimate of €40,000-€60,000.
    In his catalogue introduction the art historian Dickon Hall chronicles the position  of Terence and Sheelagh Flanagan in the cultural life of Northern Ireland at a time of intense political upheaval.  He places this art in the context of work by William Scott and F E McWilliam, as well as that of Seamus Heaney, all of whom were friends of the Flanagans.  The paintings on offer range from early works from the 1960’s to 2005 with estimates from €1,500-€10,000.Dan O’Neill’s Four Provinces of Ireland is a set of four oil paintings featuring Mount Errigal, Carrantuohill, Glendalough and The Twelve Bens. These small works are estimated at €20,000-€30,000.
    An Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy of  oranges in a cloud of greenery against a deep blue sky is estimated at €30,000-€50,000. A watercolour image of Samuel Beckett  by le Brocquy is estimated at €15,000-€20,000.Colin Middleton’s Birth of David dates to 1944 and comes with surreal references to the life of King David and perhaps the Star of David at a time of persecution of jews in Europe (€20,000-€30,000).There is contemporary art by Patrick Collins, Donald Teskey, Nano Reid, Sean McSweeney, Tony O’Malley, Norah McGuinness and David Crone and sculpture by Jacob Epstein, John Behan and Sandra Bell.

    UPDATE: Hay Stooks with Cottages by Paul Henry made 100,000 at hammer, Connemara Landscape by Paul Henry made 70,000 at hammer, Coastal Report 1 by Donald Teskey made 34,000 over a top estimate of 15,000, Bound for the Islands by Jack B. Yeats sold for 90,000 over a top estimate of 70,000, The Sick Bed by Yeats was unsold. A portrait by Sir Gerard Festus Kelly of Man Than E made 36,00 and Ucello, an Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy made 65,000 at hammer, Bogland Kerry by Paul Henry sold for 36,000 and The Four Provinces of Ireland by Dan O’Neill made 20,000.

    The Sick Bed by Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD


    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

    TOP lots at de Veres sale of outstanding Irish Art and Sculpture online in Dublin this evening included the following hammer prices: The Street Performer by Jack B. Yeats (184,000); Achill Cottage, Lough Corrib by Pau Henry (116,000); Life Study by Louis le Brocquy (114,000); Head of Francis Bacon by le Brocquy (90,000) and Peonies and Iris in a vase and a bowl of fruit by Roderic O’Conor (78,000). The most expensively estimated lot in the auction, Double Window by Sean Scully (600,000-900,000) failed to sell.

    The auction totalled 1.25 million and 85% of lots were sold.

    Paul Henry RHA, 1877-1958


    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

    More than 450 lots will come under the hammer at Morgan O’Driscoll’s auction of affordable art on Tuesday March 10. Artists whose work will feature are Jack B Yeats, Harry Kernoff, Banksy, Salvador Dali, Antony Gormley, John Kingerlee, Georges Braque, Kenneth Webb and John Butler Yeats. The catalogue is online.

    JACK BUTLER YEATS (1871-1957) Roadside Thatched Cottage (1,200-1,800). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER


    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

    Rusty Gates, a 1948 oil by Jack B. Yeats, is the main lot at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International art in Dublin on March 9. The sale includes work by Paul Henry, William Conor, Beatrice Glenavy, William Sadler, Nathaniel Hone The Elder, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Donald Teskey and many other Irish artists. Around 200 lots will come under the hammer in an auction expected to realise about 1.2 million. The Yeats carries an estimate of 100,000-150,000. The catalogue is online.

    Jack B. YeatsRUSTY GATES, 1948. UPDATE: THIS MADE 120,000 AT HAMMER


    Monday, November 25th, 2019

    NOT one but two works of art by Jack B. Yeats soared past the million euro mark at the sale of the Ernie O’Malley collection by Whyte’s and Christie’s in Dublin tonight. There were five major oils by the artist in the sale. The Enfolding Night, a work from 1947, was the first to go and it made 520,000 at hammer. This was followed minutes later by Reverie from 1931 which made 1.4 million at hammer. Each of these works had been estimated at 500,000-700,000. Lot 30, Evening in Spring, was similarly estimated and sold for 1.3 million. Death for Only One, which dates to 1937, made a within estimate hammer price of 470,000. Lastly The Fighting Dawn from 1945 made a within estimate 320,000 at hammer.

    The Land Eire 1940 by Mainie Jellett made 110,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 40,000. This was a hugely successful White Glove sale of 100 lots. The sale of the first lot, an 1899 sketch of the Castle of Kinvara by Yeats, for 14,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 1,500 was an important indicator of how things would go. Many lots, even minor sketches and pencil drawings, made significantly more than the top estimate. It underlines the importance of a good collection. Ernie O’Malley was a leading revolutionary an in Ireland from 1916-22 who went on to publish two books detailing his experiences. The sale and international exhibitions provided an opportunity to discover his private passion for art and the relationships he developed with artists he encountered in America and Ireland. 

    The sale grossed 5.5 million, the highest result ever achieved by an art auction in Ireland.

    Reverie by Yeats made 1.4 million at hammer


    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    A Paris of the West by Jack B. Yeats sold for a hammer price of £675,000 at Sotheby’s annual sale of Irish art in London today against an estimate of £500,000-800,000. The Man in the Moon has patience by Yeats made £325,000 at hammer over a top estimate of £250,000, Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry made £150,000 over a top estimate of £120,000, Errigal, Co. Donegal by Paul Henry made £125,000 at hammer over a top estimate of £60,000 and Paul Henry’s A Showery Day, Connemara made £60,000 over a top estimate of £35,000.

    Other top lots included: The Stevedore by Yeats (£225,000); A Moonlit Breton Landscape by Roderick O’Conor (£150,000); The Bones by Jack B. Yeats (£100,000): The Owl Run by Hughie O’Donoghue (£93,750): Tain by Louis le Brocquy (£87,500): Cork Bowler by Gabriel Hayes (£81,250) and Failing Better a maquette by Rowan Gillespie sold for 80,255.

    A Paris of the West by Jack B. Yeats