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    THE MARY AND BEN DUNNE COLLECTION

    Sunday, August 21st, 2022
    Sir John Lavery – Sketch for ‘Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1922’ (The Requiem Mass for Michael Collins)

    Sir John Lavery’s oil on canvas sketch for the funeral of Michael Collins is a highlight of the Mary and Ben Dunne Collection to be sold later this year. Singing My Dark Rosaleen by Yeat’s is another highlight. The former supermarket tycoon and his wife are downsizing and selling part of their personal collection which includes works by some of Ireland’s most celebrated painters. Works by Frank McKelvey, Dan O’Neill, Gerard Dillon, James Arthur O’Connor, Jack B. Yeats, Mary Swanzy, Roderic O’Conor, Walter Osborne, William John Leech and Sir Wiliam Orpen are among the 39 paintings to be sold. A selling exhibition of these paintings will be held at Gormley’s Dublin galleries from September 8-24 before moving to Belfast for two weeks.

    YEATS BY YEATS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Sunday, June 26th, 2022
    JOHN BUTLER YEATS (1839-1922) – Study of Jack B. Yeats. UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    This pencil drawing study of the artist Jack B Yeats by his father the artist John Butler Yeats is lot 4 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online art auction which ends on June 27. Originally from the Yeats family collection, then in a private collection, it is estimated at 700-1,000. The catalogue for the sale is online.

    A GOOD NIGHT FOR IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, June 6th, 2022
    PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) – A BOG NEAR DINGLE, COUNTY KERRY, c.1928-30

    Paul Henry’s painting of a bog near Dingle made a hammer price of 75,000 against a top estimate of 70,000 at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin this evening. The Little Sister of the Gang by Jack B. Yeats made 200,000 at hammer, the figure at the top of the estimate. The Reading Room by Yeats made 95,000 over a top estimate of 90,000 and Patrick Heron’s Emerald with Reds and Cerulean made 140,000. Peter Curling’s Horse Fair at Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny made 42,000 over a top estimate of 40,000 and works by Grace Henry, William John Leech, Lilian Lucy Davidson, Basil Blackshaw and Hughie O’Donoghue all exceeded the top estimate. The sale grossed 1.5 million and was 85% sold.

    A GOOD NIGHT FOR IRISH ART AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
    Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) – The Bridge, Skibbereen made 440,000 at hammer

    The Bridge at Skibbereen by Jack B Yeats made a hammer price of €440,000 over an estimate of €400,000-€600,000 at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. It was exhibited at The Dublin Society of Painters in 1920. A Pair of 18th century views of Dublin Bay Looking North and Looking South by William Ashford made €460,000 at hammer. Among the other top hammer prices were: Chiswick Baths by Sir John Lavery (€110,000); Sun Rising: An extensive wooded landscape by George Barret snr. (€90,000); Across from Inishlacken by Gerard Dillon (€65,000): Yellow Man by Hughie O’Donoghue (€57,000); Horse on Anvil by Barry Flanagan (€30,000); Arrieta-Orzola (Lanzarote) by Tony O’Malley (€28,000); Talk (Egglers) – egglers were men who dealt in eggs – by Jack Butler Yeats (€28,000); Sunday by Daniel O’Neill (€22,000); Drawing; Still Life by William Scott and Figure in Woodland by George Russell each made €20,000.

    CONTRASTING WORKS AT WHYTE’S ART AUCTION

    Sunday, May 29th, 2022
    JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) – THE LITTLE SISTER OF THE GANG [FITZWILLIAM SQUARE], 1944. UPDATE: THIS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    A particularly tender oil by Jack B. Yeats – The Little Sister of the Gang (Fitzwilliam Square) 1944 (€150,000-€200,000) – comes up at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art at the RDS on June 6. It shows one of a gang of boys holding the hand and carefully looking after a much younger yellow haired girl. In complete contrast is Patrick Heron’s Emerald with Reds and Cerulean (1977) (€150,000-€200,000).  These two works demonstrate the widely differing styles of art on offer at Whyte’s sale of 156 lots. They range from an Untitled 1977 Tuft Wall Hanging by Patrick Scott (€15,000-€20,000) to A Horsefair at Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny by Peter Curling (€30,000-€40,000).  The Patrick Scott work was commissioned by McGarry Ni Eanaigh for the s3 Building at Leopardstown in 1997 and made by V’Soske Joyce of Oughterard.  The entire proceeds of the sale of this lot will be donated to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal courtesy of s3 Connected Health and Whyte’s.

    An unusual four part portrait of Penelope Collins, daughter of the artist Patrick Collins, by Basil Blackshaw is estimated at €10,000-€15,000.The catalogue cover lot is Fair Day, Westport, Co. Mayo c1943 by Lillian Lucy Davidson (€20,000-€30,000). Viewing gets underway on June 4.

    PATRICK HERON CBE (1920-1999) – Emerald with Reds and Cerulean   UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    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.