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    SHINNORS AT DREWEATTS SALE MAKES £40,000

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

    A large John Shinnors work from 1998 made a hammer price of £40,000 at Dreweatts saleroom in Newbury, Berkshire, today. Rising Kite, Clare Island Cycle from a corporate collection in the UK had been estimated at £10,000-15,000. It was one of the highlights at Dreweatts auction of modern and contemporary art. The auctioneers hailed the painting as: “a seminal example of Shinnor’s bold expressive style”. Represented by Taylor Galleries in Dublin the work of the Limerick artist is held by numerous public and private collections such as the Arts Council of Ireland, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Limerick City Art Gallery and the National Self Portrait Collection. 

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 11, 2020)

    John Shinnors – Rising Kite, Clare Island Cycle (143.5 x 284.5cm (56¼ x 112 inches)

    SHINNORS TO SHINE IN BERKSHIRE AUCTION

    Sunday, October 11th, 2020

    Rising Kite, Clare Island Cycle by the Limerick artist John Shinnors is a highlight at Dreweatts modern and contemporary art sale in Newbury, Berkshire on October 22. The work is estimated at £10,000-15,000. Dreweatts say that the painting, where abstract shapes are juxtaposed with motifs such as sheep, cattle, lighthouses and kites in contrasting light and dark pigments, is one of the showstoppers of the auction. UPDATE: THIS MADE £40,000 AT HAMMER

    John Shinnors – Rising Kite, Clare Island Cycle

    Here is a video about the work:

    TWO DAY SUMMER SALE IN CONNEMARA

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020

    Art, antique furniture, collectibles and toys will all come under the hammer at Dolan’s two day summer auction in Connemara on Bank Holiday Monday and on August 4.  Art on offer ranges from contemporary work by John Shinnors to some Connemara scenes by Kenneth Webb.  There is a wide range of both established and emerging artists and no shortage of landscapes from the hugely scenic area around Ballyconneely like a watercolour entitled Market Day, Roundstone by Lady Kate Dobbin.

    This annual summer event in Connemara has a big local following and always attracts plenty of the visitors from around the country who holiday here. Among the 310 lots on offer on Monday is a Victorian writing table by the London firm of Howard and Sons in Oregon pine.  This company specialised in bespoke furniture and this piece comes complete with an inbuilt leather foot rest. Curiosities include a mahogany Victorian penny slot machine from a 19th century pub and there is a Chipperfields Circus model set by Corgi and an early 20th century rocking horse.One of the more expensively estimated lots, at €10,000-€14,000, is The Sparrow, a 1984 oil on canvas laid on board by the renowned Limerick artist John Shinnors.  There is a bronze by John Behan entitled Launching the Currach. An earlier treatment of the local area is Carraroe, Connemara by Charles Lamb.  There is work by well known artists like Sean Keating, Markey Robinson, George Campbell, Maurice MacGonigal, Robert Egginton, Norman Teeling, Cecil Maguire, Arthur Maderson and Mark O’Neill.  

    The Sparrow by John Shinnors. UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    THE ANIMAL AND THE ARTIST

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018
    Sly White Fox and Four Sheep by John Shinnors sold for 6.600 at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art last week.  Adult Reading at Artist’s Bedtime, which has just been published by Gandon Editions, recounts how the renowned Limerick artist was first inspired to paint animals.
    It happened one afternoon years ago when he went to do some plein air painting by the river.  He had walked through a field of cows and, though absorbed in what he was doing, felt a presence behind him. He turned to find almost the whole herd of friesians had gathered, jockeying for position, as if to judge the work.  “It then dawned on me that I was painting the wrong thing. whistling I quietly turned the easel about and put up a new canvas board  It was as if I really observed them for the 1st time”.

    SUCCESSFUL ONLINE ART SALE BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

    There were 230 lots at the successful Morgan O’Driscoll online sale of Irish art on June 25.  Here are some results:

    CIARAN CLEAR (1920-2000) Moonlight Connemara Coast made 5,400 at hammer.

    JOHN SHINNORS (B.1950) Field Forms, Shooting Star made 6,600 at hammer.

    SEAN O’SULLIVAN (1906-1964)The Weaver (1952) made 1,900 at hammer.

    JOHN KELLY RHA (1932-2006) – Harbour, Castletownsend West Cork (2014) made 640 at hammer.

    AN AUCTION FOR TIMES OF RED WEATHER ALERT

    Friday, March 2nd, 2018

    STUCK in the snow?  You can still find a sale online.  The current online sale of Irish art at Morgan O’Driscoll until March 5 at 6.30 p.m.  offers an interesting selection across various price ranges.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    PADDY GRAHAM (20TH/21ST CENTURY) Life Drawing (1984)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 850 AT HAMMER

    JOHN BUTLER YEATS (1839-1922) At the Abbey Theatre (1906)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    JOHN SHINNORS (B.1950) 4 0 c  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    GEORGE CAMPBELL (1917-1979) Artist’s Studio  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,500 AT HAMMER

    YEATS, SHINNORS, SCOTT AT de VERES ART AUCTION

    Saturday, November 18th, 2017

    Yeats, Shinnors, William Scott and a collection of works from artists of the the St. Ive’s School like Roger Hilton and Terry Frost are all on the catalogue at de Veres Irish Art sale at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare St., Dublin on November 21.  Viewing is already underway at de Veres on Kildare St.

    The highlight of this auction is The Night has Gone, a 1947 oil by Jack B Yeats (€250,000-350,000).  There is plenty to choose from including Mountain Summit by Patrick Hennessy (€14,000-18,000), Slitty Morning Estuary by John Shinnors (€25,000-35,000), Cat by Karel Appel (€5,000-7,000) and Stained Glass light box by James Scanlon (€800-1,200).   The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA, 1871-1957
    THE NIGHT HAS GONE (1947)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 255,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry RHA RUA, 1876-1958
    IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, c.1918-19  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Mountain Summit by Patrick Hennessy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER

    Ocean Frequency II by Donald Teskey  UPDATE: THIS MADE 20,000 AT HAMMER

    WEBB, O’MALLEY, SHINNORS, BLACKSHAW

    Friday, September 15th, 2017

    Artists like Kenneth Webb, Tony O’Malley, John Shinnors, Basil Blackshaw, James Humbert Craig and Harry Kernoff all feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online Irish art auction.  Bidding is open until the evening of Monday September 18.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Harry Aaron Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) Connemara Cailin (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) The Orchard (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    James S. Brohan (b.1952)
    Wild Flower Meadow (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER

    A RANGE OF WORK AT DOLANS BANK HOLIDAY SALE IN CONNEMARA

    Saturday, August 5th, 2017
    With work from artists as diverse as Sean Keating and John Shinnors, sculpture by John Behan as well antique furniture, collectibles and fashion, Dolan’s main summer sale at Balyconneely village in Connemara on Bank Holiday Monday and on Tuesday, is of interest to a wide range of collectors.
    Viewing is now underway for this auction of 550 lots to be spread over two days.   Along with Keating and Shinnors there is art by George Russell, Donald Teskey, Charles Harrper, Patrick Hennessy, Sir William Orpen, Mark O’Neill, Cecil Maguire and Norah McGuinness.
    Among the more contemporary art are paintings by Sean McSweeney, Henry Morgan and Carina Scott.  The sale includes work by Kenneth Webb, who is 90 this year and whose view of The Fish Market, Roundstone, was the top lot at Fonsie Mealy’s sale last week. It made 15,000 at hammer.  There is work by Arthur Maderson, George Campbell, Gerard Dillon, Arthur Armstrong and Robert Egginton.
    Lot 112, The 12 Bens from Inishnee, is by Sian Maguire whose work art features alongside that of her father Cecil. There is a collection of Connemara paintings by Rosemary Carr and a flower study by Philippe Grisel (1930-1998).

    A long case clock with brass dial and a French tortoiseshell and pewter mantle clock will be included as well as some 19th century Irish silver. Outdoor pieces include a pair of garden lions, a griffin, a pair of ornamental cannon and a ships anchor.  There are designer handbags by Chanel, Cartier, Fendi and Dior and a Rolex watch in its original case. Here is a small selection:

    A 19th century inlaid French mantle clock

    Na Fir on Oilean by Sean Keating (1889-1977)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000

    Child in interior by John Shinnors UPDATE: THIS MADE 21,500

    MUCH TO INTEREST COLLECTORS AT DE VERES

    Thursday, May 19th, 2016

    With highly desirable works by artists like Roderic O’Conor, Mary Swanzy, Jack B. Yeats and John Shinnors the Irish art auction at de Veres in Dublin on May 25 offers much to interest collectors. Whether it is a small Blackshaw or a large oil this is a sale of 150 lots that will appeal to collectors in a market short of top quality supply. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Mary Swanzy - A view of Semur en Auxois (30,000-50,000)

    Mary Swanzy – A view of Semur en Auxois (30,000-50,000)  UPDATE:  THIS MADE 41,000

    Jack Butler Yeats - A Riverside Inn (1946) (70,000-90,000)

    Jack Butler Yeats – A Riverside Inn (1946) (70,000-90,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 66,000

    Patrick Scott - Gold Painting (10,000-15,000)

    Patrick Scott – Gold Painting (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 18,500

    John Shinnors - Badgers, Her Place (25,000-35,000)

    John Shinnors – Badgers, Her Place (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 26,000