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    Monday, June 17th, 2019

    A topographical Cork city scene by Letitia Marion Hamilton will highlight the Lynes and Lynes sale in Carrigtwohill on June 22.  Cork city paintings by Hamilton are unusual and rarely turn up so auctioneer Denis Lynes anticipates that  there will be plenty of interest.  It is a busy scene showing St. Patrick’s Quay and Penrose Quay.  There are cars parked on the quayside and at least one horse and cart.  Brian Boru bridge is depicted with the R and H Hall and Odlums buildings in the background.  This is a city centre and river scape of a rapidly changing area but it recalls a Cork that many will clearly remember.  The estimate for the work is 10,000-15,000.

    Cork city scene by Letitia Mation Hamilton RHA (1878-1964) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 15,000

    There is a Head of Christ by Maurice Desmond and Three Shadows, a limited edition print by Tony O’Malley. Lot 217 is a c1900 carved oak and gilded altar with an estimate of just 200-400.  Other furniture includes a Victorian four door bookcase and a pair of Cork nine bar open chairs. 

    On offer too is a silver trowel presented to Sean MacEntee, Minister for Health and Social Welfare,  on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone for the New Erinville Hospital on June 7, 1961. In the Celtic Revival style and by William Egan of Cork it is estimated at 800-1,200.  A c1792 Dublin sugar bowl by Matthew West is estimated at 300-500.


    Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
    The Irish art market took a hit in the recession.  It is recovering slowly, but there is still value to be had. One example of this is Kinsale by Letitia Marion Hamilton, which comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s auction on September 12.  When it last appeared at auction at Whyte’s in 2002 it realised 7,500.  This time around it is estimated at 4,000-6,000. One of Ireland’s best known women artists Hamilton, who died in 1964, studied under Sir William Orpen at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, with Frank Brangwyn in Belgium and at the Slade in London.

    Among the other artists whose work will feature are Patrick Scott, John Shinnors, Tony O’Malley, Basil Blackshaw, Frank McKelvey, Daniel O’Neill, Hughie O’Donoghue, Patrick Hennessy and the sculptor John Behan. The sale of 135 lots is on view in Skibbereen on September 3, 4 and 5 and at the RDS in Dublin from September 9 to September 12.  The catalogue is online and the auction will be conducted online.

    Kinsale by Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964) (4,000-6,000)

    Kinsale by Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964) (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Yellow Roses by Patrick Hennessey (1915-1980) (5,000-7,000)

    The Yellow Roses by Patrick Hennessey (1915-1980) (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER