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    AN ONLINE AUGUST SALE OF IRISH ART

    Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
    LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012), “THE TÁIN. THE BULL OF CUAILNGE [BLUE]”, 1989. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    This lithograph by Louis le Brocquy comes up at Hegarty’s art auction online until August 15. Number 84 from an edition of 140 it is estimated at 2,000-3,000. The catalogue for the sale, with more than 150 lots, is online. Among the artists included are John Butler Yeats, Martin Finnan, Tom Cullen, Michael Gemmell, John Kingerlee, Norman Wilkinson, Maurice Canning Wilks, Gretta O’ Brien, Anne P. Jury, Ann Mueller, Lorna Millar, Colin Flack, Markey Robinson, Terry Delaney, Con Campbell, Declan Marry, George Gavin Duffy, J. P Rooney, Annie Robinson and Adam Kos

    HIGHLY SUCCESSUL ART SALE EVENING AT DE VERES IN DUBLIN

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

    ADAM and Eve in the Garden, a colour inverted Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy, made a hammer price of 130,000 over a top estimate of 90,000 at de Veres in Dublin this evening. This has been a highly successful sale of high quality art billed as Outstanding Irish Art and Sculpture. A Still Life by Roderic O’Conor made 75,000; The Little Horse at Play by Jack B. Yeats made 240,000; A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry made 105,000; The Good Grey Morning by Yeats made 220,000: Scarecrow Portraits by John Shinnors made 125,000; a sculpture entitled Nunca Sobremos by Ana Duncan made 21,000; two works by F.E. McWilliam made 15,000 and 14,000 respectively; Bitch in a birch by Orla de Bri made 5,000, as did Frozen Fountain by Killian Schurmann and Ecce Homo by Catherine Greene made 7,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for June 18 and June 12, 2021)

    VIEWING UNDERWAY FOR WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021

    Viewing for the summer art auction at Whyte’s on June 14 gets underway at Molesworth St. in Dublin today. Visitors are requested to wear face masks. The timed online auction runs until 6 pm next Monday. This is a sale of over 300 lots with guide estimates from 60 to 5,000. Many famous Irish artists are represented and Whyte’s say that it is an ideal time for newcomers and established collectors to dip their toe into the art world. The catalogue is online.

    Louis le Brocquy – No Lemon (1974) 59/75 (1,000-1,500)

    BECKETT BY LE BROCQUY AT GORMLEYS

    Saturday, February 20th, 2021

    A watercolour of Samuel Beckett by Louis le Brocquy is among the highlights at Gormley’s evening online art auction in Belfast  on February 23).  It is estimated at €19,100-€22,750. A bronze standing Irish wolfhound by Stephen McKeown is estimated at €11,500-€17,000.  There is a print by Damien Hirst, a lithograph by Salvador Dali and work by Maurice Wilks, Charles McAuley, Brian Ballard, Gladys McCabe, Markey Robinson and other well known Irish artists.

    Portrait of Samuel Beckett by Louis le Brocquy UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £16,000

    LE BROCQUY LEADS TIMED ONLINE AUCTION AT ADAMS

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

    A Le Brocquy pen, ink and watercolour ‘Red Roses for Me’ leads the James Adam timed online sale of contents from Number 1 Wellington Road, Dublin which is now underway and runs until January 11. The former restaurateur Peter White is downsizing and his lifetime collection is coming under the hammer. The 1946 work – inspired by the
    Sean O’Casey play of the same name about a Dublin Protestant family
    against the backdrop of the 1913 Lockout – is estimated at 8,000-12,000.
    The sale comprises Irish, British and Continental paintings from the early 19th century to the present day, bronzes, prints, furniture, porcelain, silver and domestic effects.

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012) Red Roses for Me. UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    A THOUSAND HEADS BY LOUIS LE BROCQUY

    Sunday, December 6th, 2020

    Mille Tetes is the title of this Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy at the James Adam online sale of Important Irish art on December 9. According to a catalogue note by Niamh Corcoran Mille Tetes (1,000 Heads) is a distinctive example of both Le Brocquy’s sustained interest in representing the human head and the visual effect of inverting colour and tone. Signed and dated 1973 this is number 1 of an edition of 9. It is estimated at 50,000-80,000.

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)
    Mille Tetes B, No.1929. UPDATE: THIS MADE 54,000 AT HAMMER

    A le Brocquy at Whyte’s online art sale

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020

    Hand (1971) is the title of this piece by Louis le Brocquy at Whyte’s autumn online art auction which continues until October 5. The lithograph on handmade paper, number 10 from an edition of 70, was exhibited at Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer, New York in 1971. It is estimated at 1,000-1,500. More than 260 lots are on offer in this timed sale, all at reasonable estimates. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,800 AT HAMMKER

    TOP LOTS AT DE VERES IRISH ART SALE

    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
    ACHILL COTTAGE, LOUGH CORRIB

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

    A crayon on pencil drawing by Louis le Brocquy entitled Children Playing, Parish (1948) is among the lots at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish and International art on July 20. It is estimated at 3,000-5,000. The catalogue is online and lists 273 lots on offer.

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY (1916-2012) Children Playing, Paris (1948). UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER

    NO APPRECIATION FOR MAJOR PAINTING BY LE BROCQUY

    Sunday, June 7th, 2020

    On May 18 in the year 2000 the Irish artist Louis le Brocquy made headlines when his Travelling Woman with Newspaper sold for a record £1,158,500 at Sotheby’s. The buyer was Michael Smurfit. He is now selling off some of his collection so the same painting will come up at Sotheby’s in London next September 9, this time with an estimate of £700,000-1,000,000. In pure investment terms this amounts to no appreciation for a fascinating work of art by one of the leading Irish artists of his generation.

    Louis le BrocquyTravelling Woman with Newspaper, oil on board, 1947-48. UPDATE: THIS FAILED TO SELL