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    YEATS TOPS A SUCCESSFUL EVENING AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, May 27th, 2024

    Discovery by Jack B Yeats made €380,000 at hammer

    Top lots at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening included: Discovery 1952 by Jack B. Yeats (€380,000 at hammer); Paul Henry – A Village in the West 1916-17 (€280,000 at hammer); Sir John Lavery’s Miss Alice Fulton at Paisley Lawn Tennis Club 1889 (€95,000 at hammer); Louis le Brocquy – Image of Samuel Beckett 1982 (€100,000); Mary Swanzy – In the Window 1920’s (€90,000 at hammer); The Fourth Estate 1945 by Jack B Yeats (€85,000 at hammer) and William Scott – One Pear 1979 (€60,000 at hammer).

    In the Window by Mary Swanzy made €90,000 at hammer.

    ONLINE CHRISTMAS SALE AT WHYTE’S IS NOW LIVE

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
    MARY SWANZY HRHA (1882-1978) – BOAT IN THE BAY. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Boat in the Bay, a creation in coloured pencils by Mary Swanzy, comes up as lot 116 at Whyte’s Christmas online art auction which runs until the evening of December 13. It is estimated at €600-€800. The sale is one view at Whyte’s on Molesworth St. from December 9 and the catalogue is online. There is a wide ranging selection of artists from Elizabeth Cope and Markey Robinson, Cecil Maguire and Kenneth Webb to Mabel Young and Moyra Barry, to Roderic O’Conor, Sarah Purser, Sir William Orpen, Jack B. Yeats, Beatrice Elvery (Lady Glenavy) and Mary Cottenham Yeats among more than 300 lots on offer.

    SWANZY AT JAMES ADAM SALE OF IMPORTANT IRISH ART

    Friday, March 11th, 2022
    Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978) – Figures Gossiping UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,000 AT HAMMER

    This painting by Mary Swanzy is lot 12 at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on March 30. It is estimated at 8,000-12,000. The live and online sale offers a rich selection of paintings and sculpture from some Dublin collections. A number of works have not been seen on the market for a very long time. Among the highlights are works by James Arthur O’Connor, Roderic O’Conor and Jack B Yeats. The catalogue is online now and viewing at St. Stephen’s Green gets underway on March 25.

    Modern British Art sale at Christie’s

    Friday, September 18th, 2020

    Works from a range of Modern British masters, including Elisabeth Frink, Bridget Riley, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Caulfield, Henry Moore and Walter Sickert come up at Christie’s Modern British Art sale on September 29. Irish art is represented by sculpture by F.E. McWilliam and paintings and drawings by Augustus John, William Orpen, Mary Swanzy and James Humbert Craig.

    Mary Swanzy, H.R.H.A. (1882-1978)
    Pink-roofed town, France (£6,000-8,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £10,625

    OUTSTANDING IRISH ART AND SCULPTURE AT DE VERES

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

    A total of 74 lots of Irish art and sculpture come up at de Veres in Dublin on July 23. Bidding opened on July 13 for an auction which includes major work by leading artists like Sean Scully, Louis le Brocquy and Jack Butler Yeats. There is work from sculptors including Oisin Kelly, Rowan Gillespie, Orla de Bri, Eilis O’Connell and John Behan. Pictured here is The Spanish Fruit Seller by Mary Swanzy, estimated at 15,000-20,000.

    Mary Swanzy – The Spanish Fruit Seller UPDATE: THIS MADE 27,500 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART AT JAMES ADAM ON OCTOBER 23

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019

    The selection of Irish art on offer at the James Adam evening sale in Dublin on October 23 is deeply impressive.  This private collection contains great examples of work by Yeats, Henry, Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, May Guinness, Mary Swanzy, Nano Reid, Grace Henry, le Brocquy, Barrie Cook, Tony O’Malley and many more.Without resorting to much hyperbole Adams describe the Antoinette and Patrick Murphy collection as the most important single owner collection of Irish art ever to have taken place in Ireland.  They expect the auction of 200 lots to bring in more than a million euro.  Sotheby’s sold the US based Brian P. Burns collection of Irish art for more than £3.3 million in London last year and will offer 12 works from the Murphy collection at sales in London and Paris in the coming months. Patrick and Antoinette Murphy – he is a former chairman of the Arts Council, she opened the Peppercannister Gallery in 1999 – are downsizing.  Adams is impressed with the breadth and depth of their collection where early works by artists like Nathanial Hone were placed alongside contemporary artists like Basil Blackshaw. Estimates vary widely.  One of the highlights of the sale is Mary Swanzy’s White Tower which dates to 1926 and is estimated at 80,000-100,000. The catalogue is online.

    The White Tower by Mary Swanzy UPDATE: THIS MADE 90,000 AT HAMMER

    AN ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019

    Works by Cecil King, Colin Middleton, Jack Butler Yeats, Norah McGuinness, Mary Swanzy, Majella O’Neill Collins, Liam Treacy and many more feature in Morgan O’Driscoll’s affordable off the wall online sale of Irish art. The sale begins at 6.30 pm on August 12 and it is on view in Skibbereen from August 9-12.

    Colin Middleton RUA RHA (1910-1983)
    The Drawing Room  UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS BY MARY SWANZY AND WOLFGANG TILLMANS AT IMMA

    Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

    Two major solo exhibitions – Voyages by Irish modernist master Mary Swanzy (1882 – 1978) and Rebuilding the Future by the German artist Wolfgang Tillmans – open at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on October 26.

    Pre-dating Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett by several years, Mary Swanzy can arguably be identified as Ireland’s first ‘modernist’ painter. However, her experimentation with a wide range of styles, along with her reluctance to participate in large exhibitions led to her being critically side-lined and although one of the most iconic and recognisable of modern Irish artists, there has not been a substantial retrospective of her work since 1968.

    Wolfgang Tillmans has shown his work in previous group exhibitions at IMMA but this is his first solo exhibition at the museum, and his first solo project in Ireland. The exhibition includes new works from the artist who had a major show at Tate Modern last year. Both exhibitions will run until February 17.

    Mary Swanzy / Young Woman with a White Bonnet c.1920 / Oil on Canvas / 99 x 80 cm / Private Collection / Courtesy Pyms Gallery, London

    Wolfgang Tillmans / Elephant Man, 2002 / © Wolfgang Tillmans / courtesy Maureen Paley, London

    STRONG SELECTION OF WOMEN ARTISTS AT ADAMS SALE

    Sunday, November 19th, 2017

    There is an unusually strong representation of Irish women artists at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on November 22 at 6 pm.  The catalogue features artists May Guinness, Eva Hamilton, Letitia Hamilton, Evie Hone, Mary Swanzy, Norah McGuinness, Kitty Wilmer O’Brien, Margaret Stokes, Barbara Warren, Stella Steyn, Sarah Purser, Estella Solomons, Mildred Anne Butler, Rita Duffy, Sandra Bell, Melanie le Brocquy, Nancy Wynne Jones, Anne Madden and several others.

    By Merrion Strand by Jack B. Yeats is the most expensively estimated lot (€300,000-500,000).  Night Rider by Basil Blackshaw from the collection of journalist Eamon Mallie has an estimate of €100,000-150,000 and A  Kerry Lake, Dingle Peninsula by Paul Henry is estimated at €60,000-80,000).  Blue and White by William Scott was originally in the collection of architect Michael Scott and The Storm by Mary Swanzy is from the estate of PJ Mara. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    By Merrion Strand (1929) by Jack B. Yeats  UPDATE: THIS MADE 450,000 AT HAMMER

    Blue and White (1964) by William Scott  UPDATE: THIS MADE 33,000 AT HAMMER

    Above the Bay by Norah McGuinness  UPDATE: THIS MADE 36,000 AT HAMMER

    The Storm by Mary Swanzy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 100,000 AT HAMMER

    A Kerry Lake, Dingle Peninsula by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS MADE 65,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART BRINGS IN £1.9 MILLION AT SOTHEBY’S

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

    Top lots at the Irish art sale which brought in £1,909,125 at Sotheby’s in London today included works by Sir John Lavery (The Summit of the Jungfrau made £212,500 at hammer) and John Luke (Northern Rhythm made  £187,500).  Strong prices were achieved by Basil Blackshaw (The Fall sold for £162,500), Jack Butler Yeats Railway Refreshment Room  (£125,000), Mary Swanzy (Sun on the Sails £87,500), Colin Middleton (The Life Everlasting £85,000), William Crozier (The end of the Modern World £57,500) and Patrick Scott (Gold Painting 35 £46,250).

    Sir William Orpen’s Study for Nude Pattern, The Holy Well made £72,500 and his portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Courtauld and their daughter Jeanne on a settee made £61,250. A Fortune by Jack Butler Yeats made £75,000 and Untitled by Sean Scully made £60,000. Other prices include The Dark Pond by Frank McKelvey (£30,000), Caves at Concarneau by William Leech (£22,500), La Fenetre by Roderic O’Conor (£50,000), Japanese Garden by Sir John Lavery (£62,500), Potato Patch by Gerard Dillon (£47,500), Fishermens Houses by Colin Middleton (£37,500),  Woman by Louis le Brocquy (£31,250) and An Italian Water Scene by Martin Finnin (£11,875).

    Secret Lovers by Rowan Gillespie made £32,500, Egg Head by F.E. McWilliam made £22,500 and the Enignum II chair by Joseph Walsh made £10,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for September 1 and August 17, 2017)

    COLIN MIDDLETON, R.H.A.
    THE LIFE EVERLASTING

    SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.
    STUDY FOR NUDE PATTERN: THE HOLY WELL

    MARY SWANZY, H.R.H.A.
    SUN ON THE SAILS

    JACK BUTLER YEATS, R.H.A. RAILWAY REFRESHMENT ROOM