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    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

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S AT THE RDS

    Friday, November 25th, 2016

    The Important Irish Art sale at Whyte’s at the RDS on Monday, November 28 at 6 p.m. will include a number of lots from the McClelland Collection.  Art from this collection boosted the last art sale at Whyte’s in September.  It grossed over 1.3 million and was the most successful art auction there since April 2008.  McClelland lots in this sale include works by Tony O’Malley (lots 67-79) ranging in estimate of 1,000 to 20,000, William Conor (lists 16 to 23) with some drawings modestly estimated at around 2,000-3,000 and paintings by Colin Middleton (lots 47-50) estimated at from 2,000-5,000.   The auction will include significant works by Paul Henry, Mary Swanzy, Dan O’Neill, Basil Blackshaw, Harry Kernoff and William Crozier.  Viewing gets underway tomorrow at the RDS. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection.

    Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983) STRIPED FIGURE, RED , 1967 (3,000-5,000)

    Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)
    STRIPED FIGURE, RED , 1967 (3,000-5,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003) MORNING FLIGHT, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS, 1980 15,000-20,000)

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003)
    MORNING FLIGHT, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS, 1980 15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000 AT HAMMER

    Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978) SUR LE BORD DE LA FORET [FIGURE WITH SHELL] (25,000-35,00)

    Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)
    SUR LE BORD DE LA FORET [FIGURE WITH SHELL] (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) THE TRAM, DUBLIN NOCTURNE,1926 (12,000-15,000)

    Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)
    THE TRAM, DUBLIN NOCTURNE,1926 (12,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 16,000 AT HAMMER

    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