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    HIRST’S BUTTERFLY SPIN AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

    DAMIEN HIRST (B.1965) BRITISH – BUTTERFLY SPIN. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,900 AT HAMMER

    Butterfly Spin by Damien Hirst comes up as lot 17 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Off the Wall online art auction which draws to a close from 6.30 pm this evening (July 2). The estimate for the acrylic on card is 3,000-5,000, making it the most expensively estimate lot in the sale. More than 450 lots of affordable art will come under the hammer and the catalogue is online.

    STILL LIFE BY GERALDINE O’BRIEN AT O’DRISCOLL AUCTION

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

    GERALDINE M. O’BRIEN (1922-2014) – Still Life – Vase of Flowers. UPDATE: THIS MADE 380 AT HAMMER

    Still Life – Vase of Flowers by popular the Irish botanical illustrator Geraldine O’Brien is lot 8 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s off the wall online art auction which runs until July 2. The oil on canvas is estimated at 400-600. O’Brien lived at Parteen, a village close to Limerick city, and brought flowers from the garden to arrange her work. She exhibited regularly with the Royal Hibernian Academy. The catalogue for the sale is online.

    LADY KATE DOBBIN WATERCOLOUR AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Monday, June 24th, 2024

    LADY KATE DOBBIN (1868-1955) – A Showery Day, Blackrock Castle, River Lee. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER

    This watercolour by Lady Kate Dobbin comes up as lot 2 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online auction which begins to close at 6.30 pm today. It is estimated at €600-€900. Bristol born Lady Kate Dobbin married Alfred Graham Dobbin, a tobacco manufacturer and High Sheriff of Cork. She studied drawing and painting at the Crawford Municipal College of Art, Cork in the early 1890s and exhibited extensively with the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1894 and 1947. She painted mainly in watercolour and was a regular contributor to the Watercolour Society of Ireland over a period of 50 years.  Her work is at the Crawford Gallery in Cork and many private collections.

    LOVELY CHOICES TO BE MADE AT UPCOMING SALES IN IRELAND

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

    The accessories of a Manchu gentleman at Adams. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The embroidered silk accessories of a Manchu gentleman and a fine pair of arts and crafts hanging tapestries or a suite of sapphire, ruby and diamond ring with ear clips and a homage by Harry Kernoff to Francois Boucher’s portrait of Marie Louise O’Murphy, mistress of King Louis XV of France, the choice is yours at sales in Ireland next week.

    These unusual lots can be found respectively at a Fine Asian and African art sale at James Adam and Aidan Foley’s online auction of contents from the Convent of St. Joseph of Cluny in Killiney on June 25 and at The Jewellery Box sale at Adams and Morgan O’Driscoll’s online art auction on June 24.

    If lot 101 at Adams is any guide the Manchurians dressed to impress. They conquered China in the 17th century, established the Qing Dynasty and ruled for more than 250 years, The 19th century gentleman’s embroidery yellow silk accessories showcase a peacock, three goats representing peace and prosperity and a phoenix surrounded by peonies as part of a set featuring a fan holder, a double gourd betel nut pouch, a wallet and a pocket watch holder.  The estimate is a cool €6,000-€8,000. Among 574 lots on offer are Tibetan fabrics, Chinese ceramics, ritual bronze vessels, carved jades, gilt bronze figures, a Japanese lacquered tray, cloisonne, mother of pearl inlaid furniture and even a fetish statue from the Congo.

    A pair of Art and Crafts hanging tapestries at Aidan Foley’s sale. UPDATE: THIS LOT MADE 720 AT HAMMER

    Nearer home but no less exotic is a pair of Arts and Crafts hanging tapestries (€600-€1,000) at Aidan Foley’s online auction in conjunction with Niall Mullen of contents from the St. Joseph of Cluny convent offers all sorts of choices. There is a selection of antique furniture, a brass and gilded tabernacle, a walnut organ, a collection of linen, kneelers and church pews and ecclesiastical brass items.  The sale will be on view at the convent in Killiney from today.

    Early 20th century aquamarine and diamond earrings at Adams. UPDATE: THESE MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    A pair of early 20th century aquamarine and diamond pendant earrings of chandelier design feature among an appetising selection of 289 lots at the Jewellery Box sale at Adams on Monday afternoon. The estimate is €4,000-€5,000, not quite as much as a single stone diamond ring of 3.01 carats graded as G colour which is, at €7,000-€8,000, the most expensively estimated lot of the auction. Other top lots include a diamond and sapphire crossover bangle (€6,500-€7,300), a pair of diamond pendant earrings (€5,000-€7,000) and three c1987 gem set Patrizia rings by Marina B with pink tourmaline, citrine and blue topaz (€5,500-€6,500).  There are lots from €50 euro upwards.

    Marie Louise O’Murphy after Boucher by Harry Kernoff at Morgan O’Driscoll. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    At Morgan O’Driscoll’s online art auction next Monday evening Harry Kernoff’s homage to Marie Louise O’Murphy after Boucher is estimated at €2,000-€3,000. In later years Boucher’s painting was also referenced by Michael Farrell (1940-2000) who produced political versions in a Miss O’Murphy series in the 1970’s and ’80’s.  There is a 2024 Famine Ship by John Behan (€15,000-€20,000), a Cubist Still Life by Nano Reid (€500-€700), continental landscapes by Letitia Hamilton (€6,000-€9,000), three offset lithographs from Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species series (1,500-€2,000) and Duffy’s Circus by Barbara Warren (€400-€600) among a particularly wide selection of art.  All catalogues are online.

    FAMINE SHIP (2024) BY JOHN BEHAN AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, June 13th, 2024

    JOHN BEHAN (B.1938) – FAMINE SHIP. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This 2024 famine ship by John Behan is lot 109 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online auction which runs until June 24. The bronze is estimated at €15,000-€20,000. The auction features work by artists as varied as Letitia M Hamilton and Nano Reid to Patrick Hennessy, Harry Kernoff and Barbara Warren. Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Sean Scully are on the catalogue along with Brian Maguire, Willie McKeown and Felim Egan. The catalogue is online and the sale will be on view in Skibbereen from June 20.

    STILL LIFE BY GLADYS MACCABE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

    GLADYS MACCABE (1918-2018) – STILL LIFE. UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    A still life by Glady’s MacCabe features at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current off the wall online art auction of affordable art. It comes up as lot 51 with an estimate of 600-900. The Northern Irish artist was the founder of The Ulster Society of Women Artists. Bidding ends on the evening of May 27 and the catalogue is online.

    INTERIOR BY DEREK HILL AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S SALE

    Friday, May 17th, 2024

    DEREK HILL (1916-2000) – INTERIOR. UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    Interior, an oil on board by Derek Hill, comes up as lot 205 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current Irish art online auctions which runs until May 20. Measuring 15.5 by 12.6 inches it is estimated at 500-750 in a sale which offers an extensive choice of art and artists. The catalogue is online

    BACON LITHOGRAPH AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Friday, May 10th, 2024

    FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) – SECOND VERSION (1944). UPDATE: THIS MADE 26,000 AT HAMMER

    THIS triptych by Francis Bacon – a lithograph in Arches wove paper and number 2 from an edition of 60 – comes up as lot 22 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish online art auction which runs until May 20. Each is signed on the lower right. It was co-published by Edition Frédéric Birr and Michel Archimbaud for Librairie Séguier, Paris in 1989. The estimate is €20,000-€30,000.

    AN ONLINE SALE OF AFFORDABLE IRISH ART

    Thursday, April 11th, 2024

    Crow Feathers by Tony O’Malley (1913-2003). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 at hammer

    This 1983 work by Tony O’Malley comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current off the wall online art sale which runs until April 15. The gouache on card is estimated at €1,200-€1,800. The catalogue for the sale is online and it features a wide variety of art and artists among more than 450 lots from Maurice Wilks to Mark O’Neill, Basil Blackshaw to Louis le Brocquy, John Behan and Oisin Kelly.

    A €125,000 COMPOSITION BY EVIE HONE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

    EVIE HONE (1894-1955) – COMPOSITION

    Composition by Evie Hone made a hammer price of €125,000 over a top estimate of €70,000 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International Art sale on April 9. It was the top lot at the sale. At the centre of Hone’s richly-coloured composition, framed within arcs and segments of yellow, green, light brown and red, is an intricately juxtaposed colour pattern that suggests a Madonna and Child.  Villas near the Sea (Cassis) by Roderic O’Conor made €70,000, Dock St., Belfast by L.S, Lowry made €46,000, Master of Money and Mirrors by Conor Harrington made €40,000, Estuary Forms by John Shinnors and Portrait of Mrs. Jessie Wertheimer by Sir William Orpen each made €32,000 at hammer, The Final Furlong by Liam O’Neill made €30,000 and Portrait of a Lady by Genieve Figgis and Union Hall, West Cork by Donald Teskey each made €29,000.

    See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for April 5, March 30 and March 29, 2024