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    Saturday, November 26th, 2022
    A Thought for Lunch by Conor Harrington at Whyte’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    The Irish art sale season continues on its merry winter way on November 28 and 29.  The sale of Important Irish Art at Whyte’s in Dublin next Monday evening offers significant works in contrasting styles by artists as diverse as Paul Henry and James Brenan to Louis le Brocquy and William Scott. A classical Henry landscape, Turf Stacks in the West, is estimated at €120,000-€180,000, as is an image of W B Yeats by Louis le Brocquy.  There are two oils on canvas dated 2004 by Conor Harrington, the renowned Cork street artist and painter, A Thought for Lunch (€10,000-€15,000) and Lost in Space (€8,000-€12,000).  The auction is on view at Molesworth St., Dublin this weekend and until 4 pm on Monday.

    There will be viewing in Skibbereen on November 28 and 29 for Morgan O’Driscoll’s online evening Irish art sale with 242 lots which gets underway on Tuesday. The selection offers works by Kenneth Webb, Mainie Jellett, Cecil Maguire, Norah McGuinness, Arthur Maderson, Cecil Maguire, Louis le Brocquy and many other artists.

    Sweet Pea by Kenneth Webb at Morgan O’Driscoll.


    Thursday, November 24th, 2022
    SEAN SCULLY (B.1945) – Dark Fold (2003)

    This etching and aquatint by Sean Scully comes up as lot 4 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online Irish art auction. Signed and numbered 13/40 Dark Fold dates to 2003 and is estimated at €4,000-6,000. There is art from Frank McKelvey and Kenneth Webb to Louis le Brocquy and John Shinnors in this sale of 242 lots which runs until the evening of November 29. The catalogue is online and the auction will be on view in Skibbereen on November 25, 28 and 29.


    Saturday, November 19th, 2022
    Morning Prayer, Cottage Interior, Co. Cork, 1901 by James Brenan at Whyte’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,500 AT HAMMER

    Collectors of Irish art have an array of choice across all price levels in the run up to Christmas.  The fun gets underway on Tuesday as timed online Irish art sales at Sotheby’s and de Veres get underway with artists and sculptors from F.E. McWilliam,  Rowan Gillespie, Roderic O’Conor, Patrick Scott and William Crozier at Sotheby’s to Tony O’Malley, John Shinnors, Donald Teskey, Sir John Lavery and Colin Middleton at de Veres.

    Still Life and Window by Tony O’Malley at de Veres. UPDATE: THIS MADE 44,000 AT HAMMER

    The selection at de Veres includes a collection of Irish 18th century landscapes and Irish Georgian tables from a private Cork collection as well as oils by Paul Henry, Jack Yeats, Roderic O’Conor and many eminent artists.The online sale at Sotheby’s will introduce a strong representation of contemporary Irish artists and sculptors to worldwide clients.

    Irish highlights at Sotheby’s sale of Modern British and Irish art in London next Wednesday include two early oils by Yeats, Going to the Races, 1917  (€230,400-€345,600) and Sunday Morning, 1921 (€172,800-€288,000) and The Fisherman’s Cottage c1950 by Gerard Dillon (€92,170-€138,300).

    Woman of Kinsale by Patrick Hennessy at Sotheby’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE £7,560

    Viewing for Whyte’s evening sale of Important Irish Art on November 28 gets underway in Dublin next Wednesday.  There are major works by Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy, Mainie Jellett, Walter Osborne, Sean Keating, Mary Swanzy and Roderic O’Conor. Morning Prayer, Cottage Interior, County Cork, 1901 by James Brenan (1837-1907), headmaster at the Cork School of Art in the 1860’s, is the only known oil painting to show a canopy bed with a boarded, canted roof.  The art historian Dr. Claudia Kinmonth reports that these highly functional beds endured throughout Ireland well into the 20th century as they enabled poor families to huddle together and stay warm.  At a time when TB was rampant they were condemned by medics. Lot 6 is estimated at €10,000-€15,000.

    Currachs Returning, Moonlight, Connemara Coast by Ciaran Clear at Morgan O’Driscoll.

    Artists from Kenneth Webb and Norah McGuinness to Sean Scully and Mainie Jellett will feature among the highlights at Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online sale of Irish art.  This continues until November 29 and like all the sales mentioned in this piece, the catalogue is online. The appetising selection includes work by Ciaran Clear, Martin Gale, Charles Harper, George Campbell and Arthur Maderson.

    The autumn/winter art selling season will draw to a close with an evening sale of important Irish Art at James Adam in Dublin on December 7.  There are 144 lots in total with two works by Yeats and an important triptych by John Shinnors entitled Line.  This is a response by the Limerick artist to a painting by the British post impressionist Frank Bramley entitled Domino at the Crawford Gallery in Cork.


    Monday, November 7th, 2022
    MARKEY ROBINSON (1918-1999) – Watching the Boats. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,700 AT HAMMER

    This classical Markey Robinson, Watching the Boats, is lot 24 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s off the wall online art auction which ends from 6.30 pm today. It is estimated at 1,200-1,800. The auction of 451 lots offers a wide variety of art at affordable prices.


    Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
    Victor Richardson (b.1952) – Eucalyptus Tree, Fota. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,300 AT HAMMER

    This highly detailed pastel on paper by Victor Richardson comes up as lot 41 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s off the wall online art auction which runs until November 7. Eucalyptus Tree, Fota is estimated at 1,000-1,500. The catalogue for the sale, which features a diverse range of works from a variety of artists including Arthur Maderson, Robert Ballagh, Cecil Maguire, Pauline Bewick, Steve Burgess, Nano Reid, Graham Knuttel, Elizabeth Brophy and John Morris, is online.


    Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
    PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) – Village by the Marsh (1934-1935) MADE 210,000 AT HAMMER

    Village by the Marsh by Paul Henry made a hammer price of 210,000 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art online sale this evening. The oil on canvas, measuring 18.1 inches x 22.1 inches, had been estimated at 200,000-300,000. Through the Woods to the Sea by Jack B. Yeats made a hammer price of 115,000 over a top estimate of 70,000 and My River by Yeats made 80,000 at hammer, which was the top estimate.

    Among the other hammer prices were: Composition by Mainie Jellett (46,000); The Tain, Deer Among Dolmens by Louis le Brocquy (38,000); Atlantic Famine Ship by John Behan (36,000); Blue and Brown Still Life with Knife by William Scott (34,000); Glendalough by Sir John Lavery (34,000); Seascape, Large Frigate off Haulbowline, Cork Harbour by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (32,000); The Big Tree, Bantry Bay by Letitia M Hamilton (23,000); Composition by Mainie Jellett (25,000); Circus goes to the Island by John Shinnors (20,000); Leaving for Achill by William Henry Bartlett (18,000); Jessie’s Hearted Scarecrow and Moon by John Shinnors (18,000); Achill Sound by Markey Robinson (18,000); Under Lismore Bridge by Arthur Maderson (14,000), Exercising on a Cloudy Morning by Peter Curling (11,500); Sleep by Christopher le Brun (11,000) and Swollen Water by Hughie O’Donoghue (10,500).


    Sunday, October 30th, 2022
     Vortex Vessell – Orange/Red by Grainne Watts at Morgan O’Driscoll. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    An arresting double walled thrown porcelain bowl with velvet underglaze by Grainne Watts sits comfortably among the sculptures at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art sale.  Titled Vortex Vessel – Orange/Red it is by an artist who has undertaken a number of public commissions.  Work by Watts is represented in the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland collection and at the OPW.  With highlights by Paul Henry and Jack B. Yeats the sale, which runs until November 1 is on view at the RDS in Dublin this Bank Holiday weekend.  The catalogue is online.

    A lost piece of Cork industrial history features at Fonsie Mealy’s Irish and International art sale at Castlecomer next November 16.  A c1810 watercolour of a watermill attributed to Henry Brocas senior has been identified as likely to be the five storey mill that once stood in the village of Blarney beside the River Martin.  The flax mill, owned by James B. O’Sullivan, flourished for several decades.  Little remains of it today as it was demolished to make way for the Blarney Woollen Mills. Among more than 400 lots in the upcoming sale is a design by Daniel MacLise for a Cork Art Exhibition Medal in 1852.

    Watermill thought to be O’Sullivan’s Mill at Blarney attributed to Henry Brocas at Fonsie Mealy


    Friday, October 28th, 2022
    WILLIAM SCOTT (1913-1989) – Blue and Brown Still Life with Knife (1975). UPDATE: THIS MADE 34,000 AT HAMMER

    Viewing gets underway at the RDS in Dublin today for the Irish and International online art sale by Morgan O’Driscoll on November 1. Pictured here is Blue and Brown Still Life with Knife, a gouache and pastel on paper by William Scott from 1975. It is estimated at 20,000-30,000. In a catalogue note to the work Dr. Peter Murray said: “Since the early 1930s, perhaps more than any other Irish artist of the twentieth century (apart from Jack Yeats), Scott’s work has been exhibited worldwide. In 1953, as well as showing at the Sao Paul Bienal, he was introduced by Martha Jackson (at whose New York gallery he had several exhibitions), to Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Mark Rothko. Five years later, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, and showed also at galleries in Turin, Milan, Munich and other cities.”

    The sale is led by Village by the Marsh, a classical Paul Henry landscape, and there is art by Yeats, Lavery, Crozier, Shinnors and many more leading artists. The catalogue is online.


    Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
    Village by the Marsh by Paul Henry. UPDATE: THIS MADE 210,000 AT HAMMER

    A classical Paul Henry landscape leads an Irish and International art sale by Morgan O’Driscoll on November 1 which also boasts significant works by artists varying from Jack B. Yeats and Sir John Lavery to William Scott, William Crozier and John Shinnors. An impressive canvas by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson features a three masted frigate off Haulbowline in Cork Harbour in 1846 with a rowing boat in the foreground and a small paddle steamer in the background.  It is estimated at €25,000-€35,000.

    Village by the Marsh by Paul Henry is estimated at €200,000-€300,000.  My River (1950) and Through the wood to the sea (1951) by Jack B Yeats are estimated respectively at €60,000-€80,000 and €50,000-€70,000. The auction is on view in Skibbereen today and tomorrow and at the RDS in Dublin from next Friday until October 31. The catalogue is online.

    Seascape, Large Frigate off Haulbowline, Cork Harbour (1846) by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson. UPDATE: THIS MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER


    Monday, September 26th, 2022
    STEVE BURGESS (B.1960) CANADIAN – Amongst the Reeds. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    Amongst the Reeds by the Canadian artist Steve Burgess is lot 13 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s off the wall online art auction which runs until September 27. Steve Burgess is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist. He explores the natural world through his artistic vision capturing the essence of nature through his detailed paintings. From the majesty of his North American wildlife scenes, to the drama of his African animals and contrasted with his British wildlife, Steve paints from a depth of knowledge and understanding. This work is estimated at 1,000-1,500. There is a wide range of art on offer in this sale and the catalogue is online.