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    YOUGHAL, CO. CORK BY NORAH McGUINNESS AT ONLINE SALE

    Sunday, August 1st, 2021
    Youghal, Co. Cork by Norah McGuinness

    The Cubist influence is apparent in Norah McGuinness’s painting of Youghal, Co. Cork which comes up as lot number 2 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale next Tuesday evening.  The medium is gouache, the painting measures 14″ x 18.3″ and it is estimated at €1,500-€2,500. Born in Co. Londonderry Norah McGuinness studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic. She worked in Dublin as an illustrator and stage designer in the 1920’s and went to Paris on the advice of Mainie Jellett in 1929 to study with Andre Lhote.  In the 1930’s McGuinness lived and worked in London and New York before returning to Ireland in 1939 and settling in Dublin.  Associated in Ireland with the modern movement in Ireland she  helped found the Irish Exhibition of Living Art.

    This high summer season sale of 256 lots runs until next Tuesday evening (August 3).   From an etching by Sean Scully to a landscape by James Arthur O’Connor the choice is wide and designed to suit all tastes. A brooding Co. Down landscape by Dan O’Neill stands in sharp contrast to a photo realist work by Eileen Meagher of the Erriff River at Delphi in Co. Mayo. There is work by Kenneth Webb, Pauline Bewick, Patrick Scott, Percy French, Mark O’Neill, Barrie Cooke, Mildred Anne Butler and many more acclaimed Irish artists and sculptors.

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL ON VIEW

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
    William Percy French (1854-1920) – Sunset in Mayo

    Sunset in Mayo, a watercolour by the noted songwriter and painter Percy French, is lot 30 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art which runs until August 3. The estimate is €4,000-€6,000. There are 256 lots on offer in a sale designed to suit all tastes. The many visitors to west Cork right now will have an opportunity to view this sale in person at Morgan O’Driscoll’s offices in Skibbereen. There will be in person viewing right over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The sale is on view from 11 am to 5 pm from July 30 to August 2 and from 11 am to 3 pm on the day of the auction.

    ART BY BRIDGET FLANNERY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
    Bridget Flannery – The Privacy of Drams II. UPDATE: THIS MADE 460 AT HAMMER

    This 2001 work by the Irish artist Bridget Flannery – The Privacy of Drams II – comes up as lot 87 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art. The small oil on board is estimated at €400-€600. The catalogue for the sale, which runs to July 5, is on line.

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Friday, June 25th, 2021

    Green Predominating (Summer Suite) (1976) by William Scott is lot 36 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Important Irish Art which runs to June 28. The signed limited edition lithograph (27/40) is estimated at 5,000-6,000. There is work by artists ranging from George Barret, Evie Hone, Daniel MacLise and Jack B. Yeats to Mainie Jellett, Louis le Brocquy, Donald Teskey, Hughie O’Donoghue, Tony O’Malley and Sean Scully and sculpture by John Behan, Rowan Gillespie, Orla de Bri, Patrick O’Reilly and more. The catalogue is online. UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,000 AT HAMMER

    TEMPEST BY DONALD TESKEY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Thursday, June 17th, 2021

    Tempest, a dramatic work by the Limerick artist Donald Teskey, comes up as Lot 14 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Important Irish Art which runs to June 28. This large canvas, depicting a wave crashing on a rocky sea shore, is one of Teskey’s most dramatic works and was exhibited at the Hunt Museum in 2016.

    Born in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick in 1956, Donald Teskey studied at the Limerick School of Art from 1974 to 1978. Two years later, his first one person exhibition was held at the Lincoln Gallery in Dublin. In 1984 he was one of the artists selected by Lucy Lippard for the international touring exhibition Divisions, Crossroads, Turns of Mind. After a decade-long gap, and following an inspirational period at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, in 1996. Teskey began to focus on rural rather than urban subjects, painting landscapes rather than the human figure. His style of painting became more expressionistic. Based in Dublin, Teskey was elected a member of the RHA in 2003 and Aosdána in 2006.

    Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956)
    Tempest (2016) (20,000-30,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE €38,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

    A total of 443 lots will come under the hammer at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable Irish art on May 31. Among them is Black Brolly, Blue Brolly by Simeon Stafford. Lot 31 is estimated at €1,000-€1,500.

    SIMEON STAFFORD – BLACK BROLLY, BLUE BROLLY. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,100 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE IRISH ART AUCTION BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Monday, May 24th, 2021

    The Old Mill by Norah McGuinness (1901-1980) comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online Irish art sale which ends this evening. It is estimated at 2,500-3,500. The sale has aroused considerable interest and large numbers have already placed bids. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    LAVERY PORTRAIT LITHOGRAPH OF MICHAEL COLLINS AT ONLINE SALE

    Monday, May 17th, 2021

    This limited edition lithograph of a portrait of Michael Collins by Sir John Lavery is signed by both men. The artists proof was published by Wilson Hartnell and is from a private collection. It comes up as Lot 6 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online auction which runs until May 24. The estimate is 3,000-5,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,400 AT HAMMER

    IRISH ART ONLINE SALE BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021

    The Stubborn Donkey by Simeon Stafford, sometimes described as Cornwall’s Lowry, comes up as Lot 83 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online art sale on April 26. The estimate is €1,000-€1,500. Born in 1956 the artist, who is from Duckingfield, a small town bordering the Pennines, was introduced to L.S.Lowry after winning the Robert Owen School Award for Art and the Manchester News Portrait Award. Lowry became a friend of the family and encouraged him to study art. The catalogue is online. UPDATE: THIS MADE 950 AT HAMMER

    ART FOR ALL TASTES AND PRICES AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Saturday, April 17th, 2021

    With art to suit all tastes and price points for all budgets Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International Art sale next Monday is well worth dropping into.  The online catalogue offers 196 lots with estimates from €300 to €150,000.  Louis le Brocquy’s Images of Shakespeare and Strindberg, each estimated at €100,000-€150,000, might be beyond the budgets of most of us but even if we are merely window shopping it is no bad thing to reference these major Irish artworks.  Untitled 3-7-86 by Sean Scully is estimated at €70,000-€100,000 but there are lithographs by both Scully and Bridget Riley for €4,000-€6,000. There are contrasting styles in Fountain and Loggia (1935) by Mainie Jellett (€800-€1,200) and the more traditional Western Village (1928) by Paul Henry (€25,000-€35,000).  Earthenware plates by Picasso jostle with emotional sculpture by John Behan and charming 1843 Cork pencil drawings by Daniel MacDonald (1820-1853). There are wonderful maritime paintings, all sorts of treatments of landscape and abstract and engaging work by artists like Sir Terry Frost, William Scott and Charles Tyrrell.  If you would like to upgrade your existing collection or find something new and exciting for the home this sale is a good starting point.

    Fountain and Loggia by Mainie Jellett