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    AFFORDABLE IRISH ART ONLINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

    Seas, Sherkin is the title of this 2020 work by Majella O’Neill Collins at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable Irish art which runs until February 1. The artist lives on Sherkin Island in west Cork and this oil on canvas, which is lot 12, is estimated at 1,200-1,800. The catalogue with bidding options is online.

    Seas, Sherkin (2020) by Majella O’Neill Collins. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500 AT HAMMER

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

    Composition by Evie Hone is lot one at Morgan O’Driscoll’s first online Irish art auction of 2021 which runs until January 25. The catalogue lists 220 lots in total and is online. Composition, which measures 24 x 18.20cm (9.4 x 7.2in), is estimated at €2,000-4,000.

    Evie Hone HRHA (1894-1955) – Composition UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    A BUSY FEW DAYS FOR SALES OF IRISH ART

    Monday, December 7th, 2020

    The winter art sale season in Dublin – online this year – kicks off this evening at Whyte’s, followed tomorrow by de Veres and on Wednesday at James Adam. These auctions, coupled with an online sale of affordable Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll this evening, have never been more accessible. All you need these days is a computer and if 2020 has demonstrated anything it is that this does not bother buyers in the slightest. It promises to be a busy few days for Irish art with buyers out in force for an appetising and wide ranging selection across all price points.

    Bog Farm by Norah McGuinness at Whyte’s. UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

    A FLEA MARKET FROM DAYS OF YORE

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

    The Flea Market by Gladys MacCabe is at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auction of affordable Irish art which runs until December 7. The catalogue for the sale is online. This painting is estimated at 1,000-1,500. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,700 AT HAMMER

    CECIL KING SCREENPRINT AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S SALE

    Friday, November 27th, 2020

    Zaragossa (Grey) 1979 is the title of this cool, minimalist work by Cecil King from Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online auction which runs until November 30. The screenprint is number 21 from an edition of 40 and is estimated at 400-600. There has been retrospective’s of his work the Hugh Lane Gallery and at IMMA. More than 270 lots, including sculpture, will come under the hammer. The catalogue is online.

    CECIL KING (1921-1986) Zaragossa (Grey) (1979). UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    SCOTT’S JUG THE TOP LOT AT O’DRISCOLL AUCTION

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020

    WILLIAM Scott’s Jug made a hammer price of 85,000 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International online art sale this evening. It was the top lot in a well chosen sale where many lots far exceeded the top estimate. Among other top hammer prices were: Paul Henry, Maam Valley (66,000); Jack Yeats, Man Hearing and Old Song (60,000); Dan O’Neill, Interior (54,000); John Shinnors, Estuary Forms, Limerick (44,000); William Conor, At Benediction (32,000); John Shinnors, Three Cats, (25,000); Donald Teskey, Pepper Canister Church, Dublin (20,000) and Patrick Scott, Gold Painting (19,000).

    DONALD TESKEY (B.1956) – Pepper Canister Church, Dublin

    THE BATTLE OF THE NILE IN ART

    Saturday, November 21st, 2020

    With a span of artists ranging from Yeats and Henry to Scott and le Brocquy the online Irish and International art auction which runs at Morgan O’Driscoll until November 23  is impressive. History buffs will find much interest in The Close of the Battle of the Nile by the Cobh painter George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (1806-1884).  The 1798 battle between the British Royal Navy led by Admiral Nelson and the French resulted in victory for the British. The victory meant that Napoleon’s army in Egypt, cut off from help, vwas also forced to surrender. Napoleon had sought access to Egypt as a first step in a campaign against British India.Shown at The Cork Exhibition of 1883 Peter Murray notes that  Atkinson, who spent some years at sea as a ships carpenter, brought his skills as a seaman and an artist to bear.  The impressive composition accurately depicts at least 19 individual ships, their position and condition.  The work is estimated at €6,000-€9,000.

    The Close of the Battle of the Nile by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (1806-1884). UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    O’NEILL INTERIOR AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    Friday, November 20th, 2020

    Interior by Dan O’Neill is lot 41 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish and International Art on November 23. The oil on board is signed on the lower right. As is often the case with O’Neill’s portraits it is lit from one side. The estimate for the piece is 50,000-70,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 54,000 AT HAMMER

    MILLIONS OF EURO WORTH OF IRISH ART TO CHANGE HANDS

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020

    Millions of euro work of Irish art is due to come under the hammer at four pre-Christmas sales by Morgan O’Driscoll (November 23); Whyte’s (December 7); de Veres (December 8) and James Adam (December 9). More than 560 lots will come under the hammer at these sales. It is a mark of the improving condition of the Irish art market that no less than nine of them have estimates in excess of 100,000. Predictably the front runners are Jack B. Yeats, William Orpen, Walter Osborne, Paul Henry and William Scott. These stellar artists notwithstanding the upcoming sales offer an appetising selection by a wide variety of artists across all price points. The number of works with high estimates recalls an oft quoted phrase of modernising Irish Taoiseach Sean Lemass in the 1960’s – “a rising tide lifts all boats”. Irish art values are once again on the up and not before time.

    William Scott CBE RA, (1913-1989 STILL LIFE WITH FRYING PAN (1946) (200,000-300,000) at de Veres UPDATE: THIS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    A TEASING ABSTRACT BY SCOTT AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Friday, November 13th, 2020

    There is something teasingly abstract about Jug, this 1979 oil on canvas by William Scott from Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International online art auction which runs until November 23.  It is exactly what the artist intended. Scott wanted his pictures to be about something. In this work he uses a dark background to create an arresting image with the subject matter reduced to the bare minimum. “I am an abstract artist in the sense that I abstract” he explained once.  In the summer of 1953 Scott travelled to the US, met Jackson Pollock, Elaine de Kooning, Franz Kline and Mark Rothko and concluded that their version of abstract expressionism was not for him.  Instead he made his own of the simplest domestic objects, a frying pan, eggs, a plate, a fish, green beans, a bowl, a jug.  Morgan O’Driscoll has another magnificent sale coming up, with work by  Yeats, Henry, Donald Teskey, Dan O’Neill, John Shinnors, Gerard Dillon, Robert Ballagh and others.  Jug, estimated at €80,000-€120,000, is a highlight.

    UPDATE: THIS MADE 85,000 AT HAMMER