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    McGuinness lobster pots at James Adam art sale

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

    This painting of Lobster Pots, Brittany by Norah McGuinness is undated but appears to be from the late 1940’s or early ’50’s. T|here are known examples of paintings by McGuiness of the Breton landscape, such as the Les Bigoudenes in the Niland Collection, Sligo which depicts the Breton women wearing traditional tall lace headdresses of the Pays Bigouden region. This painting appeared in an exhibition of McGuinness work at the Leicester Galleries, London, in 1951. Another titled Breton Port which was exhibited in The Irish Exhibition of Living Art, 1950. Lobster Pots is lot 48 at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on March 25. It is estimated at 15,000-20,000.

    Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)
    Lobster Pots, Brittany

    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AUCTIONS IN CONNEMARA

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

    August Bank Holiday auctions by Dolan’s take place in Ballyconneely, Connemara today and on Monday.   The sales will include paintings, antiques, fine wine and a Purdey shotgun from the old Rectory, Clifden, the property of John and Brenda Casey. Most lots will be sold without reserve.The auction today consists of furniture, collectibles, some paintings and the 1865 Purdey double barrel twin trigger shotgun.  This is estimated at 3,000-3,500. More substantial artworks will come up on Monday.  Lot’s Wife by John Shinnors is estimated at 18,000-22,000 and Fear agus Bean On Oilean by Sean Keating is estimated at 18,000-25,000. There is a similar estimate on Hayfield with Crows by Norah McGuinness.Monday’s auction will feature art by Maurice MacGonigal, Mildred Anne Butler, George Russell, Lady Kate Dobbin, George Campbell, Markey Robinson, Mark O’Neill, Kenneth Webb, Cecil Maguire, John Behan and a wide variety of contemporary Irish artists from Charles Harper to Arthur Maderson. Lithographs by Louis le Brocquy carry estimates of 500-800 and a small charcoal and pencil nude study by Roderic O’Conor is estimated at 2,400-2,800.

    Hayfield and Crows by Norah McGuinness UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IRISH ART AT DE VERES IN DUBLIN NEXT WEEK

    Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

    THE de Veres art auction on Tuesday, September 25 at the Royal College of Physicians, Kildare St., Dublin will feature work by Jack Butler Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, Robert Ballagh, Norah McGuinness and art from the studios of George Campbell RHA and Desmond Carrick RHA.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:  UD

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA, 1871-1957 THE RETURN FROM THE PICNIC (60,000-90,000) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Robert Ballagh b.1943
    IN THE HEART OF THE HIBERNIAN METROPOLIS (1988) (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADD 7,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA, 1916-2012 STUDY OF OSCAR WILDE (15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,500 AT HAMMEF

    Norah McGuinness HRHA, 1901-1980 THE UPPER LIFFEY (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    HIGH GRASSES BY NORAH MCGUINNESS THE TOP LOT AT DOLAN’S

    Monday, May 2nd, 2016

    High Grasses by Norah McGuinness

    High Grasses by Norah McGuinness

    High Grasses by Norah McGuinness was the top lot at Dolan’s summer art and antiques auction at Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare on May 1.  It made a  hammer price of 9,000 in a vibrant auction which saw good numbers of viewers and much competitive bidding.  More than 85 per cent of the 300 plus lots on offer found buyers.

    Norah McGuinness (1901-80) trained at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and at Chelsea.  She spent the 1920’s in Dublin working as a book illustrator and stage designer. In 1929 she followed the advice of Mainie Jellett and moved to Paris to study with Andre Lhote.  She spent time in London and New York before returning to live in Dublin. She was associated in Ireland with the Modern Movement and helped found the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1943.  Norah McGuinness and Nano Reid represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale of 1950.