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    IRELAND THIS YEAR – THE PAUL HENRY VERSION

    Monday, March 21st, 2022
    PAUL HENRY – “Connemara Landscape with Cottages and Mountains  c. 1923-4”   watercolour on paper. UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    THIS west of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry comes up as lot 85 at Fonsie Mealy’s auction of Important Irish and International Art on March 23. It is believed to be a preparatory sketch for a more finished studio version, documented by S. B. Kennedy and listed in his catalogue raisonné (Cat. 602). The finished version was in its turn translated into an advertisement poster for the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Published in 1925, the caption on the poster read ‘Connemara by Paul Henry “Ireland This Year” ’.  By the early 1930’s, along with another image by Henry, it was among the top-selling posters issued by the LMS Railway.  The watercolour is estimated at 6,000-8,000. Among the artists represented in the sale are George Russell AE, Sir William Orpen, Wm. Sadler, Paul Henry, Percy French, Maurice Canning Wilkes, Maurice Mac Gonigal, Dorothea Sharp, Daniel O’Neill, Augustus John, Harry Clarke, William Ashford, Roderic O Connor, Maud Gonne, Frank McKelvey, Frederick William Burton and the Yeats family. There are 236 lots in total in the sale.

    HENRY TOPS THE BILL AT WHYTE’S ART SALE

    Monday, March 7th, 2022
    Paul Henry – Lobster Fishermen off Achill

    Paul Henry’s Lobster Fishermen off Achill made a hammer price of 200,000 at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin this evening. Among other leading hammer prices were Sir John Lavery’s The Earl of Lonsdale KG 1931, 25,000; Louis le Brocquy, Adam, 22,000; John Shinnors, The baby, 20,000; Guggi, Vessels, 20,000; Patrick Scott, The White and Orange Device, 16,000 and Colin Middleton, Evening Boa Island, Co. Fermanagh, 16,000.

    IMPORTANT IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, February 14th, 2022
    Paul Henry LOBSTER FISHERMEN OFF ACHILL, c.1916-17. UPDATE: THIS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry’s Lobster Fishermen off Achill will be a highlight at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International art in Dublin on March 7. It is estimated at 200,000-300,000. The catalogue is online now. Artists represented include Daniel O’Neill, Colin Middleton, Sir John Lavery, Roderic O’Conor, Grace Henry, Walter Osborne, Norah McGuinness, Anne Yeats, John Shinnors, Patrick Hennessy, Patrick Scott, Louis le Brocquy, Pauline Bewick, Stephen McKenna, Margaret Corcoran and many others. A selection of works from the collection of Lady Augusta Gregory is included with work by John and Jack Yeats, George Russell, and Robert Gregory.

    A VALUABLE CONNEMARA BOGLAND BY PAUL HENRY

    Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
    Paul Henry RHA (1877-1958) – Bogland Connemara (1930 – 32) sold for €100,000 at hammer

    Bogland Connemara by Paul Henry was one of the top three lots at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. It made a hammer price of €100,000. Through the streets to the hills, a 1950 oil by Jack B Yeats made €160,000 on the hammer and Cavanagh, an Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy made €80,000. This sale marked the culmination of a highly successful winter selling season for Irish art, which has finished the year on a high note. At least €12 million worth of Irish art changed hands during the season of winter sales at Sothebys, de Veres, Bonhams, Whyte’s, Morgan O’Driscoll and James Adam.

    PAUL HENRY AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL ART SALE

    Sunday, October 24th, 2021
    Paul Henry – Turf Stacks in Connemara. UPDATE: THIS MADE 190,000 AT HAMMER

    Art auctions cover an amazing range of subjects and Morgan O’Driscoll’s upcoming evening online sale of Irish and International Art on October 26 – now on view at the RDS – is no exception. Nowadays turf cutting is controversial, following an EU habitats directive making cutting illegal on numerous Irish bogs. This adds a certain poignancy to one of the major lots of the auction, Paul Henry’s Turf Cutting in Connemara.  It depicts mounds of turf drying in a classical Connemara mountain and water landscape under changing skies.  Once a familiar feature of the Irish landscape sights like this are no more.  The painting, which had been in an Australian collection, is estimated at 1€20,000-€160,000.In complete contrast is Bridget Riley’s captivating Two Blues from 2003, a screenprint from an edition of 250 with an estimate of €2,500-€3,500.  In a catalogue note the former Crawford Gallery curator Peter Murray comments on the stylish abstract areas of colour with no one colour dominant in this work by the distinguished British artist. Big name international artists don’t come cheap but no matter what the cost it is always a good idea only to buy art you really really love. Sean Scully’s Untitled No. 9, a composition of interlocking rectangles, dates to 1982 and is estimated at €60,000-€90,000.  There is a similar estimate on Banksy’s Jack and Jill (Police Kids) from 2005.William Conor captures beautifully the joy of children balancing on a makeshift see saw in Shuggleshoo.  Shuggle means to shake and this work was exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1951.  It is now estimated at €20,000-€30,000.A triptych by Francis Bacon, a 1989 recreation of a version first made in 1944, depicts strange hybrid creatures evoking aspects of humans and other animals.  The lithograph, numbered nine from an edition of 60, is estimated at$ €20,000-€30,000.  The same estimate is on a watercolour by Louis le Brocquy entitled Riverrun, Procession with Lillies.A portrait drawing of Captain Consadine by Sean Keating is estimated at €7,000-€10,000 and a drawing by Jack B Yeats entitled Romantic Shades comes with an estimate of €8,000-€12,000.The selection of sculpture includes Family Group by Edward Delaney, Autumn Birds by John Behan, Girl and her Shadow by F E McWilliam and High King of Munster by Orla de Bri.  There is art by William Crozier, Damien Hirst, John Shinnors, Donald Teskey, Sean McSweeney, Alex Katz, Basil Blackshaw, Frank McKelvey, Dan O’Neill, Roderic O’Conor and other highly collected artists.  The catalogue is online and the sale gets underway at 6.30 pm next Tuesday (October 26).

    Jack and Jill (Police Kids) (2005) by Banksy UPDATE: THIS MADE 62,000 AT HAMMER

    PAUL HENRY HIGHLIGHT AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL ART SALE

    Thursday, October 7th, 2021
    PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) – Turf Stacks in Connemara. UPDATE: THIS MADE 190,000 AT HAMMER

    Turf Stacks in Connemara by Paul Henry will be a highlight at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International online art sale on October 26. Measuring just 14″ x 16.1″ it is estimated at €120,000-160,000. The catalogue for this sale of 145 lots is online and it will be on view in Skibbereen from October 15-17 and in Dublin at the Minerva Suite at the RDS from October 22-25.

    ICONIC CONNEMARA SCENE BY PAUL HENRY AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, September 18th, 2021
    A Village in Connemara by Paul Henry. UPDATE: THIS MADE 120,000 AT HAMMER

    An Iconic Connemara scene by Paul Henry will highlight Whyte’s sale of Irish and International art in Dublin on September 27. With its windswept tree and post impressionist style A Village in Connemara is a small though important work which measures just six inches by eight. It was acquired by Lt. Colonel Frank Stanton who visited Ireland around 1919-20 and met the artist. He bought six paintings and brought them back to Canada with his fiancee Mary Preston of Gormanston, Co. Meath. On another visit in 1936 he met Paul Henry again and bought three more paintings. They were passed on to his daughters, nephews and nieces. One daughter gave this one to her niece who gifted it to her husband, the present owner. It is estimated at €60,000-€80,000.

     Prime lots include Harvesters by Dan O’Neill (€30,000-€40,000); Horses and Donkeys in a Wooded landscape by Thomas Roberts (1749-1778) and Convalescent by Nathanial Hill (1860-1930), each estimated at €20,000-€30,000.  There is a complete selection of 84 broadsides by Jack B. Yeats, a portrait of James Millington Synge by Harry Kernoff, a view of the Bridge and Castle, Macroom by Kenneth Webb, Beara by Louis le Brocquy, a mask of the River Lee by Rory Breslin and paintings by William Scott, Tony O’Malley, Barrie Cooke, John Shinnors and Donald Teskey. On the international side there is art by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, a Madoura plate by Picasso and a Picasso lithograph.  The auction of 158 lots will be on view at Whyte’s from next Wednesday.

    A NEW AUCTION RECORD FOR PAUL HENRY AT CHRISTIE’S

    Sunday, July 11th, 2021
    Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958) Mountains and Lake, Connemara, painted in 1934,

    There was a new auction record for Paul Henry at Christie’s sale of the B.J. Eastwood Collection of Important Sporting and Irish pictures in London on July 9. Mountains and Lake, Connemara is a classical Henry work. Estimated at £120,000-£180,000 it sold for £622,500. The collection of 30 pictures achieved £14,187,750, more than double the pre-sale low estimate. Over 70% of works sold for over the high sale estimate.

    OUTSTANDING IRISH ART AND SCULPTURE AT DE VERES

    Friday, June 18th, 2021

    Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry comes up at de Veres sale of Outstanding Irish Art and Sculpture in Dublin. It dates to around 1932 and is estimated at 70,000-100,000. There are major works by Jack Yeats, Paul Henry, Roderic O’Conor, Louis le Brocquy, John Shinnors, Basil Blackshaw on offer and a variety of sculpture with work by F.E McWilliam, Patrick O’Reilly, John Behan, Ana Duncan and many more. The art is on view at Kildare St., the sculpture in the garden at the Merrion Hotel. Timed online bidding begins to close at 6 pm on June 22.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 12, 2021)

    Paul Henry RHA, 1877-1958
    SUNNY DAY, CONNEMARA, c.1932. UPDATE: THIS MADE 105,000 AT HAMMER

    HENRY SOARS ABOVE ESTIMATE AT ADAMS IRISH ART SALE

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
    PAUL HENRY (1877-1958) – COTTAGES IN ACHILL

    Cottages in Achill by Paul Henry made a hammer price of 210,000 over a top estimate of 160,000 at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. Another top lot was an original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic signed by the printer Christoper Brady. Inscribed on the rear is that it was obtained in Sackville St., Dublin on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916. It made a hammer price of 170,000 over an estimate of 150,000-200,000.