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    JACK B YEATS AND PAUL HENRY SHINE AT ADAMS

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
    Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)  – The Duet (1945) SOLD FOR €70,000 AT HAMMER

    The Sick Bed and The Duet, both by Yeats, made hammer prices of €160,000 and €70,000 respectively at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin tonight. They had been estimated at €150,000-€200,000 and €70,000-€100,000. Connemara Hills by Paul Henry made €92,000 over a top estimate of €60,000. Fantail, an oil on canvas by Louis le Brocquy made €50,000 (€40,000-€60,000) and The Garlanded Goat, an Aubusson tapestry designed by le Brocquy made €46,000 (40,000-€60,000). Abstract Composition by Evie Hone made €34,000 (€15,000-€25,000) and Lighthouse Man’s twin cats and Washing by John Shinnors made €30,000 (€30,000-€50,000). Children playing in a woodland glade by George Russell made €28,000 over a top estimate of €15,000 and Valley Wind, Jemisa by Tony O’Malley made €24,000 at hammer (€15,000-€25,000).

    The auction brought in  €1.135m gross and recorded a sold rate of 78%.

    CLASSICAL HENRY LANDSCAPE AND LE BROCQUY’S YEATS AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
    PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) – TURF STACKS IN THE WEST, c.1934-36. UPDATE: THIS MADE 130,000 AT HAMMER

    Turf Stacks in the West by Paul Henry comes up as lot 18 at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art on November 28. Measuring 16″ x 24″ it is estimated at €120,000-180,000. In the catalogue note Dr. Mary Cosgrove writes: “The subject matter and style of this painting points to the 1930s as the date of production, by which time Henry’s work was regularly exhibited in London, New York and Boston as well as at home. It had also been reproduced on internationally distributed railway posters. Although depicting the harsh realities of deforestation, depopulation, emigration and unemployment that the artist knew only too well from working with the Congested Districts Board, Henry’s landscapes appealed to Irish-Americans during the Depression, achieving better prices than in Ireland during its own economic crisis.”

    The catalogue cover lot is Louis le Brocquy’s Image of W.B. Yeats, which also comes with an estimate of €120,000-180,000. Viewing for the sale is underway in Dublin and the catalogue is online.

    LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012) – Image of W.B. Yeats, 1989. UPDATE: THIS WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE SALE

    PAUL HENRY AND JACK B YEATS SHINE AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE

    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).

    HENRY, YEATS, LAVERY, SCOTT, CROZIER AND SHINNORS AT IRISH ART SALE

    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

    A GOOD NIGHT FOR IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, June 6th, 2022
    PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) – A BOG NEAR DINGLE, COUNTY KERRY, c.1928-30

    Paul Henry’s painting of a bog near Dingle made a hammer price of 75,000 against a top estimate of 70,000 at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin this evening. The Little Sister of the Gang by Jack B. Yeats made 200,000 at hammer, the figure at the top of the estimate. The Reading Room by Yeats made 95,000 over a top estimate of 90,000 and Patrick Heron’s Emerald with Reds and Cerulean made 140,000. Peter Curling’s Horse Fair at Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny made 42,000 over a top estimate of 40,000 and works by Grace Henry, William John Leech, Lilian Lucy Davidson, Basil Blackshaw and Hughie O’Donoghue all exceeded the top estimate. The sale grossed 1.5 million and was 85% sold.

    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