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    HENRY TO HIGHLIGHT ART SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

    A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry will highlight Whyte’s Irish and International art sale in Dublin on September 28. The catalogue is not yet published but it will feature art by Roderic O’Conor, William Orpen, William Leech, Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Maurice MacGonigal, Harry Kernoff, Francis Bacon, Colin Middleton, Gerard Dillon, Dan O’Neill, Tom Carr, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Camille Souter, Donald Teskey and others.

    A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry

    A VARIED SELECTION OF ARTWORKS AT WHYTE’S TIMED ONLINE SALE

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Whytes will offer an interesting selection of 242 artworks at their timed online summer sale on July 6.  There are landscapes by Paul Henry, Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig, Cecil Maguire and George Gillespie. Modern and Contemporary artists like Louis le Brocquy, William Scott, George Campbell, Dan O’Neill, Arthur Armstrong, Graham Knuttel, Arthur Maderson, Gladys MacCabe and Markey Robinson all feature as well as sculpture by Orla de Bri, Rory Breslin, John Behan, Joseph Sloan, Paddy Campbell and Eamon O’Doherty.

    There is a 1930’s topographical view by the Welsh artist  Edward Morland Lewis of Union Quay, Cork in which the old red brick garda headquarters is prominent. He worked under Walter Sickert as pupil and assistant. Many of his paintings were based on photographs of seaside towns in Wales, Ireland, northern France and Spain. The artist joined the staff of Chelsea College of Art where his colleagues included Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and John Piper. He died in North Africa in 1943 while on active service as a camouflage officer.  It is estimated at €2,000-€3,000.  Salvador Dali,  Banksy, Sir Terry Frost, Larry Rivers, Tracey Emin and Bob Dylan feature too.  

     Union Quay in Cork by Edward Morland Lewis  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    BIDDING OPENS ON WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

    Bidding on Whyte’s online summer art sale opens today. There are 242 lots in the auction which continues until July 6. It includes work by Paul Henry, William Scott, Louis le Brocquy, Dan O’Neill, William Conor and Cecil Maguire.

    Claddagh Village, 1928 by Paul Henry (40,000-60,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    NATURAL BEAUTY OF WEST OF IRELAND AT ART AUCTION

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020

    Creating images of Ireland that are both memorable and iconic, Paul Henry’s depictions of landscapes have served for generations to remind people of the natural beauty of the West of Ireland, art historian and curator Peter Murray writes in the catalogue note to Mountain Landscape with lake and road. It comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International online art auction on April 14. The auction would normally take place at the RDS in Dublin with viewings in both London and New York. It has gone online instead at a time of pandemic.

    Henry…. “delighted in capturing the colours and textures of distant mountains, turf ricks, quiet lakes and winding roads; elements of landscape that are everyday sights in rural Galway, Mayo, Donegal and Kerry” Murray writes. “Henry wove these into deceptively simple works of art that combine a sense of abstraction and painterly skill, qualities that brought him fame as one of Ireland’s leading artists of the twentieth century. Irrespective of whether their ancestry was Irish, collectors in America were often drawn to Henry’s work. This small painting was evidently exhibited in New York, probably in the 1940’s. Although now re-framed, the original light frame bore on the back a stamp, ‘Gramercy Book Shop Inc., 122 East 19th Street’. Founded in 1940 by Robert and Lorraine Wilbur, this well-known bookshop, specialising in European writers and also publishing prints by artists, later moved to Union Square.” This small work is estimated at €15,000-25,000.

    PAUL HENRY (1876-1958) Mountain Landscape with Lake and Road. UPDATE: THIS MADE 22,000 AT HAMMER

    PARIS OF THE WEST MAKES HAMMER OF £675,000 AT SOTHEBY’S

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    A Paris of the West by Jack B. Yeats sold for a hammer price of £675,000 at Sotheby’s annual sale of Irish art in London today against an estimate of £500,000-800,000. The Man in the Moon has patience by Yeats made £325,000 at hammer over a top estimate of £250,000, Clare Island from Achill by Paul Henry made £150,000 over a top estimate of £120,000, Errigal, Co. Donegal by Paul Henry made £125,000 at hammer over a top estimate of £60,000 and Paul Henry’s A Showery Day, Connemara made £60,000 over a top estimate of £35,000.

    Other top lots included: The Stevedore by Yeats (£225,000); A Moonlit Breton Landscape by Roderick O’Conor (£150,000); The Bones by Jack B. Yeats (£100,000): The Owl Run by Hughie O’Donoghue (£93,750): Tain by Louis le Brocquy (£87,500): Cork Bowler by Gabriel Hayes (£81,250) and Failing Better a maquette by Rowan Gillespie sold for 80,255.

    A Paris of the West by Jack B. Yeats

    PAUL HENRY’S DARK VIEW OF THE WORLD

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

    Paul Henry, whose painting Bog Pool is to be offered at Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art in London on November 20, sometimes took a dim view of the world.  In a letter to the work’s owner he wrote ‘Personally I have often thought what is the good of painting little pictures of beautiful things when the world seems so full of ugly thoughts and deeds.” He did, however, concede: “but if these little pictures have brought any beauty and sweetness into some people’s lives their existence has been justified.”

    Bog Pool, estimated at £60,000-80,000 has remained in the same private collection for more than 100 years since its acquisition from the artist in around 1917. The family supported Paul Henry in his early career and a collection of six letters from Paul Henry to them with more observations on his work is included with this work.

    Among the other Irish highlights in the auction are Still Life with Fish, by William Scott (£70,000-100,000). Bacchus by Rowan Gillespie (£15,000-25,000), Nude by Basil Blackshaw (£10,000-15,000), The Smooth Red Rock, by Daniel O’Neill (£8,000-12,000) and Summer Storm by William Crozier (£7,000-10,000).

    Paul Henry R.H.A. (Irish, 1876-1958) Bog Pool. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £62,520

    ONLINE SALE OF IRISH ART BY MORGAN O’DRISCOLL

    Sunday, August 4th, 2019

    Holidaymakers in west Cork can view Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art for themselves this August weekend.  Much of the viewing for the regular online sales by the Skibbereen based auctioneer takes place online.  This one is one view right over the weekend and the online catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com lists 242 lots.A small Paul Henry of Turf Stacks in Connemara is one of more expensively estimated lots at 15,000-25,000 but there is much that the average punter will find more affordable than this. The sale offers contrasting styles of Irish art which includes work by Markey Robinson,Tony O’Malley, Louis le Brocquy, George Campbell, Maurice Wilks, Basil Blackshaw, Gerard Dillon, Lettia Marion Hamilton, Gladys MacCabe, Majella O’Neill Collins, Alice Maher, Sean McSweeney, Arthur Maderson and many more. 

    Paul Henry – Peat Stacks, Connemara  UPDATE: THIS MADE 36,000 AT HAMMER

    BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND ART VIEWING IN WEST CORK

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

    Viewing for Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art on Tuesday August 6 gets underway in Skibbereen on August 2 and continues every day over the Bank Holiday weekend.  There are 242 lots on offer with work by Paul Henry, Colin Middleton, Norah McGuinness, Louis le Brocquy, Arthur Maderson, Graham Knuttel, Markey Robinson, Maurice Wilks, Frank McKelvey, Desmond Carrick, George Gillespie and a variety of Irish artists and sculptors. There is a linocut by Picasso, an etching by Sean Scully, a print and concrete hand painted section of wall by Bansy, a lithograph by Henry Moore and a lithograph by Joan Miro. The catalogue is online.

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) – Pique (1962) UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER

    HENRY TOPS ADAMS IRISH ART SALE

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019

    Paul Henry’s Cottages in a Landscape was the top lot at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin last night. It made a hammer price of 115,000. Other top hammer prices included Sean Keating’s Homeward Bound (76,000), Louis le Brocquy’s Aubusson wool tapestry Cuchulainn VIII 1999 (70,000), Gerald Leslie Brockhurst’s Portrait of Florence Forsyth (50,000), South of France Landscape by Mary Swanzy (32,000), A Lament for Art O’Leary, a set of six illustrations from 1940 by Jack Butler Yeats (19,000) and Girl in Stripy Jumper by Basil Blackshaw (18,000).

    Paul Henry RHA (1877-1958) Cottages in a Landscape (1930-1940)

    Top prices for Irish art at Bonhams in London yesterday included Looking at the Moon by Rowan Gillespie (£56,313); Londonderry  by L.S. Lowry (£37,562); River scene, Londonderry  by L.S. Lowry (£30,062) and November Evening, Bangor Pier  by Colin Middleton (£22,562).

    ANOTHER MILLION EURO PLUS SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

    THERE was another million euro plus sale of Irish art at Whyte’s in Dublin on May 27. The auction grossed 1.1 million and 70% of lots offered were sold. The top price of 100,000 on the hammer was achieved for Paul Henry’s Western Landscape, a typical later work.

    Western Landscape by Paul Henry made 100,000 at hammer

    Sir John Lavery’s Mary in Black made a hammer price of 75,000; Jack Yeats’ A Quay Workers Home made 68,000 and William Leech’sStill Life with Flowers in a Vase made 60,000. Works that exceeded expectations included Nevill Johnson Nurses, 1953, (21,000 ); Liam O’Neill The Cornfield, 1995, (6,000); Arthur Maderson Canal Du Midi, Near Castelnaudary, France (9,000) and Ciarán Clear Winter Night, Connemara Coast (6,800).