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    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).

    LEADING IRISH ARTISTS FEATURE AT WHYTE’S SALE

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019
    Yeats, Henry, Orpen, le Brocquy, O’Malley, McGuinness and many other leading Irish artists will feature at Whyte’s Irish and International art auction at the RDS on March 4.  Whyte’s enjoyed a record breaking year of art sales in 2018 and anticipate that more than a million worth of Irish art will change hands in this sale of 208 lots.

    There are two oils by Jack B. Yeats, A passage is Required for 1953 and Justice from 1946. Each is estimated at 100,000-150,000.  Study for a Family by Louis le Brocquy is one of a series that culminated in his celebrated work A Family in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland  This 1951 work is estimated at 50,000-70,000.  There are portrait heads of W B Yeats and Francis Bacon in the sale as well as an offering of le Brocquy’s Tain Prints guiding at 1,500-2,000 each. A Kerry Bog by Paul Henry dates to 1934-35 and is estimated at 60,000-80,000 and Margaret Clarke’s Double Portrait of Two Girls is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  The sale offers work by Banksy, Samuel Brocas, Mildred Ann Butler, William Conor, Barrie Cooke, Sir Terry Frost, Sean Keating, Tony O’Malley, Estella Solomons, Kenneth Webb and a watercolour of the proposed new post office in Sackville Street – the GPO in O’Connell St., Dublin – by its architect Francis Johnston among numerous works.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    FRONT ELEVATION OF THE PROPOSED GENERAL POST OFFICE, DUBLIN, 1814 FRANCIS JOHNSTON RHA (1760-1829)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    Justice (1946) by Jack B Yeats  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 150,000 AT HAMMER

    A Kerry Bog by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 66,000 AT HAMMER

    Study for a Family 1951 by Louis le Brocquy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 49,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART ON OFFER AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, September 27th, 2018

    Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, William Conor, Seán Keating, John Lavery, Walter Osborne, William Leech, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Basil Blackshaw, Patrick Heron and Terry Frost will all feature at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin on October 1.  There are 168 lots in the sale. Viewing at the RDS gets underway on September 29.  In a move aimed at reducing costs to collectors the Dublin based auction house has set up its own live bidding platform with Auction Mobility.  There is no extra charge to bid live on  bid.whytes.ie.

    The catalogue is online. Here is a selection:

    UPDATE:  A total of 80% of lots were sold for €1.6 million. Highlights included Jack Yeats Pilot Sligo River at €370,000, Patrick Heron Bedroom Mousehole at €125,000, Paul Henry Evening Silence and Peace County Mayo at €80,000,  Seán Keating Thinking Out Gobnet, €56,000, and Walter Osborne Rush and Lusk, €40,000.

    WILLIAM CROZIER HRHA (1930-2011) – BLUE FOXGLOVES IN INTERIOR (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,600 AT HAMMER

    STEPHEN MCKENNA PPRHA (1939-2017) – INTERIOR OF VILLA, POMPEII, 1986 (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    SIR TERRY FROST RA (BRITISH, 1915-2003) – UNTITLED ABSTRACT (6,000-8,000)  UDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) – EVENING, SILENCE AND PEACE, COUNTY MAYO, c.1935-1943 (60,000-80,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    SIR JOHN LAVERY RA RSA RHA (1856-1941) – MOONLIGHT – THE BRIDGE, 1912 (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    WALTER FREDERICK OSBORNE RHA ROI (1859-1903) – THE VILLAGE STREET, RUSH & LUSK, COUNTY DUBLIN, c1898 (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM DE VERES IRISH ART SALE

    Monday, June 11th, 2018

    Among the highlights at the Irish art auction at de Veres in Dublin on June 12 are works by William Scott, Paul Henry, Colin Middleton, Mainie Jellett, Patrick Collins, Dan O’Neill and Camille Souter.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    PAUL HENRY – A ROAD IN CONNEMARA  UPDATE: THIS MADE 64,000 AT HAMMER

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 4, 2018).

    COLIN MIDDLETON – PAYSAGE DES REVES MAUVAIS  UPDATE: THIS MADE 50,000 AT HAMMER

    MARY SWANZY – HOUSE WITH RED SHUTTERS  UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,000 AT HAMMER

    MAINIE JELLETT – FLOWER FORMS  UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    YEATS, HENRY, CONOR, O’NEILL AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    Works by Jack B Yeats, Paul Henry, William Conor, Dan O’Neill, Louis le Brocquy and other leading artists feature at Whyte’s evening sale of Important Irish Art at the RDS in Dublin on May 28.  The lead lot is Morning Glory by Yeats, a 14′”x 18″  oil estimated at 80,000-100,000.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection.

    MORNING GLORY, 1945 JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) (80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 175,000 AT HAMMER

    LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW, 1929 JOHN LUKE RUA (1906-1975) (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    WESTERN SKIES, c.1919 PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) (50,000-70,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 46,000 AT HAMMER

    VIEWS OF THE SKELLIG ISLANDS (A PAIR) RICHARD BRYDGES BEECHEY ARHA (1808-1895) (2,000-3,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER

    Saturday, March 24th, 2018

    The Spring sale of Irish art at James Adam in Dublin takes place on March 27. The catalogue, which lists 123 lots, is online.  Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 20, 2018)

    Colin Middleton RHA RUA (1910 – 1983) Judy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 26,000 AT HAMMER

    Richard Doyle (1824 – 1883)
    Pied Piper of Hamelin  UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    James Arthur O’Connor (1792-1841)
    Two Figures in a Moonlit Landscape  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,400 AT HAMMER

    Felim Egan (b.1952)
    Blue Motion (1986)
    Triptych  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    Looking towards Achill from the east of Achill Sound by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS MADE 47,000 AT HAMMER

    Bird Barking by Hilary Heron (1923-1976)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, February 19th, 2018

    Reaching. Homage to John Montague by Louis le Brocquy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy’s homage to the poet John Montague is a highlight of Whyte’s evening sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin on February 26.  The strikingly modern work entitled Reaching. Homage to John Montague is constructed in six canvasses and is presented, as the artist intended, in its original frame.  The economic use of paint echoes the work of Francis Bacon while the preoccupation with the head and spirit of the sitter resonates with le Brocquy’s later work. It is estimated at 40,000-60,000.

    The most expensively estimated lot among 191 works on offer is Paul Henry’s Landscape, West of Ireland (80,000-120,000). It is thought to be an Achill scene.  The Aran Island Turf Boat by Sean Keating is estimated at 50,000-70,000) and a painting of old men bathing by Jack B. Yeats is estimated at 40,000-60,000.  Another Yeats, Winter in Galway from Lady Gregory’s House, Coole Park, 1944 is estimated at 25,000-35,000.
    Among the international works are two limited edition engravings by Salvador Dali of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a Baghdad Street Scene by Iraqi artist Hafidh Al-Droubi, Kissing You, a limited edition by Tracey Emin, a print and concrete relief by Banksy and bronzes by  Charles Robinson Sykes and Ernest Rancoulet.
    Lot 120, An Important Scrapbook of Art and Music compiled by Abigail Cohen in London in the 1830’s, has contributions from Daniel O’Connell, Samuel Love and the composers Michael William Balfe and George Alexander Osborne. It guides at 15,000-20,000.  A collection of 24 hand coloured aquatints of Dublin views by James Malton is estimated at 8,000-10,000.

    There is a wide cross section of Irish artists including Mildred Anne Butler, Arthur Maderson, Alicia Boyle, Elizabeth Cope, Percy French, Markey Robinson, Rowland Hill,  John Kingerlee, John Phillip Murray, Basil Blackshaw, Michael Cullen, Tony O’Malley, Robert Ballagh, Sean Scully, Patrick Scott and William Scott.

    Landscape West of Ireland (1915-1918) by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    The Divine Comedy, Paradise, Canto 18, Beatrice’s Splendour by Salvador Dali UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD