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    Saturday, August 19th, 2023
    My Roman Balcony by George Potter UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    Art by Donald Teskey, Peter Curling, Elizabeth Cope,  Arthur Maderson, John Doherty,  William Crozier and Norman McCaig from the Ulster Bank Collection will be among the lots to be auctioned for charity by Morgan O’Driscoll on  August 28. Proceeds from the online sale of more than 250 lots donated by Ulster Bank – which has now closed all its branches in the Irish Republic – will be donated to Community Foundation Ireland.  This philanthropic hub strives to achieve equality for all in communities through a network of 5,000 voluntary, community and charitable partners around the country.  The foundation has provided more than €120 million in grant supports to communities since 2000.

    With everything from an abstract screenprint by Cecil King, sculptures by Laurent Mellett and Sandra Bell, an oil on board by Henry Healy (1901-1982)  entitled Near Clifden, Preparing to go to Mass and Ornamental Trees, Fota by Victor Richardson this is a very wide ranging collection catering to a variety of artistic tastes. The sale is significant in many ways.  Before making their way into the Ulster Bank Collection all these works will have been analysed and deemed worthy by art world professionals.  Artworks in a collection like this will have been acquired with the assistance of serious advisors.

    The Liffey and O’Connell Bridge by Elizabeth Cope. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER

    Even though the art on offer is significant the estimates are wide ranging and  reasonable.  They span a range from €300 euro for 1992 lithograph – West Cork, Morning by William Crozier to €7,500 for Five Musicians, an oil on canvas by John B. Vallelly.Other works on offer include The Garden of the Wreck, 1998 by John Doherty (€1,200-€1,800), Winter Farm by Nancy Wynne-Jones (€1,000-€1,500), Traffic Lights, Athy by Eugene Conway (€700-€1,000), Day’s work done by Peter Curling (€1,200-€1,800), Donegal Landscape by Arthur Armstrong (€1,500-€2,500), Liffey by Peter Pearson (€600-€900), Primary Structure in Grey by Francis Tansey (€1,000-€1,500), Street with Figures by Donald Teskey (€5,000-€7,000), Gathering the Turf by Charles McAuley (€800-€1,200), My Roman Balcony by George Potter (€1,500-€2,500) and Apple Blossom Time by Norman McCaig (€400-€600).

    “This generous gift from Ulster Bank will enable us to impact so many deserving recipients amongst our 5,000 voluntary, community and charitable partners across Ireland. We are hugely appreciative that Community Foundation Ireland has been entrusted to deploy these funds,” Denise Charlton, ceo of Community Foundation Ireland, said. Morgan O’Driscoll remarked that the collection will generate interest from art lovers and collectors alike as well as supporters of the Foundation from across the island of Ireland.   The catalogue is online and there will be viewing in Skibbereen on August 24 and 25 and on August 28.

    Day’s Work Done by Peter Curling. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER


    Friday, July 28th, 2023
    PETER CURLING (B.1955) – July Course Study, Newmarket. UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    July Course Study, Newmarket, an oil on canvas by Peter Curling, comes up as lot 15 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online auction which runs until the evening of July 31. The estimate is 8,000-12,000. There is art by Jack Butler Yeats, John Behan, May Guinness, Brian Ballard, Orla de Bri and many other artists on offer. The sale is now on view in Skibbereen and the catalogue is online.


    Sunday, May 7th, 2023
    Come on the dawn by Jack B. Yeats. UPDATE: THIS MADE €241,300

    What could be better.  Springtime in Paris is again enlivened this year with a feast of Irish art at Sotheby’s. Come on the dawn, a 1951 work by Jack B. Yeats (€200,000-€300,000) leads a sale supported by a global marketing campaign with Sotheby’s displaying Irish art to Paris and the world. This second edition celebrating cultural links between Ireland and France follows on from the success of an inaugural sale in 2022 which saw strong international bidding and a new world record for a work on paper by Mainie Jellett.
    Artists from the 19th century to the present day feature in the 2023 selection which includes Irish painters abroad and contemporary artworks. Paintings by Roderic O’Conor, Sir William Orpen and Sir John Lavery are on view alongside art and sculpture by Sean Scully, Louis le Brocquy, Rowan Gillespie, Orla de Bri, Peter Curling, Maser, Melissa O’Flaherty, Richard Hearns and Jack Coulter. The catalogue, with 50 lots, is online. The sale, now on view at Sotheby’s Paris headquarters on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, takes place on May 10.

    Feeling the grass by Peter Curling. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD


    Monday, December 5th, 2022
     Line by John Shinnor. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Economic uncertainty is no bad thing for the art market and John Shinnors, Hughie O’Donoghue and John Doherty are among the more contemporary blue chip Irish artists that Adams will bank on to deliver a good sale of Important Irish Art on the evening of December 7. Yeats, Paul Henry and Louis le Brocquy are there too.

    Line, one of John Shinnors larger works and one of his most significant, is an arresting response to Frank Bramley’s Domino at the Crawford Gallery and is estimated at €60,000-€80,000. Two fine oils by Yeats head this auction of 144 lots.  The Sick Bed failed to sell when it came up in 2020 with an estimate of €250,000-€300,000 and is now estimated at €150,000-€200,000. The Duet (€70,000-€100,000) is a more joyful work and graces the catalogue cover.The Garlanded Goat, an Aubusson tapestry and an oil of canvas of a fantail pigeons, both by le Brocquy, and Paul Henry’s deeply atmospheric Connemara Hills are all estimated at €40,000-€60,000.  Other top lots include Lighthouse, Man’s Twin Cats and Washing by Shinnors, The Canal Turn, Aintree by Peter Curling, Jasper’s Here … O’Donovan, Union Hall by John Doherty and Afloat by Hughie O’Donoghue. The sale is on view at St. Stephen’s Green and the catalogue is online.

    The Canal Turn, Aintree by Peter Curling. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD


    Saturday, June 4th, 2022
    Etruscan Evening (1989) by Stephen McKenna. UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

    Viewing for Whyte’s Irish and International art sale gets underway today at the RDS.  There is art by Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, Patrick Heron, Louis le Brocquy, Norah McGuinness, Sean Keating, Patrick Scott, Grace Henry, Peter Curling, Howard Helmick, John Behan, Patrick O’Reilly, Edward Delaney and a wide variety of other acclaimed painters and sculptors.  Viewing is from 10 am to 5 pm for the next three days and the auction is at 6 pm on Monday.


    Thursday, March 31st, 2022
    Peter Curling (b.1955) – Loose Schooling. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,800 AT HAMMER

    This oil on canvas by Peter Curling is part of an online auction of artworks to aid the Irish Red Cross’s humanitarian work in delivering vital services to millions of people impacted by the conflict in Ukraine by Adams in conjunction with Suzanne MacDougald. The catalogue goes live today and will close for bidding on April 7. Peter Curling, Ireland’s best known equestrian painter and now also a novelist, has donated Loose Schooling which was painted in 2021 and is estimated at €4000-6000.  With over 35 choice lots there’s something to appeal to every taste. 


    Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

    There is art by Barrie Cooke, Jane O’Malley, Tony O’Malley, Bernadette Kiely, Eileen MacDonagh, Dorothy Cross, Eithne Jordan, Paul Mosse, Liam Belton, Peter Curling and many more Irish artists at the Butler Gallery Kilkenny Christmas Benefit Auction by Fonsie Mealy on November 26. The online sale gets underway at 7.30 p.m. and the catalogue is online.

    Peter Curling (B. 1955)  “False Start, 2021. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER


    Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

    No prizes for guessing that the contents of Tullamaine Castle, home of the Tipperary Hunt, will contain much of equestrian interest when they are sold by Sean Eacrett at the Horse and Jockey Hotel on October 25.  The castle, which has been sold, was a stud farm for the last 40 years where Bob Lanigan bred equine stars like Delilah, Bid Ajwad, Hot Tin Roof, Pollinator and the Minerva Rose.Highlights include a life sized sculpture of a pack of hounds by Robert Till,  a walnut and marquetry longcase clock by Anthonij van Oostrom of Amsterdam, art by Peter Curling, an oil on canvas of the Bailey Lighthouse by Stephen Catterson Smith and a collection of signed prints by the 19th century British artist Lionel Edwards.  Viewing is now underway at Tullamaine Castle and the catalogue is online.

    Master of the Hunt by Peter Curling – the watercolour depicts Michael Higgins, Master of the Tipperary hunt. UPDATE: THIS MADE €3,200 AT HAMMER


    Saturday, July 25th, 2020

    Going Quietly to Post by Peter Curling is among the lots at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of affordable Irish art which runs to the evening of July 27. Based in Cashel, Co. Tipperary the artist is widely appreciated for his hunting and horse racing paintings. The 1973 watercolour and pen drawing is estimated at 1,000-1,500. The catalogue for the sale is online and it features work by Arthur Maderson, Jack B. Yeats, Cecil Maguire, Tony O’Malley, Barbara Warren, Graham Knuttel, Markey Robinson, Majella O’Neill Collins and many other artists.

    Peter Curling – Going Quietly to post. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER


    Friday, May 17th, 2019

    THE current online auction of Irish art by Morgan O’Driscoll runs to the evening of May 20. There are 242 lots and the catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    PETER CURLING (B.1955) – Over the last UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER
    Mark O’Neill (b1963) – Interior with lilac (2002) UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,400