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    MONTAGNE SAINT-VICTOIRE BY RODERIC O’CONOR AT WHYTE’S

    Friday, May 24th, 2024

    RODERIC O’CONOR (1860-1940) – MONTAGNE SAINTE-VICTOIRE. UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,500 AT HAMMER

    Montagne Sainte-Victoire is a signature motif of Cezanne. This painting of the same mountain from a different vantage point by Roderic O’Conor is at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art on May 27. O’Conor, who was an early admirer of Cezanne, was in Cassis just 50 kilometres north Aix-en-Provence in 1913. The Irish artist has chosen to view the 1,000 metre-high limestone ridge from the south – departing from his hero’s unvarying profile view from the west. The small painting is estimated at 6,000-8,000. Whyte’s sale is now on view in Dublin and the catalogue is online.

    HIGH HORIZON IN RODERIC O’CONOR PAINTING AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
    RODERIC O’CONOR (1860-1940) – Marée Montante. UPDATE: THIS MADE £126,000

    Marée Montante by Roderic O’Conor comes up at Christie’s Modern British and Irish art evening sale in London on March 20. The composition employs an unconventional perspective with an unusually high horizon line and a lack of traditional recession, reminiscent of the aesthetic language of Japanese wood-block prints so fascinating to fellow artistic pioneers around Pont-Aven at the time. This departure from the typical expansive landscape format plunges the viewer into a vertiginous exploration of vertical depth, evoking an awe-inspiring portrayal of the sea as a living, breathing entity. The work was exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1906 and it is estimated at £100,000-£150,000.

    SPECTACULAR O’CONOR AT CHELTENHAM AUCTION

    Sunday, October 16th, 2022
    Le Loing at Sundown by Roderic O’Conor at Chorley’s of Cheltenham.

    A spectacular work by Roderic O’Conor, Le Loing at Sundown, comes up at auctioneers Chorley’s of Cheltenham on October 18.  From the collection of  connoisseur Lt Colonel Murray Victor Burrow Hill, DSO, MC (1887-1986)  and his descendants it is estimated at £40,000-£60,000 (€45,490-€68,230). It was sold at the O’Conor studio sale at Hotel Drouot in Paris in 1956 and exhibited in London in 1957, 1971 and 1994.

    RODERIC O’CONOR PROVIDES ALL THE TOP LOTS AT DE VERES

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
    Roderic O’Conor – Landscape with Trees

    Landscape with Trees by Roderic O’Conor was the top lot at de Veres auction of art and sculpture in Dublin on May 14. It made a hammer price of €300,000. The Breaking Wave by Roderic O’Conor sold for €230,000 and Sea and Rocks made €70,000. Among the other hammer prices were: Moorland Water by Patrick Collins (€38,000);  Rhapsody on a theme of Bird Houses and Ash Tree by Tony O’Malley (€36,000); The Catalan Mousetrap by Colin Middleton (€34,000); High Street, Rye by Walter Osborne (€30,000); Reclining Nude by Dan O’Neill (€28,500); River Sanctuary by Donald Teskey (€23,000) and Roadside Grasses, Donegal by Norah McGuinness (€20,000). There was plenty of interest in sculpture. Dialogue by Sonja Landweer made €15,000, Birdwatcher by F E McWilliam and Two Horses by Anthony Scott each made €14,500 and Surfer by Patrick O’Reilly made €10,500.

    SOTHEBY’S CELEBRATES IRELAND IN PARIS

    Saturday, May 7th, 2022
    Roderic O’Conor – Rocks and Foam, St. Guenole, 1893. UPDATE: THIS MADE 352,800

    A May celebration of Ireland by Sotheby’s in Paris will introduce Irish art to new European audiences and mark an important centenary.  Bidding on Ireland / France: Art and Literature opens May 9.  The online sale runs until May 16 and will be on view in the French capital from May 11 until May 14. The newly founded Irish state took part in a week long international conference in Paris in 1922 titled The World Congress of the Irish Race.  Irish politicians, diaspora delegates, writers, artists and musicians all turned up with the intention of promoting Ireland on the world stage and highlighting our artistic and cultural uniqueness. The auction this month –  staged in addition to the annual sale of Irish Art by Sotheby’s to be held in London next November – coincides with the centenary of that congress.

    In 1922 the then capital of the art world was witness to a major, month long Irish art exhibition of three hundred works at Galeries Barbazanges.Sotheby’s will avail of the viewing to exhibit three works on loan from private collections.  Two of them, The Rosary by Grace Henry and Market Day Mayo / The Long Car by Jack B Yeats, painted respectively in 1910 and 1920, were exhibited at l’Exposition d’Art Irlandais at Galeries Barbazanges. The third, The Bridge at the River Grez, was painted by John Lavery in 1883. Among the literary offerings are copies of Ulysses (first published in Paris in 1922) and Dubliners by James Joyce; Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnameable by Samuel Beckett and Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats.  There is a death mask of James Joyce by Victor McCaughan.

    William Scott – Bottle Still Life, 1958. UPDATE: THIS MADE 50,400

    Irish art on offer at this auction spans different generations and styles.  There are paintings by Jack B Yeats and Louis le Brocquy, Sir John Lavery and William Scott. Among our leading contemporary artists there is sculpture by Dorothy Cross, Rowan Gillespie and Patrick O’Reilly with painting by Hughie O’Donoghue and John Noel Smith. Cow up a Tree by the west Cork based Australian artist John Kelly is estimated at €24,000-€35,000. A French cafe scene from 1937 by Harry Kernoff – Sunday Evening, Place du Combat, Paris – is estimated at €40,000-€60,000.  Head of a Breton boy by Roderic O’Conor dates to 1883 and is estimated at €60,000-€80,000.  Work by Evie Hone, Mainie Jellett, Charles Lamb, Sean Keating, Sean O’Sullivan, Aloysius O’Kelly, Sean O’Sullivan, Sarah Purser, Mary Swanzy, William Orpen  and Leo Whelan features too.Among the most expensively estimated lots are Rocks and Foam, St. Guenole, 1883 by Roderic O’Conor (€300,000-€500,000), A Stranger by Sir John Lavery and Quatre Poires by Roderic O’Conor each estimated at €120,000-€180,000 and Statue of the Fragonard, Grasse, 1920’s by William Leech (€30,000-€50,000). There is much here to interest the French, the Irish and members of the Irish diaspora and their descendants located right around the globe.

    MARINE PAINTING BY RODERIC O’CONOR THE TOP LOT AT ADAMS

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
    Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) – Marine, au Clair de Lune

    Roderic O’Conor’s Marine, au Clair de Lune made a hammer price of 160,000 euro at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin this evening. It had been estimated at 150,000-200,000. The Boat by Jack Butler Yeats made a hammer price of 150,000 over an estimate of 80,000-120,000. Wooded Defile with figures and distant castle by James Arthur O’Connor made 50,000 on the hammer, Girl with a Flower by Dan O’Neill made 38,000, a pen, ink and watercolour titled Porter by Yeats made 30,000 and so did Being by Louis le Brocquy.

    MOONLIT O’CONOR SEASCAPE TO HIGHLIGHT ADAMS AUCTION

    Friday, March 18th, 2022
    Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) Marine, au Clair de Lune. UPDATE: THIS MADE 160,000 AT HAMMER

    This marine painting by Roderic O’Conor will highlight the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on March 30. It is estimated at €150,000-200,000. Another highlight is The Boat by Jack B. Yeats, a 1948 oil with an estimate of €80,000-120,000. The sale offers a rich selection of fine paintings and sculpture from some remarkable Dublin collections and includes many works that have not been seen on the art market in a very long time. There are works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The catalogue is online and in person viewing gets underway on March 25.

    OUTSTANDING RESULTS AT DE VERES SALE OF IRISH ART

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
    SIR WILLIAM ORPEN – AFTER THE BALL

    AFTER the bidding battle Orpen’s After the Ballwas knocked down for a hammer price of 310,000 at de Veres sale of outstanding Irish art in Dublin this evening. Lakeside Cottages by Paul Henry made 215,000 and a still life by Roderic O’Conor made 150,000. The Waterfall by Jack B Yeats made 135,000 but Fishing Boats, Dugort by Paul Henry was unsold. Night Rider by Basil Blackshaw made 90,000, Cottages Connemara by Paul Henry and Forgive us our trespasses by Gerard Dillon each made 75,000, Coastal Narrative III by Donald Teskey made 40,000, Winter Trees by Paul Henry made 80,000 and Roderic O’Conors Still Life with Cauliflower, vase of flowers and a platter made 65,000.

    RODERIC O’CONOR AT SOTHEBY’S IN NEW YORK

    Monday, January 27th, 2020

    BREEZE by Roderic O’Conor will come up at Sotheby’s sale of 19th century European art in New York on January 31. The 1898 seascape is from the collection of J.E. Safra. It is estimated at $70,000-100,000.

    RODERIC O’CONOR – BREEZE . UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IRISH ART ON VIEW IN LONDON

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019

    With major works from Roderic O’Conor and Jack B. Yeats Irish art from Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale at the RDS in Dublin on October 21 goes on view in London on October 14 and 15. The venue is La Galleria on Pall Mall. Mr. O’Driscoll started London viewings for his most important sales of Irish and International Art in latter years and has found new buyers for Irish art as a result. The catalogue, which includes work by Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, Tony Cragg, Alex Katz and Robert Motherwell, for the sale is online and London viewing gets underway at the RDS on October 18.

    RODERIC O’CONOR RHA (1860-1940) – Seated Woman in a red dress/Le Divan c1925 (150,000-250,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 110,000 AT HAMMER