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    LAVERY’S 1919 PORTRAIT OF ANTI-WAR LIBERAL AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
    SIR JOHN LAVERY RA RSA RHA (1856-1941) – THE LADY PARMOOR, 1919

    Lavery’s portrait of The Lady Parmoor is lot 18 at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin on September 26. According to the catalogue note by Professor Kenneth McConkey the sitter, Marion Emily Ellis became the second Baroness Parmoor in July of that year. The portrait may have been painted as a wedding gift from Charles Cripps, 1st Baron Parmoor. They were both staunch anti-war Liberals. Her mother, Maria Rowntree, was of a Quaker philanthropic York family and Marion had been an implacable campaigner against conscription, narrowly escaping imprisonment for her convictions. During the twenties she and her husband veered increasingly towards the Labour Party, he becoming Leader of the House of Lords and a supporter of Ramsay MacDonald.  The portrait is estimated at 40,000-60,000.

    Artists in the sale include Jack Butler Yeats, Roderic O’Conor, John Lavery, Seán Keating, Norah McGuinness, Harry Kernoff, Mainie Jellett, Colin Middleton, Grace Henry, William Scott, Pauline Bewick, Louis le Brocquy, John Shinnors, Donald Teskey, Joseph Edward Southall and Bob Dylan. Viewing gets underway today at Whyte’s on Molesworth St., Dublin and the sale is at 6 pm next Monday at Freemason’s Hall. In person, online, telephone and absentee bidding is available.

    THE MARY AND BEN DUNNE COLLECTION

    Sunday, August 21st, 2022
    Sir John Lavery – Sketch for ‘Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1922’ (The Requiem Mass for Michael Collins)

    Sir John Lavery’s oil on canvas sketch for the funeral of Michael Collins is a highlight of the Mary and Ben Dunne Collection to be sold later this year. Singing My Dark Rosaleen by Yeat’s is another highlight. The former supermarket tycoon and his wife are downsizing and selling part of their personal collection which includes works by some of Ireland’s most celebrated painters. Works by Frank McKelvey, Dan O’Neill, Gerard Dillon, James Arthur O’Connor, Jack B. Yeats, Mary Swanzy, Roderic O’Conor, Walter Osborne, William John Leech and Sir Wiliam Orpen are among the 39 paintings to be sold. A selling exhibition of these paintings will be held at Gormley’s Dublin galleries from September 8-24 before moving to Belfast for two weeks.

    NEW WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR LAVERY AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
    Sir John Lavery – The Croquet Party 

    There was a new world record for Sir John Lavery at Christie’s Modern British and Irish Art evening sale in London last night. The Croquet Party, which was making its auction debut, sold for £2,922,000. The auction achieved £25.5 million and attracted registered bidders from 14 countries across three continents. According to Christie’s this demonstrates continued growth in the international collector base for the category.

    Bridget Riley’s Gala from the curving colour series was the top lot. It made £4,362,000, a new world auction record for the artist. No less than 60% of lots sold above the top estimate.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for March 8, 2022)

    LAVERY AT CHRISTIE’S MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH SALE

    Tuesday, March 8th, 2022
    Sir John Lavery – The Croquet Party (1890-93). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £2,922,000, A WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR LAVERY

    THE Croquet Party by Sir John Lavery comes up at Christie’s Modern British and Irish Art evening sale on March 22. The work powerfully showcases Lavery’s abiding interest in modern life, transforming a traditional group portrait into a dynamic composition that revels in the elegant fashions and pastimes of his subjects.  It is estimated at £1,200,000-1,800,000. The auction is now online for browsing.

    SUCCESSFUL DAY OF IRISH ART SALES AT SOTHEBY’S

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

    Around €5 million worth of Irish art changed hands at Sotheby’s successful day of sales of Modern British and Irish Art and online Irish art today. The top Irish lot was Early Morning, Tangier by Sir John Lavery which made £340,000. The most expensively estimated Yeats of the sale, A Nor’ Western Town, estimated at £350,000-£550,000 and from the collection of Sir Michael Smurfit, failed to find a buyer. A Welcome by Yeats by £226,800 and Paul Henry’s West of Ireland Landscape made £327,600. The Village by the Lake by Paul Henry sold for £277,200.

    At the online Irish art sale Lavery’s portrait of Mrs. Charles Baker made £214,000 and his Study for St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg made £113,400. The Face of Victory by Yeats made £100,800, and Engravings by Yeats made £88,200. A Woman Thinking by Sir William Orpen made £81,500 and The Great Blasket by Paul Henry made £75,600. Are You There by Rowan Gillespie made £107,200, Eruption by Cian McLoughlin made £52,920, Heaven is a Place on Earth by Jack Coulter made £42,329 and Cook Shack by Leah Hewson made £8,190.

    Cian McLoughlin – Eruption sold for £52,920

    A NEW YORK LAVERY AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

    The Central Park, Evening by Sir John Lavery comes up at Sotheby’s Modern Art day auction in New York on November 17. The sale will focus on works that capture the spirit of the various ways in which artists of the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century dared to challenge established norms of artistic practice to create a new and wholly modern vision of art. Ranging from Impressionism and Cubism to Abstract-Expressionism and the School of Paris, the Modern Day Auction spotlights these critical developments through the mid-20th century and will incorporate works by post-war artists to trace the origins and fulfillment of total abstraction.  Titled and dated New York 1926 the Lavery is estimated at $200,000-300,000. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IN MOROCCO BY SIR JOHN LAVERY MAKES £156,500

    Thursday, July 1st, 2021
    SIR JOHN LAVERY R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941) – In Morocco

    This newly discovered painting by Sir John Lavery sold for £156,500 at Bonhams Modern British and Irish art sale in London yesterday. It has been in a private collection in Australia for many years. Bonhams suggest that the woman in the centre of the portrait is Hazel Lavery.

    LAVERY’S HOUNSLOW SHOWS 1917 AIRFIELD

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
    Sir John Lavery, R.A. 1856 – 1941 – Hounslow

    What a difference a century makes. This flying field in Hounslow in 1917 is a long way back from the Heathrow Airport that so many of use are familiar with. It is one of Sir John Lavery’s first paintings as an official war artist. Hounslow airfield in west London was originally a cavalry barracks. It had been used to train flying officers since 1910. Initially acting at first as the base for airships, it flew Bristol Scout biplanes early in the war. By November 1917, it had received a squadron of newer Sopwith SE5A (Scout Experimental 5 A) aircraft – several of which are seen in the present canvas.  The work comes up at Sotheby’s Modern and Post War British art day sale in London on June 30 with an estimate of £80,000-120,000. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    LAVERY PORTRAIT LITHOGRAPH OF MICHAEL COLLINS AT ONLINE SALE

    Monday, May 17th, 2021

    This limited edition lithograph of a portrait of Michael Collins by Sir John Lavery is signed by both men. The artists proof was published by Wilson Hartnell and is from a private collection. It comes up as Lot 6 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online auction which runs until May 24. The estimate is 3,000-5,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,400 AT HAMMER

    LAVERY’S PORTRAIT OF LADY CASTLEROSSE AT PALM SPRINGS

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

    Sir John Lavery’s painting of the Viscountess Castlerosse at Palm Springs. comes up at Christie’s Modern British Art evening sale in London on March 1 with an estimate of £400,000-600,000. With all its connotations of the rich at play in the years between the First and Second World Wars it is redolent of an era long gone. Doris Delavigne married the 6th Earl of Kenmare in 1928. A similar version of the scene sold for €50,000 at de Veres in Dublin in 2014.

    Christie’s list the provenance as: The artist, and by descent to his granddaughter, Lady Ann Sempill.
    Her sale; Christie’s, London, 13 May 1966, lot 77, as ‘Portrait of Lady Castlerosse, seated on a springboard at Palm Springs’.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 22 May 1997, lot 264, as ‘Lady Castlerosse on a diving board’, where purchased by the present owner.

    SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941) The Viscountess Castlerosse, Palm Springs (the version sold at de Veres). UPDATE: THE WORK AT CHRISTIE’S SOLD FOR £862,500, A RECORD FOR A PORTRAIT BY LAVERY