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    CHRISTMAS ART AND COLLECTIBLES AT WHYTE’S

    Friday, December 10th, 2021
    GERARD DILLON. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR €1,250

    This watercolour by Gerard Dillon is lot 92 at Whyte’s Christmas sale of art and collectibles. It is estimated at €1,000-€1,500. The timed online only auction ends at 6 pm on December 13. It is on view at Molesworth St., Dublin from 1 pm to 5 pm n December 11 and 12 and from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday. There are 278 lots in the auction.

    YEATS MAKES €1.4 MILLION AT HAMMER AT WHYTE’S

    Monday, November 29th, 2021

    Shouting, an epic large scale work by Jack B. Yeats, made a hammer price of €1.4 million at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin tonight. With fees and VAT this amounted to €1.74 million. It had been estimated at €1.5 million – €2 million, making it the most expensively estimated Irish artwork to come to sale in Ireland. Painted in 1950 this visionary work, painted late in his career, is considered to be one of his finest achievements. It ranks as one of the most expensive Yeats paintings ever sold. At the sale of the Ernie O’Malley Collection at Whyte’s in Dublin in 2019 Reverie  and Evening in Spring, both by Yeats, made €1.4 and €1.3 million respectively. In 2001 The Whistle of a Jacket made £1.4 million (€1.65 million) at Christie’s in London and The Wild Ones by Yeats made £1.2  million (€1.42   million) at Sotheby’s in 1999. The winter selling season of Irish art has proved to be spectacular so far.  Sales at Sotheby’s, de Veres and Bonhams last week achieved an aggregate of around €7 million.  With 50 in room bidders, 500 on-line bidders and about 60 telephone bidders Whyte’s added another €2.5 million to that total with 85% of lots sold. There were new world records for Grace Henry and Graham Knuttel.  With big sales at Morgan O’Driscoll on November 30 and at James Adam in Dublin on December 8 in the offing the winter selling season for Irish art is set to surpass €10 million easily. Irish women artists fared particularly well at Whyte’s. The Fortune Teller by Grace Henry made €37,000 at hammer over a top estimate of €7,000; A Cove in Lake Garda by Letitia Hamilton made €17,000 over a top estimate of €12,000 and The Stringagh (Co. Meath) by Nano Reid made €12,000 over a top estimate of €8,000.

    JACK B YEATS SHOUTING

    AFFORDABLE IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S TIMED ONLINE SALE

    Friday, October 1st, 2021
    DESMOND KINNEY (1934-2014) – Early Evening, Donegal, 2000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,200 AT HAMMER

    A timed online autumn art sale runs at Whyte’s until October 18. Pictured here is Early Evening, Donegal by Desmond Kinney which is estimated at 800-1,200. Many well known Irish artists are included in this sale of affordable works. With almost 300 lots and guides from as low €80 to a top estimate of €5,000 this sale will encourage both first-time buyers and seasoned bidders to ‘click and win’ in this tempting online-only offering. 

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT WHYTE’S TODAY

    Monday, September 27th, 2021

    Paul Henry, Daniel O’Neill, Nathaniel Hill, William Henry Bartlett, Seán Keating Percy French, Mildred Anne Butler, Susan ‘Lily’ Yeats, Letitia Hamilton, Grace Henry, Cecil Maguire, Patrick Collins, Seán Scully, Tony O’Malley, John Shinnors, Hughie O’Donoghue, Donald Teskey, Anthony Scott, Howard Hodgkin, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Pablo Picasso all feature at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin today. The online auction gets underway at 6 pm. 

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for September 23 and September 18, 2021)

    Lot 59 – HOWARD HODGKIN (BRITISH, 1932-2017) – FOR JACK, 2005 (€5,000-€7,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,200 AT HAMMER

    VIEWING FOR WHYTE’S ART SALE UNDERWAY IN DUBLIN

    Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

    Viewing is now underway in Dublin for Whyte’s evening and online sale of Irish and International art on September 27. Shown here is A Games of Dominoes, Brittany, 1893 by William Henry Bartlett ROI, RBC (1858-1932). Lot 121 is estimated at 20,000-30,000. Bartlett is represented in The National Gallery of Ireland, and in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, as well as public galleries in England including Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool, and Melbourne Australia. The sale of 158 lots includes on the international side art by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, a Madoura plate by Picasso and a Picasso lithograph.  

    A Games of Dominoes, Brittany, 1893 by William Henry Bartlett ROI, RBC (1858-1932). UPDATE: THIS MADE 26,000 AT HAMMER

    ICONIC CONNEMARA SCENE BY PAUL HENRY AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, September 18th, 2021
    A Village in Connemara by Paul Henry. UPDATE: THIS MADE 120,000 AT HAMMER

    An Iconic Connemara scene by Paul Henry will highlight Whyte’s sale of Irish and International art in Dublin on September 27. With its windswept tree and post impressionist style A Village in Connemara is a small though important work which measures just six inches by eight. It was acquired by Lt. Colonel Frank Stanton who visited Ireland around 1919-20 and met the artist. He bought six paintings and brought them back to Canada with his fiancee Mary Preston of Gormanston, Co. Meath. On another visit in 1936 he met Paul Henry again and bought three more paintings. They were passed on to his daughters, nephews and nieces. One daughter gave this one to her niece who gifted it to her husband, the present owner. It is estimated at €60,000-€80,000.

     Prime lots include Harvesters by Dan O’Neill (€30,000-€40,000); Horses and Donkeys in a Wooded landscape by Thomas Roberts (1749-1778) and Convalescent by Nathanial Hill (1860-1930), each estimated at €20,000-€30,000.  There is a complete selection of 84 broadsides by Jack B. Yeats, a portrait of James Millington Synge by Harry Kernoff, a view of the Bridge and Castle, Macroom by Kenneth Webb, Beara by Louis le Brocquy, a mask of the River Lee by Rory Breslin and paintings by William Scott, Tony O’Malley, Barrie Cooke, John Shinnors and Donald Teskey. On the international side there is art by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, a Madoura plate by Picasso and a Picasso lithograph.  The auction of 158 lots will be on view at Whyte’s from next Wednesday.

    VIEWING UNDERWAY FOR WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021

    Viewing for the summer art auction at Whyte’s on June 14 gets underway at Molesworth St. in Dublin today. Visitors are requested to wear face masks. The timed online auction runs until 6 pm next Monday. This is a sale of over 300 lots with guide estimates from 60 to 5,000. Many famous Irish artists are represented and Whyte’s say that it is an ideal time for newcomers and established collectors to dip their toe into the art world. The catalogue is online.

    Louis le Brocquy – No Lemon (1974) 59/75 (1,000-1,500)

    MULDOON AND THE RATTLESNAKE BY YEATS AT WHYTE’S

    Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

    THIS painting by Jack B  Yeats with the intriguing title Muldoon and Rattlesnake, Drumcliffe Strand, Co. Sligo, 1928 comes up at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin on May 31. Drumcliffe farmer Mike Muldoon was a famous amateur jockey and athlete in Sligo in the late 19th century. His successes at the strand races caught the imagination of many local people and the artist.  He and his horse Rattlesnake were the subject of two other works by Yeats and his prowess as an athlete inspired an 1899 watercolour titled In the Foot Race there are many to Compete now in the collection of Ireland’s National Gallery.  The races on the strand were a favourite theme of many early works by Yeats and Hilary Pyle speculates that Muldoon may have been the inspiration for one of the jockeys in Before the Start at the National Gallery.  Memories of the strand races, the crowds and the excitement obviously resonated deeply with Yeats as this painting was made at least 30 years after he had seen Muldoon in action. It is estimated at €100,000-€150,000. UPDATE: THIS MADE 160,000 AT HAMMER

    KEVIN BARRY LETTER HIGHLIGHTS ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, May 8th, 2021

    A letter from Kevin Barry to Kathleen Carney just hours before he was executed is the most expensively estimated lot at Whyte’s annual Eclectic Collector sale next weekend. There are historical artefacts, manuscripts, books, maps, militaria, coins, banknotes, tribal objects and rare whiskies on offer. The auction kicks off with a Bronze Age sword found in Co. Fermanagh 70 years ago and estimated at €4,500-€5,500. At around 3000 years old it is the oldest object on offer. A copy of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 signed by many of the negotiators (€5,000-€7,000) is in sharp contrast in terms of age. The letter Kevin Barry wrote to his friend Kathleen Carney, who would have been about 20 at the time, is estimated at €60.000-€80,000.  In the hours leading up to his hanging the 18 year old medical student mentions visits from two Sisters of Charity, the chaplain Fr. Albert, two Bon Secours Sisters  and finishes … “say a little prayer for me when I cash in, your pal, Kevin”.  Because Kevin Barry died at such a young age his signature is much prized by collectors. The sale includes four of his schoolbooks, including his French book signed K. Barry, Loyalist.A  collection of memorabilia relating to Count John McCormack and his family, including his portable altar and Papal Count uniforms, will arouse much interest. This is a timed online sale with the first session starting at noon on May and the second getting underway at noon on May 16. The online catalogue lists 655 lots.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR A HAMMER PRICE OF €75,000

    BRAQUE ETCHING AT DUBLIN ONLINE SALE

    Monday, March 22nd, 2021
    Lemons by Georges Braque (1882-1963). UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,200 AT HAMMER

    This etching with aquatint by Georges Braque dates to 1929 and is No. 3 from an edition of 50. It comes up at Whyte’s online sale of Irish and International Art this evening with an estimate of 2,000-3,000. The virtual auction of 153 lots features work by sculptors John Behan and Rowan Gillespie, paintings by Jack B. Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, Paul Henry, Patrick Scott, Camille Souter,  William Crozier, James Humbert Craig, Gladys Maccabe, Dan O’Neill and international artists Tracey Emin, Bob Dylan and Damien Hirst.