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    A STANDING STONE IN THE PARK FUNDRAISER

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

    A timed online fundraising auction of work donated by Irish artists runs at Whyte’s until October 27. The Imogen Stuart Standing Stone fundraiser of 47 lots is for a piece of public sculpture at Otranto Park near Sandycove in Dublin. German by birth Imogen Stuart, now 92, is one of Ireland’s most respected artists and a Saoi of Aosdana (people of the Arts in Ireland). One of her most recent larger projects is a design for a granite sculpture, a ‘standing stone’ twelve feet in height and weighing between seven and eight tonnes. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has agreed to contribute to the erection of the sculpture and to maintain it once completed. But such a large piece of stone will be very expensive to quarry and carve, transport and install. A sum of probably more than 50,000 is needed and artists have donated work for the fundraiser for this project.

    Imogen Stuart RHA – The Good Shepherd. Design for sculpture for the Church of the Good Shepherd Churchtown Co Dublin. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 480

    A le Brocquy at Whyte’s online art sale

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020

    Hand (1971) is the title of this piece by Louis le Brocquy at Whyte’s autumn online art auction which continues until October 5. The lithograph on handmade paper, number 10 from an edition of 70, was exhibited at Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer, New York in 1971. It is estimated at 1,000-1,500. More than 260 lots are on offer in this timed sale, all at reasonable estimates. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,800 AT HAMMKER

    TIMED ONLINE AUCTION OF IRISH ART AT WHYTE’S

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

    Among the works Dublin sculptor John Behan is famous for are his depictions of famine ships in bronze. A rare depiction on canvas of a famine ship by the artist comes up at Whyte’s timed online auction running now. The acrylic on paper has rippling which has led to cracking of the paint. It is estimated at 300-500. According to the auctioneers the sale of over 260 lots with guides from as low €60 to a top estimate of €5,000 will encourage both first-time buyers and seasoned bidders. Many famous Irish artists are represented and the auction runs to October 5.

    FAMINE SHIP, 2000 – JOHN BEHAN RHA (B.1938). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 460 AT HAMMER

    HENRY TO HIGHLIGHT ART SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

    A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry will highlight Whyte’s Irish and International art sale in Dublin on September 28. The catalogue is not yet published but it will feature art by Roderic O’Conor, William Orpen, William Leech, Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Maurice MacGonigal, Harry Kernoff, Francis Bacon, Colin Middleton, Gerard Dillon, Dan O’Neill, Tom Carr, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Camille Souter, Donald Teskey and others.

    A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry

    PROCLAMATION SELLS FOR 190,000 ON THE HAMMER AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020

    A copy of the Irish Procalamation from 1916 sold for a hammer price of 190,000 at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin today. It was taken from Marks jewellers shop opposite the GPO in Dublin on April 25, 1916.

    John O’Connor in The Story of the 1916 Proclamation, Abbey Press, Dublin 1986 stated that there were 17 examples extant, of which at least six were in public institutions such as Dáil Éireann, The National Museum and University College Dublin. Two also exist in British Government archives and there is one in the Royal Collection in Buckingham Palace. Since 1986 about fifteen others have come to light from the original printing of less than 500. Most were destroyed during – or shortly after – the Rising. 

    GREAT WEEKEND IN STORE FOR ECLECTIC COLLECTORS

    Friday, July 24th, 2020

    The Wolfe Tone Archive, the Thomas Ashe Archive, 1798 and 1916 Proclamations, 1916 Rising medals and an Irish silver porringer from the Cromwellian Commonwealth period all feature at The Eclectic Collector sale at Whyte’s in Dublin on July 25 and online only on July 26. The Molesworth St., Dublin auctioneers say that this exciting sale is the most important held in recent years. Memories of the Northern Ireland Troubles include the archive of Loyalist leader William ‘Plum’ Smith.  And there is a unique collection of ephemera related to Count John McCormack. 

    The 1798 Proclamation composed by Wolfe Tone and issued by The General Commanding the French Army Jean Hardy to the People of Ireland has an estimate of €8,000-€12,000.  An  unsigned copy of Tone’s speech from the dock, four pages in his own hand, is estimated at €50,000-€70,000.A copy of The Proclamation, removed from the window of Hyman Marks, Jeweller, 31A Henry St. on April 25, 1916 by J. Brady in good condition though folded and slightly rubbed is estimated at €100,000-€150,000.  There are 1917 letters from Michael Collins to Thomas Ashe, as well as letters from Constance Markievicz and W.T. Cosgrave among a large archive of personal Ashe material.There is a huge and varied collection of material relating to The Easter Rising and the aftermath.  An archive of original letters, photographs and ephemera relating to Count John McCormack carries an estimate of €40,000-€60,000. The first part of the auction is at Freemason’s Hall on Molesworth St.  Part two, a timed online only auction, gets underway at 1 pm on July 26. There are collections of militaria, coins and banknotes. A one owner Irish coin collection has examples ranging from Viking Dublin to Georgian Ireland.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for July 9, 2020)

    Wolfe Tone’s speech from the dock on November 10, 1798 in his own hand. UPDATE: THIS MADE 42,000 AT HAMMER