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    WHYTE’S ART SALE GROSSES OVER 900,000

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

    The Irish and International Art sale at Whyte’s grossed just over 900,000 with 75% of lots on offer sold. More than 100 people attended the sale with over 200 more competing by telephone, internet and absentee bids. Bids were received from were Angola, Uruguay, and United Arab Emirates.

    The Butler Gallery Benefit Auction grossed 50,000. The money will be used for the gallery’s new venue, Evans’ Home in Kilkenny.

    The top lot was Louis le Brocquy’s Image of Samuel Beckett 1980 which sold for 210,000 over a top estimate of 150,000. It went to a collector in London. Woman with Birds by Colin Middleton made 42,000; Woman with Red Hair by May Guinness made 34,000 over a top estimate of 8,000. It went to a collector in California.

    WOMAN WITH RED HAIR BY MAY GUINNESS

    ANOTHER MILLION EURO PLUS SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

    THERE was another million euro plus sale of Irish art at Whyte’s in Dublin on May 27. The auction grossed 1.1 million and 70% of lots offered were sold. The top price of 100,000 on the hammer was achieved for Paul Henry’s Western Landscape, a typical later work.

    Western Landscape by Paul Henry made 100,000 at hammer

    Sir John Lavery’s Mary in Black made a hammer price of 75,000; Jack Yeats’ A Quay Workers Home made 68,000 and William Leech’sStill Life with Flowers in a Vase made 60,000. Works that exceeded expectations included Nevill Johnson Nurses, 1953, (21,000 ); Liam O’Neill The Cornfield, 1995, (6,000); Arthur Maderson Canal Du Midi, Near Castelnaudary, France (9,000) and Ciarán Clear Winter Night, Connemara Coast (6,800).

    EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AT WHYTE’S SALE

    Friday, March 1st, 2019

    Whyte’s evening auction of Irish & International art at the RDS on March 4 promises to deliver another exciting opportunity for collectors to acquire rare artworks.  Viewing is from 10 am to 6 pm each day from March 2. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    UPDATE:  Just under 90% of lots sold with a gross total of 1.25 million.  The highest price paid was €150,000 for a Jack Yeats 14 by 18 inches oil, titled “Justice”. A smaller Yeats oil – “A Passage is Required”, 9 by 14 inches, took a winning bid of €115,000. Both went to collectors in Dublin. A very large oil by James Humbert Craig, which was painted for the Empire Marketing Board in the 1920s for use on a poster promoting the linen industry, well exceeded its pre-sale estimate of €20,000 to €30,000, going to a Dublin collector who outbid a Northern Ireland institution at €54,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for February 24 and February 13,  2019)

    TONY O’MALLEY HRHA (1913-2003) – Abstract 1976 (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE:   THIS WAS UNSOLD

    MAINIE JELLETT (1897-1944) – Abstract Design (9,000-12,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER

    JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) – At the Feis (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,800 AT HAMMER

    SIR WILLIAM ORPEN – Lord George Hell (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART ON OFFER AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, September 27th, 2018

    Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, William Conor, Seán Keating, John Lavery, Walter Osborne, William Leech, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Basil Blackshaw, Patrick Heron and Terry Frost will all feature at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art in Dublin on October 1.  There are 168 lots in the sale. Viewing at the RDS gets underway on September 29.  In a move aimed at reducing costs to collectors the Dublin based auction house has set up its own live bidding platform with Auction Mobility.  There is no extra charge to bid live on  bid.whytes.ie.

    The catalogue is online. Here is a selection:

    UPDATE:  A total of 80% of lots were sold for €1.6 million. Highlights included Jack Yeats Pilot Sligo River at €370,000, Patrick Heron Bedroom Mousehole at €125,000, Paul Henry Evening Silence and Peace County Mayo at €80,000,  Seán Keating Thinking Out Gobnet, €56,000, and Walter Osborne Rush and Lusk, €40,000.

    WILLIAM CROZIER HRHA (1930-2011) – BLUE FOXGLOVES IN INTERIOR (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,600 AT HAMMER

    STEPHEN MCKENNA PPRHA (1939-2017) – INTERIOR OF VILLA, POMPEII, 1986 (6,000-8,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    SIR TERRY FROST RA (BRITISH, 1915-2003) – UNTITLED ABSTRACT (6,000-8,000)  UDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) – EVENING, SILENCE AND PEACE, COUNTY MAYO, c.1935-1943 (60,000-80,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 80,000 AT HAMMER

    SIR JOHN LAVERY RA RSA RHA (1856-1941) – MOONLIGHT – THE BRIDGE, 1912 (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    WALTER FREDERICK OSBORNE RHA ROI (1859-1903) – THE VILLAGE STREET, RUSH & LUSK, COUNTY DUBLIN, c1898 (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    THE ART OF IRISH FREE STATE BACON AT WHYTE’S AUCTION

    Thursday, May 21st, 2015

    Irish Free State Bacon at Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on May 25 recalls an advertising campaign on British billboards in the late 1920’s.  The artist Sean Keating (1889-1977) was commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board to design three posters for the English market. Irish Free State Bacon, Irish Free State Dairying and Irish Free State Chicken were used between June and July 1929.  This was  a time when access to the English market was of vital importance to the fledgling Free State.  The gouache, pencil and coloured chalk work is estimated at 15,000-20,000.  There are 181 lots on Whyte’s catalogue, which is on line. Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May 15, 2015).

    Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977) IRISH FREE STATE BACON, 1928 (15,000-20,000).

    Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977) IRISH FREE STATE BACON, 1928 (15,000-20,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Stuart Morle (b.1960) STILL LIFE WITH SEASHELLS AND OSTRICH EGG (2,000-3,000).

    Stuart Morle (b.1960) STILL LIFE WITH SEASHELLS AND OSTRICH EGG (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,600 AT HAMMER

    John Behan RHA (b.1938) UNTITLED, 2000 bronze; (unique) (1,500-1,800).

    John Behan RHA (b.1938) UNTITLED, 2000 bronze; (unique) (1,500-1,800).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,100 AT HAMMER

     Patrick Swift (1927-1983) GIRL IN A GARDEN, c.1953   (20,000-30,000).

    Patrick Swift (1927-1983) GIRL IN A GARDEN, c.1953 (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 20,000 AT HAMMER

    Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) INDECISION, c.1950  (20,000-30,000).

    Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974) INDECISION, c.1950 (20,000-30,000).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

     Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940) NUDE IN THE STUDIO (30,000-40,000)

    Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) NUDE IN THE STUDIO (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930) SAINT AUDEON'S ARCH, A BIT OF THE OLD CITY WALL, DUBLIN watercolour  (2,000-3,000).

    Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930) SAINT AUDEON’S ARCH, A BIT OF THE OLD CITY WALL, DUBLIN watercolour (2,000-3,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 2,100 AT HAMMER

     Maurice MacGonigal PRHA (1900-1979) VIEW OF BOLTON STREET, DUBLIN AT THE INTERSECTION WITH CAPEL STREET, c.1927 (4,000-5,000).

    Maurice MacGonigal PRHA (1900-1979) VIEW OF BOLTON STREET, DUBLIN AT THE INTERSECTION WITH CAPEL STREET, c.1927 (4,000-5,000).   UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,600 AT HAMMER

    James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RAIN STORM, COUNTY ANTRIM, c.1920 (4,000-6,000).

    James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944) RAIN STORM, COUNTY ANTRIM, c.1920 (4,000-6,000). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD