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    LEADING IRISH ARTISTS FEATURE AT WHYTE’S SALE

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019
    Yeats, Henry, Orpen, le Brocquy, O’Malley, McGuinness and many other leading Irish artists will feature at Whyte’s Irish and International art auction at the RDS on March 4.  Whyte’s enjoyed a record breaking year of art sales in 2018 and anticipate that more than a million worth of Irish art will change hands in this sale of 208 lots.

    There are two oils by Jack B. Yeats, A passage is Required for 1953 and Justice from 1946. Each is estimated at 100,000-150,000.  Study for a Family by Louis le Brocquy is one of a series that culminated in his celebrated work A Family in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland  This 1951 work is estimated at 50,000-70,000.  There are portrait heads of W B Yeats and Francis Bacon in the sale as well as an offering of le Brocquy’s Tain Prints guiding at 1,500-2,000 each. A Kerry Bog by Paul Henry dates to 1934-35 and is estimated at 60,000-80,000 and Margaret Clarke’s Double Portrait of Two Girls is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  The sale offers work by Banksy, Samuel Brocas, Mildred Ann Butler, William Conor, Barrie Cooke, Sir Terry Frost, Sean Keating, Tony O’Malley, Estella Solomons, Kenneth Webb and a watercolour of the proposed new post office in Sackville Street – the GPO in O’Connell St., Dublin – by its architect Francis Johnston among numerous works.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    FRONT ELEVATION OF THE PROPOSED GENERAL POST OFFICE, DUBLIN, 1814 FRANCIS JOHNSTON RHA (1760-1829)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    Justice (1946) by Jack B Yeats  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 150,000 AT HAMMER

    A Kerry Bog by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 66,000 AT HAMMER

    Study for a Family 1951 by Louis le Brocquy  UPDATE: THIS MADE 49,000 AT HAMMER

    A 1953 OIL BY JACK B. YEATS AT WHYTE’S SALE IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

    Jack b. Yeats – A Passage is Required, 1953  UPDATE: THIS MADE 115,000 AT HAMMER

    A 1953 oil by Jack B. Yeats will lead Whyte’s spring auction of Irish and International art in Dublin at 6 pm on March 4.  A Passage is Required is estimated at 100,000-150,000.  The sale offers collectors and exciting opportunity to acquire rare artworks.  Highlights consigned include an oil by Margaret Clarke, a piece of stained glass from the workshop of Harry Clarke and a 1950’s oil by Norah McGuinness.  There is work by James Humbert Craig, Camille Souter, Evie Hone, Sean Keating, Roderic O’Cnor, Gerard Dillon, Louis le Brocquy, Kenneth Webb and others.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:U

    ANNIE, 1956 NORAH MCGUINNESS HRHA (1901-1980) UPDATE: THIS MADE  8,500 AT HAMMER

    OLIVER GOLDSMITH, 1861 JOHN HENRY FOLEY RA RHA (1818-1874) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Louis le Brocquy – Study for A Family, 1951  UPDATE: THIS MADE 49,000 AT HAMMER

    Studio of Harry Clarke – Stained glass door panel. UPDATE: THIS MADE 25,000 AT HAMMER

    RECORD BREAKING WHITE GLOVE POSTCARDS SALE AT WHYTE’S

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019

    The top lot was this album of 450 mixed early 20th century cards. This image is of Kingston, Jamaica after the January 1907 earthquake. It made 2,100

    There was a white glove sale at Whyte’s when every single lot from the postcard collection of Dubliner Seamus Kearns went under the hammer yesterday.  Over 100,000 postcards were offered and every single lot was sold.  The sale grossed 130,000, a world record for a single owner collection of picture postcards.

    Seamus Kearns (1929-2014) began collecting stamps in the 1930’s and fell in love with old postcards in the 1950’s when he started amassing this collection. A founder of the Irish Picture Postcard Society, he provided many exhibitions around the country, including a major show at The Guinness Hopstore in 1994. The collection encompassed Irish topographical views, historic events, advertising, comic and greetings. There were also large collections of worldwide cards including Gruss Aus (German Greetings From cards), Art Nouveau and Art Deco, glamour, greetings and comic.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland,com for January 12, 2019)

    PICTURE POSTCARD PERFECT AT WHYTE’S AUCTION

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Postcards offer a fascinating and enduring pictorial record in a way that social media is unlikely to achieve.  More than 100,000 postcards from the collection of late Dubliner Seamus Kearns will come up at Whyte’s in Dublin on January 26.  There are cards from the length and breadth of Ireland in a collection that includes topographical views, historic events, advertising, comic cards and greeting cards.  The worldwide collection features German Gruss Aus (Greetings from) cards, examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco and glamour cards.

    A founder of the Irish Picture Postcard Society Seamus Kearns (1929-2014) began collecting stamps in the 1930’s and fell in love with old postcards in the 1950’s when he started amassing this collection.  He provided many exhibitions around the country including a show at the Guinness Hopstore in 1994. The main value is in Irish topographical and historical Irish cards.  There are views of villages and towns from the early 1900’s to the 1950’s.  Historic events like the 1916 Rising are covered.  Every county is represented with views which show a transition from muddy roads and horse drawn vehicles to tarmac, trams, buses and motor cars. Auction estimates range from 50 to 3,000.  The collection has been broken up into 500 lots with a total estimated value of 50,000-70,000.  The number of cards per lot varies from ten to over 3,000.  A collection of 110 cards of Belfast is estimated at 50,  a collection of Irish advertising cards is estimated at 3,000.  The catalogue is online and the sale can be viewed at Whyte’s from January 23.

    Lot 411 is an album of 480 mixed advertising and Art Deco cards UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400

    Patrick’s Hill, Cork from an album of 130 cards of Cork and Queenstown (200-300).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 50

    A collection of 45 postcards of Lucan (80-120). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 300

    Lot 311 is an album of 120 Irish advertising cards (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 400

    A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS

    Monday, December 24th, 2018

    A postcard of William St., Galway

    Over 100,000 postcards will be offered by Whyte’s in Dublin on January 26. The collection was formed by Dubliner, Seamus Kearns (1929-2014). He began collecting stamps in the 1930s and fell in love with old postcards in the 1950s, since when he started amassing this collection. A founder of the Irish Picture Postcard Society, he provided many exhibitions around the country, including a major show at The Guinness Hopstore in 1994. The main value is in Irish topographical and historical Irish cards – views of villages and towns from the early 1900s to the 1950s as well as historic events such as the 1916 rising. With the advent of texting and selfies the sales of postcards have gone into decline but this collection shows what we are missing today – not only the wonderful images but also the thoughtful messages.  Pictured is a card showing William St., Galway in by gone days.  A bit of Christmas nostalgia for our readers, to whom we wish a very happy Christmas.

    WHYTE’S SALE OFFERS COLLECTORS KEY PIECES OF IRISH ART

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

    The evening sale of Important Irish Art at Whyte’s at the RDS in Dublin on November 26 will offer collectors an opportunity to acquire key pieces from this flagship winter sale.  Highlights include The Man with the Wrinkled Face by Yeats (80,000-120,000) and le Brocquy’s Image of Samuel Beckett (150,000-250,000) from 1994, one of a number of exemplary works by le Brocquy in the sale.  There are three horse paintings by Basil Blackshaw, some exceptional work by Irish women artists, a selection of sculpture and work by a wide variety of celebrated Irish artists.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    IMAGE OF SAMUEL BECKETT, 1994 LOUIS LE BROCQUY HRHA (1916-2012) (150,000-250,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    THE MAN WITH THE WRINKLED FACE, 1944 JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) (80,000-120,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 245,000 AT HAMMER

    SELF PORTRAIT, c.1914 MARGARET CLARKE (NÉE CRILLEY) RHA (1888-1961) (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 48,000 AT HAMMER

    MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE, WEST OF IRELAND, 1913-1914 PAUL HENRY RHA (1876-1958) (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 44,000 AT HAMMER

    VIEWING NOW UNDERWAY FOR WHYTE’S LATEST COLLECTOR’S SALE

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    The Eclectic Collection sale at Whyte’s in Dublin on September 15 is the latest in this series of increasingly popular auctions.  This one has almost 600 lots ranging from a Celtic Revival harp from Sydney, Australia to a copy of the Irish Proclamation to Bono’s schoolboy copy of Lord of the Flies.  The catalogue is online and the auction is now on view.  Here is a small selection:

    UPDATE: THE GROSS TOTAL OF THE SALE CAME TO 420,000

    Padraig Pearse chair from St. Enda’s School sold for 7,800 at hammer.

    1916 (24 APRIL) THE PROCLAMATION OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC. AN ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THIS HISTORIC DOCUMENT. UPDATE: THIS WAS SOLD IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION FOR 100,000.

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CELTIC REVIVAL HARP BY JAMES MCFALL, BELFAST. (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    1830S SIX VIEWS OF NEW YORK AND ITS ENVIRONS BY WH BARTLETT (300-400)  UDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A PIECE OF AVIATION HISTORY AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    In June 1919 the British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara in a modified First World War bomber which they crash landed in a field.   Local man Jim Fawl removed a souvenir from the crash site, a wooden rib, probably part of an aileron. The piece of aviation history came to light almost one hundred years later on RTE’s National Treasures programme and has been on exhibition in the Museum of Country Life, Castlebar since then.
    It is lot 137 in Whyte’s Eclectic Collector auction in Dublin at 11 am on September 15 estimated at €6,000-€8,000.  The sale includes historic artefacts, manuscripts, documents, maps, books, Irish provincial silver, advertising signs, posters, jewellery, watches, militaria, coins, medals and banknotes.
    UPDATE:  THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    BIG NAMES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES AT WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Saturday, July 7th, 2018
    Louis le Brocquy, Sean McSweeney, Markey Robinson, Peter Curling, Felim Egan, Edward Delaney and Brian Ballard are among the familiar names at Whyte’s summer auction in Dublin at 6 pm on July 9.  There will be nearly 300 lots with estimates from a little as 100 euro making this sale a great opportunity for emerging collectors.

    Lot 63 is the 2009 Obama inauguration poster by Shepard Fairey signed by the artist and estimated at 500-700.  Ceili Dancers by Oisin Kelly, less than six inches high and on a Connemara marble base, is estimated at just 300-500.  For this sale Whyte’s has changed its live  bidding platform.  There will be no extra charge for live bidding on the auction if it is done through Whyte’s.  Those who have already registered with the firm will have to do so again to avail of this. Third party auction platforms like Invaluable or The Saleroom will charge the customer 3% to 5% plus VAT.  The catalogue is online.

    2009 Obama inauguration poster  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 850 AT HAMMER

    Ceili Dancers by Oisin Kelly  UPDATE: THIS MADE 640 AT HAMMER

    A SUMMER ART SALE AT WHYTE’S IN DUBLIN

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

    The summer art evening sale by Whyte’s in Dublin on July 9 boasts nearly 300 lots with guides from as little as 100 euro.  This affordable selection features many of the big names of Irish art. Whytes has changed its internal internet bidding platform for this auction and will sell the works at no extra charge to those who bid live through their own site.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    JOHN CHRISTOPHER BROBBEL RBA (B.1950) – CARROWTEIGE, COUNTY MAYO, 1989 (400-600)  U[PDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    PAULINE BEWICK RHA (B.1935) – FOSSETT’S HORSE RIDES, 2001 (800-1,000)   UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    CECILY BRENNAN (B.1955) – CLOUD CROSSING MOUNTAIN (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS WAS PASSED

    MARIA SIMONDS-GOODING RHA (B.1939) – ENCLOSURE ON A MOUNTAIN, 1989 ETCHING, WORKING PROOF (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 280 AT HAMMER

    MICHEAL FARRELL (1940-2000) – THE KNEE CAP, 1978 (24/120) (250-350)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 380 AT HAMMER

    FELIM EGAN (B.1952) – LAGOON A (etching 38/75) (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 220