antiquesandartireland.com

Information about Art, Antiques and Auctions in Ireland and around the world
  • ABOUT
  • About Des
  • Contact
  • Posts Tagged ‘Whyte’s’

    NEW WORLD RECORD FOR PAUL HENRY AT WHYTE’S

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

    A new world record for Paul Henry sealed the success of Whyte’s Irish and International online art auction in Dublin last evening. The Henry, A Sunny Day, Connemara, made 420,000 at hammer in a sale which brought in 1.6 million. Among the other hammer prices were The Meal, Samoa by Mary Swanzy (48,000); Triptych, a lithograph by Francis Bacon (44,000); Fleurs sur une chaise by Roderic O’Conor (42,000); Our Lady of Lourdes, a stained glass panel from the Harry Clarke Studio with an estimate of 3,000-5,000 (36,000); Painting by Mainie Jellett (36,000) and Water, Light Bahamas by Tony O’Malley (36,000).

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for October 17, 10 and 7 2020).

    Harry Clarke Studios – Our Lady of Lourdes

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT WHYTE’S ONLINE SALE

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020

    A Sunny Day, Connemara will highlight Whyte’s online sale of important Irish and International art in Dublin on October 19. It is estimated at €150,000-€200,000. The auction features artists like Roderic O’Conor, William Orpen, William Leech, Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Maurice MacGonigal, Francis Bacon, Gerard Dillon, Dan O’Neill, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Camille Souter and Donald Teskey.  Due to the current restrictions it will be a virtual sale from Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth St., Dublin at 6 pm with absentee, telephone and online bidders but no public attendance. Viewing by appointment continues at Whyte’s today, tomorrow and Monday.  The sale will be broadcast live on bid.whytes.ie and invaluable.com

    A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR €420,000 AT HAMMER

    IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL ART AT WHYTE’S

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020

    Given that 2020 vision turned out foggy it is good to see postponed Irish art going ahead.  At the eleventh hour Whyte’s had to reschedule their sale of Irish and International Art scheduled for September 28.  It is due to take place at Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth St. on October 19.  The highlight  is A Sunny Day, Connemara by Paul Henry (€150,000-€200,000).and there is work by artists like 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, Louis le Brocquy, Tony O’Malley, Camille Souter, Donald Teskey and many others.  The sale is on view at Whyte’s from October 12 and both the catalogue and the auction are online.

    Coastal Report. by Donald Teskey. UPDATE: THIS MADE 23,000 AT HAMMER

    WHYTE’S GOES VIRTUAL FOR IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL SALE

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

    The re-scheduled Irish and International Art auction at Whyte’s on October 19 will be a virtual sale. It will be conducted by an auctioneer in the auction room with absentee, telephone and online bids and no public attendance. Under Level 3 restrictions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus no indoor public events can take place in Ireland. This includes public auctions. The sale will be broadcast at bid.whytes.ie and invaluable.com. Viewing at Whyte’s on Molesworth Street, Dublin will be by appointment from October 12-19. Among the lots on offer is Triptych by Francis Bacon, a lithograph numbered 98 from an edition of 180 with an estimate of 15,000-20,000.

    FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) – TRIPTYCH, 1983-84 UPDATE: THIS MADE 44,000 AT HAMMER

    COVID-19 THREATENS POSTPONEMENT OF SOME SALES

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020

    Should Dublin move to Level 3 lockdown – as seems likely – it might mean that some upcoming auctions will be postponed. One of the biggest of the up and comings is Whyte’s Irish and International Art Auction scheduled to take place on September 28. This sale will be postponed if Dublin moves to Level 3, which prevents all indoor gatherings apart from weddings and funerals. UPDATE: THIS SALE HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 19.

    ALAMEDA DE HERCULES, SEVILLA, 1892 by SIR JOHN LAVERY RA RSA RHA (1856-1941) is lot 24 at Whyte’s

    EXCESSIVELY RARE PIECE OF IRISH SILVER AT WHYTE’S

    Thursday, July 9th, 2020

    An excessively rare piece of Irish silver, the Commonwealth/Charles II two-handled porringer, comes up at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on July 25. Known as the ‘IS’ Porringer and with the maker’s mark unidentified it was made in Dublin around 1659/60. The piece is of plain form with scroll handles and engraved ‘IS’ within a wreath. It was sold for £3,000 (the equivalent of €61,000 in 2020) by How of Edinburgh at the 1967 Grosvenor House Antique Dealers’ Fair and is now estimated at 50,000-70,000.

    The sale features a wealth of historically important material including The Wolfe Tone Archive, The Thomas Ashe Archive, 1798 and 1916 Proclamations, 1916 Rising medals, uniforms and weapons, collectibles from the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, including the archive of Loyalist leader William ‘Plum’ Smith and a unique collection of ephemera related to Count John McCormack. Part 1 of the sale on July 25 at Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth St. in Dublin will be followed on July 26 by a timed online only auction.

    An extremely rare Commonwealth period Irish silver porringer. UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    A VARIED SELECTION OF ARTWORKS AT WHYTE’S TIMED ONLINE SALE

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Whytes will offer an interesting selection of 242 artworks at their timed online summer sale on July 6.  There are landscapes by Paul Henry, Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig, Cecil Maguire and George Gillespie. Modern and Contemporary artists like Louis le Brocquy, William Scott, George Campbell, Dan O’Neill, Arthur Armstrong, Graham Knuttel, Arthur Maderson, Gladys MacCabe and Markey Robinson all feature as well as sculpture by Orla de Bri, Rory Breslin, John Behan, Joseph Sloan, Paddy Campbell and Eamon O’Doherty.

    There is a 1930’s topographical view by the Welsh artist  Edward Morland Lewis of Union Quay, Cork in which the old red brick garda headquarters is prominent. He worked under Walter Sickert as pupil and assistant. Many of his paintings were based on photographs of seaside towns in Wales, Ireland, northern France and Spain. The artist joined the staff of Chelsea College of Art where his colleagues included Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and John Piper. He died in North Africa in 1943 while on active service as a camouflage officer.  It is estimated at €2,000-€3,000.  Salvador Dali,  Banksy, Sir Terry Frost, Larry Rivers, Tracey Emin and Bob Dylan feature too.  

     Union Quay in Cork by Edward Morland Lewis  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    ART BY BOB DYLAN AT WHYTE’S IRISH SALE

    Sunday, June 28th, 2020

    Art by Salvador Dali,  Banksy, Sir Terry Frost, Larry Rivers, Tracey Emin and Bob Dylan will feature among 242 lots at Whyte’s sale in Dublin on July 6.  A painting by Dylan entitled Vista from Balcony, is estimated at €800-€1,000.  Dylan has been making art since the 1960’s when he came on the scene as a young folk singer.  This piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Washington Green Fine Art.

    Vista from Balcony by Bob Dylan  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,000 AT HAMMER

    BIDDING OPENS ON WHYTE’S SUMMER ART SALE

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

    Bidding on Whyte’s online summer art sale opens today. There are 242 lots in the auction which continues until July 6. It includes work by Paul Henry, William Scott, Louis le Brocquy, Dan O’Neill, William Conor and Cecil Maguire.

    Claddagh Village, 1928 by Paul Henry (40,000-60,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    SHOW GOES ON IN DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES

    Saturday, March 28th, 2020

    The show must go on but not in all circumstances.  At home and abroad many sales are being postponed and rescheduled.  Among the postponements last week was Sotheby’s much vaunted London sale of the Patrick Kelly Collection from 44 Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. This was a loss and the sense of disappointment was palpable but the auction will no doubt eventually go ahead.The sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam was postponed last week and among the auctions not going ahead in the coming week are sales at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Mullen’s Collectors Cabinet sale at Laurel Park in Bray and a planned sale of pub memorabilia at Victor Mee’s in Co. Cavan. These auctions are set up and ready to go at a moments notice whenever the all clear is given.  Even where an auction is scheduled to go ahead right now it is advisable to check at the last minute before travelling. All sales at Bonhams are postponed until April 21, there is a revised schedule at Christie’s, Sotheby’s has reduced the schedule, all auctions at James Adam in Dublin are temporarily postponed and Fonsie Mealy is open by appointment only.  Whyte’s offices are closed but business continues behind closed doors and this is the case with many leading auctioneering firms right now.