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    Sunday, June 25th, 2023
    Sir William Orpen R.A., R.H.A. – The Yacht Race (Sighting the Boat). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Yacht Race (Sighting the Boat) by Sir William Orpen comes up at Sotheby’s Modern British Art sale in London on June 28. Orpen’s summer ritual from 1909 onwards had been to rent Arthur Bellingham’s house known as ‘The Cliffs’ overlooking the majestic sweep of Dublin Bay for the month of August. There he would be joined by his wife, Grace, and his daughters, Mary and Kit, along with other members of his family. Since the Howth holiday followed his summer term residency at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin friends and students sometimes joined the party. These convivial gatherings became subjects for drawings and paintings for, as his brother Richard recalled, while these ‘long, lovely, never-to-be-forgotten summer days’ were carefree. The pencil and watercolour on paper is estimated at £90,000-£130,000. A Shining Place – a Venetian painting by William John Leech – comes up at the same sale with an estimate of £50,000-£70,000.


    Friday, July 29th, 2016

    The annual summer auction of arts and antiques by Dolan’s is on view this Bank Holiday weekend in a marquee in the Connemara village of Ballyconneely.  The auction of 600 lots is over two days on August 1 and 2.  A highlight is Window Sill by William John Leech RHA, a view through the diamond paned mullioned window at Candy Cottage, the artist’s home.

    There are important works by Sean Keating, Louis le Brocquy, Kenneth Webb, Tony O’Malley, Robert Taylor Carson, Mark O’Neill, Markey Robinson, Thomas Ryan, Richard Kingston, Eileen Meagher and Arthur Maderson.   The sale features antiques and collectibles, silver, books and rugs.

    William John Leech RHA - Window Sill.

    William John Leech RHA – Window Sill. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 25,500

    Carina Scott - Manhattan Skyline.

    Carina Scott – Manhattan Skyline.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,600


    Sunday, June 7th, 2015

    Works by Sir John Lavery, Paul Henry and William John Leech will feature at Bonhams sale of Modern British and Irish art in London on June 10.  Moonlight – the Bridge by Lavery is estimated at £25,000-35,000 while The Pool in the Bog by Paul Henry has an estimate of £15,000-20,000.  Les Enfants and les Ombres by William John Leech is estimated at £8,000-12,000.

    A brace of paintings by Walter Osborne, A boy on a donkey in a landscape and Joe the Swineherd come up at Bonhams sale of 19th century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art in London on June 23.   Bonhams sale of Old Master Paintings in London on July 8 will include A Landscape Based on Dawson Grove, Co. Monaghan with the Artist Sketching by William Ashford.

    UPDATE:  William John Leech’s Les Enfants et les Ombres sold for £21,250 and The Bishop’s Castle Tearooms by Sir John Lavery sold for £37,500 over an estimate of £30,000-50,000.

    Moonlight - the Bridge by Sir John Lavery

    Moonlight – the Bridge by Sir John Lavery  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Pool in the Bog by Paul Henry

    The Pool in the Bog by Paul Henry  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £25,000