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    Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

    A Shining Palace by William Leech (1881-1968) is among the leading lots at Sotheby’s Irish Auction in Paris this year.  Sales in 2022 and 2023 drew bidders from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, France, Austria and other European countries. In 2024 Sotheby’s will hold a third instalment of this sale from April 25-May 2 with a number of private tours and artists talks while the sale is on view in Paris. Work by Roderic O’Conor, Louis le Brocquy, Sir John Lavery, Gerard Dillon, FE McWilliam, Melissa O’Donnell, Rowan Gillespie, Orla de Bri, Gareth Reid, who was Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Decade and a group of works by Patrick Scott from the artist’s estate will feature.  The auction remains open for consignments until the end of March. Highlights will be on view at Sotheby’s, Molesworth St., Dublin next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (March 26-29). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 50,800


    Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
    Salute/Farewell to Rosses Point by Jack B. Yeats. UPDATE: THIS MADE 140,000 AT HAMMER

    Salute/Farewell to Rosses Point by Jack B Yeats (€120,000-€160,000) is a highlight at Adams evening sale of Important Irish Art on September 29. It dates to 1946 and is one of a number of works from the 1940’s, when Yeats was in his seventies, that hark back to his youth.  As a boy the artist frequently travelled on the pilot boats for merchant ships headed to Sligo.  The Adams sale kicks off with a 1997 watercolour by John Doherty of a lightship.  There are some attractive coloured pencil drawings by Mary Swanzy, watercolours by Gerard Dillon and Andrew Nicholl and ink on paper works by Patrick Scott.  An arresting self portrait by William Leech has an estimate of €20,000-€30,000.  There is a similar estimate on two works by Dan O’Neill, Cold Spring Morning, Donegal  and Spanish Girl.

    Self Portrait with window and table by William Leech. UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    The Pump of St. Nicholas, Antwerp was one of the first open air paintings that  Walter Osborne made on the Continent and was exhibited in Dublin in 1883.  It is estimated at €70,000-€100,000.  Don Quixote by Sean Keating and Coloured Rain by Basil Blackshaw are each  estimated at €30,000-€50,000. There is art by Tony O’Malley, Jane O’Malley, George Campbell, Nano Reid, Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Patsy Dan Rogers, Brian Bourke and Markey Robinson as well as sculpture by John Behan, Sonja Landweer and others in a well chosen evening auction of 146 lots.