18 February 2003

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GHOSTS and TWO FRIENDS (A PAIR)
GHOSTS and TWO FRIENDS (A PAIR)
Mark Keane (b.1961)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 234

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed and inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: photomontage
  • Dimensions: 80 by 53cm., 31.5 by 21in.
  • Exhibited: 'Spatial Relations: An Exhibition of New Digital Art', Airfield House, Dundrum, August-September 2002, catalogue no. 2 and 15 respectively
  • Each image is a unique, digitally-produced photomontage. Born in Birmingham of Irish parents, Keane moved to Ireland in 1975 and studied photography at the NCAD.

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Signed manuscript letter to William E. Preston.
Sir William Orpen RA RI HRHA (1878-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 235

Published Estimate: €120-150

Price Realised: €300

  • A signed business letter, dated 24 September 1926, to the Director of the Corporation Art Gallery and Museum in Bradford, thanking Preston for an earlier letter and consenting for one of his paintings to be included in an exhibition the following spring.

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The Gentleman's and Connoisseur's Dictionary of Painters,Thomas Cadell, London, [1770].
Rev. Matthew Pilkington 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 236

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • First edition, and scarce thus. The author was the Vicar of Donabate and Portrane in the Diocese of Dublin. Contains biographical accounts of nearly 1,400 artists, from the Renaissance until the mid-eighteenth century. Quarto; recently rebound in brown b

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Ireland Painted by Francis S. Walker RHA; Described by Frank Mathew
Francis S. Walker RHA (1848-1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 237

Published Estimate: €40-60

Price Realised: €45

  • Adam & Charles Black, London, 1912 second edition. Crown octavo; original green cloth blocked in green and black in a design of shamrocks, with gilt lettering and a gold harp stamped on upper board. Top edge gilt. With 79 colour plates, each with tissue

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George A. Birmingham, Irishmen All, T. N. Foulis, London & Edinburgh, 1913.
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 238

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €500

  • With twelve colour plates by Jack B. Yeats tipped in. First edition. Crown octavo; original gilt-lettered green cloth, top edge gilt. Also with this lot, John Masefield's Mainsail Haul, Elkin Mathews, London, 1913 (second edition, revised and enlar

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Broadside Characters, Cuala Press, Dublin, 1971.
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 239

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €500

  • With an introduction by the late Anne Yeats (Jack B.'s niece). Number 66 in a LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES, each with EIGHT HAND-COLOURED PLATES, plus a coloured title-page vignettte, repeated on the upper board. Large octavo, in blue cloth, with pages

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Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 240

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €900

  • Andre Deutsch, London, 1992. LIMITED TO 1550 COPIES, of which this is copy 284. The definitive work, published in three volumes, bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering, in a matching slipcase.

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Goethe, Faust, George Harrap & Co., London, 1925.
Harry Clarke RHA (1889-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 241

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €1000

  • EDITION LIMITED TO 2000 COPIES, of which 1000 were released in England and 1000 in north America. This copy is No. 887 of the English issue, SIGNED BY HARRY CLARKE. Contains eight full-page colour plates, thirteen full-page b&w plates (including one doub

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Vanishing Dublin, Allen Figgis & Co., Dublin, 1966.
Flora H. Mitchell (1890-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 242

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: €550

  • Allen Figgis & Co., Dublin, 1966. First edition, with full-page colour plates. Quarto, in green cloth and dustjacket. With typescript notes concerning the archaeological finds from the Dublin Civic Offices site, laid in.

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Marsh's Library
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 243

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: 


The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings, with some recollections by the artist
Robert Gibbings (1889-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 244

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €220

  • J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1959. First edition. Edited by Patience Empson and introduced by Thomas Balston. A chronologically arranged catalogue of over 1,000 illustrations and designs by the Cork born artist Gibbings. Quarto; in original gilt stampe

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The Masters, Knowledge Publications, London, 1966.
Sir John Rothenstein (ed.)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 245

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • Numbers 33-63, issued serially; lacks only one issue: No. 40. With many full-page colour plates and critical appreciations of such masters as Manet, Michaelangelo, Matisse, Giacometti, Braque, Sutherland, Picasso and Chardin.

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Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 246

Published Estimate: €50-100

Price Realised: €60

  • Dorothy Walker, Louis le Brocquy, Ward River Press, Dublin, 1981; crown quarto in dustjacket. Also, Maura Laverty, Kind Cooking, with a section on diet by Sybil le Brocquy and two-tone decorations by Louis le Brocquy, published by The Kerr

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Rita Kelly, Kelly Reads Bewick, Allen House, Dublin, 2001.
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 247

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €260


The Night Before Larry Was Stretched, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1984.
Hector McDonnell (b.1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 248

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €150

  • Gift edition, LIMITIED TO 500 COPIES, of which this is no. 94, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Terence de Vere White introduces the volume thus:" 'The Night Before Larry Was Stretched' is the best-known of four ballads inspired by the hanging of Laurence Coffey, a

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Irish Art Catalogues, 1978-1981.
 Sotheby's 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 249

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €80

  • Catalogues of Irish glass, silver and paintings (including watercolours and miniatures) auctioned at Slane Castle, Co. Meath. With black and white illustrations and the occasional colour plate. A very useful source of reference. (4)

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Signed manuscript letter.
Brendan Behan (1923-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 250

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €500

  • Notecard dated 12 October 1961, inscribed: "This is the game of twenty toes/thats played all over town/The girls play it with ten toes up-/And the Boys with ten toes down-/Much love and admiration/Brendan Behan/Cille Manntáin 1961"

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Clare County Council Arts Calendar, 1990.
Sir Sidney Nolan (1917-1992)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 February 2003 / 251

Published Estimate: €50-100

Price Realised: 

  • Illustrated with twelve colour plates, reproductions of a suite of paintings by the famous Australian artist, which he donated to Ireland. An exhibition of the works was held at the Courthouse in Ennis in 1989, opened by the then President of Ireland, Dr

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