18 November 2003

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A BRETON FISHERMAN
A BRETON FISHERMAN
Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 51

Published Estimate: €60,000-80,000

Price Realised: €72000

  • Signature: stamped "atelier O'CONOR" on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 81 by 60cm., 32 by 23.5in.
  • Provenance: Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Vente O’Conor, 7 February 1956; Gerolano Moghini, Lugano, Switzerland; Sotheby’s, London, 3 November 1982, Lot 92; Sotheby’s, London, 21 September 1983, Lot 142; Larry Powell, Dublin; James Adam, Dublin, March 1990; Milmo Penny Fine Art, Dublin; Private Collection, Dublin
  • Literature: Jonathan Benington, Roderic O’Conor, a Biography with a Catalogue of his Work, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1992, page 190, catalogue no.14
  • This powerful and affecting character study was painted circa 1891, at the beginning of O’Conor’s thirteen-year association with the province of Brittany. It portrays an old Breton fisherman, no doubt from the famous fishing port of Concarneau, which O’Conor is known to have visited from his base in the nearby town of Pont-Aven. In fact, so struck was the Irishman with the craggy features and stoic expression of this model that he painted him no less than five times. The largest of these hung for many years in the Grand Salon of the Hôtel Julia in Pont-Aven. Another, titled The Cider Drinker, is in the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, while a head-and-shoulders version hangs in the Musée de Pont-Aven. [The final work in the series, Head of an old Man, oil on panel, 18 by 14.5 inches, sold recently in these rooms – Whyte’s, 19 November 2002, Lot 68, €36,000]. Portraits of male models are rare in O’Conor’s oeuvre and for him to paint the same model, whether male or female, so many times is quite exceptional (with the sole exclusion of self-portraits). It would appear that the well educated O’Conor, living on an allowance from his father, acquired a genuine affinity for this humble French peasant whose life of hardship almost seems etched into his face. The many sittings that must have been necessary for the series of pictures, when translated into modelling fees, would have been a welcome source of additional income to the old fisherman during the harsh winter months, when few boats were able to go out. Oilskins aside, the features and demeanour of O’Conor’s sitter have a timeless quality, conjuring up allusions to Baroque portraits of the saints and apostles by artists such as Ribera and Guercino. The strong light-dark contrasts in the present picture further evoke the work of the old masters. O’Conor would have come across such paintings in the museum collections of London, Paris and Antwerp, which he knew intimately. Aged just 30 or 31, it is worth remembering that he was a classically trained artist still at an early stage in his career, who knew full well that the Paris Salon would only accept paintings for exhibition which demonstrated an awareness of the great artists of the past. O’Conor’s respect for traditional values in art remained evident well into the twentieth century, as can be seen in a letter he penned to Clive Bell on 30 December 1909: “I am tired of the modern critics and their new fangled jargon - their ‘learned brushwork’ their ‘sustained values’ their ‘scholarly realisations’ - I'd as soon listen to the old blokes with their mouths full of chiaroscuro, morbidezza, corregiosity and gusto. They distracted you from their ignorance with the roll of their vocabulary and lulled you to sleep to the sound of muffled drums.” Jonathan Benington October 2003

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ENTERING THE GATE
ENTERING THE GATE
Aloysius C. O'Kelly (1850-1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 52

Published Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Price Realised: €15000

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 51 by 36cm., 20 by 14in.
  • Aloysius O’Kelly did a series of desert scenes, including On the Arabian Desert, On the Desert, Arab Caravan on the Move and, one of the most important works of his entire output, the Harem Guard. Sketchier in finish than the highly polished Harem Guard, Entering the Gate includes the two forward figures on the camel and horse from the left of the completed painting, and is clearly a preliminary work. The caravan through the desert and the harem guard are classic orientalist subjects. From such paintings, it is evident that O’Kelly was familiar with the work of Gérôme, Girardet and Guillaumet. The compositional echoes are unmistakable. The Harem Guard is composed on a diagonal axis. One of the leading warriors in the front carries a lance and wears a musket slung across his back; the horse-back rider beside him rides a horse with a colourful fringed livery of tassels. It is these two figures who feature in Entering the Gate. Dr Niamh O’Sullivan NCAD, October 2003

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PORTRAIT OF A MODEL, THOUGHT TO BE EMILY SCOBEL
PORTRAIT OF A MODEL, THOUGHT TO BE EMILY SCOBEL
Dermod O'Brien PRHA (1865-1945)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 53

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €4600

  • Signature: with studio stamp on reverse of stretcher
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 46cm., 24 by 18in.
  • Exhibited: 'The Studio of Dermod O'Brien PRHA 1865-1945: An Exhibition of Paintings', Cynthia O'Connor & Co. Ltd, 22 March-14 April 1983, catalogue no. 6 (illustrated)
  • Emily (or Amelia) Scobel was a professional model at the Slade in London, painted by Augustus John and Orpen among others (see note on the following lot). Writing of Orpen’s association with Scobel, Bruce Arnold has noted “her broad peasant face, strong jaw and clearly defined features”, which gave her “an earthy, direct appeal”. O’Brien possibly met Scobel whilst a student at the Slade in the mid-1890s, or later through his friendship with the Slade lecturers Steer and Tonks (he shared a Chelsea studio in 1899 with Tonks).

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THE FANCY DRESS BALL OF CANY
THE FANCY DRESS BALL OF CANY
Sir William Orpen RA RHA (1878-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 54

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: inscribed with title lower left
  • Medium: pen and ink drawing
  • Dimensions: 25 by 20cm., 10 by 7.75in.
  • Provenance: A gift from the artist to Sir William Rothenstein; Thence by descent to Sir John Rothenstein; Purchased from the Estate of Sir John Rothenstein by Mr & Mrs Herbert Schimmel; ’Life and Art of Toulouse-Lautrec’, Sotheby’s On-Line Auction, New York, March 14-April 4, 2001
  • Orpen spent the summer of 1900 in Cany, Normandy, in the company of fellow Slade School artist Albert Rothenstein and the model Emily Scobel. They lodged at the Hotel du Commerce. Scobel was at the time Orpen’s mistress and features in three of his best-known early works: The Mirror, The Bedroom, and The English Nude. This last picture was started in London and completed at Cany, with the hotel’s canopy bed providing a suitable substitute for Orpen’s four-poster back in the studio in London. In the present drawing, which accompanied a letter sent to William Rothenstein (Albert’s older brother), Orpen portrays himself as an ugly lecher, reclining naked on the bed, whilst Scobel parades in the manner of a French prostitute. The identity of the two other men is uncertain, but may depict Albert – also semi-naked, seated beside Orpen – and William, whom whilst not actually present, seems to have been teasingly included, dressed rather ludicrously as an Arab sultan.

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SET OF THREE CHRISTMAS CARDS
SET OF THREE CHRISTMAS CARDS
Jack B. Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 55

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: two cards inscribed by Yeats and with inscriptions displayed below card in a double mount
  • Medium: lithographs
  • Dimensions: 8 by 11cm., 3 by 4.5in.
  • Provenance: Mrs Alice Pollexfen Jackson, Lisroyan, Sligo; Private collection, Dublin
  • Three cards, each designed by Yeats and framed separately, with two inscribed by the artist, wishing the recipient (a relative on his mother's side) a Happy New Year.

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MALE STUDY (WITH A WOODLAND RIVER ON REVERSE)
MALE STUDY (WITH A WOODLAND RIVER ON REVERSE)
Aloysius C. O'Kelly (1850-1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 56

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €8000

  • Signature: Hugh Lane Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 46 by 38cm., 18 by 15in.
  • Provenance: Milmo-Penny Fine Art, Dublin
  • Exhibited: ‘Aloysius O’Kelly - Re-orientations: Painting, Politics and Popular Culture’, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1999, catalogue no. 10 (illustrated)
  • Aloysius O’Kelly studied at the pre-eminent art school of the time, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1874. Following a period working as an aspirant from the antique, the emphasis shifted onto life study, the foundation skill onto which all other artistic, scientific and literary skills, such as anatomy, perspective, history and design, were based. The preferred model was a well-defined male nude, selected primarily for his physique. Known as an académie, this painting is probably one such academic exercise – a head and bare shoulders of an elderly man, probably painted under atelier conditions (the canvas of which was later turned to second use in the production of a signed autumnal landscape). In the studio, the students ranged in a semi-circle around the model, posing for the académie in order of seniority and ability. Whether the académie was drawn or painted depended on the student’s proficiency. The recovery of an académie, such as this, is unusual – the drawn versions were usually kicked around the studio floors, and the painted versions scraped down and reused; they were rarely finished and even more rarely signed. Dr Niamh O’Sullivan NCAD, October 2003

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TOR MOR
TOR MOR
Derek Hill HRHA (1916-2000)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 57

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €6200

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 71 by 122cm., 28 by 48in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Anthony Marreco; Private collection, Dublin
  • Exhibited: ’Paintings of Donegal Interest’, Donegal Arts Committee [details untraced; original label on reverse]; ’Derek Hill: Paintings from Private Collections – An exhibition to mark the artist’s 75th birthday’, Glebe Gallery, Church Hill, Co. Donegal, 23 May – 25 June 1992; Crawford Gallery, Cork, 1-17 July; City Gallery, Limerick, 20 July – 8 August; RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, 18-29 August 1992; Christie’s, King Street, London, 14-26 September [note: the exhibition varied slightly from venue to venue; whilst the present work was not listed in the Glebe Gallery’s catalogue, it does bear the 75th birthday exhibition label on reverse]
  • Inscribed with title on reverse

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WILD DUCKS
WILD DUCKS
Anton Meenan (b.1959)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 58

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,200

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and inscribed lower right; inscribed lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 56 by 79cm., 22 by 31in.
  • Anton Meenan is one of the Tory Island painters whose naïve style of painting has attracted international acclaim. He was encouraged to paint by Derek Hill, who supplied him with art materials and ready advice. Meenan studied art formally for a year at the Regional Technical College in Letterkenny, but abandoned his studies in preference for his so-called “primitive” style. His work is currently featured in a group exhibition of Tory Islander art at the University of Ulster Art Gallery in Belfast.

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WHERE OENGUS OG MAGNIFICENTLY DWELLS
WHERE OENGUS OG MAGNIFICENTLY DWELLS
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 59

Published Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Price Realised: €13000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscrbed and with original Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Sir Basil Goulding; Dr & Mrs J. B. Kearney, Cork; Private collection, Dublin
  • Exhibited: Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin, 1963, catalogue no. 53 (£120-0-0); ’Nano Reid’, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast, 1964, catalogue no. 4; ‘Nano Reid Retrospective’, Municipal Gallery, Dublin and Ulster Museum, Belfast, November 1974 - February 1975, catalogue no. 72
  • This painting, shown at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1963, is a representative example of the themes and processes which typified the work of Nano Reid at the time. Reid is best known for her landscapes and, within the genre, she periodically made reference to pre-Christian themes, particularly those associated with the Boyne Valley. The title of this painting refers to the traditional link in local folklore between Oengus óg, a character in Celtic myth, and the megalithic burial site at Newgrange. The characteristic earthy tones and free, expressionistic handling of paint convey the tactile qualities of rich soil and lush growth, and provide the background to the focal point of the image: the entrance to the passage grave with its identifiable entrance stone carved in a swirling geometry and the aperture designed to permit a shaft of sunlight to enter the tomb at the winter solstice. Popular legend associated Oengus óg, appropriately, with sunlight, love and death. The iconography of death and fecundity, to symbolise the cycles of nature, was known in modern art by mid century. Seán Ó Faoláin once described Nano Reid as “a poetic visionary, writing in code about things behind the seen surface, an imagination nurtured in the Boyne Valley whose rich uplands and ancient stones silently murmur ancestral memories”1 1 Seán Ó faoláin, ‘Introduction’, Nano Reid: A Retrospective Exhibition, The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Dublin and Belfast, 1974, p.3 Dr Yvonne Scott Trinity College Dublin, October 2003

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LANDSCAPE, POLLING
LANDSCAPE, POLLING
Brian Bourke HRHA (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 60

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: signed and inscribed with title and date [1966] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 124 by 84cm., 49 by 33in.
  • Exhibited: 'Brian Bourke: New Paintings', Dawson Gallery, Dublin, 6-23 September 1967
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STONE'S LAKE, COUNTY CLARE
STONE'S LAKE, COUNTY CLARE
Barrie Cooke HRHA (b.1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 61

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2400

  • Signature: signed, inscribed and dated [1979] lower right
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Stone's Lake is part of a chain of lakes centred on Lough Cullaun near Corofin in Co. Clare.It is an area known for its good Bream, Tench and Pike fishing, features bound to attract Cooke, an inveterate fisherman.

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BOG WITH PATCH OF LIGHT
BOG WITH PATCH OF LIGHT
Nancy Wynne-Jones HRHA (b.1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 62

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1500


MAN SEA AND SKY
MAN SEA AND SKY
Deborah Brown (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 63

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed lower right; original inscribed label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 56cm., 18 by 22in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Vincent Ferguson
  • Painted circa 1951-1953, Man Sea and Sky is an extremely early example of Deborah Brown’s work, predating her move into abstract painting and later sculpture. Born in Belfast, she enrolled at the Belfast College of Art in 1946, spending only twelve months there before switching to the National College of Art in Dublin. Upon completing her formal studies in 1950 she went to Paris for a year, absorbing the lessons of the Old Masters whilst simultaneously stimulated by contemporary trends in art. Upon returning to Belfast in 1951 she met with great success when the Arts Council of Northern Ireland gave her a solo show in their gallery at Donegall Place. Anne Crookshank has noted of Brown’s work of this period: “her painting was still realist, if already notably simplified, and great attention was focused on the forms created by the brushstrokes”1. In this sense it was typical of much of the best work being produced in Belfast at the time by artists such as Basil Blackshaw and T. P. Flanagan, who in turn were influenced by the slightly older generation of artists who had styled themselves in the thirties as the Ulster Unit. Indeed, Man Sea and Sky bears comparison with both Blackshaw’s similarly titled Men, Sea and Moon of 1952, and with Daniel O’Neill and Colin Middleton’s work of the late forties and early fifties in which figures are pressed up close to the picture plane and brooding dark colours lend the scenes a poetic romanticism. 1 Deborah Brown: A Selected Exhibition of Works Completed Between 1947 – 1982, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast, 1982, unpaginated

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FIGURES ON BICYCLE and TWO WOMEN (A PAIR)
FIGURES ON BICYCLE and TWO WOMEN (A PAIR)
John Middleton (1945-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 64

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €3600

  • Signature: signed and dated [1966] lower left and again with initials lower right
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 91 by 61cm., 36 by 24in.
  • Son of the eminent Ulster painter Colin Middleton, John Middleton studied at the Belfast College of Art, 1963-1966. Whilst still at college he exhibited at the Young Irish Artists Foundation exhibition of 1965, which toured Dublin, Belfast and Cork. In the same year he had his first one-man show at the Botanic Inn, Belfast. In 1966 (the year in which the present works were painted) he enrolled in the MA course at the Royal College of Art in London where he specialised in printmaking. His work was characterised by strong colour and an exploration of opposites, the yin and yang of Eastern philosophy. He occasionally collaborated on mural projects with his father; a silkscreen print in the collection at IMMA is attributed to them jointly. (See Mike Catto, Art in Ulster 1957-1977, Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1991, pp.77-78, 174-175; see also Snoddy, p.424).

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FOUR FIGURES
FOUR FIGURES
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 65

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: inscribed gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 76 by 102cm., 30 by 40in.
  • Provenance: Tom Caldwell Galleries, Dublin and Belfast; Private collection, Lincolnshire
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THE READER
THE READER
Colin Middleton RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 66

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €6000


ABSTRACT WITH BLUE STRIATIONS
ABSTRACT WITH BLUE STRIATIONS
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 67

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1300


FALL AND BYSTANDER
FALL AND BYSTANDER
Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 68

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: tempera on board
  • Dimensions: 52 by 23cm., 20.5 by 9in.
  • Exhibited: ‘Patrick Pye’, Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, October - November 1966, catalogue no. 14 (£35) ‘Patrick Pye’, David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, March - April 1970, catalogue no. 7 (£35)
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THE BEACH, ROQUEBRUNE (PROVENCE)
THE BEACH, ROQUEBRUNE (PROVENCE)
Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 69

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €950


DANCING ON THE SHORE
DANCING ON THE SHORE
John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 70

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed in monogram and dated [1990] lower right; original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 by 33cm., 10 by 13in.
  • Provenance: Tom Caldwell Galleries, Dublin; Private collection, Dublin
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THE SCARECROW
THE SCARECROW
Anne Yeats (1919-2001)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 71

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed and with Dawson Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 38 by 46cm., 15 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Anne Yeats Studio Sale, 19 November 2002, Lot 627
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LONG DOG
LONG DOG
Ross Wilson ARUA (b.1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 72

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €2800


LIPS
LIPS
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 73

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €6200

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil and collage on board
  • Dimensions: 53 by 36cm., 21 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Gorry Gallery, Dublin; Private collection, Dublin
  • Exhibited: 'Gerard Dillon: New Collages', Dawson Gallery, Dublin, 1-17 May 1969, catalogue no. 28
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FRYING PAN AND EGGS, 1952
FRYING PAN AND EGGS, 1952
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 74

Published Estimate: €80,000-100,000

Price Realised: €74000

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 81 by 65cm., 32 by 25.5in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Martha Jackson, New York; Thence to her son, David Anderson, of the Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Private collection, London
  • Exhibited: ’Three British Artists’, (Francis Bacon, Barbara Hepworth and William Scott) Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 12 October – 6 November 1954, catalogue no.16; ’Paintings & Sculptures from the Collection of Martha Jackson’, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 24 January – 11 February 1956; ’William Scott Memorial Exhibition’, David Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 26 September – 31 October 1992
  • In 1950 William Scott was given a small retrospective at the Whitehall Gallery in London. It was more than twenty years since he had enrolled as a student at the Belfast College of Art and his neo-Romantic, French influenced works had already endeared him to collectors and institutions alike. Around this time, he turned increasingly to such subject matter as would traditionally be associated with classical still life painting - pots, pans, bowls, fish and eggs. However, the associative, metaphoric qualities of these items interested him only briefly. During the summer of 1952 he produced a long series of gouache studies, in which he simplified the still life forms, producing rigorously abstract compositions. These were then the basis for a brave new direction in his art, namely large-scale abstract paintings. Abstract painters were then a beleaguered and misunderstood minority in Britain. Roger Hilton, Victor Pasmore, Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost all experienced the same resistance encountered a generation earlier in Ireland by Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett. However, far from being stifled, Scott derived inspiration from Europe in the heavily gestural work of such artists as Dubuffet and de Stael. He concentrated on the texture of paint surfaces, the “fat dream of paint” - “thick white pigment / knifed and scrubbed” - as described by Derek Mahon in Shapes and Shadows, a poem inspired by a painting of Scott’s of the same title1. Frying Pan and Eggs predates Scott’s first visit to North America by only a few months. However, the success there of abstract expressionists Rothko, Pollock, de Kooning and others was such that when Scott first exhibited in New York in 1954, he was immediately accepted as an equal by an appreciative art establishment. This work was included in his first American exhibition, ‘Three British Artists’, alongside works by Barbara Hepworth and Francis Bacon. The gallery’s owner, Martha Jackson, was so impressed with Scott’s work that she purchased the present work for her personal collection, where it remained until her death in 1969. It then passed to her son, David Anderson, who exhibited it along with other works of Scott’s in a memorial exhibition in 1992, whence it was purchased by the present owner. 1 Adrian Rice and Angela Reid (ed.s), A Conversation Piece: Poetry and Art, Abbey Press, Newry, 2002, pp. 91-92. William Scott Archive No. 1068.

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DUBLIN ROOFTOPS BY NIGHT
DUBLIN ROOFTOPS BY NIGHT
Jonathan Wade (1941-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 75

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: 


WASTEGROUND
WASTEGROUND
Donald Teskey (b.1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 76

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed, dated [2002] and signed again on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 30 by 30cm., 12 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Art First Contemporary Art, Cork Street, London; Private collection, Co. Wicklow
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RINGSEND SKYLINE
RINGSEND SKYLINE
Jonathan Wade (1941-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 77

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2800


IN FERMANAGH (8)
IN FERMANAGH (8)
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PRUA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 78

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed centre right; inscribed lower left
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Provenance: David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; whence purchased in July 1982 by a Mr Minch; Private collection, Dublin
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MOONLIT RIVER
MOONLIT RIVER
Senator Edward Augustine McGuire (1901-1992)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 79

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1200


THIRD HOUR
THIRD HOUR
Richard Kingston RHA (1922-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 80

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2800


THREE NUDES
THREE NUDES
Richard Gorman (b.1946)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 81

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €3000


KRAPPS' LAST TAPE I & II (A PAIR)
KRAPPS' LAST TAPE I & II (A PAIR)
Dorothy Cross (b.1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 82

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed and dated [1981] lower right; inscribed lower left
  • Medium: ink on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 53 by 53cm., 21 by 21in.
  • Provenance: with the framing label of the David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, on reverse
  • The second work measures 14 x 14 inches. Krapps Last Tape is the title of a play written in 1958 by Samuel Beckett, in which a man reminisces on his 69th birthday, listening to a tape he made thirty years earlier. The play explores slippages between human memory and the historical record, a theme which Dorothy Cross has continued to address obliquely in her sculptural, installation and video work concerning women in Irish history.

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MASKS
MASKS
Lorcan Walshe (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 83

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1600


FEMALE STILL LIFE CALENDAR, APRIL
FEMALE STILL LIFE CALENDAR, APRIL
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 84

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: €11000

  • Signature: signed lower right; original gallery label and exhibition invitation on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 61cm., 24 by 24in.
  • Exhibited: 'John Shinnors: Twenty-one Paintings', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 19 October - 4 November 2000, catalogue no. 4
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GEOMETRIC STUDIES (A PAIR)
GEOMETRIC STUDIES (A PAIR)
Sibylle Ungers (b.1960)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 85

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: each signed and dated [1991] lower right
  • Medium: charcoal and pastel
  • Dimensions: 32 by 24cm., 12.5 by 9.5in.
  • Sibylle Ungers is a German-born artist resident in Ireland. She studied art at Cornell University, New York, before returning to her home town Cologne, where she began exhibiting in 1984 with the Max Hetzler Gallery. A six-month visit to Ireland proved a permanent move, when in 1992 she married the Dublin painter Guggi Rowen.

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TWO BIRDS IN FLIGHT
TWO BIRDS IN FLIGHT
John Behan RHA (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 86

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €3400


MORNING, WICKLOW HILLSIDE
MORNING, WICKLOW HILLSIDE
Patrick Hickey HRHA (1927-1998)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 87

Published Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Price Realised: 


BOWL
BOWL
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 88

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €8000


DOWN MEATH PLEATS
DOWN MEATH PLEATS
Eilis O'Connell ARHA (b.1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 89

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and dated [1981] lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: mixed media (timber,handmade paper,slate, pen & ink, thread)
  • Dimensions: 65 by 55cm., 25.5 by 21.5in.
  • Provenance: Hendriks Gallery, Dublin
  • Eilis O’Connell is one of Ireland’s most successful contemporary sculptors. She has completed public commissions worldwide on a variety of scales, using an equally broad range of materials from moss to welded steel. Born in Derry, she studied in Cork under John Burke and graduated from the Crawford School of Art in 1977. In 1981 she won the GPA Award for emerging artists and the following year represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale. She has been the subject of a number of monographs including one by Gandon Press in their series of contemporary artists profiles and is represented in many major public and corporate collections.

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FISH
FISH
Patrick Collins HRHA (1911-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 90

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,200

Price Realised: €1200


ENTRANCE TO A LAKE, COUNTY WICKLOW
ENTRANCE TO A LAKE, COUNTY WICKLOW
Richard Kingston RHA (b.1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 91

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: 


SEXTET (A TRYPTYCH)
SEXTET (A TRYPTYCH)
John Philip Murray (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 92

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: 


MEADOW (COUNTY WICKLOW)
MEADOW (COUNTY WICKLOW)
Robert Lynn (b.1940)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 93

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed and dated [1984] lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 76 by 57cm., 30 by 22.5in.
  • Bob Lynn was born in Scotland and studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. He first came to Ireland during the 1970s, and after a period spent commuting between England and Ireland, finally settled in Co. Wicklow in 1980. He typically derives geometric patterns from the surrounding landscape, painting them with the bold colours of the Scottish colourists. An ex-Chairman and active member of the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival Committee, he exhibits regularly with the Solomon Gallery, Dublin.

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BRAMBLESTOWN, SUMMER (COUNTY KILKENNY)
BRAMBLESTOWN, SUMMER (COUNTY KILKENNY)
Blaise Smith (b.1967)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 94

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1200


THE CROSS IN THE WOODS
THE CROSS IN THE WOODS
Maurice MacGonigal RHA (1900-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 95

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed again and inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin
  • Inscribed on reverse with title and the location, Kilmurray, Aran

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LIGHT ON THE HAYSTACKS
LIGHT ON THE HAYSTACKS
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 96

Published Estimate: €2,000-2,500

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed and dated [1936] lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
  • This very early work of Ernest Hayes’ was painted barely two years after his term (1931-1934) as a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, where he studied under Seán Keating. Prior to completing his studies he began exhibiting at the RHA in 1933, continuing to do so up until his death in 1978. He also joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 and one can only speculate whether the present work is perhaps his After Harvest, which was exhibited with the club in 1937 (catalogue no.16). See also lots 97 and 99.

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COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH BLUE SHUTTERS
COUNTRY COTTAGE WITH BLUE SHUTTERS
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 97

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1500


CATTLE WATERING
CATTLE WATERING
Ronald Ossory Dunlop RA RBA NEAC (1894-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 98

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1800


FISHING SMACKS, VOLENDAM
FISHING SMACKS, VOLENDAM
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 99

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: 


THE OLD MILL
THE OLD MILL
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 18 November 2003 / 100

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €4600


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