27 April 2004

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CONNEMARA PONIES
CONNEMARA PONIES
Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 102

Published Estimate: €20,000-30,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with studio no. PH. 529 on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 102 by 127cm., 40 by 50in.
  • Provenance: Studio Sale, Christie's, London, 10 July 1986
  • Hennessy frequently included horses in his landscape paintings, depicting them sympathetically and with an almost photographic degree of realism. Many of his Moroccan works feature Arab ponies, whilst in France he painted the noble horses of the Camargue. In works such as The Eve of the Moon Landing (illustrated, David Hendriks Gallery catalogue, November 1969), the horse seems to stand in for the mysterious beauty of all earthly creatures. Whilst in Ireland, Hennessy had ample opportunity to study the animals closely, for he counted among his friends many horse breeders and owners including Major Stephen Vernon, from Co. Limerick, who bred horses for the Duke of Westminster. The pair of ponies depicted in the present work belonged to family friends of Hennessy’s and feature in at least two other works: Connemara Summer (sold through James Adam Salerooms, May 1987, lot 49), and The Mountain Road (PH 127, sold through the Guildhall Galleries, Chicago, circa 1966). (With thanks to Kevin Rutledge for his help in cataloguing this work).

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RAILWAY WORKERS, SKERRIES
RAILWAY WORKERS, SKERRIES
Patrick Leonard HRHA (b.1918)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 103

Published Estimate: €2,000-2,500

Price Realised: €2000


TURF BOAT, KILRONAN
TURF BOAT, KILRONAN
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 104

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €7500


ST. PETER'S PLACE, DROGHEDA
ST. PETER'S PLACE, DROGHEDA
Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 105

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed in another hand on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 23 by 18cm., 9 by 7.25in.
  • Provenance: Bell Gallery, Dublin and Belfast, framing label on reverse
  • Exhibited: WCSI, 1944, catalogue no. 83, (£4-4-0)
  • A view from Bea Orpen’s studio window, looking towards St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s churches and over the rear entrance of The Blue School, the artist’s residence at the time. St. Peter’s Place featured in a number of her works from the 1940s, including one shown at the RHA in 1944.

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CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN
CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN
Fergus O'Ryan RHA ANCA (1911-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 106

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €12500

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 81 by 152cm., 32 by 60in.
  • Provenance: Combridge Fine Art (framing label on reverse)
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1970, catalogue no. 106 (£420-0-0 - the highest price O'Ryan ever asked for one of his works)
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CARRICKFERGUS CASTLE AND QUAY, COUNTY ANTRIM
CARRICKFERGUS CASTLE AND QUAY, COUNTY ANTRIM
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 107

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41 by 102cm., 16 by 40in.
  • Exhibited: 'Kenneth Webb', Magee Gallery, Belfast, October 1962, catalogue no. 19 (45gns)
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A CONVERSATION PIECE
A CONVERSATION PIECE
Seán Keating PRHA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 108

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €8000


HEAD OF A WOMAN
HEAD OF A WOMAN
Seán Keating PRHA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 109

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2600


ARTHUR GRIFFITH and MICHAEL COLLINS (A PAIR)
ARTHUR GRIFFITH and MICHAEL COLLINS (A PAIR)
Sir John Lavery RA RHA RSA (1856-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 110

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €9000

  • Signature: each work signed in lower margin by both artist and sitter
  • Medium: lithographs
  • Dimensions: 51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.
  • Lavery painted portraits of Griffith and Collins in 1921 whilst they were in London negotiating the terms of the Irish Treaty. Within months of their portraits being painted, both men were dead - Griffith of a heart attack, Collins assassinated only weeks later.

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DAWNING OF THE NEW REPUBLIC
DAWNING OF THE NEW REPUBLIC
George Russell Æ (1867-1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 111

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €8000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on reverse: "Miceál ó Murcada Samain, '22"
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36 by 51cm., 14 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Miceál ó Murcada, since 1922; Lord Killanin, Ballsbridge, Dublin; Private collection, Dublin
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FISHERMEN, KILKEEL, COUNTY DOWN
FISHERMEN, KILKEEL, COUNTY DOWN
Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 112

Published Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Price Realised: €10500


JARDIN CONCARNEAU
JARDIN CONCARNEAU
Sydney Lough Thompson (1877-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 113

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: typed label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Sydney Lough Thompson was a New Zealand born artist who spent much of his working life in Brittany, painting alongside his good friend, the Irishman William John Leech. The pair met in 1901 at the Académie Julian in Paris, where within a short time after enrolling, Leech had won the coveted monthly concours (a prize of 100 francs for the best student painting), and Thompson followed with an admirable fourth place. Both artists greatly admired the French Impressionists: according to an unpublished memoir written by Thompson’s wife, they spent much time loitering in the Durand-Ruel Galleries and, “after buying a postcard of a work by one of the Impressionists were free to view the rest of the collection”1. In 1902 Thompson left Julian’s to settle in Concarneau and on his encouragement, Leech followed within a year. Denise Ferran records that they travelled together in 1904 first to London to view exhibitions of work by Orpen, Sargent, John and Sickert, and then on to Dublin, where they both spent some time recuperating from typhoid fever2. Thompson returned to New Zealand the following year, but returned to Brittany in 1911, upon which he immediately renewed his friendship with Leech, Roderic O’Conor and others of the expatriate community. Indeed he remained good friends with Leech until his death in Concarneau in 1973. Retrospectives of his work have been held in Christchurch (1990) and at the Musée de Pont-Aven, near Concarneau (1992), and examples of his work are contained in all major New Zealand galleries. 1 Quoted by Denise Ferran, William John Leech: An Irish Painter Abroad, NGI, Dublin, 1996, p.29. 2 Ibid., p.43.

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BOATS, PONT AVEN
BOATS, PONT AVEN
Sydney Lough Thompson (1877-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 114

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: 


WHITE HOUSES IN A LANDSCAPE
WHITE HOUSES IN A LANDSCAPE
Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 115

Published Estimate: €25,000-35,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: stamped "atelier O'CONOR" lower right; exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 24 by 32cm., 9.5 by 12.5in.
  • Provenance: Sale Hôtel Drouot, Vente O’Conor, 7 February 1956; Grant Fine Art, Newcastle, circa 1988; Larry Powell, Dublin, by 1994; Browse & Darby, London; Smurfit collection; ‘The Irish Sale’, Sotheby’s, London, 16 May 2003, lot 99; Private collection, Belfast
  • Exhibited: 'Roderic O'Conor Exhibition', Browse & Darby, Cork Street, London, 26 Octber - 26 November 1994, no. 30 (illustrated in colour in the exhibition catalogue)
  • Literature: Jonathan Benington, Roderic O'Conor: A Biography with a catalogue of his work, Irish Academy Press, Dublin, 1992, pp.152, 176, 234, catalogue no. 418, illustrated in colour, plate 80
  • A few months prior to his marriage to Renée Honta in October 1933, O’Conor purchased a large maison (built in 1870 by a wealthy vintner) in the town of Nueil-sur-Layon, on the banks of the Loire. Benington records that this work is one of only a couple of paintings which can definitely be identified as being painted in Nueil-sur-Layon, and dates the work to circa 1934-1935.

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SELF PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
SELF PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Stanhope Alexander Forbes RA (1857-1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 116

Published Estimate: €2,000-4,000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed and dated [1882] lower left; with a printed label "George Squire, Holles Street, W." on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 22 by 15cm., 8.75 by 6in.
  • Born in Dublin, the son of a railway manager and his French wife, Stanhope Forbes became one of the best known painters of his generation, and an important link between English and Irish artists of the period. He studied at the Lambeth School of Art and at the RA Schools (1874-1878), before moving to France where he spent two years in the studio of Bonnat. In the years 1881-1883 he painted in Brittany, meeting a host of other young artists including the Irishmen Walter Osborne, Joseph Malachy Kavanagh, Nathaniel Hill and Norman Garstin – all of them influenced by the plein air naturalism of Bastien-Lepage. In 1884 Forbes moved to Newlyn in Cornwall, where along with Garstin he became a leading proponent of the Newlyn School. He was a founding member of the NEAC, and together with his wife Elizabeth he ran a well known painting school in Newlyn. The present work shows him as a very young man, with his trademark lean features and moustache.

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THREE A PENNY
THREE A PENNY
Millicent Barclay (fl.1905-1914)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 117

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 62 by 44cm., 24.5 by 17.5in.
  • Provenance: De Vere's, Dublin, 22 April 1998, lot 4
  • Exhibited: RHA, 1907, catalogue no. 249 (£5-0-0)
  • Millicent Barclay lived at 32 Wellington Road, Dublin, in the period 1905-1914. During those years she exhibited thirteen works at the RHA and three with the Dublin Sketching Club including landscapes painted on Achill and at Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

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WOODLAND SCENE WITH WOMAN GATHERING KINDLING
WOODLAND SCENE WITH WOMAN GATHERING KINDLING
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 118

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: 


GATHERING FERN
GATHERING FERN
Francis William Topham RA OWS (English, 1808-1877)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 120

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: 


YOUNG WOMAN WITH A WATER PITCHER LEANING BY A WELL
YOUNG WOMAN WITH A WATER PITCHER LEANING BY A WELL
Ellen Williams (1790-c.1853)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 121

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €1300

  • Signature: label on reverse inscribed in a later hand
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 25 by 17cm., 10 by 6.5in.
  • Provenance: Rodmans & Co., Belfast (framing label on reverse)
  • Ellen Williams was the daughter of the Dublin painter, Solomon Williams (fl.1771-1824), himself the son of an Irish goldsmith. Solomon studied at the Dublin Society’s School and later on the continent. In 1790, the year of Ellen’s birth, he moved to London and over the next two decades moved frequently between there and Dublin. Presumably he instructed Ellen and her sisters Mary, Charlotte and Emily, as all four girls began exhibiting with the Society of Artists in Dublin in 1817 and later themselves taught drawing in Dublin. Two years after her father’s death, from an address in Molesworth Street, Ellen had her first work accepted at the RHA. She went on to show more than sixty works there, mostly of rustic peasants, allegorical scenes, and natural history studies. See Strickland, Vol. II, p.538, and Irish Women Artists From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, NGI, Dublin, 1987, p.8.

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STILL LIFE WITH TANKARD, PINEAPPLE AND RED CURRANTS
STILL LIFE WITH TANKARD, PINEAPPLE AND RED CURRANTS
William Hughes (English, 1842-1901)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 122

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 37 by 49cm., 14.5 by 19.2in.
  • Hughes was a still-life painter who studied under George Lance and William Henry Hunt. He exhibited regularly at the RA, showing works such as The Baron’s Dessert and For the Feast of the Tournament. He also showed with the society of British Artists and the Grosvenor Gallery, London.

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YOUNG WOMAN AND INFANT GIRL SEATED ON ROCKS BY THE SEA
YOUNG WOMAN AND INFANT GIRL SEATED ON ROCKS BY THE SEA
Samuel McCloy (1831-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 123

Published Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed with monogram lower right
  • Medium: watercolour with bodycolour and pastel
  • Dimensions: 53 by 38cm., 21 by 15in.
  • Provenance: Gorry Gallery, Dublin; Private collection, Surrey
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READING THE LETTER
READING THE LETTER
Thomas Clater (1789-1867)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 124

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €8500

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Royal Irish Art Union; 'The Irish Sale', Sotheby's, London, 21 May 1998, lot 292; Private collection, Buckinghamshire
  • Thomas Clater was a painter of domestic genre and portraits. He exhibited at the RA from 1819-1859; titles include “Dressing the Bride”, “Luncheon” and “The Music Lesson”. His paintings were usually scenes from provincial life, in a manner based on Dutch genre. “Reading the Letter” is a typical example of domestic genre of this period and is likely to be the painting of the same title exhibited at the RA. It depicts a young lady reading a letter to an old couple, possibly her parents, with a third man behind. Clater also depicts with vivid realism a goose, baskets, parcels, pitchers and spinning wheel - in effect, a miniature still-life composition - in the right hand corner of the painting.

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AT LOW TIDE
AT LOW TIDE
Arland A. Ussher (fl.1881-1898)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 125

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3200


THE MARKET PLACE, TANGIER
THE MARKET PLACE, TANGIER
Aloysius O'Kelly (1850-1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 126

Published Estimate: €12,000-15,000

Price Realised: €19000

  • Signature: signed lower left; also inscribed "Tangier" lower left (obscured beneath frame); remains of label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 32 by 37cm., 12.5 by 14.5in.
  • Provenance: William Doyle, New York, 16 November 1988, lot no. 25; Phillips, London, 13 June 1989, lot no. 92; Pym’s Gallery, London, circa 1990; Private collection, Surrey
  • Exhibited: Museum of Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (details untraced); 'Aloysius O'Kelly - Re-Orientations: Paintings, Politics and Popular Culture', Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 25 November 1999 - 30 January 2000, catalogue no. 35
  • Aloysius O’Kelly studied with the quintessential orientalist, Jean-Léon Gérôme, in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the mid 1870s. Although O’Kelly’s ethnographic realism bears a close resemblance to that of his master, the concept of an Irish orientalist, especially one so militantly republican as O’Kelly, makes very interesting viewing. By representing oriental societies as backward or ‘other’, many orientalist painters became the spin-doctors of the imperial project. The connections between orientalist scholarship and European imperialism is undeniable; as the former was used to justify the latter, stereotypical characteristics were abstracted as evidence of the inability of whole countries to rule themselves. The authenticating realism of the orientalist style of painting is read as evidence of this complicity. Both orientalism and the picturesque are bound up with the antithetical imperatives of destroying and preserving endangered species, habitats and customs – to be destroyed because they were unworthy of preservation and to be preserved because the preserver was superior enough to do so. But no such patronisation is evident in the work of O’Kelly. This painting is concerned with the daily lives of the citizens of Tangier. The informality of poses and the style of painting is looser and more expressionistic than that normally associated with orientalist art. France, recognising its strategic importance and economic potential, penetrated Morocco in 1844. Although ultimately obliged to accept the territorial integrity of the country, and agree to equal trade for all, France continued to press her own advantage. One of the areas where it encountered most resistance was from the tribesmen of the Riff Mountains in the north. In so far as Market Place Tangier is stylistically close to O’Kelly’s critically well-received painting, The Musician, set in the Riff Mountains, it is clear from these, and other titles, that he spent a considerable period of time in Morocco in the late nineteenth century. Dr Niamh O’Sullivan Dublin, March 2004.

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ANNA CHAMBER, COUNTESS TEMPLE
ANNA CHAMBER, COUNTESS TEMPLE
Hugh Douglas Hamilton RHA (1739-1808)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 127

Published Estimate: €1,800-2,200

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed with initials and dated [1770] lower left; inscribed with title below; inscribed also on reverse in a later hand: "Painted by Hamilton / This has been Engraved"
  • Medium: pastel over pencil on paper, oval
  • Dimensions: 27 by 22cm., 10.5 by 8.5in.
  • Engraved – details untraced Another version of this work, almost identical except unsigned, is in the National Portrait Collection, London (NPG 246). Ann or Anna Chambers (1707-1777) was the wife of statesman Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple. She was also a poet, and had a single small volume of her Poems printed at the Strawberry Hill Press in 1764, with a preface by Horace Walpole. Allen Ramsay (1713-1784) also painted her portrait in 1760 (Chevening House, Kent), whilst Sir Joshua Reynolds painted her husband’s portrait, which was later engraved.

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LADY MARY BRUCE, DUCHESS OF RICHMOND
LADY MARY BRUCE, DUCHESS OF RICHMOND
Hugh Douglas Hamilton RHA (1739-1808)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 128

Published Estimate: €1,800-2,200

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and dated [1770] lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: pastel over pencil on paper, oval
  • Dimensions: 27 by 22cm., 10.5 by 8.75in.
  • Lady Mary Bruce (c.1737-1796) was the daughter of Charles Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Aylesbury and Caroline Campbell. She was married in 1757 to Charles Lennox (1734-1806), 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, whose remarkable political career saw him support the colonists in the prelude to the American War of Independence and later advocate a policy of concession in Ireland, coining the much-repeated phrase, “a union of hearts”. The couple resided at the family seat, Goodwood House, Chichester, where hangs another portrait of Lady Mary painted by Gainsborough.

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HEAD OF A LADY
HEAD OF A LADY
Nathaniel Hone RA (1718-1784)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 129

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: faintly inscribed in pencil "N. Hone" on reverse
  • Medium: pencil and red chalk on laid rag paper
  • Dimensions: 15 by 12cm., 6 by 4.75in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Edward Basil Jupp (1812-1877); Elizabeth Richardson Simmons; English Eighteenth Century Drawings and Water Colours Collection, Christie's, 12 November 1968; James Adam Salerooms, Dublin, lot 127; Whyte's, 13 June 2001, lot 139
  • Literature: Edward Basil Jupp, Catalogue of the Society of Artists of Great Britain, Volume 1, no. 11.
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A DISTANT VIEW OF POWERSCOURT WATERFALL, COUNTY WICKLOW, WITH A HORSEMAN STANDING BY SOME RAPIDS ON THE DARGLE, AND A CARRIAGE ON THE OPPOSITE BANK
A DISTANT VIEW OF POWERSCOURT WATERFALL, COUNTY WICKLOW, WITH A HORSEMAN STANDING BY SOME RAPIDS ON THE DARGLE, AND A CARRIAGE ON THE OPPOSITE BANK
William Sadler II (c.1782-1839)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 130

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 28 by 43cm., 11 by 17in.
  • Painted circa 1830, according to an engraved plaque attached to the original frame. A similar but smaller view of the same scene, taken from a position further to the right of the banks of the Dargle, was offered at the Christie’s Irish Sale, 17 May 2001, lot 83 (catalogued as by Sadler II but with the dates erroneously given as those of his father). William Sadler’s small views of Dublin and surrounding areas were generally packed with incidental detail, “lively and amusing” in the words of Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, if perhaps sometimes topographically inaccurate.

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LANDSCAPE WITH PROCRIS AND CEPHALUS, AFTER CLAUDE
LANDSCAPE WITH PROCRIS AND CEPHALUS, AFTER CLAUDE
Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 131

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1700

  • Signature: inscribed and partially dated [3rd July] on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour with bodycolour and sgraffito
  • Dimensions: 36 by 50cm., 14 by 19.5in.
  • Provenance: By descent from the artist to the previous owner; Private collection, Co. Dublin
  • Strickland records that on Nicholl’s first trip to London, “his favourite resort was the Dulwich Gallery, where he made copies of many of the pictures”. The original of the present work, Landscape with the Death of Procris, was presented to the National Gallery in London by Sir George Beaumont in 1826. It has since been re-catalogued as an 18th-century copy of a work by Claude (NG55). The scene tells the story from Ovid, where Cephalus has mistakenly speared his wife Procris and looks upon her in horror. Both the spear and the dog were gifts from Diana, the goddess of the hunt, who in some versions of the tale brings Procris back to life and re-unites the couple.

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A FOLIO OF WATERCOLOURS
A FOLIO OF WATERCOLOURS
William Nicholl (1794-1840)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 132

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: one signed lower left; 3 inscribed with title
  • Medium: watercolour with bodycolour and sgraffito
  • Dimensions: various dimensions
  • Provenance: By descent from the artist's brother, Andrew Nicholl RHA, to the previous owner; Private collection, Co. Dublin
  • A range of topographical landscapes including one of the Glen of the Downs in Wicklow, two in Wales, figures on a country lane, shipping scenes and other subjects. William Nicholl was the elder brother of Andrew Nicholl RHA, and a member of the Association of Artists in Belfast. In a leather bound folio stamped in gilt on one side with the name of Andrew Nicholl RHA. (26)

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A VIEW OF WATERFORD
A VIEW OF WATERFORD
 Irish School 19th century

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 133

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €850

  • Signature: indistinctly signed lower left
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 9 by 13cm., 3.5 by 5.25in.
  • Exhibited: Gerald M. Norman Gallery, London, Autumn 1975, catalogue no. 28
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ON THE AVON NEAR WARWICK
ON THE AVON NEAR WARWICK
John Faulkner RHA RI (1835-1894)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 134

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: 


FISHING VESSELLS OFF A COAST
FISHING VESSELLS OFF A COAST
Edwin Hayes RHA ROI (1819-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 135

Published Estimate: €2,500-3,500

Price Realised: 


BULLOCH CASTLE, DALKEY, COUNTY DUBLIN
BULLOCH CASTLE, DALKEY, COUNTY DUBLIN
Francis Nicholson OWS (1753-1844)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 136

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €1000


DAWN OVER CARLINGFORD LOUGH
DAWN OVER CARLINGFORD LOUGH
William Nicholl (1794-1840)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 137

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: inscribed "Carlingford Castle" on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour with bodycolour and sgraffito
  • Dimensions: 25 by 41cm., 9.75 by 16in.
  • Provenance: By descent from the artist's brother, Andrew Nicholl RHA, to the previous owner; Private collection, Co. Dublin
  • A range of topographical landscapes including one of the Glen of the Downs in Wicklow, two in Wales, figures on a country lane, shipping scenes and other subjects. William Nicholl was the elder brother of Andrew Nicholl RHA, and a member of the Association of Artists in Belfast. In a leather bound folio stamped in gilt on one side with the name of Andrew Nicholl RHA. (26)

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A BARROW-MAN
A BARROW-MAN
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 138

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed and dated [Dublin, 21 December 1955] lower right
  • Medium: pen and blue ink drawing
  • Dimensions: 6 by 10cm., 2.25 by 4in.
  • An original Jack Yeats sketch drawn on the title-page of The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, London, 1955, most likely as an intended Christmas gift.

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BOOK JACKET DESIGN FOR APPARITIONS
BOOK JACKET DESIGN FOR APPARITIONS
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 139

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed in monogram lower right
  • Medium: pen and ink with watercolour
  • Dimensions: 28 by 18cm., 11 by 7.25in.
  • Provenance: Oriel Gallery, Dublin; Private collection, Dublin
  • Literature: Jack Butler Yeats, Apparitions: Three Plays, Jonathan Cape, London, 1933, repro. on dust-jacket; John W. Purser, The Literary Works of Jack B. Yeats, Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross, 1991 illustrated in colour, plate 13 (opposite page 49); Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats: His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, p.227, catalogue no. 1617
  • Around 1932, Yeats - always an avid theatre-goer - "crossed a threshold" and attempted work as a dramatist. He had met Samuel Beckett in 1930 and enthused about the younger man's writings, and the three plays which Yeats subsequently wrote and published as Apparitions resemble Beckett in style. In addition to designing the book jacket, Yeats also supplied three illustrations, all of which would have been made circa 1932-1933.

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SET OF EIGHT CUALA PRESS PRINTS
SET OF EIGHT CUALA PRESS PRINTS
AfterJack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 140

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €800

  • Medium: hand-coloured woodblock prints (unframed)
  • Dimensions: 30 by 22cm., 12 by 8.5in.
  • Individual titles are: The Post Car, The Pookawn, Farmers at the Fair, The Ballad Singer, The Shanachie, The First Time Round, The Hurley Player and An Old Slave. Sizes vary. (8)

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A Lament for Art O'Leary: Translated from the Irish by Frank O'Connor, with six illustrations by
A Lament for Art O'Leary: Translated from the Irish by Frank O'Connor, with six illustrations by
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 141

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: hand-coloured master copy; with Yeats' monogram stamped next to each of the illustrations
  • Medium: published by the Cuala Press, Dublin, 1940
  • Dimensions: 0 by 0cm., by in.
  • Provenance: Collection of the artist; Anne Yeats (1919-2001), by descent; Private collection, Dublin
  • Limited edition of 130 numbered copies; this copy not numbered, but instead lettered "A". This is Yeats' master copy, with each of the six hand-coloured illustrations stamped with his monogram. It would have been used as a model for the women at the Cuala Press, on which they based their colouring for the subsequent 130 copies. The colouring here is infinitely more subtle, varied and delicate than seen in other copies. Folio blue boards with white linen spine and paper spine label. Publisher’s prospectus laid in and original tissue guards in place. A uniquely important copy of one of the finest Irish books of the century.

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Life in the West of Ireland, Drawn and Painted by Jack Butler Yeats
Life in the West of Ireland, Drawn and Painted by Jack Butler Yeats
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 142

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3200

  • Signature: association copy
  • Medium: published by Maunsel & Co., Dublin and London, 1912
  • Dimensions: 0 by 0cm., by in.
  • Provenance: Formerly in the collection of John Quinn, with his Cuala bookplate (designed by Yeats) on the front pastedown
  • Literature: Complete Catalogue of the Library of John Quinn, Anderson Galleries, New York, 1924, catalogue no. 11320
  • First edition, first issue. A most attractive association copy. The New York lawyer John Quinn (1870-1924) was a close friend of Lady Gregory (and briefly her lover). He was by far the most important American supporter of the Irish literary and artistic revival. He successfully defended the Abbey Theatre and James Joyce in U.S. courts, owned many paintings and manuscripts by the Yeats brothers, and financed their father John Butler Yeats throughout the fifteen years of his life in New York. He was also a noted collector of modern art. He owned two copies of this book, of which this copy was no. 11320 in the sale of his library in 1924. The book itself is quarto, in blue cloth with gilt titles and gilt vignette by Yeats on upper board; top edge gilt. With 8 mounted colour plates, 32 block-printed line drawings and 16 photogravure reproductions from paintings by Yeats. It represents a remarkably ambitious livre d’artiste, issued with no text of any kind beyond the titles of the drawings.

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FIREMEN
FIREMEN
William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 143

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: signed and dated [April 1909] lower right
  • Medium: pen and ink over pencil
  • Dimensions: 24 by 28cm., 9.5 by 11in.
  • Provenance: F.G. Davis & Sons Ltd, Belfast; Private collection, Belfast
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ST PATRICK; THE VIRGIN MARY, CHRIST WITH THE SACRED HEART; ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
ST PATRICK; THE VIRGIN MARY, CHRIST WITH THE SACRED HEART; ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Patrick Pollen (b.1928)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 144

Published Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: each light inscribed in its lower section with the names of its donor(s) (left to right): "Pray for P. and E.R."; "In Memory of Kathleen Coates";"In Memory of Cornelius and Agnes Smith and Family"; and "Remember the Sherlock and Dunkin Families"
  • Medium: two pairs of two-light painted and stained glass windows
  • Dimensions: 429 by 196cm., 169 by 77in.
  • Provenance: Commissioned circa 1953 for the St. Vincent de Paul Church, Solly Street, Sheffield (England) to commemorate the centenary of its foundation in 1853; Private collection, England, following the demolition and dispersal of the contents of the Solly Street church approximately five years ago; Hôtel Drouot, Paris (sold as attributed to Evie Hone); With the Galerie Madaba (specialists in religious art), Paris
  • Literature: Nicola Gordon Bowe, 20th Century Irish Stained Glass, Dublin, 1983; Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron and Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1988
  • The full description of the window is as follows: ST PATRICK WITH ST. BRIGID AT HIS FEET; THE VIRGIN MARY TRAMPLING THE SNAKE ABOVE STE. CATHERINE LABOURÉ AND HER MIRACULOUS MEDAL; CHRIST WITH THE SACRED HEART AND STE. MARGUERITE-MARIE ALACOQUE KNEELING AT HIS FEET; ST. VINCENT DE PAUL WITH A CHARITABLE VINCENTIAN NUN AT HIS FEET. Patrick Pollen, son of a sculptor whose uncle was J. Hungerford Pollen, the well-known Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer of Dublin’s University Church, was trained at the Slade School in London and, in 1951, in Paris at the Académie Julian. Such was the effect of Evie Hone’s great nine-light Eton College Chapel Crucifixion and Last Supper window (completed 1952) on him that Pollen resolved to go to Dublin to learn the art of stained glass with her. Since 1944, on the dissolution of An Túr Gloine cooperative in Dublin’s Upper Pembroke Street, Hone had been working prolifically but in increasingly poor health on her greatest masterpieces in stained glass from her small studio beside Marlay Grange, Rathfarnham. On her advice, in January 1953, Pollen rented a small area off the large studio from Catherine O’Brien, the An Túr artist who had bought up the studio and its contents, much of which were destroyed by fire in 1958. He worked from there aided by the studio glazier, Peter Connolly, until O’Brien’s death in 1963, sometimes taking on commissions Hone could not take on, cherishing the use of her brushes which she bequeathed to him on her death in 1955. Hone’s profound influence on Pollen, apparent in this early work by him, is seen in the superb quality of the deep, thick pieces of glowing ruby, blue, amber and green glass selected to capture the passing light, the bold, expressive painting with thick brushstrokes and loose washes to enhance the rich colours and ensure clear, graphic legibility from a considerable height, and the gentle compassion with which each figure is depicted. Each of the figures, which were given to the artist by the Irish Vincentian fathers in Sheffield, is identifiable by distinctive attributes: St. Patrick by his crossed-snake mitre, torc, green alb and shamrock; St. Brigid by her Cross and Abbey; Ste. Catherine Labouré, the devout 19th century French Vincentian nun who beheld a vision of the Virgin Mary poised on a globe on which a serpent was prostrated, and was bidden to have a medal struck with this living picture; kneeling Ste. Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, the aristocratic 17th century Burgundian nun of the Order of the Visitation, whose visionary and penitential devotion to the Sacred Heart led to its subsequent official adoption; St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century charitable reformer of hospitals, galley slave conditions, nursing and parochial missions and founder of the Vincentians holds a crucifix and looks down on a saintly blue-clad Vincentian nun who cradles a baby in one of the foundling hospitals he systematised. Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe Dublin, February 2004 For further information on the artist, see Nicola Gordon Bowe, 20th Century Irish Stained Glass, Dublin, 1983; or Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron and Michael Wynne (ed.s), Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1988. Whyte’s wish to thank the artist Patrick Pollen, Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe, Ken Ryan of Abbey Stained Glass and Muriel and Oliver Hone for their concerted efforts in the cataloguing of this work.

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STILL LIFE WITH ONIONS
STILL LIFE WITH ONIONS
Piet Sluis (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 145

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1200


MORNING FLOODS, OTHERY (SOMERSET)
MORNING FLOODS, OTHERY (SOMERSET)
Arthur K. Maderson (b.1942)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 146

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,500

Price Realised: 


ATLANTIC ROAR I
ATLANTIC ROAR I
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PRUA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 147

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €4600


FLOODED QUARRY
FLOODED QUARRY
Richard Kingston RHA (1922-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 148

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed and dated [1983] on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 43 by 58cm., 17 by 23in.
  • Exhibited: National Gallery of Ireland, 1983, catalogue no. 17 (label on reverse)
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CATHEDRAL
CATHEDRAL
John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 149

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in monogram and dated [1986] lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: collage and acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 42 by 30cm., 16.5 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Tom Caldwell Galleries, Dublin
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CONNEMARA CHURCHYARD
CONNEMARA CHURCHYARD
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 150

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €2800


SHRUBS IN THE MEADOW
SHRUBS IN THE MEADOW
Tom Carr HRHA HRUA ARWS (1909-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 151

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1300


GARDEN LANDSCAPE WITH POND
GARDEN LANDSCAPE WITH POND
Norah McGuinness (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 April 2004 / 152

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1800


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