17 May 2008

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EIGHT LETTERS TO GEORGE FLETCHER, 1909-15
EIGHT LETTERS TO GEORGE FLETCHER, 1909-15
Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 459

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €3600

  • Signature: variously signed and dated
  • Medium: pencil and pen and ink on paper (10 pages total)
  • Dimensions: 36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.
  • A wonderful series of tongue-in-cheek letters from William Orpen to George Fletcher, who was Assistant Secretary and Head of Technical Instruction in Ireland. Fletcher devoted twenty-five years to the furtherance of Irish education and received an honorary degree from TCD in recognition of his work. He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Council Member of the RDS. He had extensive interaction with Orpen due to their mutual involvement with the Metropolitan School of Art, which was under Fletcher’s remit within the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction. Fletcher’s personality was light hearted and fun loving and he felt thoroughly at home with the wit and repartee that was part of Dublin life of this era. The letters make reference to staffing matters and to Orpen’s studio at the Metropolitan School. One, dated 31 November 1909, refers to his difficulty in obtaining some “real good models sent over from London” for the school’s life-class, but concludes with news of his own success in London and is illustrated in pencil with a jubilant self-portrait, showering piles of coins from either hand. Another letter, dated 16 February 1917, refers to his posting as official war artist and is illustrated with a sketch of himself at work on the Front (see illustration).

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"COME ON GENTLEMEN, FATHER WON'T MIND", 1897
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 460

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower left; titled clipped from below print and pasted to reverse of frame
  • Medium: lithograph printed in colour
  • Dimensions: 46 by 34cm., 18 by 13.5in.
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats: His Cartoon and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin 1994, page 312, catalogue no. 2157
  • This image formed part of the original poster advertising Yeats' exhibition in 1897 (see lot 461).

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STONE WALLS DO NOT A PRISON MAKE, NOR IRON BARS A CAGE, 1897 (A PAIR)
STONE WALLS DO NOT A PRISON MAKE, NOR IRON BARS A CAGE, 1897 (A PAIR)
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 461

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1200

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower right and lower left respectively
  • Medium: pair of lithographs printed in colour
  • Dimensions: 14 by 57cm., 5.5 by 22.5in.
  • These were part of a poster advertising Yeats' first solo show of watercolours at the Clifford Gallery, London, in 1897. The full-sized poster included one other image (see lot 460). Both images are very rare; the present pair is not listed in Pyle.

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LETTER FROM AMERICA TO WILLIAM "BOSS" SINCLAIR, 1927
Patrick Tuohy RHA (1894-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 462

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €390

  • Signature: signed 'Patrick Tuohy' and dated 28 June 1927
  • Medium: autograph manuscript letter, single sheet, folded
  • Dimensions: 17 by 25cm., 6.5 by 10in.
  • One of Orpen’s most distinguished protegés, Patrick Tuohy emigrated to north America in 1927 and died only three years later, cutting short a promising career. In all, about 200 works of his have been catalogued, consisting of drawings, watercolours and oil paintings. The letter, dated 28 June 1927, is written from South Carolina and extensively relates Tuohy’s observations on the USA: “parties, fish fries and barbecues” and notes “the number of intelligent good looking girls. I would back them against the best in Europe”. Tuohy’s correspondent, William Sinclair, was one of two twin brothers who had an antiques business at 47 Nassau Street. An eccentric and colourful character, variously nick-named “Boss” or the “Beard” or “Sink”, Sinclair’s temperament was artistic rather than commercial and consequently as a dealer he was a failure but according to Sir William Orpen “as a friend he was a glorious success”. He married Cissie Beckett (aunt of playwright Sam).

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THE POST CAR, EVENING and twelve others, circa 1935
THE POST CAR, EVENING and twelve others, circa 1935
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957) and others

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 463

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: each signed in the plate
  • Medium: fourteen hand coloured Cuala Press prints, unframed
  • Dimensions: 20 by 30cm., 8 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Collection of Miss Rose W. Brooke, Killacken, Dunboyne, Co. Meath (since 1935); Thence by descent
  • Accompanied by three envelopes from the Cuala Press, 133 Lr Baggot St, each postmarked 1935, and an invoice from the Cuala Press dated 3 march 1935. Individual titles of the prints and their listings in Pyle are: The Post Car (no. 2023), Evening (no. 2022), The Wren Boys (no. 2035), Island People (no. 2028), St. Patrick at Tara (no. 2036), Mountain Road (no. 2040), The Crib (no. 2041), Rune of Hospitality (no. 2044), The Side Car (no. 2049), The Message (no. 2042), The Hurley Player (no. 2043), The Fiddler (no. 2038, un-coloured), An Old Slave (no. 2031) and Pookawn (no. 2029).

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THE STRAND RACES: THE START AND THE FINISH (A PAIR), circa 1935
THE STRAND RACES: THE START AND THE FINISH (A PAIR), circa 1935
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 464

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1200

  • Signature: each signed in the plate lower left
  • Medium: hand coloured Cuala Press prints - early impressions
  • Dimensions: 13 by 43cm., 5 by 17in.
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack Butler Yeats, His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, page 285, catalogue nos. 2024 and 2025
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THE STRAND RACES: THE START
THE STRAND RACES: THE START
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 465

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower left
  • Medium: hand coloured Cuala Press print
  • Dimensions: 13 by 43cm., 5 by 17in.
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats: His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, page 285, catalogue no. 2025
  • An early impression.

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THE STRAND RACES: THE FINISH
THE STRAND RACES: THE FINISH
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 466

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: €400

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower left
  • Medium: hand-coloured Cuala Press print
  • Dimensions: 12 by 43cm., 4.75 by 16.7 5in.
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats: His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, 1994, no. 2025
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EVENING
EVENING
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 467

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €480

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower right
  • Medium: hand coloured Cuala press print
  • Dimensions: 20 by 30cm., 8 by 12in.
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats: His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, page 285, catalogue no. 2022
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THE TURFCUTTER'S DONKEY, BY PATRICIA LYNCH
THE TURFCUTTER'S DONKEY, BY PATRICIA LYNCH
Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 468

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: €400

  • J. M. Dent, London 1934 – the scarce first edition. With 13 plates by Jack Yeats (five in colour). Also with this lot is J. M. Synge’s, The Aran Islands, with 12 illustrations by Yeats, published in Boston 1911, first U.S. edition; and W.B. Yeats, Collected Poems, with coloured illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, Franklin Library, 1979, original brown cloth, gilt-stamped, simulated morocco spine, all edges gilt. (3)

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AN OLD SLAVE
AN OLD SLAVE
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 469

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower right
  • Medium: hand coloured Cuala Press print
  • Dimensions: 18 by 13cm., 7 by 5in.
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats: His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, page 286, catalogue no. 2031
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THE TREASURE OF THE GARDEN - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY
THE TREASURE OF THE GARDEN - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 470

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3600

  • Provenance: Presented by the author to Jay Chambars, New York, May 1904
  • Elkin Mathews, London, 1902. Signed and inscribed on half-title. With seven full-page plates hand coloured by Yeats, and a hand coloured vignette on front wrapper. Rare in this state, despite declaration on front cover that it was "coloured by the author" - presumably he lost interest in the project after a certain number. Original blue wrappers; 30 pp plus adverts at rear.

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LIFE IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, DRAWN AND PAINTED BY JACK B. YEATS
LIFE IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, DRAWN AND PAINTED BY JACK B. YEATS
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 471

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: 

  • Maunsel and Co., Dublin, 1912. First edition. Contains eight tipped-in colour plates, thirty-two block printed line drawings and sixteen photogravure reproductions from paintings. Quarto; in original blue cloth with gilt lettering; top edge gilt. A rare and lovely livre d'artiste.

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VANISHING DUBLIN
VANISHING DUBLIN
Flora H. Mitchell (1890-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 472

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 

  • Allen and Figgis, Dublin, 1966. First edition. A glimpse of old Dublin, with fifty full colour plates and an introduction by the Earl of Wicklow. Quarto; original green cloth and dust jacket.

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THE LOVER'S EMBRACE; STUDY FROM KING LEAR
THE LOVER'S EMBRACE; STUDY FROM KING LEAR
Henry Ospovat (British, 1877-1909)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 473

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €100

  • Signature: signed in pencil in lower right margin; inscribed "To S. C. Taylor" lower left margin; provenance details on reverse
  • Medium: black and white print
  • Dimensions: 23 by 17cm., 9 by 6.5in.
  • Provenance: Gift of the artist to Samuel C. Taylor (1870-1944); Samuel Taylor Studio Sale, de Vere's, Dublin, 16 June 1998; Frederick Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
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TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION, BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION, BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
Harry Clarke RHA (1889-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 474

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €300


THE YOUNG MENDICANT'S NOVICATE, 1841
THE YOUNG MENDICANT'S NOVICATE, 1841
Richard Rothwell RHA (1800-1868)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 475

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Medium: steel engraving
  • Dimensions: 42 by 33cm., 16.5 by 13in.
  • Engraved by Samuel Sangster and published by the Royal Irish AA Union in 1841. Accompanied by a second print, 'The Scripture Reader', engraved by C. Bacon after a painting by Charles Dukes. Both prints in good quality, matching birds-eye-maple frames. (2)

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FAMILIAR LONDON
FAMILIAR LONDON
Rose Mary Barton RWS (1856-1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 476

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • A. & C. Black, London, 1904. First edition. With 61 coloured plates after watercolours by Barton. Small quarto, original decorated cloth. An attractive work, recording the scenes of Victorian London a few years before it was changed forever by the advent of the motor car.

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RECLINING NUDE, 1963
RECLINING NUDE, 1963
Sir William Russell Flint PRWS RA RE RSW (1880-1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 477

Published Estimate: €700-700

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in margin lower right; blind stamp lower left
  • Medium: colour print published by Frost & Reed, London, 1963
  • Dimensions: 29 by 58cm., 11.5 by 23in.
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WAVES, 1969
WAVES, 1969
Sir William Russell Flint PRWS RA RE RSW (1880-1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 478

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in margin lower right; blind stamp lower left
  • Medium: colour print published by Frost & Reed, London, 1969
  • Dimensions: 44 by 61cm., 17.5 by 24in.
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VARIATIONS IV, 1966
VARIATIONS IV, 1966
Sir William Russell Flint PRWS RA RE RSW (1880-1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 479

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in margin lower right; blind stamp lower left
  • Medium: colour print published by Frost & Reed, London, 1966
  • Dimensions: 45 by 61cm., 17.7 5 by 24in.
  • In the original frame of the Army and Navy Stores Ltd, London.

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VARIATIONS ON A THEME, 1963
VARIATIONS ON A THEME, 1963
Sir William Russell Flint PRWS RA RE RSW (1880-1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 480

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in margin lower right; blind stamp lower left
  • Medium: colour print (90 of 480) published by Frost & Reed, London
  • Dimensions: 44 by 60cm., 17.5 by 23.7 5in.
  • In the original frame of the Army and Navy Stores Ltd, London.

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A QUESTION OF ATTRIBUTION, 1963
A QUESTION OF ATTRIBUTION, 1963
Sir William Russell Flint PRWS RA RE RSW (1880-1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 481

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in margin lower right; blind stamp lower left
  • Medium: colour print published by Frost & Reed, London, 1963
  • Dimensions: 53 by 43cm., 21 by 17in.
  • In the original frame of Wildings, Shrewsbury.

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INTERLUDE, 1967
INTERLUDE, 1967
Sir William Russell Flint PRWS RA RE RSW (1880-1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 482

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in margin lower right; blind stamp lower left
  • Medium: colour print published by Frost & Reed, London, 1967
  • Dimensions: 30 by 55cm., 12 by 21.5in.
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BALANCE
BALANCE
Sir William Russell Flint PRWS RA RE RSW (1880-1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 483

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in margin lower right; blind stamp lower left
  • Medium: colour print published by Frost & Reed, London, 1963
  • Dimensions: 41 by 57cm., 16 by 22.5in.
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A BALLYNAKILL WOMAN, 1924
A BALLYNAKILL WOMAN, 1924
Gerald Leslie Brockhurst RA RE (1890-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 484

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in lower margin; also signed in mirror image in plate lower right
  • Medium: etching printed on cream wove paper, mounted but unframed
  • Dimensions: 14 by 10cm., 5.5 by 4in.
  • Literature: William Dolan Fletcher, Complex Simplicity: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and his Graphic Work, New Haven, Conn., 1984, no. 53
  • Total edition of 107. The woman portrayed was the mother of the two children depicted in Brockhurst's 'The West of Ireland'.

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OLIVER ST JOHN GOGARTY, 1939
OLIVER ST JOHN GOGARTY, 1939
Gerald Leslie Brockhurst RA RE (1890-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 485

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Signature: signed in the plate in mirror image upper left
  • Medium: etching and drypoint, edition of 100, mounted but unframed
  • Dimensions: 18 by 14cm., 7 by 5.5in.
  • Literature: William Dolan Fletcher, Complex Simplicity: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and his Graphic Work, New Haven, Conn., 1984, no. 78
  • Trial proof, before the projected edition of 100. Commissioned as a frontispiece for Gogarty's book, 'Elbow Room', by the Cuala Press, Dublin, but never used.

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FRANCIS MACNAMARA, 1920
FRANCIS MACNAMARA, 1920
Gerald Leslie Brockhurst RA RE (1890-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 486

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in lower margin; also signed in the plate in mirror image upper left
  • Medium: etching on cream wove paper, mounted but unframed
  • Dimensions: 13 by 10cm., 5 by 3.75in.
  • Literature: William Dolan Fletcher, Complex Simplicity: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and his graphic work, New Haven, Conn., 1984, no. 3
  • From an edition of 55. Based upon the oil portrait by Brockhurst in the National Gallery, Dublin.

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A GALWAY PEASANT, JULY 1920
A GALWAY PEASANT, JULY 1920
Gerald Leslie Brockhurst RA RE (1890-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 487

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in lower margin; also signed in mirror image in the plate lower left; inscribed lower right
  • Medium: etching printed on cream wove paper, mounted but unframed
  • Dimensions: 10 by 10cm., 4 by 4in.
  • Literature: William Dolan Fletcher, Complex Simplicity: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and his graphic work, New Haven, Conn., 1984, no. 10 ii/iv
  • Second state; only two proofs known to exist. The total edition consists of 55 prints. Signed and annotated '2nd state G.L.B. (2 proofs thus)'.

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A CONNEMARA PEASANT, FEBRUARY 1921
A CONNEMARA PEASANT, FEBRUARY 1921
Gerard Leslie Brockhurst RA RE (1890-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 488

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed in pencil in lower margin; also signed in mirror image in the plate upper left
  • Medium: etching printed on cream wove paper, mounted but unframed
  • Dimensions: 17 by 11cm., 6.5 by 4.25in.
  • Exhibited: RE, 1923 (another impression)
  • Literature: William Dolan Fletcher, Complex Simplicity: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and his graphic work, New Haven, Conn., 1984, no. 74
  • Trial proof, apart from the edition of 76. Based on a drawing now in the collection of the British Museum.

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TWO LETTERS TO SIR RICHARD WESTMACOTT, 1813-40
TWO LETTERS TO SIR RICHARD WESTMACOTT, 1813-40
Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 490

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Signature: each signed and dated
  • Medium: two autograph manuscript letters , each on a single folded s
  • Dimensions: 18 by 23cm., 7.25 by 9in.
  • Born into a wealthy Dublin merchant family, Shee disappointed them by becoming a painter. However, he soon rose to the top of his profession in London. He had been introduced to Joshua Reynolds, who had advised him to study in the school of the Royal Academy. He became an associate there in 1798. In 1830 he was elected President of the Royal Academy and shortly afterwards was knighted. He also published poems, two novels and a play. Both letters, written from Cavendish Square (31 December 1813 and 2 July 1840), are to Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856), sculptor and fellow member of the RA. The first invites Westmacott to “a friendly and homely dinner”, whilst the second written apologises for being unable to keep an appointment “… as I am summoned to a meeting of the Trustees of the National Gallery”.

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TALES OF IRISH LIFE AND CHARACTER BY MRS S. C. HALL
TALES OF IRISH LIFE AND CHARACTER BY MRS S. C. HALL
Erskine Nicol ARA RSA (1825-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 491

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh and London 1909, first edition. Offered with a copy of Irishman All by G. A. Birmingham, illustrated with twelve reproductions of paintings by Jack B. Yeats. Also published by T. N. Foulis, 1913, first. Both volumes octavo and in the original gilt-lettered green cloth. (2)

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VIEWS OF IRELAND FROM THE VIRTUOSI'S MUSEUM, 1778-80
VIEWS OF IRELAND FROM THE VIRTUOSI'S MUSEUM, 1778-80
Paul Sandby RA (1725-1805)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 492

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €420

  • Signature: fifteen copperplate engravings, unframed
  • Medium: signed in the plate 'P. Sandby RA pinx.t'
  • Dimensions: 17 by 20cm., 6.5 by 8in.
  • Literature: Elmes and Hewson, Catalogue of Irish Topographical Prints and Original Drawings, Malton Press, Dublin, 1975, no. 2096, p. 161
  • Published by G. Kearsley, Fleet Street, London, 1778-80 for Sandby’s book of engraved views of England, Ireland and Wales, The Virtuosi’s Museum. Twelve views are engraved after views by Sandby; the other three are after drawings by J. Nixon. Subjects include Enniscorthy, Cataract of the Bantry River, Dawson Grove, seat of the Hon. Lord Dartry in the County of Monaghan, and Shaen Castle [sic], Queens County.

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MISCELLANEOUS TOPOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF IRELAND
MISCELLANEOUS TOPOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF IRELAND
George Petrie, Thomas Creswick and others 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 493

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Signature: variously signed in the plate
  • Medium: sixteen line engravings, unframed
  • Dimensions: 23 by 15cm., 9 by 6in.
  • Includes four steel engravings of views of Dublin after Creswick, two line engravings of Liffey views after Petrie, the Powerscourt Waterfall after Kirchhoffer, Clondalkin after W. H. Bartlett, and Caernarvon Castle after Godfrey, 1774. Also with this lot, five parts of Thomas Alsom’s continental views, with commentaries by W. N. Wright, Caxton Press, London, 1848, parts 1, 2, 7, 8 and 13, and five 20th century chromolithographic reprints of Malton views.

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COLLECTION OF PRINTS FROM MARRIAGE-A-LA-MODE AND OTHERS
COLLECTION OF PRINTS FROM MARRIAGE-A-LA-MODE AND OTHERS
William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 494

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: twenty-one line engravings with accompanying commentaries
  • Dimensions: 22 by 28cm., 8.75 by 11in.
  • Also with this lot are eighteen engraved portraits of English monarchs by Nathaniel Parr (fl. 1742-51), each measuring 13 by 8 inches, plus a Cruikshank print from Hood’s Comic Annual of 1834 and five engravings of animal-based allegories (The Hare and the Turtle etc.) after Howitt and published by Edward Orme, London, 1809-11.

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THE TAIN, TRANSLATED BY THOMAS KINSELLA FROM THE IRISH TAIN BO CUAILNGE
THE TAIN, TRANSLATED BY THOMAS KINSELLA FROM THE IRISH TAIN BO CUAILNGE
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 495

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €2000

  • Dolmen editions IX, Dublin, 1969. First edition, limited to 1,750 copies of which 750 were for sale in the United States. Designed by Liam Miller and illustrated by Louis le Brocquy. Large octavo; black cloth with original dust-jacket (protected in mylar) and slipcase.

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JOHN M. SYNGE, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY LE BROCQUY
JOHN M. SYNGE, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY LE BROCQUY
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 496

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €520

  • Printed at the Dolmen Press for the Imprint Society, Massachusetts, 1970. Limited edition of 1950 copies, of which this is no. 75. Signed by le Brocquy and the printer Stanley Sultan. Bound in the original yellow cloth, stamped in gilt on upper board; lacks slip-case.

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SOLDIERS' VERSE, ILLUSTRATED BY WILLIAM SCOTT
SOLDIERS' VERSE, ILLUSTRATED BY WILLIAM SCOTT
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 497

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €300

  • Chosen by Patric Dickinson and with twelve original lithographs in colour by William Scott. Frederick Muller, London, 1945. First edition, original pictorial cloth. Scott’s illustrations for this work were hand-pulled lithographs, printed at the Bath College of Art, and bound into the text. Both Scott and Dickinson served in the British Army during World War II. Also with this lot, Maura Laverty’s Cookery Book, with decorations by Louis le Brocquy, third impression, Longmans, 1948. (2)

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ORANGE ORDER, 1991
ORANGE ORDER, 1991
Richard Hamilton (b.1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 498

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1100

  • Signature:  signed lower left; numbered lower right
  • Medium: Humbrol enamel on Cibachrome print (no. 47 of 100)
  • Dimensions: 17 by 17cm., 6.75 by 6.75in.
  • Published by the Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, on the occasion of Hamilton’s exhibition in the summer of 1991. Mounted in a printed sleeve, loosely laid into a hardbound copy of the exhibition catalogue. Quarto; original navy blue cloth in matching slipcase; fine. Often dubbed ‘the father of British pop art’, Hamilton has long been concerned with political events in Northern Ireland, with works such as The Citizen (1982-3, Tate Gallery) and The Orangeman (1988-90) being among his most significant works.

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THE IRISH LANDSCAPE - LIMITED EDITION
THE IRISH LANDSCAPE - LIMITED EDITION
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 499

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €750

  • Gandon Editions, Kinsale 1992. Oblong folio cloth, titled in silver, black morocco spine, slipcase. With 36 full colour reproductions of le Brocquy’s watercolours. No. of 250 copies numbered and signed by the artist, specially bound by Kenny’s of Galway. A fine collector’s edition.

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ULYSSES
ULYSSES
James Joyce (1882-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 May 2008 / 500

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200


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