30 November 2009

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MAN, WOMAN & BIRD and WATER AND REEDS (A PAIR)
MAN, WOMAN & BIRD and WATER AND REEDS (A PAIR)
Anne Yeats (1919-2001)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 252

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: 


ELEMENTARY BRUSH-WORK STUDIES
Elizabeth ("Lolly") Corbet-Yeats (1868 - 1940)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 253

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: 

  • Dimensions: 25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.
  • George Philip & Son, London and Liverpool, 1900, with twenty four coloured plates and introduction by Corbet Yeats. In original buff-coloured boards, titled upper.

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THE BRAZEN HEAD, DUBLIN
THE BRAZEN HEAD, DUBLIN
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 254

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €320

  • Signature: titled and numbered in the lower margin; stamped with Estella Solomons Memorial Edition stamp and numbered 72.
  • Medium: etching (no. 27 from an edition of 50)
  • Dimensions: 15 by 10cm., 6 by 4in.
  • Provenance: The Neptune Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
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SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT OF JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE
SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT OF JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE
After Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871 - 1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 255

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: €1300

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: ink on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.
  • There are five known copies of this stencil, (on various types of paper and card), which were executed between 1905-1907, when Synge visited Yeats at Snails castle in Devon. One of these is in The New York Public Library Berg Collection, two copies were purchased from the artist in 1929, through Messrs Bumpus, for the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, and two copies are in Private Collections. (See, Jack B. Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels, Hilary Pyle, p.136, catalogue no. 520 - 523.) This is similar to these known copies, but very slightly larger.

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THE ARAN ISLANDS WITH DRAWINGS BY JACK B. YEATS
THE ARAN ISLANDS WITH DRAWINGS BY JACK B. YEATS
John Millington Synge (1871-1909)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 256

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 


FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY
FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 257

Published Estimate: €80-120

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FAIRY TALES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
FAIRY TALES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Harry Clarke RHA (1889-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 258

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: €120

  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd, London, reprinted 1931, pp. 320. with thiry-eight illustrations by Harry Clarke many, including the frontispiece in colour. In original wone coloured boards with stamped decoration and title on upper and spine.

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FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY HARRY CLAKE
FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY HARRY CLAKE
Harry Clarke RHA (1889-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 259

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €140


SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER OR THE MISTAKES OF A NIGHT BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY THOMPSON
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER OR THE MISTAKES OF A NIGHT BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY THOMPSON
Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 260

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and numbered on edition notice
  • Medium: (no. 154 from an edition of 350)
  • Limited edition. Original full velum, elaborately decorated with gilt cover and spine. With twenty five mounted colour plates. Very fine edition, preserved in plastic.

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VANISHING DUBLIN
VANISHING DUBLIN
Flora Mitchell (1890-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 261

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €280

  • 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 with gilt titled spine and dust jacket. Many of the 600 copies of this book have subsequently been broken up for the prints which were then sold individually. Other editions remain in public and special collections, thus 'Vanishing Dublin' is a highly rare and desirable collectors item.

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TWO PLAYS and THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, A TRAGEDY IN FOUR ACTS
TWO PLAYS and THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, A TRAGEDY IN FOUR ACTS
Seán O'Casey (1880-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 262

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: 

  • Dimensions: 19 by 14cm., 7.5 by 5.5in.
  • Both titles published by Macmillian and Co., Ltd, London, 1926. The first, pp. 199, the second, pp. 137 plus four pages of publisher's advertising. Both in original papered boards with title nicely printed on labels on upper and spine.

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THE LOVELY LEE (TWO COPIES)
THE LOVELY LEE (TWO COPIES)
Robert Gibbings (1889-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 263

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 

  • Dimensions: 22 by 15cm., 8.7 by 6in.
  • Both copies first-edition hard-backed. J.M. Dent & sons Ltd., London, 1945, pp.199. In beautiful original yellow boards with gilt-stamped decoration on upper and titled spine. With engravings by the author on original dust-jackets and throughout the texts.

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TWENTY ETCHINGS BY ESTELLA F. SOLOMONS, MEMORIAL EDITION, DUBLIN, 1973
TWENTY ETCHINGS BY ESTELLA F. SOLOMONS, MEMORIAL EDITION, DUBLIN, 1973
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1967)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 264

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: each etching titled in pencil lower left; numbered in pencil lower right and with embossed stamp of the memorial edition, also numbered in pencil, on the edge of folio
  • Medium: etching with aquaforte and aquaforte & drypoint (no. 10 from an edition of 50)
  • Dimensions: 13 by 17cm., 5 by 6.75in.
  • Provenance: Collection of the artist; Thence by descent
  • Of this memorial edition of twenty etchings, printed in Dublin by Pat Hickey, January, 1973 for the Trustees, fifty copies were issued of which this is number ten. The etchings depict Dublin locations such as, The Brazen Head, Marsh's Library, Carlisle Court, and McDaids as well as a variety of cottages and rural scenes and portraits including one 'Self-Portrait'. Contained in a mahogany coloured clamshell case with guilt-titled spine.

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FOLIO OF ETCHINGS
FOLIO OF ETCHINGS
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1967)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 265

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: 

  • Dimensions: 13 by 17cm., 5 by 6.75in.
  • Provenance: Collection of the artist; Thence by descent
  • Total of twenty-three etchings with some duplication. Various sizes and subject matter. Folio size for all works 15 by 10ins. Contained in mahogany coloured clamshell case with guilt-titled spine.

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A POSTER FOR 'CUBIST PAINTINGS AND RUGS EXHIBITION', 18 - 30 NOVEMBER, 1929
A POSTER FOR 'CUBIST PAINTINGS AND RUGS EXHIBITION', 18 - 30 NOVEMBER, 1929
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 266

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Medium: pencil (squared for transfer)
  • Dimensions: 31 by 23cm., 12.2 5 by 9in.
  • Provenance: Miss R.S.R. Kirkpatrick, Terenure, Co. Dublin; Her auction c.1979; Private collection
  • Literature: Bruce Arnold, 'Mainie Jellett and The Modern Movement in Ireland', Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1991, p. 105 and p. 209
  • This work bears a similarity to other poster designs by Jellett within the collection of The National Gallery of Ireland and reproduced in their 'Illustrated Summary Catalogue of Drawings, Watercolours and Miniatures', compiled by Adrian Le Harivel, 1983, p. 420, catalogue numbers 7921 and 18,101. This solo exhibition marks the development of Jellett's relationship between abstract Cubism and the decorative arts, which were to become a regular feature of her work from then on. The Irish Times, Tuesday 19 November 1929 records the exhibition as follows: "Whatever may be thought of the cubist designs of the painting there can be no questioning the beautiful effect which has been achieved by the use of cubist designs or carpets and rugs...In this form of decorative art certainly there is a deal to be said for cubism.' The design and sale of rugs and carpets went on until the mid-1930s. They were sold in The Country Shop, St. Stephen's Green, run by Muriel Gahan, who was also one of the women who made up the rugs to Mainie's designs. She exhibited works by Mainie Jellett and other 'modernist' artists at this time. References: Bruce Arnold, Mainie Jellett and The Modern Movement in Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1991, p. 105 and p. 209.

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THE PIETA, c.1930s
THE PIETA, c.1930s
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 267

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: pencil on transparent paper; squared for transfer
  • Dimensions: 27 by 21cm., 10.5 by 8.25in.
  • Provenance: Miss R.S.R. Kirkpatrick, Terenure, Co. Dublin; Her auction c.1979; Private collection
  • The Pieta sketch is one of approximately eight similar sketches in the collection of The National Gallery of Ireland all purchased through the Neptune Gallery in 1980. An example of a similar work can be found in their Illusrated Summary Catalogue of Drawings, Watercolours and Miniatures, compiled by Adrian Le Harivel, 1983, p. 442, catalogue no. 18,269.

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COLLECTION OF ART CATALOGUES INCLUDING ROSC, THE IRISH IMAGINATION AND THE IRISH EXHIBITION OF LIVING ART
COLLECTION OF ART CATALOGUES INCLUDING ROSC, THE IRISH IMAGINATION AND THE IRISH EXHIBITION OF LIVING ART
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 268

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €700

  • Signature: variously annotated; various sizes
  • This eclectic mix of catalogues comprises the exhibitions at ROSC (1967, 1971, 1984, (2) ), Irish Imagination, 1957-1971, Taispeántas, (1956 (2), 1961, 1977, 1980 1981, 1982), The Irish Exhibition of Living Art (1954, 1956-1961). The Royal Hibernian Academy catalogues from 1947 to 1984 (some years missing). Fifteen catalogues from Victor / Theo Waddington Galleries dating from 1951-1978 (some years missing) of group and individual exhibitions for artists such as Jack B. Yeats (4), Colin Middleton (2), Patrick Swift, George Campbell, Lady Glenavy and others. Catalogues for the Dublin Painters Gallery include the years 1951-1957. The Leicester Galleries exhibition July / Aug 1961 entitled ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ and a single example of the Wexford Photographic Group Exhibition, 1957. Eight other catalogues from mixed galleries including the Combridge Gallery, Municipal Gallery, The Little Theatre, Brown Thomas, Richie Hendriks Gallery and The Great Hall, Earlsfort Terrace (Evie Hone). An invaluable and important resource for any art historian.

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INTROSPECT - AN ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE VISUAL ARTS (NUMBERS I, II & III) 1975-77
INTROSPECT - AN ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE VISUAL ARTS (NUMBERS I, II & III) 1975-77
  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 269

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • Dimensions: 38 by 27cm., 15 by 10.7 5in.
  • This lot comprises the first three issues, dated December 1975, 1976 and 1977, of highly regarded Irish Arts Journal, Introspect - An Annual Review of the Visual Arts. Volume one, cover is illustrated with Le Brocquy image of Head of W.B. Yeats and contains a two page illustrated article by Le Brocquy on Francis Bacon. Also contains illustrated articles on Colin Middleton and Hilary Pyle on Irish Art 1900/1950. Also with Lavery and Orpen illustrations. Editor Patrick Pye. Folio. Original wraps. Very fine copies.

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RITA KELLY, KELLY READS BEWICK, ARLEN HOUSE GALWAY, 2001
RITA KELLY, KELLY READS BEWICK, ARLEN HOUSE GALWAY, 2001
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 270

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €90

  • Dimensions: 43 by 30cm., 17 by 12in.
  • First-edition, signed and inscribed by the poet, Rita Kelly, on the title page. Large folio in original dust-jacket. With fifty full-page colour plates by Bewick and accompanying prose by Kelly.

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EAMONN MAILLE (ED), BLACKSHAW - LIMITED EDITION BOOK
EAMONN MAILLE (ED), BLACKSHAW - LIMITED EDITION BOOK
Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 271

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €550

  • Signature: signed by Blackshaw and Maille on the title page
  • Dimensions: 30 by 30cm., 12 by 12in.
  • Privately published, printed by Nicholson and Bass, Belfast, 2003. Limited to 1,000 copies including 100 hors de commerce copies. This copy is signed by Blackshaw and Mallie on title-page. With essays by Brian Fallon and Dr Jamshid Mirfenderesky; illustrated with over 200 full-page colour reproductions, many of paintings in Private collections and rarely seen. Square quarto in black cloth stamped blind, dust-jacket and matching slipcase. A handsome production, essential for any Irish art reference library.

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A DICTIONARY OF IRISH ARTISTS, VOLS. I & II
A DICTIONARY OF IRISH ARTISTS, VOLS. I & II
Walter G. Strickland (1850-1928)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 272

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Signature: with author's signature tipped in on title page of volume one
  • Dimensions: 26 by 18cm., 10.2 by 7.25in.
  • Maunsel & Company Limited, Dublin & London, 1913, pp.598 and 728 respectively. Includes several hundred plates across the two volumes. Both in original boards with titled spines. An invaluable resource for any art historian or enthusiast.

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TOUR FROM CLONAVE TO LONDON BY JIM BLAKE
TOUR FROM CLONAVE TO LONDON BY JIM BLAKE
Erskine Nicol ARA RSA (1825-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 30 November 2009 / 273

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €340

  • Dimensions: 24 by 18cm., 9.5 by 7.25in.
  • Printed for Private Distribution by M.H. Gill at the University Press, 1867. Illustrated with sketches by Erskine Nicol photographed by G.W. Wilson, pp.24 plus eight pages of plates. In original green boards with blind-stamped decoration on upper and lower. Gilt-titled and gilt-edged. A scare title. (Also see lot 74 for a watercolour by Nicol depicting the Clonave landscape and his studio.)

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