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RASCALLY OLD CAT
RASCALLY OLD CAT
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 52

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €1050

  • Signature: inscribed with title lower right
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 18 by 13cm., 7 by 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Gifted by Jack Butler Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957); Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), born in Castlebar, Co.Mayo was a major figure in theWar of Independence and the Irish CivilWar as well as a pivotal figure in artistic circles and author of enduring accounts of Irish modern history such as On Another Man’sWound.
    Each of the following drawings is individually framed and bears a certificate of provenance and authenticity on reverse. (The female sitters in these works are likely to be Lily Yeats and Susan Mitchell both of whom regularly sat for the artist).
    John Butler Yeats was father of a family of six with Susan Pollexfen (1841-1900) his wife whom he married in Sligo in 1863. Of the six children the most famous were poet William Butler Yeats and artists Jack B. Yeats, Lily Yeats and Lolly Yeats. Best known for his portraiture, several examples survive and can be found in the Yeats Museum, in the National Gallery of Ireland. His best known examples include a young William Butler Yeats and Fenian rebel John O’Leary (1904).
    Yeats was born in Lawrencetown, County Down and educated in Trinity College Dublin. He began a career in law devilling briefly with Isaac Butt before taking up painting in 1867 and studying at Heatherley’s Art School. Although never financially secure from his craft, his later portraits are recognised as having a great sensitivity to the sitter and he was a much sought-after portraitist and gained numerous commissions in Ireland, the UK and America. The family relocated several times throughout his career finally settling in New York c.1908.There he befriended members of the Ashcan School of painters, a collective who rebelled against the American Impressionism movement at the time. In contrast to its emphasis on light, the Ashcan School works were normally dark in tone, capturing harsher moments of life in Manhattan. John Butler Yeats is buried in Chestertown Rural Cemetery in Chestertown, New York.

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY DIRECTLY ENGAGING THE ARTISTS
PORTRAIT OF A LADY DIRECTLY ENGAGING THE ARTISTS
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 53

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €450

  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 18 by 13cm., 7 by 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Gifted by Jack Butler Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957); Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), born in Castlebar, Co.Mayo was a major figure in theWar of Independence and the Irish CivilWar as well as a pivotal figure in artistic circles and author of enduring accounts of Irish modern history such as On Another Man’sWound.
    Each of the following drawings is individually framed and bears a certificate of provenance and authenticity on reverse. (The female sitters in these works are likely to be Lily Yeats and Susan Mitchell both of whom regularly sat for the artist).
    John Butler Yeats was father of a family of six with Susan Pollexfen (1841-1900) his wife whom he married in Sligo in 1863. Of the six children the most famous were poet William Butler Yeats and artists Jack B. Yeats, Lily Yeats and Lolly Yeats. Best known for his portraiture, several examples survive and can be found in the Yeats Museum, in the National Gallery of Ireland. His best known examples include a young William Butler Yeats and Fenian rebel John O’Leary (1904).
    Yeats was born in Lawrencetown, County Down and educated in Trinity College Dublin. He began a career in law devilling briefly with Isaac Butt before taking up painting in 1867 and studying at Heatherley’s Art School. Although never financially secure from his craft, his later portraits are recognised as having a great sensitivity to the sitter and he was a much sought-after portraitist and gained numerous commissions in Ireland, the UK and America. The family relocated several times throughout his career finally settling in New York c.1908.There he befriended members of the Ashcan School of painters, a collective who rebelled against the American Impressionism movement at the time. In contrast to its emphasis on light, the Ashcan School works were normally dark in tone, capturing harsher moments of life in Manhattan. John Butler Yeats is buried in Chestertown Rural Cemetery in Chestertown, New York.

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SIDE PROFILE OF A LADY AND LADY WITH HAT [ANDALUSIA]
SIDE PROFILE OF A LADY AND LADY WITH HAT [ANDALUSIA]
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 54

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €1050

  • Signature: inscribed [Andalusia] lower right
  • Medium: pencil (1); ink (1); (double sided)
  • Dimensions: 15 by 20cm., 6 by 8in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Gifted by Jack Butler Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957); Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), born in Castlebar, Co.Mayo was a major figure in theWar of Independence and the Irish CivilWar as well as a pivotal figure in artistic circles and author of enduring accounts of Irish modern history such as On Another Man’sWound.
    Each of the following drawings is individually framed and bears a certificate of provenance and authenticity on reverse. (The female sitters in these works are likely to be Lily Yeats and Susan Mitchell both of whom regularly sat for the artist).
    John Butler Yeats was father of a family of six with Susan Pollexfen (1841-1900) his wife whom he married in Sligo in 1863. Of the six children the most famous were poet William Butler Yeats and artists Jack B. Yeats, Lily Yeats and Lolly Yeats. Best known for his portraiture, several examples survive and can be found in the Yeats Museum, in the National Gallery of Ireland. His best known examples include a young William Butler Yeats and Fenian rebel John O’Leary (1904).
    Yeats was born in Lawrencetown, County Down and educated in Trinity College Dublin. He began a career in law devilling briefly with Isaac Butt before taking up painting in 1867 and studying at Heatherley’s Art School. Although never financially secure from his craft, his later portraits are recognised as having a great sensitivity to the sitter and he was a much sought-after portraitist and gained numerous commissions in Ireland, the UK and America. The family relocated several times throughout his career finally settling in New York c.1908.There he befriended members of the Ashcan School of painters, a collective who rebelled against the American Impressionism movement at the time. In contrast to its emphasis on light, the Ashcan School works were normally dark in tone, capturing harsher moments of life in Manhattan. John Butler Yeats is buried in Chestertown Rural Cemetery in Chestertown, New York.

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LADY DOZING
LADY DOZING
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 55

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €950

  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 15 by 20cm., 6 by 8in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Gifted by Jack Butler Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957); Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), born in Castlebar, Co.Mayo was a major figure in theWar of Independence and the Irish CivilWar as well as a pivotal figure in artistic circles and author of enduring accounts of Irish modern history such as On Another Man’sWound.
    Each of the following drawings is individually framed and bears a certificate of provenance and authenticity on reverse. (The female sitters in these works are likely to be Lily Yeats and Susan Mitchell both of whom regularly sat for the artist).
    John Butler Yeats was father of a family of six with Susan Pollexfen (1841-1900) his wife whom he married in Sligo in 1863. Of the six children the most famous were poet William Butler Yeats and artists Jack B. Yeats, Lily Yeats and Lolly Yeats. Best known for his portraiture, several examples survive and can be found in the Yeats Museum, in the National Gallery of Ireland. His best known examples include a young William Butler Yeats and Fenian rebel John O’Leary (1904).
    Yeats was born in Lawrencetown, County Down and educated in Trinity College Dublin. He began a career in law devilling briefly with Isaac Butt before taking up painting in 1867 and studying at Heatherley’s Art School. Although never financially secure from his craft, his later portraits are recognised as having a great sensitivity to the sitter and he was a much sought-after portraitist and gained numerous commissions in Ireland, the UK and America. The family relocated several times throughout his career finally settling in New York c.1908.There he befriended members of the Ashcan School of painters, a collective who rebelled against the American Impressionism movement at the time. In contrast to its emphasis on light, the Ashcan School works were normally dark in tone, capturing harsher moments of life in Manhattan. John Butler Yeats is buried in Chestertown Rural Cemetery in Chestertown, New York.

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY WEARING A BLOUSE
PORTRAIT OF A LADY WEARING A BLOUSE
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 56

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: inscribed [2.20 - to glanfield (2)] on reverse; also with partial drawing of a man in pen on reverse
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 15 by 9cm., 6 by 3.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Gifted by Jack Butler Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957); Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), born in Castlebar, Co.Mayo was a major figure in theWar of Independence and the Irish CivilWar as well as a pivotal figure in artistic circles and author of enduring accounts of Irish modern history such as On Another Man’sWound.
    Each of the following drawings is individually framed and bears a certificate of provenance and authenticity on reverse. (The female sitters in these works are likely to be Lily Yeats and Susan Mitchell both of whom regularly sat for the artist).
    John Butler Yeats was father of a family of six with Susan Pollexfen (1841-1900) his wife whom he married in Sligo in 1863. Of the six children the most famous were poet William Butler Yeats and artists Jack B. Yeats, Lily Yeats and Lolly Yeats. Best known for his portraiture, several examples survive and can be found in the Yeats Museum, in the National Gallery of Ireland. His best known examples include a young William Butler Yeats and Fenian rebel John O’Leary (1904).
    Yeats was born in Lawrencetown, County Down and educated in Trinity College Dublin. He began a career in law devilling briefly with Isaac Butt before taking up painting in 1867 and studying at Heatherley’s Art School. Although never financially secure from his craft, his later portraits are recognised as having a great sensitivity to the sitter and he was a much sought-after portraitist and gained numerous commissions in Ireland, the UK and America. The family relocated several times throughout his career finally settling in New York c.1908.There he befriended members of the Ashcan School of painters, a collective who rebelled against the American Impressionism movement at the time. In contrast to its emphasis on light, the Ashcan School works were normally dark in tone, capturing harsher moments of life in Manhattan. John Butler Yeats is buried in Chestertown Rural Cemetery in Chestertown, New York.

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THE GAP OF DUNLOE, COUNTY KERRY
THE GAP OF DUNLOE, COUNTY KERRY
John Faulkner RHA (1835-1894)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 57

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0


BROOK BEFORE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE, 1910
BROOK BEFORE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE, 1910
William Percy French (1854-1920)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 58

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €3600


TWO FISHERMEN IN A CURRACH, 1912
TWO FISHERMEN IN A CURRACH, 1912
William Percy French (1854-1920)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 59

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with title on reverse; also with Oriel Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 8 by 12cm., 3 by 4.75in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Oriel Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
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PARTING CLOUDS OVER BOGLAND RIVER
PARTING CLOUDS OVER BOGLAND RIVER
William Percy French (1854-1920)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 60

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; with original Combridge label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 50 by 75cm., 19.7 5 by 29.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Combridge Fine Art, Dublin c.1930; Private collection; Thence by decent to the present owner
  • Contained in original Combridge Gallery frame, this is the largest example by Percy French to be seen on the auction circuit for more than thirteen years. Works of these proportions are a rarity in the artist’s oeuvre.

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GOLF LINKS, HOLYWOOD WITH VIEW OF TITANIC AND BELFAST DOCKS, 1912
GOLF LINKS, HOLYWOOD WITH VIEW OF TITANIC AND BELFAST DOCKS, 1912
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 61

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with location lower right; with Emer Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 34 by 52cm., 13.5 by 20.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:lot 61-75; Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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CORMAC PAPER MILL, 1918
CORMAC PAPER MILL, 1918
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 62

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; inscribed ["from painting by Mary Patterson. 1810"] lower left
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 20 by 36cm., 8 by 14.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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BELFAST LOUGH, 1916
BELFAST LOUGH, 1916
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 63

Published Estimate: €800-100

Price Realised: €950

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; titled lower right
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 30 by 50cm., 11.7 5 by 19.7 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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THE GOBBINS, 1924
THE GOBBINS, 1924
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 64

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with title lower right; with Emer Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 52 by 39cm., 20.5 by 15.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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CARRICKFERGUS, 1923
CARRICKFERGUS, 1923
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 65

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €900

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; titled lower left
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil heightened with white
  • Dimensions: 20 by 34cm., 8 by 13.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey', Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March, 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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DALKEY, 1927
DALKEY, 1927
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 66

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €1100

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated lower left; titled again lower right
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil heightened with white
  • Dimensions: 17 by 32cm., 6.5 by 12.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey', Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March, 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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BLACKHEAD AND THE GOBBINS, 1925
BLACKHEAD AND THE GOBBINS, 1925
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 67

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated lower right
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 36 by 55cm., 14 by 21.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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BELFAST CASTLE AND CAVE HILL, 1927
BELFAST CASTLE AND CAVE HILL, 1927
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 68

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated lower left
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 18 by 34cm., 7 by 13.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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CAVE HILL AND BELFAST CASTLE, 1892
CAVE HILL AND BELFAST CASTLE, 1892
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 69

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and titled lower left partially hidden beneath the mount
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 19 by 31cm., 7.5 by 12.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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SLIEVE BINGIAN [SiC], KILKEEL, COUNTY DOWN, 1928
SLIEVE BINGIAN [SiC], KILKEEL, COUNTY DOWN, 1928
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 70

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right, titled lower left
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 19 by 37cm., 7.5 by 14.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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BALLYGALLY CASTLE, COUNTY ANTRIM, 1928
BALLYGALLY CASTLE, COUNTY ANTRIM, 1928
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 71

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated lower right
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 18 by 46cm., 7.25 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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THE KILLERY [SIC] ENTRANCE, CONNEMARA, 1932
THE KILLERY [SIC] ENTRANCE, CONNEMARA, 1932
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 72

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; titled lower right
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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A DERRY COTTAGE, 1922
A DERRY COTTAGE, 1922
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 73

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; titled lower right; with Emer Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 20 by 30cm., 7.75 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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THE SALMON LEAP, COLERAINE, 1926
THE SALMON LEAP, COLERAINE, 1926
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 74

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €400

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 25 by 37cm., 10 by 14.7 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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ANTRIM
ANTRIM
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 75

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and titled lower left; with inscribed Emer Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 18 by 27cm., 7 by 10.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Watercolours and J.W. Carey' Emer Gallery, Belfast, 2 April - 11 March 2009
  • Born in Kilwarlin, Co. Down, Carey and his artist brother John began their careers as illustrators with Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast. A close friend and contemporary of William Percy French, Joseph was one of the original members of Belfast Ramblers’ Sketching Club and a lifelong friend of Hugh Thomson RI (1860-1920). His first recorded exhibition was with the Ramblers’ in 1888, when, alongside his brother he showed illustrations for In Southern Seas, an account of a trip to The Antipodes. It was never established whether they actually sailed to New Zealand but this exposure to maritime subjects was to become a recurring and lasting theme in Joseph’s oeuvre, lot 61, showing the ill-fated Titanic at Belfast docks, is testament to this. Carey began exhibiting with the Watercolour Society in 1893 and from 1915-1935 with the RHA. Following the failure of Marcus Wards’ in 1899 he was employed by John and Ernest Hanford and later with the brother of Hugh Thompson. Carey and Thompson specialised in illuminated addresses; miniature scenes in watercolour by Carey. Works by both can be found in the Armagh County Museum, The Ulster Museum, Ballycastle Museum and The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Carey died in Belfast in 1937. The most prestigious commission of his career was a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast history painted on canvas for the Ulster Hall and completed in 1903.

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GARDEN PATH
GARDEN PATH
William John Hennessy NA ROI (1839-1917)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 76

Published Estimate: €3500-4500

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 61 by 48cm., 24 by 19in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Paul Ashford 4th Lord Metheum of Corsham Court, Wiltshire (the artist's son-in-law); Sotheby's, London, 8 November, 1984, lot 50 (illustrated); Whytes, 28 November 2006, lot 96; Where purchased by the present owner
  • Born in Kilkenny in 1839, William John Hennessy left Ireland for New York with his family in 1849. His early education was by private tutors and having begun life drawing from the age of 15, he soon entered the National Academy of Design, New York. By 1857 he was exhibiting successfully at the National Academy eventually becoming an academician in 1863. From his city studio he also worked successfully in the art of book illustration, illustrating the work of Longfellow, Tennyson, Whittier and other poets. Hennessy was a regular exhibitor at the National Academy and after moving to London in 1870, he became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and also exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, the New Gallery and the Royal Academy. He also showed eight works at the RHA between 1879 and 1907. While based in London he spent his summers in Normandy and was so taken with the area and its artistic influences that he moved there in 1875. He later toured Italy and returned to England to settle in Sussex in 1893 until the year of his death. See Snoddy, p. 243-244.

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MAN SEATED ON A ROADSIDE WITH CANE AND BEGGING CAP, 1855
MAN SEATED ON A ROADSIDE WITH CANE AND BEGGING CAP, 1855
Robert Richard Scanlan (1881-1876)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 77

Published Estimate: €700-1000

Price Realised: €550


BELLMOUNT LODGE, CORK, 1855
BELLMOUNT LODGE, CORK, 1855
Robert Lowe Stopford (1813-1898)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 78

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with inscribed label on reverse; also with R. Clarke & Son, Cerners, Gilders [21 Prince's Street, Cork] label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour heightened with white
  • Dimensions: 23 by 35cm., 9.25 by 13.7 5in.
  • Labels on reverse inscribed, "Bellmont had belonged to the same family. Their house was in the old cattle sheds. When they heard that Cromwell soldiers were coming they dug a huge hole, buried their wonderful silver. They knew the butler who helped them might tell people about it so they shot him, buried him with the silver. They gave very valuable old communion silver to Moviddy Church."
    Bellmount, Innishannon was the residence of the Reverend James Crowley in 1814 and is located in the town land of Bellmount Lower, parish of Moviddy, Barony of East Muskerry Co. Cork. T. Herrick was the proprietor of Bellmount in 1837 along with a large flour mill. The mill and house were in the possession of Patrick Howard at the time of Griffith's Valuation of Ireland (1850-1858) and held from John E. Herrick. The lodge illustrated dates from 1837 and was inhabited until the 1940s, an additional extension having been added to the original at some juncture. Bellmount House (which pre-dates the Lodge by a considerable term) and Lodge remained in the Herrick family until 1944 when sold. Whilst in the Herrick ownership, the lodge also housed the Muskerry pack of hounds and the original kennels adjoin the courtyard. The stream depicted is a tributary of the River Bride which in turn is a main spawning tributary of the River Lee. The roadway illustrated, known as the "New Line", was formally opened by one Daniel O'Connell. It leads from Crookstown to Bandon.
    Robert Lowe Stopford was born in Dublin but settled in Cork after receiving private tuition in art. He enjoyed a considerable reputation as a painter of landscapes and marine subjects in watercolour and was also a successful teacher. He painted numerous views of local scenery many of which were lithographed. He exhibited at the RHA between 1858 and 1884. Stopford was arts correspondent in South Ireland for The London Illustrated News and other papers. He died at his residence, 2 De Vesci Terrace, Monkstown. For further reading see Strickland, Vol II., p. 404. The second illustration above is of the remains of the house today.

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COBBLER HOLDING 'THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL' WITH TRAVELLER AND YOUNG APPRENTICE
COBBLER HOLDING 'THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL' WITH TRAVELLER AND YOUNG APPRENTICE
Septimus Dawson (1851-1914)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 79

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3200

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 46 by 62cm., 18 by 24.5in.
  • Born in Sunderland, Durham, Septimus Dawson was a painter of genre scenes, specialising in depictions of rustic types. Little is known of his career yet this and previous examples of his work, such as The Card Game, which sold through Whyte’s, 29 September 2008, lot 141 would suggest that he visited Ireland.
    Akin to Erskine Nicol, ARA RSA (1825-1904), Dawson’s genre scenes offer the viewer an insight into 19th century Irish life that is characterised by a stereotypical depiction of the Irish peasant . Here a travelling vagabond and an aged shoemaker discuss an article in the Freeman’s Journal while a young apprentice looks on in amusement. The scene takes place in the cobbler’s workspace with all the typical tools and accoutrements associated with the profession decorating the setting. The ubiquitous bottle of alcohol nestled into a shelf on in the top right of the canvas, the fiddle hanging by the door and the pictures decorating the walls would suggest the shoemaker’s interests outside of his craft. The cobbler’s political stance can be interpreted by his choice of reading material. By the late 1800s The Journal, as it was widely known, was the leading newspaper in Ireland and had become the primary media supporter of Charles Stewart Parnell and the Irish Parliamentary Party. Contemporary sources record it being read to the largely illiterate population (in this case, the vagabond) by priests and local teachers among others.

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READY TO PAINT THE STABLE and THE RESULT, 1912 (A PAIR)
READY TO PAINT THE STABLE and THE RESULT, 1912 (A PAIR)
Gregor Grey (fl.1870s-1911)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 80

Published Estimate: €5000-6000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: the former signed and dated lower left; the latter lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Adam's, 29 March 2000, lot 45; Whence purchased by the present owner
  • Dimensions of the second work, 22 by 18ins.
    Gregor Grey was the son of Charles Grey RHA (c.1808-1892) and brother of the painters Alfred Grey RHA (1845-1926), Edwin Landseer Grey and James Grey and the engraver Charles Malcolm Grey. Gregor exhibited every year at the RHA from 1877-1911, averaging three to four exhibits a year - the most that a non-RHA member could possibly hope to have accepted. He also showed twice at the Oireachtas Art Exhibitions of 1906 and 1907. His works tended to be on a rustic theme and featured quaint, anecdotal titles. Grey earned - albeit unwittingly - some modicum of posterity when James Joyce included in Ulysses a character called Gregor Grey who was the designer of Gallaher's map and whose career was given "a leg up" by illustrating an advertisement.

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FEEDING TIME, 1877
FEEDING TIME, 1877
Walter Frederick Osborne RHA ROI (1859-1903)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 81

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €9000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower left; with title and number [71] on gilt plaque affixed to frame lower centre
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 34 by 29cm., 13.2 5 by 11.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:With a Mrs Parker, Winter 1903-04 (a relation of the artist's father); Sold at auction (unknown), Dublin, 1971; Sotheby's, 19th century European Paintings, Olympia, 13 July 2006, lot 89; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Memorial Exhibition of the works of Walter Osborne', Royal Hibernian Academy, Winter 1903-04, catalogue no. 71 (Lent by Mrs. Parker)
  • Literature: Literature:Sheehy, Jeanne, Walter Osborne, Gifford & Craven, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, 1974, p.110, catalogue no. 1 (listed)
  • Contained in original gilt frame with exhibition plaque dating to the artist's Memorial Exhibition at the RHA, Dublin 1903-1904.
    Sheehy's text on Osborne was the first book about the artist, and the only one to contain a full catalogue raisonné. The catalogue lists his works in chronological order with Feeding Time, 1877 as his first recorded work. The painting is not illustrated and Sheehy's information is sourced from the exhibition catalogue for Osborne's Memorial Exhibition, 1903-04. The author notes the work was lent to the exhibition by a Mrs Parker as per a label verso (since disappeared). Additionally, Sheehy notes: This picture seems to be related to A Bit in Co. Wicklow (Memorial Exhibition, no. 105) which The Freeman's Journal (7 December, 1903) said was the first specimen of his work. The Parkers were related to Walter Osborne's father."
    At the age of 17 years Osborne entered the schools of the RHA and exhibited for the first time with the Academy [Nora, catalogue no. 312, price £5-0-0] the following year. Osborne exhibited annually with the RHA until his death and the testaments to this lifelong relationship serve to trace his maturing ability from his formative years, when Feeding Time was executed, through to his last work Milking Time shown in 1903.

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RURAL LANDSCAPE WITH A FIGURE ON THE ROADWAY, 1840
RURAL LANDSCAPE WITH A FIGURE ON THE ROADWAY, 1840
James Arthur O'Connor (1792-1841)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 82

Published Estimate: €8000-12000

Price Realised: €14000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 37 by 47cm., 14.5 by 18.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of Dr. Eamonn Cremin Shrewsbury Road, Dublin 26 August 1963 (as per inscription on reverse); deVere's sale of Art Literature, 19 June 2001, lot 293; Private collection
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MILITARY ROAD, 1802
MILITARY ROAD, 1802
Thomas Sautelle Roberts RHA (1760-1826)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 83

Published Estimate: €10000-15000

Price Realised: €9500

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left partially hidden beneath mount
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 48 by 64cm., 19 by 25in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Private collection, Australia
  • This watercolour is one of several painted by Thomas Sautelle Roberts showing construction of the Wicklow Military Road after the 1798 rebellion. The view is northwards towards Glencree, with a roadside quarry to the right and the cliffs above Lower Lough Bray to the left. The partially constructed road snakes downhill, with a puff of smoke to indicate quarrying. The 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, is shown on horseback talking to a Scottish soldier; behind are three of his entourage, and soldiers and labourers at work. Two of the camps used by the military are shown — at the left a small temporary camp with tents and a possible cookhouse near Upper Lough Bray and in the distance the major basecamp at the head of Glencree, known as Aurora and appropriately illuminated by a shaft of sunlight.
    Thomas Sautelle Roberts RHA (c.1760–1827) was the younger brother of the notable landscape painter Thomas Roberts (1748–77). He exhibited forty Irish landscapes in watercolour at the Parliament House, College Green, in 1802: these were intended for his Illustrations of the Chief Sites, Rivers and Picturesque Scenery of the Kingdom of Ireland. Some, including the two here, were also issued as aquatints. The miniature portrait painter John Comerford (c.1770–1832) added small figures and portraits, including that of Lord Hardwicke at the Military Road.
    Mary Davies
    Irish historian and author of
    Royal Irish Academy’s Atlas of Bray and
    That Favourite Resort: the Story of Bray, Co. Wicklow
    Dublin, September, 2011.

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THE MEETING OF THE WATERS COUNTY WICKLOW, 1802
THE MEETING OF THE WATERS COUNTY WICKLOW, 1802
Thomas Sautelle Roberts RHA (1760-1826)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 84

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 48 by 67cm., 19 by 26.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Private collection, Australia
  • This watercolour looks down from the south-west to the famous beauty spot soon afterwards celebrated by Thomas Moore. The 3-arch stone bridge at the left, built in the mid-eighteenth century, carries the main road over the Avonbeg River close to its confluence with the Avonmore in the Vale of Avoca. A hay wagon is approaching the bridge, and the farm with outbuildings in the middle distance on the left has hay stacks. The caption to an aquatint of this view notes ‘on rising ground the seat of Captain Mills’, seen beyond woods on the right. This evidently refers to Abraham Mills of Cronebane, who as captain of a Yeomanry Corps was active in the suppression of the 1798 rebellion. There is a tower to the right of the house, and this, together with a cluster of buildings at the top of the zig-zag road in the distance, may be connected with the local copper workings.
    Mary Davies
    Irish historian and author of
    Royal Irish Academy’s Atlas of Bray and
    That Favourite Resort: the Story of Bray, Co. Wicklow
    Dublin, September, 2011.

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FIGURES ON A PATH WITH CASTLE, BUILDINGS AND MOUNTAIN IN THE DISTANCE and FIGURES AT A BRIDGE WITH COTTAGES BEYOND (A PAIR)
FIGURES ON A PATH WITH CASTLE, BUILDINGS AND MOUNTAIN IN THE DISTANCE and FIGURES AT A BRIDGE WITH COTTAGES BEYOND (A PAIR)
John Henry Campbell (1757-1828)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 85

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €0


ROSS CASTLE, KILLARNEY, COUNTY KERRY, c.1864
ROSS CASTLE, KILLARNEY, COUNTY KERRY, c.1864
William McEvoy (fl. 1858-1880)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 86

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; with stamp of Brodie & Middleton [69 Long Acre, London] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 30 by 64cm., 11.7 5 by 25in.
  • The RHA index of exhibitors lists two Killarney works exhibited in 1864, A Summer's Day at Killarney - the Long Range [£50-0-0], no. 12 and On the Upper Lake, Killarney [£25-0-0], no. 32. It is possible that the latter is a match for this scene. A prolific if now neglected artist of the Victorian era, McEvoy was a regular exhibitor at the RHA from 1858 to 1880. Up until 1865 his subjects were mostly Dublin and Wicklow landscapes; after this date he moved to London and English subjects predominate. Strickland notes that "...he is not heard of" after 1880.

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MALIN HEAD, COUNTY DONEGAL
MALIN HEAD, COUNTY DONEGAL
John Faulkner RHA (1835-1894)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 87

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; signed with initials and with title inscribed on card preserved on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour heightened with white
  • Dimensions: 44 by 72cm., 17.5 by 28.5in.
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FIGURES BY THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, COUNTY ANTRIM
FIGURES BY THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, COUNTY ANTRIM
19th Century Irish School  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 88

Published Estimate: €700-900

Price Realised: €1600


THE OLD FENIAN JOHN O'LEARY, c.1880-90
THE OLD FENIAN JOHN O'LEARY, c.1880-90
19th Century Irish School  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 89

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: inscribed with title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 52 by 43cm., 20.5 by 17in.
  • The Yeats family played a major role in immortalising the Fenian John O’Leary (1830-1907), John Butler Yeats in paint (his portrait can be found in the Yeats Museum, NGI, Dublin) and in word by his son, W.B. Yeats, whose lament on the death of “Romantic Ireland” in September 1913 repeatedly mentions O’Leary.
    Fenian leader and Irish separatist O’Leary was born in Tipperary and well-educated having studied both law and medicine; however, he did not take a degree in the former because of his unwillingness to take the oath of allegiance required to become a barrister. O’Leary was variously involved in the revolts in Tipperary in the late 1840s but by 1850 had enrolled at Queen's College, Cork, to study medicine, later travelling to Dublin, Paris and London. In September 1865 O'Leary was arrested, tried and sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude, of which five years were spent in English prisons prior to his release and exile in January 1871. During this time he lived mainly in Paris where he was befriended by the American James MacNeill Whistler (1834-1903) among other artists. On his return to Ireland in 1885 he became a pivotal figure in influential political and artistic circles. When he died 1907 this painting was thought to have been acquired from his estate by Eily Carew, his grand-niece, whose family later moved to live in the English Midlands. We would date this work to 1880-1885. It is possible but unconfirmed that this may be the missing portrait of O’Leary thought to have been exhibited by Irish artist Katherine MacCausland (1859-1930) at an exhibition of Irish Art at Whitechapel, London, 1913.
    For further reading see: Compagnons de Voyage, Julian Campbell examines the oeuvre of Katherine MacCausland who found comradeship and artistic fulfilment in France, Irish Arts Review, Winter 2008, Vol. 25, no. 4, p.100-103.

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THE LIBERATOR, 1921
THE LIBERATOR, 1921
Daniel Albert Veresmith (1861-1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 90

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €950

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right within the painting; inscribed with artist's name and title both on tacky margin and, in a later hand, on frame.
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 64 by 76cm., 25 by 30in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Adam's, 1 April 2009, lot 144; Private collection
  • Daniel Albert Veresmith was born in Ohio in 1861 as Daniel Wehrschmidt. He changed his name to Veresmith when he moved to London in 1883 and, subsequently, to Doneraile, Co. Cork. The present work appears to be an amalgam of Irish historical characters from Daniel O’Connell (“The Liberator”) to Michael Collins and De Valera. Prominence is given to William of Orange’s statue in the foreground.

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STUDY OF A DEAD GAME BIRD
STUDY OF A DEAD GAME BIRD
Hans Iten RHA (1874-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 91

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €450

  • Signature: signed upper left; with typed Frederick Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 27 by 36cm., 10.5 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Frederick Gallery, Dublin; Whyte's Irish Art auction, 9 Oct 2001, lot 92; Private collection
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DUCK SHOOTING
DUCK SHOOTING
Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 92

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; with artist's name and date printed in the mount lower centre
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil heightened with white
  • Dimensions: 30 by 50cm., 12 by 19.7 5in.
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:Possibly exhibited at the RHA, Dublin, 1872 as Wild Duck Shooting - Sunset, catalogue no. 210
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BRANASKILL [SIC] BRIDGE, ACHILL ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO
BRANASKILL [SIC] BRIDGE, ACHILL ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO
Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 93

Published Estimate: €700-900

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: with artist's name and title inscribed on label preserved on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 25 by 46cm., 10 by 18in.
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:Possibly exhibited as The Bridge at Bleannaskill, Achill Island, RHA, Dublin, 1923, catalogue no. 53 [£8-0-0]
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IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM
IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM
Hans Iten RHA (1874-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 94

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; with inscribed William Rodman, Belfast label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:William Rodman & Co., Belfast; Private collection
  • Contained in what appears to be its original frame.

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ON THE ROAD TO WESTPORT, COUNTY MAYO
ON THE ROAD TO WESTPORT, COUNTY MAYO
Douglas Alexander (1871-1945)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 95

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €800


HILLSIDE LANDSCAPE WITH SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS BEYOND
HILLSIDE LANDSCAPE WITH SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS BEYOND
Edith Oenone Somerville (1858-1949)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 96

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1050


THE ARTIST'S MOTHER-IN-LAW
THE ARTIST'S MOTHER-IN-LAW
Sean O'Sullivan RHA (1906-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 97

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 34 by 37cm., 13.5 by 14.7 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Family of the artist
  • This oil sketch depicts the artist's Mother-In-Law, Mrs Lydia Armstrong Mouw, sewing by a window. With an unfinished scene of a woman seated at a table on reverse.

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RINGSEND, DUBLIN, THE BULLWALL, DUBLIN and END OF BULLWALL, DUBLIN (SET OF 3)
RINGSEND, DUBLIN, THE BULLWALL, DUBLIN and END OF BULLWALL, DUBLIN (SET OF 3)
Sean O'Sullivan RHA (1906-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 98

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €950

  • Signature: each inscribed with titles and artist's name in another hand on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 10 by 18cm., 4 by 7in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Family of the artist
  • All of equal dimensions (unframed).

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DOLLYMOUNT BUS SHELTER WITH BOAT IN DISTANCE
DOLLYMOUNT BUS SHELTER WITH BOAT IN DISTANCE
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 99

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1000

  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Purchased directly from the artist by George McClelland; From whom acquired by the previous owner; Whyte's, 21 February 2006, lot 28; Private collection
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ROCKS AT LOW TIDE NEAR LOUGHSHINNY, COUNTY DUBLIN
ROCKS AT LOW TIDE NEAR LOUGHSHINNY, COUNTY DUBLIN
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 100

Published Estimate: €1000-1200

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed [Padraig O Leonard ARHA/"Roseville"/Rush, Co. Dublin] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 38 by 48cm., 15 by 19in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Adam's & Bonhams, 4 December, 2007, lot 154; Private collection
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WOMAN FEEDING CHICKENS, MAN LEANING AGAINST COTTAGE WALL WITH TURF STACKS AND SEA BEYOND
WOMAN FEEDING CHICKENS, MAN LEANING AGAINST COTTAGE WALL WITH TURF STACKS AND SEA BEYOND
Micheál de Burca RHA (1913-1985)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 101

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1150


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