28 November 2011

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TREE LINED AVENUE, 1985
TREE LINED AVENUE, 1985
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PPRUA (1929-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 51

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2500

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with blind stamp [BWS Paper] lower right
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 54 by 76cm., 21.2 5 by 30in.
  • Possibly a view of the avenue at Lissadell House, Co. Sligo, the childhood home of Countess Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore Booth, immortalised in the arts through the work of W.B. and Jack Yeats among others. Views of the house and lands were painted by T.P. Flanagan in the 1980s and variously exhibited at the David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin.

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LANDSCAPE WITH TREES, 1983
LANDSCAPE WITH TREES, 1983
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PPRUA (1929-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 52

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2200


HOLY WELL ON THE ISLAND OF INISHMURRAY, COUNTY GALWAY, c.1981
HOLY WELL ON THE ISLAND OF INISHMURRAY, COUNTY GALWAY, c.1981
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PPRUA (1929-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 53

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; with label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 74 by 53cm., 29 by 20.7 5in.
  • From a series of works on the Holy Well.
    The location of this scene has been identified as an island off the coast of County Sligo with a possible view of Ben Bulben in the distance.

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CORNER OF A GARDEN, 1985
CORNER OF A GARDEN, 1985
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PPRUA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 54

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €550


A LARGE DEMESNE, 1980
A LARGE DEMESNE, 1980
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PPRUA (1929-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 55

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1900


ROOK, OAK AND HORSE (DIPTYCH), 1985
ROOK, OAK AND HORSE (DIPTYCH), 1985
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 56

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €10000

  • Signature: signed upper left and lower right; dated lower right [November 1984 and October 1999]; bearing original typed artist's label and label detailing medium on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour and acrylic on hand-made paper; (diptych)
  • Dimensions: 117 by 80cm., 46 by 31.5in.
  • Literature: White, James, Pauline Bewick, Painting a Life, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1985, p.152-153, plate no. 47 (full-colour illustration p.142)
  • Inscribed lower right, [November 1984 and later more work on this in October 1999] Diptych'. Contained in ornate frame with hand-carved and painted oak leaves at each corner. James White’s text, published the same year this work was executed, reflects in detail on this painting. “What tend to be regarded as her most dynamic and striking works are those which engage the more violent conflicts in nature. The vibrant Rook, Oak and Horses is a diptych and it brings together those elements with which Pauline has been in touch almost all her life. The main figures are dealt with in detail. The oak tree is the one at the end of her garden, its pattern of leaves is outlined in several shades of green and grey; up it the honey suckle climbs for support. The horse in the centre bares his teeth in a malevolent gesture as he chews at a spray of honeysuckle and he looks up at the rook, wings outstretched as it clatters back threateningly at the horse and chews acorns from the tree. As in certain of her sexual pictures, Pauline seems excited by these expressions of noise and activity, as well as irritated by their poses of aggression. She makes a dramatic contrast between the two. Within the head of the horse and the bird, both painted in close-up, she has devised patterns of contrasting tones of colour, in the cubist manner, which add to the sense of energy she wishes to generate.” (1)Footnote: 1. White, James, Pauline Bewick, Painting a Life, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1985, p.152-153

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OWL II, 1972
OWL II, 1972
Edward McGuire RHA (1932-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 57

Published Estimate: €12000-15000

Price Realised: €15000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with inscribed Dawson Gallery label and typed RHA labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 91 by 64cm., 36 by 25in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Dawson Gallery, Dublin; John Stafford (Co-editor, Martello); Collection of Terry Keane; Thence by Descent
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Oireachtas', 1973, catalogue no. 37 (nfs); RTE film, 1977; 'Memorial Section', RHA, Dublin, 1988, catalogue no. 245; 'Retrospective Exhibition', RHA, Dublin, 30 October - 17 November 1991, catalogue no. 23
  • Literature: Literature:Murray, Hayden, Edward Maguire [sic] - A Profile, The Arts in Ireland. Vol. 2, no.4 1974, pp.38-50, illustrated p.42; Collins, Penelope, An Appreciation of Edward McGuire, Martello, Sageston Ltd., Dublin, 1988, pp.15-17, p.17 (illustrated); Fallon, Brian, Edward McGuire, RHA with a catalogue by Sally McGuire and Poems & Memoirs, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1991, catalogue no. 52, p.120 (listed) (illustrated)
  • Owls have always had a recurring presence in McGuire’s oeuvre whether they are the dominant subject or an accessory to a portrait or still life. His interest in these creatures can be traced to the early 1950s when he purchased a stuffed owl, a lapwing and duck from a Mr. Williams in the Natural History Museum for 5 shillings apiece. Decades later he wrote: “Owl has been with me for thirty years. He is my favourite sitter, my friend. Owl is dead”. (1) These ill-fated fowl were a constant for McGuire, so perfect in their stillness they never appear life-less but rather aristocratic and tranquil. His careful craftsmanship and hyper-realistic attention to detail is what attracts the eye, but what is not so obvious is how deep-rooted his meticulousness goes. In his foreword to Brian Fallon’s text on the artist, James White highlights McGuire’s insistence on quality; how he carefully selected his materials, shunning the convenient ready-made in favour of custom-made resources of a superior standard. This demand for excellence together with his minute attention to detail and colour has propelled McGuire’s legacy firmly into the Museum worthy category where already his many portraits, among them Seamus Heaney, can be found in the collection of the Ulster Museum, Belfast and the National Gallery of Ireland.
    Footnote: 1. Gallagher Patrick, ‘Mysterious Presence of Owls’, The Sunday Independent, 3 November 1991

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INSIDE NO. 3 AFTER MODERNISATION, 1982
INSIDE NO. 3 AFTER MODERNISATION, 1982
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 58

Published Estimate: €50000-70000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed right of centre [in notebook on table]; with Arts Exchange, Madison, Wisconsin exhibition label on reverse [inscribed “Lent by the artist”]; also with inscribed label detailing title on reverse
  • Medium: acrylic and oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 213 by 152cm., 84 by 60in.
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:‘No. 3: A Series of Paintings by Robert Ballagh’, David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 11 March - 2 April, 1983; ‘Divisions, Crossroads, Turns of Mind: Some New Irish Art’, curated by Lucy Lippard, toured US 1985-87;‘Robert Ballagh: The Complete Works’, Arnotts, Dublin, February 1992; RHA Retrospective, 15 September - 20 October, 2006 Turns of Mind: Some New Irish Art’, curated by Lucy Lippard, toured US 1985-87;‘Robert Ballagh: The Complete Works’, Arnotts, Dublin, February 1992; RHA Retrospective, 15 September - 20 October, 2006
  • Literature: Literature:Carty, Ciarán, Robert Ballagh, Magill, Dublin, 1986, p.222 (listed), (full-page illustration) (republished, 2010 in limited edition box-set with Robert Ballagh: Citizen Artist); Carty, Ciarán and Kiberd, Declan, Robert Ballagh - Artist and Designer, A Retrospective, Zeus, Dublin, 2006, p.97 (listed), p.74 (full-page illustration); Robert Ballagh, Works from the Studio 1959-2006, Gorry Gallery & Damien Matthews, Dublin, 2006, catalogue no. 63, p.80 (giclée print, illustrated); Carty, Ciarán, Robert Ballagh: Citizen Artist, Zeus, Dublin, 2010, p.173 (full-page illustration)
  • One afternoon in May 1982, I climbed several flights of stairs to Robert Ballagh’s attic studio overlooking Dublin’s City Hall. I expected to find him working on Upstairs No. 3 which was to be the final picture in a series of four paintings featuring his home at 3 Temple Cottages, an artisan’s dwelling near the Four Courts where he lived with Betty Carabini. The series, an articulation of the process by which art happens, was suggested by earlier attempts in My Studio, 1969 and Studio with a Modigliani Print to deal directly with his own personal environment.
    The initial No. 3 painting in 1977, depicting his family outside their home in a conventional manner structured within the traditional framework of Renaissance perspective, was a radical change in style. The very ordinariness of the setting was a statement on the role of art and the artist in late 20th century society. Art was not for art’s sake as Modernism had decreed. Like everything else it was a social product. Its integrity depended on its ability to respond honestly and accurately to the artist’s experience. Ballagh was reconnecting with a tradition that never died and that continued through the modernist era with painters like Balthasar Klossowski (Balthus), David Hockney, Edward Hopper and Lucien Freud.
    Two years later Inside No. 3 brought us inside his home showing Betty on their spiral stairway, a recurring theme in Western painting inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase. It defied the conventional architectural perspective of his previous paintings by using several vanishing points to achieve the effect of pulling the eye around in a circular motion, as with a fisheye lens, symbolising the turning round of his own approach to painting.
    Upstairs No. 3, reluctantly put to one side for a portrait of Charles Haughey, was to complete the No. 3 series: this time reversing roles with a nude Ballagh coming up the stairway into a bedroom where a reclining Betty reads a pillow book of Japanese erotic art. His intention was to overturn the tradition in Western art of the female nude, frontally exposed to the viewer as an object, something to be admired and owned.
    But this was not the work in progress on his easel confronting me that day. The redecoration of the interior of their house prompted a visual pun he couldn’t resist on the situation of contemporary art after Modernism. Taking shape amid scaled preparatory drawings and stacks of black and white photographs strewn on his work bench was a self-portrait showing him seated at a table in his changed room with a book titled After Modernisation, and a copy of Das Kapital nearby providing a reminder of the social responsibility of the artist. The figure was painted in a realist manner, but the room around it was a plethora of styles. A Jackson Pollock pastiche provided a splurge of abstract expressionism. Leopard-skin covers echo the punk imagery of his kitsch show in the 1971. The number 3 in the top corner was pure Art Deco. The furniture was delineated with the formalist black line he once shared with Patrick Caulfield. The whole composition had a Cubist tilt, relating the idea of modernising a home to the whole concept of post-Modernism. The plurality of styles reflected and perhaps satirised the reality artists were then experiencing: no longer under the pressure to fit in with any particular ‘ism’ they could draw on all sorts of different influences to make images they considered relevant.
    On a purely practical level, Inside No. 3 After Modernisation was a break from the minutely detailed work of his celebrated portraits: here he could again use acrylics and work in bold shapes and colour. Within months, he also painted the much-delayed Upstairs No. 3 and in 1989 Upstairs No. 4: The Studio – after he acquired the cottage next door as a studio - to complete a series that would confirm his ground-breaking position in Irish art.
    Ciarán Carty
    Dublin, November 2011

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PORTRAITS OF THE LEADERS OF THE 1916 RISING (SET OF SEVEN)
PORTRAITS OF THE LEADERS OF THE 1916 RISING (SET OF SEVEN)
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 59

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €18000

  • Signature: each signed and dated [1996] lower right; with leader's names printed lower centre; each numbered [1-7] on reverse
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 33 by 24cm., 13 by 9.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of the Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
  • The leaders portrayed include, Thomas J. Clarke, Seán MacDiarmada, Thomas McDonagh, Pádraig H. Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, James Connolly and Joseph Plunkett. All framed and mounted uniformly. Commissioned by Hugh ("Hugo") Flinn, who had a passionate interest in modern Irish history. Hugh V. Flinn, (1922-2010) founder of the Ireland Institute, international engineering concern, the PW Group, and the Druids Glen Resort, was the son of a well known Fianna Fáil politician Hugo Flinn, who was first elected to the Dáil in 1927 and served as Parliamentary Secretary in a number of Eamon de Valera's administrations.

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PORTRAIT OF EAMONN DE VALERA
PORTRAIT OF EAMONN DE VALERA
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 60

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1800

  • Signature: signed lower right; with subject's name printed lower centre
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 30 by 23cm., 11.7 5 by 9in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of the Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
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PORTRAIT OF JOHN COSTELLO
PORTRAIT OF JOHN COSTELLO
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 61

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1300

  • Signature: signed lower right; with subject's name printed lower centre
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 29 by 23cm., 11.5 by 9in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of the Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
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BATTLE OF THE BOGSIDE, PORTRAIT OF BERNADETTE DEVLIN, 1999
BATTLE OF THE BOGSIDE, PORTRAIT OF BERNADETTE DEVLIN, 1999
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 62

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €8000

  • Signature: signed with initials [RB] and dated [1999] within image of bullhorn lower centre
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board; (lunette)
  • Dimensions: 36 by 81cm., 14 by 31.7 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of the Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Robert Ballagh - Artist and Designer, A Retrospective', RHA, Dublin, 15 September - 22 October, 2006, catalogue no.32'
  • Literature: Literature:Carty, Ciaran and Kiberd, Declan, Robert Ballagh - Artist and Designer, A Retrospective, RHA, Dublin, 2006, p.64 (illustrated) Carty, Ciaran, Robert Ballagh - Citizen Artist, Zeus Media Publishing, Dublin, 2010, p.84 referenced.
  • In the text Citizen Artist (p. 84) the author notes Ballagh's use of the, "...half circle, or lunette - to portray Bernadette Devlin, iconic leader of 1968 Civil Rights marches. She is shown here leaning forward, clutching a bull-horn in her fist. Behind her it is possible to make out details that evoke the Battle of the Bogside of 1969: Some B-Specials approaching a group of youths and graffiti on a wall proclaiming 'You Are Now Entering Free Derry'.Bernadette Devlin was born in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone in 1947. As a student at Queen’s University Belfast she was a prominent member of People’s Democracy, a civil rights organisation. She was excluded from Queen’s because of her anti-establishment activities. In 1969 she was elected as “Unity” Member of Parliament for Mid Ulster, becoming the youngest representative at Westminster at the time, and still holds the record as the youngest female MP ever. Unlike traditional republicans she took her seat and took a very active part in debates about Northern Ireland and social issues. She once, famously, in the House of Commons, punched the Home Secretary, Reginald Maudling, after he claimed that British troops were acting in self defence on “Bloody Sunday” in Derry in 1972.She was jailed for incitement to riot in 1969. In 1970 she was re-elected as an independent socialist to Westminster. She married Michael McAliskey in 1973. In 1974 she was, with Seamus Costello, a founder member of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP), a splinter group from Official Sinn Féin. Having served on the IRSP executive she resigned in 1975 and joined the Independent Socialist Party in 1977 but it disbanded in 1978. She was a leading activist for the “Smash the H Blocks Campaign” and the Hunger Strikers. In 1981 she and her husband were attacked in their home by members of the Ulster Defence Association. Despite suffering several gunshot wounds the couple survived.Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is currently involved in social issues in Northern Ireland including immigrant workers’ rights and empowerment of minority groups.

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DRUIDS GLEN (FIVE GOLFING SCENES)
DRUIDS GLEN (FIVE GOLFING SCENES)
Robert Ballagh (b.1943) and Joseph E. Kelly (b.1936) 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 63

Published Estimate: €12000-15000

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: watercolour and oil on paper
  • Dimensions: 39 by 108cm., 15.5 by 42.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of the Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
  • All framed and mounted uniformly. We are grateful to the artist, Robert Ballagh, for his assistance in cataloguing these scenes which were comissioned by Druids Glen former owner, Hugo Flinn and later reproduced as limited edition prints which have been gifted to celebrated members of the golfing world over the years. Druids Glen owner Hugo Flinn presented his designers Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddoch with the brief: "Build me the finest parkland course in Ireland, whatever the cost". The course is certainly in a league with heavyweights such as the K Club, Mount Juliet or Fota Island. Only opened in 1995, it had been chosen as the venue for the Murphy's Irish Open in 1999. In 2000 Druids Glen won the European Golf Course of the Year award. Nestling between the Irish Sea and the Wicklow Mountains, the course enjoys an abundance of wildlife as it takes centre stage in the Garden County of Ireland. It is a magnificent, undulating and well-wooded parkland course and well deserving of its label as Europe's answer to Augusta. The liberally distributed water hazards, bunkers and the length of the course make this a challenging test for golfers. Druids Heath is a spectacular new addition to the already impressive Druids Glen and opened in September 2003, with the front nine overlooking the Irish Sea and the back nine nestling in the Wicklow Mountains. Rolling fairways, natural rock quarries, lakes, trees, streams, gorse, pot bunkers and gently undulating greens are just some of the characteristics of this links style heathland course. With an incredible 275 yards, it boasts one of the world longest Par 3s.

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SILICON SUITE, I, II, III, 1986
SILICON SUITE, I, II, III, 1986
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 64

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €950

  • Signature: each signed, numbered and dated in the lower margin
  • Medium: silkscreen and etching on copper plate (each no. 26 from an edition of 286)
  • Dimensions: 61 by 97cm., 24 by 38in.
  • James Gorry, in the exhibition catalogue for `Robert Ballagh - Works from the Studio 1959-2006', describes these pieces as follows, "...Silicon Suite is a threefold meditation on the potentially destructive imbalance in Western Culture between science and creativity but also a reflection on Ireland's contribution to Technology and Art. The Ambidextrous Paradigm (Suite III), whose somewhat tongue-in-cheek title alludes to the so called opposition of functions in the left and right of the human brain, ingeniously and provocatively juxtaposes images such as Einstein's Head, a music sheet by Bach and a nuclear mushroom cloud seen at the end of a series of classical, piranesian arches.

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STRANGE DAYS, 2003
STRANGE DAYS, 2003
Jim Fitzpatrick (b.1946)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 65

Published Estimate: €10000-15000

Price Realised: €24000

  • Signature: signed, inscribed [Portrait of Sinead O'Connor] and dated upper left; also signed on reverse by Sinead O'Connor
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 122 by 183cm., 48 by 72in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of Sineád O'Connor; Whyte's, 22 February 2005, lot 226; Private collection
  • This portrait of singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor was originally commissioned for a Dublin nightclub, Lillie’s Bordello, that was being refurbished due to a fire, but was ultimately purchased by the sitter. Compositionally it references Roderic O’Conor’s Reclining Nude (NGI) – in turn a tribute to Velázquez’ Rokeby Venus. The view through the window shows the Pigeon House area of Dublin, an area of particular significance for O’Connor, and was included at her request. Jim Fitzpatrick is a Dublin born painter and graphic designer whose work draws strongly on Ireland’s Celtic mythology. For the past thirty years his work has become familiar to many in the form of posters, book jacket designs and album covers. He has also written and illustrated numerous books and designed a stained-glass window for Bewley’s Café‚ in Mary Street, Dublin. His murals in Captain America’s restaurant in Dublin are now a city landmark and he created the graphic reproduction of Alberto Korda’s photograph of Ché Guevara that has become a worldwide icon. He has long been a friend of O’Connor’s and designed the cover of her album, Faith and Courage, which was released in June 2000.

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STILL LIFE WITH BLUE POLKA DOT VASE AND GREEN FLUTE VASE, 2002
STILL LIFE WITH BLUE POLKA DOT VASE AND GREEN FLUTE VASE, 2002
William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 66

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1500


GARDEN, 1997
GARDEN, 1997
William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 67

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated in pencil lower left; with typed label detailing title and catalogue [13] affixed on reverse
  • Medium: gouache on paper
  • Dimensions: 37 by 37cm., 14.5 by 14.5in.
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DRAWING, No. 17, 2005
DRAWING, No. 17, 2005
William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 68

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €750


AUTUMN GARDEN, LISHEEN, WEST CORK, 2008
AUTUMN GARDEN, LISHEEN, WEST CORK, 2008
William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 69

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

Price Realised: €5200

  • Signature: signed and dated on reverse; with title and inscribed Hillsboro Fine Art label also on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin; Private collection
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THE ISLAND, 1994
THE ISLAND, 1994
William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 70

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with title on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 57 by 75cm., 22.5 by 29.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Private Collector Gallery, Cork; Private collection
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AURORA BOREALIS, I, II & III, 2005
AURORA BOREALIS, I, II & III, 2005
Anne Madden (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 71

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: each signed in pencil in the margin lower right; inscribed [A/P] lower left; with typed Taylor Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: carborundum print; (all artist's proofs)
  • Dimensions: 67 by 47cm., 26.5 by 18.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
  • Sheet size, 35.5 by 26ins. Each mounted and framed uniformly.

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PARIS RED WALL, 2004
PARIS RED WALL, 2004
Sean Scully (b.1945)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 72

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3000


GOLD PAINTING 7/92
GOLD PAINTING 7/92
Patrick Scott HRHA (b.1921)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 73

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed and with title on reverse
  • Medium: gold leaf and tempera on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 61cm., 24 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Estate of James O'Driscoll S.C.
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HAPAX IX, 1999
HAPAX IX, 1999
Ciarán Lennon (b.1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 74

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated on reverse; also with inscribed Hillsboro Fine Art label on reverse
  • Medium: acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 33 by 30cm., 13 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin; Private collection; Morgan O'Driscoll, 8 February 2010, lot 41; Private collection
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PORTMAGEE, COUNTY KERRY
PORTMAGEE, COUNTY KERRY
Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 75

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €4200


COASTAL LANDSCAPE BY MOONLIGHT
COASTAL LANDSCAPE BY MOONLIGHT
Peter Collis RHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 76

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2200


CAUSEWAY SUNRISE FROM ANTRIM COAST
CAUSEWAY SUNRISE FROM ANTRIM COAST
Richard Kingston RHA (1922-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 77

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1450


TRAIN STATION AT DUN LAOGHAIRE, 2002
TRAIN STATION AT DUN LAOGHAIRE, 2002
Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 78

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €8000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with title inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 81 by 102cm., 32 by 40in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Private collection; Taylor Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
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CAMEL c.1980
CAMEL c.1980
John Behan RHA (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 79

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0


ROSEBUD
ROSEBUD
Sonja Landweer (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 80

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €700

  • Medium: bronze with green patina on black wooden base
  • Dimensions: 19 by 13cm., 7.5 by 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Greenacres Galleries, Wexford; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Sonja Landweer and Liam Roberts', Greenacres, Wexford, 14 May 2009, catalogue no. 22
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HEAD OF MOLLY, THE ARTIST'S SISTER
HEAD OF MOLLY, THE ARTIST'S SISTER
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 81

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed at base
  • Medium: bronze on a black marble plinth
  • Dimensions: 32 by 15cm., 12.5 by 6in.
  • Dimensions of base 3 by 4ins. Dillon is thought to have cast three examples in bronze of Molly from the original in terracotta. Nine years older than her brother, Molly Dillon worked as a young girl in a cloth mill in Belfast. In the 1930s she moved to London, where she and Gerard shared a flat in Alexander Road, St John's Wood. There she worked as a dressmaker and eventually bought a house in Abbey Road, London, the basement of which she rented to her brother. The Abbey Road house was a regular haunt of many artists and writers, not to mention Molly's menagerie of stray cats and dogs, until London Borough Council ordered it demolished in 1963.

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LOVING CUP, 2001
LOVING CUP, 2001
Sandra Bell (b.1954)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 82

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1200


FIGURES UNDER A CANOPY OF LEAVES
FIGURES UNDER A CANOPY OF LEAVES
John Coen (b.1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 83

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €850

  • Medium: bronze
  • Dimensions: 36 by 27cm., 14 by 10.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Aer Rianta Arts Festival Dublin; Where acquired by the present owner
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Gateway to Art', Aer Rianta Arts Festival Dublin Airport, c.late 1990s
  • Dimensions of base 9.5 by 13ins.

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ADMIRING ART
ADMIRING ART
Melanie le Brocquy HRHA (b.1919)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 84

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2100

  • Signature: signed and numbered at the base; also bearing foundry stamp [DAF 96] at the base bronze; (no. 4 from an edition of 6)
  • Medium: bronze
  • Dimensions: 30 by 25cm., 12 by 9.75in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Aer Rianta Arts Festival Dublin; Where acquired by the present owner
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Gateway to Art', Aer Rianta Arts Festival Dublin Airport, c.1996
  • Dimensions of base 5 by 10ins.

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FIGURATIVE GROUP
FIGURATIVE GROUP
Melanie le Brocquy HRHA (B.1919)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 85

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed with initials and numbered on reverse
  • Medium: bronze on granite base; (no. 1 from an edition of 6)
  • Dimensions: 22 by 18cm., 8.5 by 7in.
  • Dimensions of base 4 by 8ins.

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DEATH MASK OF PATRICK KAVANAGH (1904-1967), 1967
DEATH MASK OF PATRICK KAVANAGH (1904-1967), 1967
Seamus Murphy RHA (1907-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 86

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with engraved brass plaque affixed to support with subject's name and dates
  • Medium: plaster; (mounted on oval wooden support)
  • Dimensions: 25 by 17cm., 10 by 6.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of artist, Liam Proud (1920-1995); Thence by descent
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'The Work of Seamus Murphy, Sculptor (1907-1975)', Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, 2 December - 5 January 1983, catalogue no. 70 (an edition)
  • Literature: Literature:Seamus Murphy 1907-1975 - A Complete Catalogue of Works, Cahill Printers Ltd, 1988; catalogue no. 380 (listed with two other death masks, those of Arnold Bax, 1953 and Sean O Riada, 1971
  • Depth 6.5ins., dimesions of support, 24 by 18.5ins. Two other plaster examples of this death mask have been recorded in the following public collections: The Writer's Museum, Dublin and The Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Monaghan with a third in private hands. The latter was in the collection of singer song writer Roger Whitaker and sold at Sheppard’s Dunow in September this year for €8,500.

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PATRICK KAVANAGH, 1950
PATRICK KAVANAGH, 1950
John Ryan RHA (1925-1992)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 87

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €600


HENRY GUINNESS, 1972
HENRY GUINNESS, 1972
Marjorie Fitzgibbon HRHA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 88

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed with initials [MF] and dated lower right at edge of collar
  • Medium: bronze
  • Dimensions: 44 by 44cm., 17.5 by 17.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Guinness Mahon Bank, Trinity Street, Dublin; Private collection, Dublin
  • Henry Samuel Howard Guinness (1935-1988) was a Director and later Chairman of Guinness Mahon. The banking firm was founded in Dublin in 1836 by brewer Robert Rundell Guinness, cousin of the brewer Arthur Guinness, and John Ross Mahon, an estate agent. A London office opened in 1873, closed in 1916 during World War I and then re-opened again in 1923. This became Guinness Mahon Holdings, which merged with Lewis & Peat Ltd in 1974 The bank became embroiled in several investigations including those into Charles J Haughey's affairs. The group ran into difficulties in the late 1980s, was demerged and incorporated into various international entities including Investec.

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SEAN O'RIORDAN, 1957
SEAN O'RIORDAN, 1957
Seamus Murphy RHA (1907-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 89

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €2400

  • Signature: signed and dated at base
  • Medium: bronze on marble base; (an edition of 4)
  • Dimensions: 41 by 20cm., 16 by 8in.
  • Exhibited: Exhibited: ’Oireachtas’, Dublin 1957; RHA, Dublin 1972, catalogue no. 161 (nfs); ‘Memorial Exhibition’, RHA, Dublin, 1976, catalogue no 96 (Lent by Mr & Mrs Louis Marcus); 'The Work of Seamus Murphy, Sculptor (1907-1975)', Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, 2 December 1982 - 15 January 1983, catalogue no. 43 (on loan from UCC)
  • Literature: Literature:Seamus Murphy 1907-1975, A Complete catalogue of Works, Cahill Printers Ltd, 1988, catalogue no. 262
  • Dimensions of base, 5.5 by 5ins. There were four casts made of Seán O'Riordan, these were recorded as being in the following collections: The Ó Muirceartaigh Family; Seán Ó Mordha; Mr & Mrs Louis Marcus and University College, Cork. (See: Seamus Murphy 1907-1975, 'Portrait Busts and Allegorical Heads', catalogue no. 262, p.52)

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RATHLIN ISLAND, WHITE PARK BAY, ANTRIM COAST
RATHLIN ISLAND, WHITE PARK BAY, ANTRIM COAST
Rowland Hill ARUA (1915-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 90

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €1800


WHITE PARK BAY, PORTBRADDEN, BALLINTOY, COUNTY ANTRIM
WHITE PARK BAY, PORTBRADDEN, BALLINTOY, COUNTY ANTRIM
Rowland Hill ARUA (1915-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 91

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €800


COASTAL SCENE
COASTAL SCENE
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 92

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: with typed exhibition label and provenance details on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 24 by 34cm., 9.5 by 13.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Bonham's, Chelsea, 10 November 1980; Paul Conran Fine Art, London; Private collection; Milmo-Penny Fine Art; Where purchased by the present owner
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EVENING REFLECTIONS, KILLARY, COUNTY GALWAY
EVENING REFLECTIONS, KILLARY, COUNTY GALWAY
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 93

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €4000


EVENING LIGHT, KILARY, CONNEMARA
EVENING LIGHT, KILARY, CONNEMARA
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 94

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €4600


MAAM VALLEY, COUNTY GALWAY
MAAM VALLEY, COUNTY GALWAY
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 95

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title inscribed on original label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 39 by 51cm., 15.5 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Combridge Fine Arts, Dublin; Private collection; Whyte's, 8 May 2002, lot 165; Whence purchased by the present owner
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PORT ORIEL, CLOGHERHEAD, COUNTY LOUTH
PORT ORIEL, CLOGHERHEAD, COUNTY LOUTH
Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 96

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €1100


FIESOLE, FLORENCE
FIESOLE, FLORENCE
Attributed to Eva Henrietta Hamilton (1876-1960)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 97

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed with artist's name and title on reverse; with Daniel Egan [38 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 18 by 23cm., 7 by 9in.
  • In original Daniel Egan frame. This same view was painted by the artist's sister Letitia. The picturesque town of Fiesole on the outskirts of Florence was celebrated for its beautiful landscape and panoramic views and became a popular location and subject for visiting artists.

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HOLY ISLAND FROM MOUNTSHANNON HOUSE, COUNTY CLARE, 1947
HOLY ISLAND FROM MOUNTSHANNON HOUSE, COUNTY CLARE, 1947
Eva Henrietta Hamilton (1876-1960)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 98

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €850

  • Signature: with letter of provenance on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Gift from the artist to Lady Joyce Talbot de Malahide; Mountshannon, Co. Clare; Thence by descent; Southgate Fine Art, Cork; Private collection
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KILMURRY GARDEN
KILMURRY GARDEN
Mildred Anne Butler RWS (1858-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 99

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1900


LATE EVENING, CONNEMARA
LATE EVENING, CONNEMARA
Frank Egginton RCA (1908-1990)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 November 2011 / 100

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed lower left; with original inscribed William Rodman & Co., Belfast label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Whyte's 18 May 2009, lot 15; Whence purchased by the present owner
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