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PARKGATE, CHESHIRE
PARKGATE, CHESHIRE
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 97

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: with title on reverse; also with catalogue no. [261] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 25.4 by 35.56cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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LANDSCAPE WITH HAYSTACKS
LANDSCAPE WITH HAYSTACKS
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 98

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25.4 by 35.56cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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NORMA, ITALY, 1969
NORMA, ITALY, 1969
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 99

Published Estimate: €200-400

Price Realised: €180

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with inscribed and typed exhibition labels on reverse; catalogue no. 403
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 23.495 by 32.385cm., 9.25 by 12.75in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Exhibited: Combridges Fine Art, Dublin, c.1960; exhibited in May 1978 (5 months before the artist's death); (catalogue untraced)
  • A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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STANDING WOMAN IN RED SHAWL AND TWO OTHER FIGURE STUDIES IN OIL
STANDING WOMAN IN RED SHAWL AND TWO OTHER FIGURE STUDIES IN OIL
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 100

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €400

  • Signature: the first indistinctly inscribed in the margin upper right
  • Medium: oil on canvas; (unstretched)
  • Dimensions: 58.42 by 30.48cm., 23 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Dimensions of other figure studies, 9.5 by 9in. approx. (3 works total).A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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NUDE, 1938
NUDE, 1938
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 101

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas; (unstretched)
  • Dimensions: 55.88 by 50.8cm., 22 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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STILL LIFE WITH JAMESON BOTTLE and A COLLECTION OF SKETCHES
STILL LIFE WITH JAMESON BOTTLE and A COLLECTION OF SKETCHES
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 102

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €240

  • Signature: variously inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas; (unstretched); (1); oil on board; (4); pencil on board; (1)
  • Dimensions: 43.18 by 45.085cm., 17 by 17.75in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Sketches include, landscapes one of which is a sketch for The Windmill, 1962. Work in pencil depicts the artist's wife (squared up for transfer), another inscribed "Sketch by George Wycliffe Yeats (Dentist) Brilliant Amateur. After 1930 I think".A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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STUDY FOR "DEEP SOUTH", 1970
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 103

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: inscribed right of image; with various notes on reverse
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 27.305 by 17.145cm., 10.75 by 6.75in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • The oil created from this sketch was variously exhibited, including in the European Fine Arts Gallery, 1981 at this time the finished work was in the collection of F. Brandt in West Germany.A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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GARDEN CORNER, ARTIST'S HOME, 1975
GARDEN CORNER, ARTIST'S HOME, 1975
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 104

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €320

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; titled lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: pencil on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 28.575 by 20.32cm., 11.25 by 8in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Literature: Ernest Hayes the Wild Garden, Paintings and Drawings from a Mountain Field in Ireland, Privately published, Ormond Printing, Dublin, 1984 (illustrated)
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LA MODER (FISHERMAN ON A RIVER), 1975 and STUDY FOR "FRINGE OF THE MEADOW", 1976 (A PAIR)
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 105

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: both signed, titled and dated in the lower margin; both with inscriptions on reverse
  • Medium: pencil; (2)
  • Dimensions: 12.065 by 17.145cm., 4.75 by 6.75in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Another view of La Moder was shown at 'Ernest Hayes 1914-1978', Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, 27 November to 24 January, 1993, exhibition no. 85 (illustrated p.87 of exhibition catalogue).A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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STUDY FOR "TOWER LEMBECK", GERMANY, 1971
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 106

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and dated upper right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: biro
  • Dimensions: 28.575 by 21.59cm., 11.25 by 8.5in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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STUDY FOR "THE EVENING HOUR", 1975
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 107

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €120

  • Signature: variously inscribed in the margin;
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 23.495 by 31.75cm., 9.25 by 12.5in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Literature: Ernest Hayes the Wild Garden, Paintings and Drawings from a Mountain Field in Ireland, Privately published, Ormond Printing, Dublin, 1984 (illustrated)
  • With a copy of folios from the publication affixed on reverse.A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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ROOFS, VERONA, 1968
ROOFS, VERONA, 1968
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 108

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and with location lower right; inscribed and dated on reverse; with inscribed exhibition label on reverse and price [£10-10-0]
  • Medium: biro
  • Dimensions: 17.145 by 24.765cm., 6.75 by 9.75in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Inscription on reverse reads, "7 November 1968. First drawing after death of Irma, Ernest's first wife, from our room in the Hotel Coloumba d'Oro in Verona".A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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STUDY FOR "SLAVES IN THE FORUM", c.1940 and A COLLECTION OF EARLY FIGURE DRAWINGS
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 109

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €280

  • Signature: variously inscribed
  • Medium: watercolour; (1); pencil and chalk on tinted paper; (10); (some double-sided); (all unframed)
  • Dimensions: 20.32 by 30.48cm., 8 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Hayes had a keen interest in classical subject matter evidenced in several canvases exhibited circa 1940 including, The Coliseum and Slaves in the Forum (1940) both later shown at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition at Burlington House, London.A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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PAIR OF STUDIES FOR "BEFORE THE GAME" (or "THE COLISEUM"), 1938
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 110

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and dated; one with copy of Irish Times [5 April 1938] on reverse
  • Medium: conté with pencil; (2)
  • Dimensions: 46.99 by 36.83cm., 18.5 by 14.5in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Dimensions of second title, 14.5 by 14in.Irish Times verso shows a picture of the artist with his submission to the RHA that year. Article reads, "Preparations for the Annual RHA Exhibition... Mr E.C. Hayes putting finishing touches to his accepted canvas, Before the Game . Other artists mentioned and shown in the clipping include, Maurice MacGonigal, George Collie and Harry Kernoff. It is recorded that Hayes made several trips to the Dublin Zoo to sketch the lions there in preparation for this work.A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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COLLECTION OF PORTRAIT SKETCHES
COLLECTION OF PORTRAIT SKETCHES
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 111

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €240

  • Signature: variously signed, inscribed and dated
  • Medium: pencil; (7); (all unframed)
  • Dimensions: 40.64 by 30.48cm., 16 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Two of the portraits in the collection are dated March and November 1937 and one 1936. All but one depict female sitters, one of which is Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife, inscribed [5 May '60 Connemara] on reverse. A sketch of Eithne Murphy is also included and possibly a Miss Elizabeth Hayes. Average size of portraits given.A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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COLLECTION OF 54 SKETCHES FROM LATE 1940s - LATE 1960s
COLLECTION OF 54 SKETCHES FROM LATE 1940s - LATE 1960s
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 112

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €460

  • Signature: variously signed, inscribed, titled and dated
  • Medium: watercolour; (5); pencil; (31); biro; (14); charcoal (4); (all unframed, contained in sketching folder)
  • Dimensions: 43.815 by 33.655cm., 17.25 by 13.25in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • An eclectic collection of sketches from the late 1940s-1960s. Themes include, landscapes [Ireland and Italy], still life studies, a portrait of the artist's first wife [Irma], animal and figure studies in an array of medium. All contained in the artist's wife [Hildeegard's] portfolio case.A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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COLLECTION OF LANDSCAPE, MARINE & STILL LIFE SKETCHES
COLLECTION OF LANDSCAPE, MARINE & STILL LIFE SKETCHES
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 113

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €480

  • Signature: variously signed, inscribed and dated
  • Medium: oil on canvas (unstretched); (3); watercolour; (4)
  • Dimensions: 35.56 by 40.64cm., 14 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • Among the sketches include early pastoral landscapes (1935-36), a still life sketch from the artist's studio, a maritime sketch of a tall ship (1935), and a "rough sketch only (for professional ref.)" dated 20 December 1946, also includes notes on reverse relating to wind and sun direction at 1.30pm on the day of execution.A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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THE ARTIST'S LAST DRAWING, 1978
THE ARTIST'S LAST DRAWING, 1978
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 114

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €90

  • Signature: inscribed by the artist's wife in pencil upper right
  • Medium: oil on panel; (unfinished; unframed)
  • Dimensions: 35.56 by 27.94cm., 14 by 11in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Hildegard Hayes, the artist's wife
  • A Dublin born artist, Hayes was a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in the years 1931 to 1934, where he studied under Seán Keating and had his first painting accepted by the Royal Hibernian Academy while still a student there. He went on to regularly show at the RHA for the rest of his life. He joined the Dublin Sketching Club in 1935 later becoming the clubs secretary. He had his first one-man show at the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin in 1937. In 1942 he was elected Associte of the RHA and three years later in 1945 became a full member. That same year he married Irma Verona Maguire (née Stranger-Jones) a pianist and divorcée in London. From 1946 to 1956 he was President of the Dublin Sketching Club after this period he relocated to London an in 1958 he completed a large portrait of the Duchess of Gloucester, now in St Botolph’s Hall, which was exhibited in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries. Irma died in Dublin in 1959 after battling with cancer. Later that year Hayes met Hildegard von Hob in Gelting, Germany whom he married in 1960. From this point until 1977 he travelled extensively throughout Europe working in Italy, France and Germany.A year after his death the RHA commemorated Hayes in a memorial section. Thirteen years later, in 1992 a memorial exhibition was held at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art some examples from this exhibition are included in this collection. Hayes made his home in County Wicklow from the mid-1960s.Anne Crookshank highlighted his love of the land in the exhibition catalogue for Hayes’ 1992 Hugh Lane exhibition, “We can be proud with Ernest Hayes of our lovely East coast as well as of the West which so many of his contemporaries preferred. He is a painter of everyday people and everyday places but he see them and makes us see them as poetry.”

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STRANGFORD LOUGH, COUNTY DOWN
STRANGFORD LOUGH, COUNTY DOWN
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 115

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €6600

  • Signature: signed lower left; with original inscribed label preserved on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 53.975 by 66.675cm., 21.25 by 26.25in.
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 22 February 2005, lot 28; Private collection
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OWEN CARA, COUNTY DONEGAL, c.1926
OWEN CARA, COUNTY DONEGAL, c.1926
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 116

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €6400

  • Signature: signed lower right; with title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 30.48 by 43.18cm., 12 by 17in.
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 10 October 2000, lot 45; Private collection
  • Exhibited: possibly exhibited as The Owencarra, County Donegal, RHA, Dublin, 1926, exhibition no. 119 [£100-0-0]
  • Presented in a hand-carved Waddington-style frame.

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CUTTING TURF
CUTTING TURF
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 117

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €7500


GREEN GYPSY CARAVAN IN A LANDSCAPE
GREEN GYPSY CARAVAN IN A LANDSCAPE
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 118

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €5400

  • Signature: signed lower left; with John Magee Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25.4 by 35.56cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Provenance: John Magee, Belfast; Private collection
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COTTAGES NEAR CLIFDEN, CONNEMARA
COTTAGES NEAR CLIFDEN, CONNEMARA
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 119

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €2200


ANTRIM COAST AT DRUMNAGREAGH
ANTRIM COAST AT DRUMNAGREAGH
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 120

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed lower right; with location in pencil on reverse; also with original price [£14-14-0] on reverse; with inscribed Leinster Gallery label on reverse detailing previous exhibition dates
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 40.64 by 50.8cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Pyms Gallery, London, 1993; With Leinster Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'An Ireland Imagined', Pyms Gallery, London, 27 October to 26 November, 1993, catalogue no. 45
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CONNEMARA BOG PATH
CONNEMARA BOG PATH
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 121

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1800


CLAGGAN BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL
CLAGGAN BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 122

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: €360


EARLY AUTUMN, GLENDUN, COUNTY ANTRIM
EARLY AUTUMN, GLENDUN, COUNTY ANTRIM
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 123

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 35.56 by 50.8cm., 14 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Oriel Gallery, Dublin, circa 1983; Private collection
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AMONG THE TWELVE PINS
AMONG THE TWELVE PINS
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 124

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1800


NEAR LETTERGESH, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY
NEAR LETTERGESH, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 125

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €950


PATHWAY NEAR DUNFANAGHY, COUNTY DONEGAL
PATHWAY NEAR DUNFANAGHY, COUNTY DONEGAL
Anne Primrose Jury RUA (1907-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 126

Published Estimate: €700-900

Price Realised: €550

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title and provenance details on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 33.655 by 43.815cm., 13.25 by 17.25in.
  • Provenance: Studio Sale of A.P. Jury, Ross's, Belfast, October, 1995, lot 23; Private collection
  • A.P. Jury exhibited with the Belfast Art Society 1926-1929 and the Ulster Academy of Arts (which eventually became the RUA) from 1931-1979.

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SKETCH IN THE WEST, 1923
SKETCH IN THE WEST, 1923
Charles Vincent Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 127

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €1800

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed with title, original price and provenance on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 29.21 by 39.37cm., 11.5 by 15.5in.
  • Provenance: RHA, Dublin, 1923; Private collection
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1923, catalogue no. 88 [£7-0-0]
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VIEW OF THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS, COUNTY DOWN
VIEW OF THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS, COUNTY DOWN
Charles Vincent Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 128

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed lower right; with title inscribed in another hand on John Magee Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 23.495 by 31.115cm., 9.25 by 12.25in.
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LANDSCAPE WITH COTTAGES
LANDSCAPE WITH COTTAGES
Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 129

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €900


HARBOUR WITH FISHERMEN AND BOAT, COUNTY KERRY
HARBOUR WITH FISHERMEN AND BOAT, COUNTY KERRY
Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 130

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: signed lower left; with indistinct inscription on reverse; with Combridge Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 50.8 by 60.96cm., 20 by 24in.
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ABOVE DUBLIN FROM THE PINE FOREST, NOVEMBER 1968
ABOVE DUBLIN FROM THE PINE FOREST, NOVEMBER 1968
Thomas Ryan PPRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 131

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed, dated and partially titled lower right; signed, dated and inscribed with full title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 50.8 by 63.5cm., 20 by 25in.
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HARBOUR SCENE WITH FISHING BOATS
HARBOUR SCENE WITH FISHING BOATS
Norman J. McCaig (1929-2001)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 132

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1700


SNOW AT HOME, 1979
SNOW AT HOME, 1979
Thomas Ryan PPRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 133

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed again, title and dated [January] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 50.8 by 40.64cm., 20 by 16in.
  • In 1979 the artist exhibited a work entitled, Snowy Road Home, catalogue no. 142 [£380-0-0] at the RHA, Dublin.

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TRAWLERS, CLOGHERHEAD, COUNTY LOUTH
TRAWLERS, CLOGHERHEAD, COUNTY LOUTH
Norman J. McCaig (1929-2001)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 134

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1050

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title inscribed on label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 35.56 by 45.72cm., 14 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner
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THE FLEDGLING
THE FLEDGLING
Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 135

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €4400

  • Signature: signed lower left; bearing Guildhall Galleries Ltd, Chicago label on reverse; also with the framing label of The House of Heydenryk, New York on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 35.56 by 27.94cm., 14 by 11in.
  • Provenance: Guildhall Galleries Ltd, Chicago; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Guildhall Galleries Ltd, Chicago, c.1960s, catalogue no. PH-203 (year not stated on exhibition catalogue)
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EBB TIDE
EBB TIDE
Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 136

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €4500

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas; bearing framing label of The House of Heydenryk, New York on reverse
  • Dimensions: 40.64 by 60.96cm., 16 by 24in.
  • Provenance: David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Patrick Hennessy', David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 9 November to 2 December, 1972, catalogue no. 11 (£300-00)
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HORSE AND COTTAGES IN A WEST OF IRELAND LANDSCAPE
HORSE AND COTTAGES IN A WEST OF IRELAND LANDSCAPE
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 137

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €1800


HAPPY DAYS
HAPPY DAYS
James le Jeune RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 138

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed lower left; with inscribed label detailing title on reverse; also with typed Pyms Gallery exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 50.8 by 60.96cm., 20 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Pyms Gallery, London; Private collection
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WINDY BROW, LISBURN
WINDY BROW, LISBURN
Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 139

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed lower left; with location on plaque affixed to frame lower centre; with Ritchie Hendriks framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 101.6 by 127cm., 40 by 50in.
  • Windy Brow is thought to have been the home of members of the Barbour family of Barbour Threadmill, Lisburn founded in 1898.

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THE QUEEN LAYING A WREATH AT THE ISLANDBRIDGE MEMORIAL GARDEN, DUBLIN
THE QUEEN LAYING A WREATH AT THE ISLANDBRIDGE MEMORIAL GARDEN, DUBLIN
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 140

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €1800

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 60.96 by 40.64cm., 24 by 16in.
  • May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922 and was recorded on canvas by Clare artist Michael Hanrahan, the only artist officially accredited to the momentous visit.In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous private collections throughout Ireland including that of former President Mary McAleese and abroad in the Kennedy Collection, Boston. He has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.

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THE QUEEN AT THE ROCK OF CASHEL, COUNTY TIPPERARY
THE QUEEN AT THE ROCK OF CASHEL, COUNTY TIPPERARY
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 141

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 38.1 by 48.26cm., 15 by 19in.
  • May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922 and was recorded on canvas by Clare artist Michael Hanrahan, the only artist officially accredited to the momentous visit.In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous private collections throughout Ireland including that of former President Mary McAleese and abroad in the Kennedy Collection, Boston. He has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.

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GOING TO MASS, ROUNDSTONE, COUNTY GALWAY
GOING TO MASS, ROUNDSTONE, COUNTY GALWAY
Ivan Sutton (b.1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 142

Published Estimate: €Withdrawn

Price Realised: 


GALWAY HOOKERS BERTHED AT LETTERFRACK HARBOUR, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY
GALWAY HOOKERS BERTHED AT LETTERFRACK HARBOUR, CONNEMARA, COUNTY GALWAY
Ivan Sutton (b.1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 143

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €1800


SUMMER, GOAT ISLAND, CORK
SUMMER, GOAT ISLAND, CORK
Maeve Taylor 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 144

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • Signature: signed lower right; with inscribed studio label detailing title and exhibition number [7] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 38.1 by 55.88cm., 15 by 22in.
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WOMEN ON DOLLYMOUNT STRAND, 1958, and COUPLE LOOKING OUT OVER WATER AT WEXFORD, 1953 (A PAIR)
WOMEN ON DOLLYMOUNT STRAND, 1958, and COUPLE LOOKING OUT OVER WATER AT WEXFORD, 1953 (A PAIR)
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 145

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €420

  • Signature: each signed, titled and dated lower right
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil; (2)
  • Dimensions: 26.67 by 36.195cm., 10.5 by 14.25in.
  • Provenance: Purchased from the artist in the 1960s and 1970s by George McClelland; From whom acquired by the previous owner; 'Patrick Leonard Studio Sale', Whyte's, 21 February 2006, lot 81; Private collection
  • Framed and mounted uniformly.

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Elizabeth Brophy 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 12 March 2012 / 146

Published Estimate: €1000-1200

Price Realised: €1100


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