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SPRING and SUMMER, c.1920 (A PAIR)
SPRING and SUMMER, c.1920 (A PAIR)
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 51

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: watercolour with gouache and charcoal over pencil; (2)
  • Dimensions: 57.5 by 20in., 143.75 by 50cm.
  • Provenance: with The Neptune Gallery, Dublin;

    Private collection


  • Mainie Jellett designed and painted folding screens widely used in the 'big houses' in Dublin and the country as draft excluders beside doors. They were three and four-fold and the scenes depicted on them included the seasons quite often. In the case of this pair spring and summer are the subjects. The influence in her work at this time, at the end of the First World War, came primarily from the naturalistic painter, Walter Sickert, with whom she studied in London before going to Paris to work with André Lhote and then Albert Gleizes.

    Works of equal size; framed uniformly.

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DEATH OF PROCRIS, 1929
DEATH OF PROCRIS, 1929
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 52

Published Estimate: €30000-50000

Price Realised: €32000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with James Bourlet & Sons framing label on reverse; with Musée de Strasbourg exhibition label on reverse; with inscribed Irish Art Exhibition label on reverse detailing artist's address [36 Fitzwilliam Sq., Dublin] and price [£15-15-0]
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 27 by 47in., 67.5 by 117.5cm.
  • Provenance: Acquired from the artist by James White (former director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1964-1980);

    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Exhibited: 'Exposition Europe 1925', Musée de Strasbourg, 14 May - 15 September 1970, catalogue no. 78 as Death of Procris, 1929 (loaned by owner);

    Irish Art Exhibition, Brussels, May 1930 as Painting;

    'Mainie Jellett Retrospective Exhibition', Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin, July - October 1962, catalogue no. 6; 'Mainie Jellett', IMMA, December 1991 to March 1992, catalogue no. 94


  • Literature: Arnold, Bruce, Mainie Jellett and the Modern Movement in Ireland, Yale University Press New Haven & London, 1991, p. 112 (illustrated)
  • Mainie Jellett has been described as the cornerstone of twentieth century modern art in Ireland,1 and is a pioneer of abstract cubism. Her formal education as a painter, at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin where she was exposed to the influence, among others, of William Orpen, followed by the Westminster School of Art in London, then run by Walter Sickert, provided a grounding for her understanding of the representation of the body. However, it was her experience in Paris, working with advocates of Cubism, André Lhote and Albert Gleizes, that facilitated her development of an increasingly stylised representation of the human figure and to her tendency towards abstraction.

    In Paris, Jellett was familiarised with various forms of Cubist representation from the object-based, almost monochromatic analytical method as practised by Picasso and Bracque to Orphist experiments with abstraction and brilliant colour. However, it was the theories of rotation and translation advocated by Gleizes that provided the basis for Jellett's first abstract works. Much of her output is distinguished by her characteristic use of colour, of the tonal variation which demonstrates the inventive and subtle chromatic range that is evident in Death of Procris. By the late 1920s, when this painting was carried out, Jellett had developed a distinctive and identifiable method of representation and this painting is one of the finest examples of her work of this period. While the distillation of form shows her abstract tendencies, in many of her paintings she retains elements of figuration. In this work, the two protagonists in the story, while refined to their essentials of line and plane, can nonetheless be clearly discerned. Stylistically, the repeated curved lines and the geometry of the flat planes demonstrate her awareness of Art Deco.

    Jellett wrote extensively about art, and as early as the 1920s was emphasising the role of flatness in modern painting. She was also familiar with the history of art, and her knowledge of earlier periods including the artists of the Renaissance and its legacy, is evident in her essays. 2

    Death of Procris is distinctive in representing a theme from classical mythology - a rare departure in Jellett's work. The composition suggests familiarity with the painting in the National Gallery in London, by Piero di Cosimo, then known by the title Death of Procris.3 In common with di Cosimo's arrangement, Procris lies prostrate along the bottom of the canvas, with Cephalos kneeling to the left. However, Jellett has made changes to aspects of their relative poses with Cephalos apparently cradling the head of Procris who appears to lie on her back with one knee raised. The pale figure of Procris, and tanned one of her husband, conforms to older traditions in representation of the genders and serves to assist in their identification. As with the di Cosimo, the background reads as a broad landscape; in Jellett's work, the forms of rocks, sea, distant land, and clouds are suggested rather than detailed. The theme story has a number of variations, the best known coming from Ovid's Metamorphoses IV, and is essentially a story of unjustified jealousy and its tragic consequences.

    Dr. Yvonne Scott

    October, 2013

    Footnotes:

    1. Bruce Arnold, 'Mainie Jellett and the Modern Movement in Ireland', Mainie Jellett 1897-1944, exhibition catalogue, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 1991

    2. Eileen MacCarvill (ed.), Mainie Jellett, The Artist's Vision, Dunalgan Press, Dundalk, 1958

    3. Subsequently known as A Satyr Mourning over a Nymph

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COMPOSITION
COMPOSITION
Evie Hone HRHA (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 53

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1700

  • Signature: with inscribed Dawson Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: gouache over pencil on buff-coloured paper
  • Dimensions: 11.75 by 6.25in., 29.375 by 15.625cm.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;

    Private collection

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STUDY OF SELF
STUDY OF SELF
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 54

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €750

  • Signature: inscribed in pencil lower right and numbered lower left
  • Medium: lithograph; (no. 42 from an edition of 75)
  • Dimensions: 6.5 by 5.5in., 16.25 by 13.75cm.
  • Exhibited: RHA, 1949, catalogue no. 229 (where individually mounted prints from the edition of 75 were sold at £2-0-0 each)


  • Literature: Dorothy Walker, Louis le Brocquy, Ward River Press, Dublin, 1981, p.7
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TENNIS COURTS IN MAY, KENILWORTH SQUARE, DUBLIN, 1944
TENNIS COURTS IN MAY, KENILWORTH SQUARE, DUBLIN, 1944
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 55

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with title on reverse; also with Oriel Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 8.5 by 5.25in., 21.25 by 13.125cm.
  • Provenance: with the Oriel Gallery, Dublin, c,1999;

    Private collection

  • Literature: Nulty, Oliver (ed.), 100 Years of Irish Art, Oriel Gallery, Silver Jubilee (1968-1993), Nicholson & Bass Ltd., Dublin, 1993, p.73 (illustrated)

  • The artist's parent's home was located at number 51, Kenilworth Sq., Rathgar.

    In the year this work was painted le Brocquy exhibited an oil on gesso-primed hardboard painting of the same location at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin. It was titled Tennis Courts in April (1943) and was lent by D.J. Williams Esq., Tullamore.

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MEDITERRANEAN COVE
MEDITERRANEAN COVE
Kenneth Hall (1913-1946)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 56

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: K. Hall" inscribed on reverse; also with "Wertheim" on reverse"
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 by 24in., 50 by 60cm.
  • The location of this scene is possibly Glyfada , Greece or a nearby coastal village where the artist spent time in the late 1930s.

    It is likely that this work formed part of the Lucy Wertheim (1883-1971) collection and was exhibited at her gallery of the same name in Albany, London. Wertheim was an avid supporter of emerging artists in London, many of those who formed part of the 'Twenties Group', such as Hall, Rákóczi, Kitwood and Norah McGuinness, all of whom benefited enormously from her patronage and support. Kenneth Hall would later be a key member of the ‘White Stag’ group in Dublin 1939–1945.

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THE OLD TREE, 1946
THE OLD TREE, 1946
Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 57

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €2700

  • Signature: signed with initials and dated lower right; with Leicester Galleries, London exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: gouache over ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 11 by 14.5in., 27.5 by 36.25cm.
  • Provenance: Leicester Galleries, London;

    Where purchased by a Mrs N.H. Moller;

    Private collection

  • Exhibited: 'Norah McGuinness', Leicester Galleries, London, May 1947, catalogue no. 3
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VIEW FROM THE ARTIST'S WINDOW
VIEW FROM THE ARTIST'S WINDOW
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 58

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower left; numbered [71] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 20 by 16in., 50 by 40cm.
  • Provenance: Gorry Gallery, Dublin;

    Where purchased by the present owner

  • Exhibited: Gorry Gallery, Dublin, December, 1988
  • This scene was painted from the artist's window when she lived above the family's pub in James Street, Drogheda. It shows a view over the neighbouring rooftops and a glimpse of the Viaduct beyond.

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FLOWERS
FLOWERS
Grace Henry HRHA (1868-1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 59

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with inscribed Dawson Gallery label affixed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14 by 11in., 35 by 27.5cm.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;

    The Collection of Dr James Cruickshank

  • Exhibited: 'Grace Henry HRHA 1868-1953, Retrospective Exhibition', Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin, 7-27 January 2010
  • Literature: Cruickshank, J.G., Grace Henry, The Person and Artist, published in association with Jorgensen Fine Art and Designroom, Dublin, 2010, p.44 (illustrated)
  • A copy of Dr Cruickshank's text Grace Henry, The Person and Artist, accompanies this lot.

    Dr. James G. Cruickshank, formerly of the Queen's University of Belfast, is the author of books and articles on Irish geography and is a practising amateur artist. He is a native of Aberdeen, Scotland and has been a passionate collector and researcher of Grace Henry for many years. He was first introduced to her work in the 1970s through Una Whyte of the Magee Gallery, Belfast who established the connection between the two Aberdeen natives both of whom had spent their adult lives in Belfast. Dr Cruickshank's first painting by Grace Henry, a gift from Whyte, was Bringing in the Turf (lot 110) and thus the journey began. Dr Cruickshank has written several papers on the artist. He gave one of the lectures during the 'Paul and Grace Henry exhibition' at the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane in 1991 and more recently, published Grace Henry - The Person and Artist in association with Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin in 2010. This collection is testament to his devotion and support for an artist of unique talent and vision.

    Born in Peterhead, Aberdeen, as Emily Grace Mitchell, she studied art at the Blanc Garrins Academy, Brussels, and the Delecluse Academy, Paris. She was also a pupil for a while under André L'hote. In Paris she met the Irish painter Paul Henry whom she married in 1903. They settled in England and Grace began exhibiting in London at the RA, the Leicester Galleries, and the Fine Art Society. Along with her artist husband, she sent works to the RHA from 1910 onwards, and two years later they left England for Achill Island, where they spent seven productive years painting the local people and landscape. In 1922 she was represented at the Irish Exhibition in Paris with five works; later she was included in a similar loan exhibition in Brussels in 1930. Both she and Paul were founder members of the Dublin Painters group. They exhibited together at the Stephen's Green Gallery, Dublin, and the Magee Gallery, Belfast. However, the pair were formally separated in 1934. Grace took to travelling and painting in France. Her work was boldly conceived in vibrant colours and decisive brushwork; her painting", commented the Studio in 1939, was "all poetry". She continued to exhibit both in London and Dublin, notably with the Waddington Galleries and at the RHA. Although never made an Associate, she was elected an Honorary RHA in 1949.

    For further reading on the artist see: Cruickshank J.G., Grace Henry - The Person and Artist.

    "

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SEA LAMENT
SEA LAMENT
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 60

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower left; with Nano Reid Retrospective exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 10.5 by 14.75in., 26.25 by 36.875cm.
  • Provenance: Collection of the artist in 1975;

    Private collection

  • Exhibited: 'Nano Raid Retrospective', Municipal Gallery, Dublin and Ulster Museum, Belfast, November - December 1974 and January - February 1975, catalogue no. 42 (loaned by the artist)
  • Contained in original Dawson Gallery frame.

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BOGLAND, c.1947
BOGLAND, c.1947
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 61

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: signed lower left; with inscribed Taylor Galleries exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 8 by 9.5in., 20 by 23.75cm.
  • Provenance: A gift from the artist to Irish writers Patricia Hutchins and Robert Greacen, 1947 (on the occasion of their marriage);

    with Taylor Galleries, 1984;

    Where purchased by the present owner


  • Exhibited: 'Nano Reid (1905-1981)', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, April - May, 1984, catalogue no. 41
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VERANDA WITH TABLES AND PLANTS
VERANDA WITH TABLES AND PLANTS
Father Jack P. Hanlon (1913-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 62

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €0


WHITE HORSES AND LOVERS [INISHLACKEN]
WHITE HORSES AND LOVERS [INISHLACKEN]
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 63

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2900

  • Signature: signed lower left; with Dawson Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: ink with gouache on paper
  • Dimensions: 10.75 by 14.25in., 26.875 by 35.625cm.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;

    Private collection


  • Contained in original Dawson Gallery frame.

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CARNLOUGH, COUNTY ANTRIM
CARNLOUGH, COUNTY ANTRIM
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 64

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0


LETTERMULLEN and CALADH CHÚLAIN, LETTERMULLEN, COUNTY GALWAY (A PAIR)
LETTERMULLEN and CALADH CHÚLAIN, LETTERMULLEN, COUNTY GALWAY (A PAIR)
Barbara Warren RHA (b.1925)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 65

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right and lower left respectively; the first titled on Taylor Galleries label; the second inscribed and title on RHA label
  • Medium: gouache over pencil on paper; (2)
  • Dimensions: 15 by 19in., 37.5 by 47.5cm.
  • ProvenanceLettermullem:

    Taylor Galleries, Dublin;

    Private collection;

    Morgan O'Driscoll, 24 September 2012, lot 157;

    Private collection

    Caladh Chúlain

    RHA, Dublin;

    Private collection;

    Adam's, 26 September 2012, lot 192


  • Dimensions of Caladh Chúlain 11 by 19.25in.

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RUINS IN A LANDSCAPE
RUINS IN A LANDSCAPE
Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 66

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €2900

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 13.25 by 17.5in., 33.125 by 43.75cm.
  • Provenance: By descent to the current owner from a relative of the artist (by marriage)
  • Also with this lot ENVOY, A Review of Literature & Art, Vol. I, No. 1, December 1929 which includes a contribution by Cecil Ffrench Salkeld entitled Daniel O'Neill, A Critical Appreciation, pp.31-43.

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TWO WOMEN BY THE SEA
TWO WOMEN BY THE SEA
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 67

Published Estimate: €20000-30000

Price Realised: €46000

  • Signature: faintly signed upper left; inscribed with title, artist's name and numbered [no. 33] on original label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 by 24in., 50 by 60cm.
  • Two Women by the Sea is a beautifully balanced double portrait that brings together O'Neill's two great passions, landscape and women. The mood is typically quiet with a subtle sense of disconnect lingering between the subjects, neither of whom engage the viewer but rather stare off in opposite directions. Their humour is somewhat mirrored in the environment around them. The waters barely break a wave on the shore but there is a hint of turbulence lurking in the clouds which appear to be growing darker from the left of the composition. The palette is a harmony of blues and greys warmed by flesh and earthy tones favoured by the artist. This finish is textured with impasto adding another dimension to the work.

    Although exhibition records for Two Women by the Sea have not been traced, its size and presentation - in a hand-carved Waddington frame - would suggest it must have been included in a significant exhibition at some stage, possibly with the Waddington Gallery in London or Montreal. The title is inscribed on a label on reverse and it is numbered thirty-three.

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VIEW ALONG THE SEINE TOWARDS THE EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS, c.1956
VIEW ALONG THE SEINE TOWARDS THE EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS, c.1956
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 68

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed [City Scene"] and with provenance on reverse"
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14 by 15.5in., 35 by 38.75cm.
  • Provenance: Victor Waddington Gallery, Dublin;

    Where purchased by the previous owner, June 1956

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THE SKATER and WINTER LAKE SCENE (A PAIR)
THE SKATER and WINTER LAKE SCENE (A PAIR)
Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 69

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €580

  • Signature: each signed lower left; the first with original inscribed label detailing artist's name, title and price [4gns] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board; (1); watercolour; (1)
  • Dimensions: 12 by 13in., 30 by 32.5cm.
  • Dimensions of second title, 9.5 by 13.25ins.

    The proceeds of the sale of this lot will be donated to Oxfam, Grattan St., Sligo.

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AT NIGHT NEAR THE FALLS ROAD, BELFAST
AT NIGHT NEAR THE FALLS ROAD, BELFAST
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 70

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €900

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: gouache on paper
  • Dimensions: 8 by 12.75in., 20 by 31.875cm.
  • Provenance: Collection of Dr Jim Ryan, Belfast;

    Thence by descent

  • Dillon's family home was located at number 26 Lower Clonard Street, just off the Fall's Road.

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WOMEN AND FISHING BOATS
WOMEN AND FISHING BOATS
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 71

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €3000


A VISITOR TO TEA
A VISITOR TO TEA
Gretta Bowen (1880-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 72

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €680


GIRL DANCING
GIRL DANCING
Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 73

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled and with number [9] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 21.25 by 18in., 53.125 by 45cm.
  • Provenance: Purchased at a Patrick Collins exhibition c.1967;

    Thence by descent to the present owner

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MORNING, WICKLOW HILLSIDE, 1988
MORNING, WICKLOW HILLSIDE, 1988
Patrick Hickey HRHA (1927-1998)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 74

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated on stretcher on reverse; with Jorgensen Fine Art label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 42 by 60in., 105 by 150cm.
  • Provenance: Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin;

    Private collection

  • Born in India, Hickey lived in Ireland from 1948 onwards. He studied architecture at UCD (graduating in 1954), and later etching and lithography at Scuola del Libro, Urbino, Italy. He exhibited at the IELA in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, and held numerous solo exhibitions at the Dawson Gallery. A master printmaker, he founded the Graphic Studio Dublin in 1961, and his painting technique developed out of his printmaking methods.

    In his painting, he has achieved the phenomenon of the true painter in imposing his style on the landscape. There are quite definite types of countryside, forestry plantations, sheer sides of mountains, which are identifiable as 'Patrick Hickey'"

    (Tony Hickey, The Irish Imagination 1959-1971, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1971, p.7)."

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VERGE, 1985
VERGE, 1985
Cecil King (1921-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 75

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: with typed Oliver Dowling Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36 by 48in., 90 by 120cm.
  • Provenance: Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin;

    The Collection of Jim O'Driscoll SC

  • Exhibitedpossibly shown in Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin, 11 April - 3 May, 1986 (catalogue listing not traced)
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THE PAINTER'S BOX, 1968
THE PAINTER'S BOX, 1968
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 76

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2100


UNTITLED 4, 1981
UNTITLED 4, 1981
Charles Tyrrell (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 77

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, inscribed and dated on reverse; with Taylor Galleries exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil over acrylic and mixed media on wood
  • Dimensions: 47.5 by 47.5in., 118.75 by 118.75cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin;

    Private collection

  • Exhibited: 'Charles Tyrrell', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 22 June - 8 July, 1981, catalogue no. 5
  • This painting was reworked in oil by the artist in 2003.

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OCTOBER PAINTING - ST IVES, 1976
OCTOBER PAINTING - ST IVES, 1976
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 78

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower left; dated [8/76] lower right
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 8.5 by 16.75in., 21.25 by 41.875cm.
  • Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist's studio c.2005
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INSCAPE IRELAND, 1963
INSCAPE IRELAND, 1963
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 79

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €2900

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; titled lower right
  • Medium: oil over watercolour on paper
  • Dimensions: 17 by 21.5in., 42.5 by 53.75cm.
  • Provenance: de Vere's, 28 September 2010, lot 14A;

    Private collection

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SCALPA, 1963
SCALPA, 1963
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 80

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €700

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; numbered lower right
  • Medium: lithograph; (no. 6 from an edition of 35)
  • Dimensions: 20 by 26in., 50 by 65cm.
  • An example from this edition can be found in the Tate collection, their reference P06557.

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CLARE ISLAND GREYS, 1984
CLARE ISLAND GREYS, 1984
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 81

Published Estimate: €15000-25000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed with initials lower left and dated [11/84]; signed again and titled in English and Irish on reverse; also with artist's archival number [No. 1430] on reverse; with exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 36 by 47in., 90 by 117.5cm.
  • Provenance: The Collection of Jim O'Driscoll SC
  • Exhibited: 'O'Malley', West Cork Arts Centre, 27 July to 16 August 1991, catalogue no. 34;

    'An Irish Vision, Works by Tony O'Malley', The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, 8 April to 9 July, 2000 and Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, August - September 2000 (loaned from the O'Driscoll Collection), p. 31 of exhibition catalogue (full page illustration)

  • 'An Irish Vision' was presented by Phillips Collection Washington DC as part of the Kennedy Centre festival 'Island: Arts from Ireland', May 13-28, 2000. It was co-curated by Stephen Bennett Phillips of the Phillips Collection and Peter Murray of the Crawford Gallery, Cork. The preface of the exhibition catalogue was written by Jean Kennedy Smith. The exhibition catalogue acknowledged the assistance of James O'Driscoll SC (along side, Jane O'Malley, Michael Lieb, The Arts Council and The Taylor Gallery, Dublin) for his assistance with the exhibition.

    The year the present work was painted the Arts Council hosted a retrospective of the artist's work ['Tony O'Malley: Painter in Exile'] in Dublin, Belfast and Cork. The exhibition catalogue for 'An Irish Vision' notes: Clare Island Greys, dating from this year [1984], shows a further maturing of O'Malley's style. The painting is a sophisticated harmony of blues and greys, suffused with tinges of red ochres. The mood of the painting is gentle and elegiac, but it still conveys a sense of the rapidly changing weather on Clare Island, where sunshine and storm can follow in quick succession." (p.44)"

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS, III & IV, 1972
STATIONS OF THE CROSS, III & IV, 1972
Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 82

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €440

  • Signature: with David Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil pastel on tinted paper; (framed as a diptych)
  • Dimensions: 11.75 by 2.25in., 29.375 by 5.625cm.
  • Provenance: David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin;

    Private collection

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BURREN, 1993
BURREN, 1993
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 83

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed with initials lower left; signed again in Irish, titled, dated [04/93] and with artist's archival number [No. 2670] on reverse; also with Taylor Galleries exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board with collage element
  • Dimensions: 19.5 by 5.25in., 48.75 by 13.125cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin;

    The Collection of Jim O'Driscoll SC

  • Exhibited: 'Tony O'Malley at 80, Recent Work', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 21 October - 6 November 1993, catalogue no. 41
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CONWAY'S BOG, 1988
CONWAY'S BOG, 1988
Seán McSweeney HRHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 84

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €6200


THE TÁIN. CUCHULAINN CONFRONTING FERDIA and HORSEMAN, 1969 (A PAIR)
THE TÁIN. CUCHULAINN CONFRONTING FERDIA and HORSEMAN, 1969 (A PAIR)
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 85

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €8500

  • Signature: each signed and numbered in pencil lower right; each with Dawson Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: lithographic brush drawings on Swiftbrook paper; (each no. 12 from an edition of 70)
  • Dimensions: 20.75 by 14.5in., 51.875 by 36.25cm.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;

    Collection of the late Professor James Lydon, Trinity College, Dublin

  • Framed and mounted uniformly.

    Printed by Frank O'Reilly, Dublin as part of The Tain Portfolio, which contained different prints or lithographic brush drawings", illustrating the epic Ulster cycle of heroic tales. The present examples are nos. 1 and 19 in the series."

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THE TÁIN. METAMORPHOSIS, 1969
THE TÁIN. METAMORPHOSIS, 1969
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 86

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €2300

  • Signature: signed, numbered, dated and with edition number in pencil lower right
  • Medium: lithographic brush drawing on Swiftbrook paper; (no. 1 from an edition of 70)
  • Dimensions: 21.5 by 15in., 53.75 by 37.5cm.
  • Printed by Frank O'Reilly, Dublin as part of The Tain Portfolio, which contained different prints or lithographic brush drawings", illustrating the epic Ulster cycle of heroic tales. No. 10 in the series from portfolio 1."

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SQUARINGS, Twelve Poems by Seamus Heaney with four lithographs by Felim Egan [1991]
SQUARINGS, Twelve Poems by Seamus Heaney with four lithographs by Felim Egan [1991]
Seamus Heaney HRHA (1939-2013) and Felim Egan (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 87

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2300

  • Signature: signed by Heaney and Egan and numbered on colophon (rear)
  • Medium: deluxe limited edition; (no. 78 from an edition of 100)
  • Dimensions: 13 by 12.75in., 32.5 by 31.875cm.
  • Hieroglyph Editions, Dublin, 1991. Limited edition of 100 copies, of which is no. 78. Signed by author and artist on colophon. A superb livre d’artist designed by Felim Egan and printed at the Graphic Studio, Dublin. The lithographs were pulled from the stone by James McCreary, whilst Mary Farl Powers oversaw the printing of the text on Velin Arches paper using an Albion Press. Square quarto; 48 pages; natural calf binding, housed in a blue solander box lettered in silver with handmade Fabriano Roma endpapers, executed by Museum Bookbindings, Dublin. A rare and most desirable collector’s item.

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MEDITATIONS, 2007 (SET OF 7)
MEDITATIONS, 2007 (SET OF 7)
Patrick Scott HRHA (b.1921)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 88

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €10000

  • Signature: each print signed, numbered, and dated in the lower margin; with Stoney Road Press blind stamp lower right
  • Medium: carborundum print; (each no. 26 an edition of 50)
  • Dimensions: 24 by 24in., 60 by 60cm.
  • All uniformly framed. Sheet size: 28.5 by 28in. The present collection re-examines the artist's introspective approach to creation as seen in his earlier works on canvas. Published in collaboration with Stoney Road Press in May 2007.

    A major retrospective of Patrick Scott's oeuvre will take place in spring 2014 at the Visual Centre for contemporary Art, Carlow and at IMMA in Dublin.

    For an earlier work by Scott see lot 97 [25 November 2013].

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THE THIRD OF MAY AFTER GOYA
THE THIRD OF MAY AFTER GOYA
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 89

Published Estimate: €20000-30000

Price Realised: €15000

  • Medium: acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 40 by 54in., 100 by 135cm.
  • Robert Ballagh's The Third of May After Goya is a later version of his iconic The Third of May After Goya, 1970 in the collection of Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. It was commissioned by a private client in 2006, but subsequently resold. Although somewhat smaller in scale than the original painting - 40 by 54 inches compared to 72 by 96 inches - it otherwise differs merely in a few nuances of tone.

    The commission gave Ballagh an opportunity to reconnect with the hard-edge, black-outline pop art language that launched him as an international artist over forty years ago. Most Pop Art at that time blandly accepted mass media reality as it was but Ballagh, having no interest in art that didn't say anything, employed its eye-grabbing imagery to give direct expression to contemporary social issues.

    He represented Ireland at the 1969 Paris Biennale with a series of silkscreen and acrylic images of marchers, burning monks in Vietnam, refugees and firing squads in South America. On returning to Ireland he joined Michael Farrell and other artists in withdrawing from the Living Art Exhibition in Belfast as a protest against brutal police attacks on Civil Rights marchers, but soon began to doubt the effectiveness of such a gesture.

    At the first opportunity he accepted an Arts Council invitation to take part in a touring show of new Irish artists that would be exhibited in Belfast and Derry, as well as in other countries. His hope was to create a series of large paintings that would have immediate relevance to the situation there. He was soon drawn to Goya's celebrated 19th century The Third of May painting of Spanish protesters being summarily executed by a French firing squad. The more he pored over it the more the image seemed to merge with the images of violence in the North he saw every evening on the television news.

    Picasso had already used The Third of May to make a comment on the Korean War, but this had involved altering the structure of the Goya painting. Ballagh decided to leave the structure the same but modernise the style, opting for a brash contemporary pastiche which - also applied to his versions of two other similarly inspired French classic paintings, Delacroix's Liberty at the Barricades and David's The Rape of the Sabines - could be read as a plea for tolerance in the North's internecine conflict.

    Although denounced by some critics at the time as a send-up of famous paintings", The Third of May After Goya, 1970 has been widely reproduced in magazines and school history books and was used in N. Glendenning's definite study Goya and His Critics to illustrate a striking parallel "between the presence of French troops on Spanish soil in 1808 and English troops in Ireland in the 1970s."

    The experience of painstakingly repainting The Third of May After Goya, 1970 fed into the thought process that inspired Ballagh in 2008 to respond in a similar stylised manner to Theodore Gericault's monumental 1819 painting Raft of Medusa, a depiction of a shipwrecked French frigate La Medusa which before it sank was abandoned by its captain and officers, leaving behind without lifeboats 150 passengers and crew, a mere 15 of whom survived on a makeshift raft. Just as Gericault intended his painting as an indictment of French political corruption and failure of leadership, for Ballagh the unfortunate victims seemed almost too aptly to represent the poor and the marginalised left behind by the excesses of the Celtic Tiger.

    Ballagh's Raft of Medusa (2008-2009) delivers this powerful metaphor with a deceptively easy-to-read directness that hides the complexity of its execution, much in the manner of The Third of May After Goya (1970) and also of its later 2006 version which, although reduced in scale, loses little of the original's punch and relevance.

    Ciarán Carty,

    October 2013

    "

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PORTRAIT OF ULICK O'CONNOR, 1975
PORTRAIT OF ULICK O'CONNOR, 1975
Edward McGuire RHA (1932-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 90

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €7500

  • Signature: signed with initials and dated lower right; with Dawson Gallery label on reverse; with retrospective exhibition details also inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 20 by 15.5in., 50 by 38.75cm.
  • Provenance: Acquired by the present owner from the artist's widow
  • Exhibited: RHA, 1976, catalogue no. 169 [NFS];

    'Edward McGuire RHA 1932-1986 Retrospective Exhibition', RHA, Dublin, 30 October - 17 November 1991, catalogue no. 35

  • Literature: Fallon, Brian, Edward McGuire, RHA with a catalogue by Sally McGuire and Poems & Memoirs, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1991, catalogue no. 77, p.123 (illustrated); p.124 (listed)
  • This portrait of the writer, Ulick O'Connor, was painted in 1974 and expresses the artist's most restrained and relaxed handling, possibly as an antidote to the subject's high-profile and challenging approach at the time. He depicts O'Connor as a flamboyant figure, hair shoulder-length, but with a look that is faintly uncertain despite his readiness to enter controversies, mainly those about the arts.

    Ulick O'Connor (b.1928) is an Irish writer, historian and critic born in Dublin and best known for his biographies of Oliver St. John Gogarty, Brendan Behan, his studies of the early 20th century Irish troubles and the Irish Literary Revival. His own autobiography, The Ulick O'Connor Diaries 1970-1981: A Cavalier Irishman (2001), is noted for documenting the progress of the Peace Process and of the Northern Ireland Assembly as well as recording his encounters with distinguished Irish and international personalities, ranging from the political, such as Jack Lynch and Paddy Devlin, to the artistic, Christy Brown and actor Peter Sellers. He is a member of Aosdána.

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BROTHER/SISTER, 1988 (A PAIR)
BROTHER/SISTER, 1988 (A PAIR)
Martin Gale RHA (b.1949)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 91

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: each signed lower right and right of centre; each signed again and dated on reverse; (Sister) with Taylor Galleries exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas; (2)
  • Dimensions: 60 by 30in., 150 by 75cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin;

    Private collection

  • Exhibited: 'Martin Gale', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 12 - 28 October 1989, catalogue no. 2
  • This diptych by Martin Gale, painted in the 1980s, contains portraits of his son and daughter and is one of the most imposing works he ever produced. The indoor representation of the young pair, thoughtful and solemn lying on a patterned carpet in sunlight, has affinities with the other natural work in his painting generally. He often includes miniature portraiture in his landscapes and there are figures presented in a faintly mysterious, wondering way that gives force to them as modest spectators. Here they dominate in a work of great skill and intensity.

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HOOKERS AT THE HARBOUR, ROUNDSTONE, 1969
HOOKERS AT THE HARBOUR, ROUNDSTONE, 1969
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 92

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €2500


PORTEEN HARBOUR, ACHILL ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO
PORTEEN HARBOUR, ACHILL ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 93

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2400

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed with title and artist's [Roundstone] address on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12.5 by 15.5in., 31.25 by 38.75cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor Gallery, Belfast;

    Private collection

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THE WEATHER IN MAYO, 1999
THE WEATHER IN MAYO, 1999
Martin Gale RHA (b.1949)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 94

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €7800

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed and dated on reverse; with inscribed exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 42 by 48in., 105 by 120cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin;

    Where purchased by Jim O'Driscoll SC

  • Exhibited: 'Martin Gale Paintings', RHA, Dublin, 17 September - 24 October 2004 and 2 December -27 March 2005, plate no. 37, (full-page illustration) in catalogue (loaned from the O'Driscoll Collection)
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TRACTOR TRACK, 1981
TRACTOR TRACK, 1981
Martin Gale RHA (b.1949)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 95

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €1800

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with inscribed Taylor Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on paper
  • Dimensions: 7 by 7in., 17.5 by 17.5cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin;

    Where purchased by the present owners

  • Exhibited: 'Group Show', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 5-21 November 1981, catalogue no. 15
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HORSES EXERCISING, 1965
HORSES EXERCISING, 1965
Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 96

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

Price Realised: €4400

  • Signature: with Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 8 by 12.25in., 20 by 30.625cm.
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin;

    Private collection

  • Contained in original Ritchie Hendriks Gallery frame.

    A larger work of the same scene was used on the cover of the artist's retrospective exhibition catalogue in 1974 (in association with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland).

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GOLDPAINTING 65
GOLDPAINTING 65
Patrick Scott HRHA (b.1921)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 97

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and titled; with inscribed Dawson Gallery label on reverse; also with An Chomhairle Ealaíon label on reverse; with number [37] on reverse
  • Medium: gold leaf and tempera on canvas
  • Dimensions: 70 by 32in., 175 by 80cm.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;

    Private collection

  • Exhibited: 'Patrick Scott', Dawson Gallery, Dublin, 5-22 November 1969, catalogue no. 13


  • A major retrospective of Patrick Scott's oeuvre will take place in spring 2014 at the Visual Centre for contemporary Art, Carlow and at IMMA in Dublin.

    For later examples by Scott see lot 88 [25 November 2013].

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FLOWER, 2005
FLOWER, 2005
Pat Harris (b.1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 98

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €950


QUINCE I, 2007
QUINCE I, 2007
Pat Harris (b.1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 99

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1800


CATHEDRAL SHADOW, OCTOBER
CATHEDRAL SHADOW, OCTOBER
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 25 November 2013 / 100

Published Estimate: €10000-15000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled on artist's label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 by 28in., 62.5 by 70cm.
  • Provenance: The Collection of Jim O'Driscoll SC
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