23 February 2015

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EVENING, RIVER BLACKWATER
EVENING, RIVER BLACKWATER
Arthur K. Maderson (b.1942)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 101

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €5000


LANDSCAPE WITH TREE
LANDSCAPE WITH TREE
Charles J. McAuley (1910-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 102

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €0


THE COMMONS, DULEEK, COUNTY MEATH
THE COMMONS, DULEEK, COUNTY MEATH
Simon Coleman RHA (1916-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 103

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600


THE BULL BUOY, RUSH, COUNTY DUBLIN
THE BULL BUOY, RUSH, COUNTY DUBLIN
Ciarán Clear (1920-2000)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 104

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €1600


MAN AND HORSE
MAN AND HORSE
Simon Coleman RHA (1916-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 105

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €850


COIS FHARRAIGE
COIS FHARRAIGE
Simon Coleman RHA (1916-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 106

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €900

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title and original price [£14-0-0] inscribed on reverse; also with Mulvany Bros., [Dublin] framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 15.70in. (29.21 x 39.88cm)
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CATTLE AT DUSK, ARDEE BOG, 1998
CATTLE AT DUSK, ARDEE BOG, 1998
Padraig Lynch (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 107

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €640


DAWN, CONG, COUNTY MAYO
DAWN, CONG, COUNTY MAYO
Fergal F. Nally (fl.1955 to 1967)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 108

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1250

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed again and inscribed with title, artist's address and original price [£55] on artist's label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 29 x 36in. (73.66 x 91.44cm)
  • In 1955 Fergal Nally exhibited four works at the Dublin Sketching Club and later, in 1964, 1966 and 1967 with the RHA, Dublin. West of Ireland scenes dominated in his exhibits.Between 1964 and 1967, six examples by Nally were included in Oireachtas. The artist’s address is recorded as 48 Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan from 1964 in the RHA index of exhibitors.

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CONNEMARA SCENE
CONNEMARA SCENE
Eileen Meagher (b.1946)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 109

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1200

  • Signature: signed lower left; with artist's card affixed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 x 24in. (50.80 x 60.96cm)
  • Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner
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THE TWELVE PINS
THE TWELVE PINS
Gerry Marjoram (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 110

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2200


MILLMOUNT SQUARE, DROGHEDA, 1978
MILLMOUNT SQUARE, DROGHEDA, 1978
Thomas Ryan PPRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 111

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €0


ATHGARVAN MILL, COUNTY KILDARE, 1981
ATHGARVAN MILL, COUNTY KILDARE, 1981
James Nolan RHA PPWCSI (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 112

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €0


HOUSE AT PORTNABLAGH, 1983
HOUSE AT PORTNABLAGH, 1983
Thomas Ryan PPRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 113

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1800

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed again, numbered [63] and inscribed with title on reverse; with inscribed artist's label also on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 20 x 16in. (50.80 x 40.64cm)
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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, DUBLIN, 1980
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, DUBLIN, 1980
Thomas Ryan PPRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 114

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €2500

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed, dated, numbered [36] and inscribed on artist's labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 17 x 14in. (43.18 x 35.56cm)
  • Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist
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CONEY HALL, MORNINGTON
CONEY HALL, MORNINGTON
Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 115

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Gorry Gallery exhibition catalogue affixed on reverse
  • Medium: gouache
  • Dimensions: 13.20 x 19½in. (33.53 x 49.53cm)
  • Provenance: Gorry Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
  • Exhibited: Watercolour Society of Ireland, Dublin 1961, catalogue no. 116;Gorry Gallery, 16 to 30 October 1981, catalogue no. 18
  • The Gorry Gallery 1981 catalogue accompanies this lot.

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NEWTOWN HOUSE, TERMONFECKIN, COUNTY LOUTH, 1944
NEWTOWN HOUSE, TERMONFECKIN, COUNTY LOUTH, 1944
Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 116

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €850

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: gouache and pencil
  • Dimensions: 9.30 x 13in. (23.62 x 33.02cm)
  • Newtown House dated to c.1780 and is now the headquarters of the Irish Country Women's Association (ICA) at An Grianán, Termonfeckin.

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HAZELMERE
HAZELMERE
Helen Colvill (1856-1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 117

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €620

  • Signature: signed lower right; with artist's name and dates printed in lower margin; with Gorry Gallery label on reverse; also with Wellesley Ashe framing label also on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 10.70 x 10.20in. (27.18 x 25.91c
  • Exhibited: Gorry Gallery, 24 November-2 December 1994, catalogue no. 51
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LAWRENCE GATE, DROGHEDA, 1878
LAWRENCE GATE, DROGHEDA, 1878
Henry George Roper-Curzon (1822-1892)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 118

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €1400


FIGURES IN BOAT
FIGURES IN BOAT
William Percy French (1854-1920)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 119

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: with Bregazzi & Sons [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 9½ x 6½in. (24.13 x 16.51cm)
  • Provenance: Purchased by the present owner’s mother at a charity auction in the West of Ireland
  • The present work was deftly painted by Percy French at a charity auction. The current owner's mother retold seeing the artist paint this example before it was auctioned and sold to her.

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THE COAST GUARDS, DOLLYMOUNT, 1895
THE COAST GUARDS, DOLLYMOUNT, 1895
George J. Nairn (fl.1880-1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 120

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled and dated on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 7.70 x 18in. (19.56 x 45.72cm)
  • The work depicts the famous 'Bull Bridge' built in 1821 which connects Dollymount and Bull Island.

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SEINE FISHERS ON BULL ISLAND, DUBLIN
SEINE FISHERS ON BULL ISLAND, DUBLIN
George J. Nairn (fl.1880-1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 121

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 12 x 18in. (30.48 x 45.72cm)
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1934, no. 166 [£10-0-0]
  • The original RHA exhibtion label accompanies this lot.

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EVENING ON THE TOLKA RIVER, 1880
EVENING ON THE TOLKA RIVER, 1880
George J. Nairn (fl1880-1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 122

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €420


LANDSCAPE WITH RIVER AND CATTLE
LANDSCAPE WITH RIVER AND CATTLE
John Faulkner RHA (1835-1894)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 123

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €750


WHERE THE LAUNE RIVER LEAVES THE LOUGH LEANE, KILLARNEY
WHERE THE LAUNE RIVER LEAVES THE LOUGH LEANE, KILLARNEY
Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 124

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €0


LION ROCKS, HOWTH, DUBLIN BAY
LION ROCKS, HOWTH, DUBLIN BAY
Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 125

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €460


BOATS ON A BEACH
BOATS ON A BEACH
Edwin Hayes RHA RI ROI (1819-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 126

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €0


RAIN CLOUDS CLEARING OFF, 1881 and FISHING BOATS AT BRODERICK, 1881 (A PAIR)
RAIN CLOUDS CLEARING OFF, 1881 and FISHING BOATS AT BRODERICK, 1881 (A PAIR)
Thomas Rothwell (fl.1875-1881)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 127

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed on preserved Stark Brothers [16 Lower Sackville Street] label on reverse; second with Irish Fine Art Society inscribed label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour; (2)
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 17.70in. (29.21 x 44.96cm)
  • Dimensions of second work 6.5 by 11.5in.

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FIGURES ON A SHORE WITH CLIFFS TO THE RIGHT AND SHIPS IN THE DISTANCE
FIGURES ON A SHORE WITH CLIFFS TO THE RIGHT AND SHIPS IN THE DISTANCE
Attributed to Francis Danby (1793-1861)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 128

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: indistinctly signed lower left; with artist's name and dates printed in lower margin; numbered [4082] on Cynthia O'Connor label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 11 x 15½in. (27.94 x 39.37cm)
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DUTCH BOAT OFF BROADSTAIRS, KENT, 1868
DUTCH BOAT OFF BROADSTAIRS, KENT, 1868
Edwin Hayes RHA RI ROI (1819-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 129

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: signed, dated and inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 10 x 16in. (25.40 x 40.64cm)
  • Provenance: Sotheby's, 12 May, 1981, lot 409;Private collection
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GENOESE CRAFT, OFF GENOA ENTERING HARBOUR, 1861
GENOESE CRAFT, OFF GENOA ENTERING HARBOUR, 1861
Edwin Hayes RHA RI ROI (1819-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 130

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: signed, inscribed and dated lower left; with Pyms Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 13 x 20in. (33.02 x 50.80cm)
  • A Cynthia O'Connor Gallery exhibition catalogue from 1993 accompanies this lot. The catalogue features an oil by Edwin Hayes of same subject, entitled Genoa la Superba.

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READING THE NEWS, 1871
READING THE NEWS, 1871
Richard Staunton Cahill (1826-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 131

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €14000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; inscribed with marking and numbered [50] upper left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24 x 36in. (60.96 x 91.44cm)
  • Provenance: Tennants, North Yorkshire, 15 May 1992, lot 407;Where purchased by the previous owner;From whom acquired by the present owner
  • An accomplished figure painter in oil and watercolour, Richard Staunton Cahill was born in County Clare. Having trained at the Royal Hibernian Academy School in 1850, he exhibited there from 1851 until 1900. Research shows he painted in Clare and Galway, concentrating on genre subjects such as The Irish Peasant Boy (1853), The Spinning Wheel (1879) and An Impending Eviction (1888). He exhibited from the early 1850s at London's The Royal Academy, and when living in London, at Royal Society of British Artists and the New Watercolour Society and elsewhere in English galleries. His detailed, sympathetic paintings form useful historical sources for authentic furnishings and clothing.Cahill's group is gathered in an Irish cabin to listen to news read from the newspaper. The post famine years saw a huge increase in publication of provincial newspapers, from 68 in 1850, to 127 by 1880. This growth went hand in hand with the establishment of National schools, improved rates of literacy in English, and the expansion of the railways, facilitating inexpensive distribution. Newspaper editors were often highly politicised, encouraging the rise and spread of nationalism through the printed word. People often shared newspapers and the resulting debates had previously been depicted by other artists. Initially John Boyne's The County Chronicle shows a paper being read aloud in a pub (1806). Then famous Scots artist David Wilkie produced The Village Politicians (1913), popularised through engravings (and stylistically influential here). Another lively Irish portrayal of the subject was by Henry MacManus (c.1810-78) whose oil Reading the Nation features the weekly paper 'The Nation', which was overtly political. By the late 19th Century, artists were addressing political issues more frequently through their paintings. Subsequent to Cahill's version of this subject, other artists included similar imagery to draw attention to Ireland's evolving Nationalist movement. Most notable is Howard Helmick's Reading the News: Proclamation of the Land League (1881, National Gallery of Ireland). This setting suggests a small farmhouse, with its flagged floor and comparatively well-dressed, well fed, comfortable inhabitants. The men on the left are close to the open half door, which allowed light yet restricted the movement of animals and children. The neatly made form that they sit on, bears Cahill's distinctive signature and date. The young mother on the right sits on a stake-legged stool beside her treadle spinning wheel, an improved type introduced for flax production, used predominantly in northern counties. Her head is covered, indicating her married status, and the boy listening attentively in the centre wears green, a colour symbolic of Fenianism, as wearing green had been outlawed by the ruling British in the late 17th Century. Young boys were traditionally dressed as girls, in skirts. There were various reasons, including a superstition that if dressed as girls they were less likely to be taken by the fairies, but also following similar European aristocratic fashions, as well as for reasons of practical hygiene. In the right corner is a red painted chest, upon which rests a rush light holder, and a plate propped up, as was customary, for display. The significance of the prominently placed initials and the drawing on the wall to the left is uncertain. However, 1850 was the year of The Reform Act, which increased the electorate, and helped build a newly political nation. The juxtaposing of the male figures, with the older men sitting passively, the young man standing (with his green hat band), and the child centrally placed representing the future, suggests an active stance towards a nationalist future, which by the time this was painted in 1871, had started to become a reality. The size and quality of the present work would suggest it may have been painted for exhibition. While no record has yet been found in exhibitors' indexes for the present title, Reading the News, an example by the artist shown at the 'Irish Exhibition in London' in 1888 entitled Thoughts of the Future [catalogue no.99, £10] would be an equally fitting name for the present work. Thoughts of the Future was lent by the artist to the London exhibition.Claudia Kinmonth MA(RCA) PhDMoore Institute Visiting Research Fellow NUIGJanuary, 2015References: C. Kinmonth Irish Rural Interiors in Art (Yale University Press, 2006), figs. 85 & 130, pp.89-90.B. Rooney ed., A time and a Place, Two centuries of Irish Social Life (catalogue for Exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland, Oct 2006-Jan 2007), pp.128-131, figs 67-8. Kevin O'Neill, 'Reading Pictures: Reading Aloud in Rural Irish Society' & Andrew Kuhn 'Painting Print: Reading in the Irish Cabin' in V. Krielkamp ed., Rural Ireland, The Inside Story (catalogue for exhibition at McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College), pp.67-80.

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GROUP OF SOLDIERS WITH MONK AND HARPIST IN INTERIOR OF CASTLE
GROUP OF SOLDIERS WITH MONK AND HARPIST IN INTERIOR OF CASTLE
William Sadler II (c.1782-1839)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 132

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0


ANTRIM COAST
ANTRIM COAST
William Sadler II (c.1782-1839)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 133

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0


EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES AND DOG ON A PATH AT THE EDGE OF A WOOD
EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES AND DOG ON A PATH AT THE EDGE OF A WOOD
Patrick Nasmyth (Scottish, 1787-1831)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 134

Published Estimate: €8000-12000

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 x 30in. (63½ x 76.20cm)
  • Provenance: Mealy's & Christies, Mount Cosgreve House Sale, Co. Waterford, 10-11 July 2012, lot 1061;Private collection
  • Patrick Nasmyth was a Scottish landscape painter and the eldest son of artist Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840). He lost the use of his right hand following an accident while preparing for a sketching trip with his father and later invented a travelling booth, which would protect him from the elements and allow him to paint en plein air in any weather. He travelled to London and exhibited in the British Institution. Nasmyth was called the English Hobbema" in reference to the famous Dutch Golden Age landscape artist Meindert Hobbema."

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SIR JOHN LEES, BARONET, c.1811
SIR JOHN LEES, BARONET, c.1811
19th Century Irish School  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 135

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €900

  • Signature: titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 4.30 x 3.10in. (10.92 x 7.87cm)
  • Sir John Lees was born in Ayrshire, Scotland c.1737. He distinguished himself early in life with the British Army in Germany under the command of Marquis Granby. Sir John Lees travelled to Ireland in 1767 as private Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Townshend. He was appointed secretary to the Irish Post Office, where he organised a very well run mail coach system. Sir John Lees was appointed 1st Baronet Lees, of Blackrock, Dublin on June 30, 1804.

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AT TWILIGHT
AT TWILIGHT
Jan Jacobus Matthijs Damschröder (Dutch, 1825-1905)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 136

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €850

  • Signature: signed lower left; titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24 x 30in. (60.96 x 76.20cm)
  • Provenance: Skinner, Boston, Massachusets, 4 April 1998, lot 639; Private collection
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FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE and WRECK IN STORMY SEA (A PAIR)
FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE and WRECK IN STORMY SEA (A PAIR)
19th Century English School  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 137

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500


INO AND BACCHUS, 1851
INO AND BACCHUS, 1851
John Henry Foley RA RHA (1818-1874)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 138

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €5800

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: bronze
  • Dimensions: 9½ x 18½ x 6½in. (24.13 x 46.99
  • Dimensions of base 3.4 by 20 by 9.5in.In 1834 the sixteen-year old John Henry Foley left his native Dublin for London, following in the footsteps of his elder brother Edward, already established at the sculpture workshop of the celebrated Mr Behnes. He enrolled in the school of the Royal Academy and quickly won a studentship for ten years with The Death of Abel. This piece and Innocence, perhaps inspired by his sister Martha, were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1839 to great acclaim. Foley's talent was recognised by the influential Art Journal. The following year Ino and Bacchus was exhibited, to even greater acclaim.In both subject matter and style it is a neo-classical piece. That is to say it imitates the art of ancient Greece and Rome.The infant Bacchus lies on his back, smiling, reaching for the bunch of grapes dangled above him by the bare- breasted Ino who lies, smiling, at his side and leans over him. The naturalness, charm and wit of the piece affected all who saw it. Prince Albert, the Queen's consort, was enthusiastic.Francis Egerton, Earl of Ellesmere, commissioned a marble copy for his gallery at Bridgewater House. This poet-politician had inherited property worth £90,000 a year and a fabulous collection of paintings. He was sworn to the privy councils of both Britain and Ireland. He translated French and German literature - he was London's equivalent of Macaenas, Rome's great patron of the Arts.Ino and Bacchus marked a turning point in the career of the twenty-two year old from Montgomery Street, Dublin, (Now Foley Street, just north of Talbot Street.) Son of Jesse Foley, glass-blower turned grocer, and Eliza Byrne, from Wicklow. It launched him upon a career-path that led to the heart of Victorian society and major commissions for projects across the imperial globe from Galway to Calcutta.At first sight, Ino and Bacchus offers a domestic scene that might be set anywhere from Moycullen to Mayfair. Foley and Egerton knew there was more to it. Around the couch upon which the figures lie is a kind of frieze displaying leaves, fruit and faces from the pantheon of classical gods. This reminds us that the woman and child in whose play we delight are not figures from a back garden in Kensington but from the harsh, complicated milieu of Greek mythology, which has little to offer in the way of innocence. Ino was one of four daughters of Cadmus, founder of Thebes. She married Athamas, king of Boeotia, when his first spouse Neplele, the cloud goddess, having given birth to Phrixus and Helle, returned to the sky. Ino bore Athamas two sons, Learchus and Melicertes but she was jealous of her stepchildren and plotted their death...Bacchus (Dionysus in his Greek expression) was the son of Ino's sister Semele by Zeus (God-the-father in the Greek pantheon). Ino's nursing Bacchus angered Hera, wife and sister of Zeus. She persuaded Tisiphone, a fury from Hell, to attack Athamas and Ino and drive them mad. Athamas, convinced that Ino and her babies were a lioness and two cubs, tore Learchus from Ino's arms and flung him against a wall. Ino, still holding Melicertes, climbed a cliff near the water and leapt into the sea. But, Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, called on Poseidon, God of the Sea, to change mother and son into sea-creatures...Bacchus, God of Wine (trademark the grape), gives his name in this, its Latinate, form to the Dionysiac orgies - bacchanalia - that accompanied his worship. The ceremonies of Bacchus were marked by ecstatic abandon and included drunkenness, wild dancing and the dismemberment of wild animals. Maenads (female followers of Bacchus) became possessed by the wanton spirit of the God. With satyrs (preternatural male followers of the same) they sang, danced, played music, drank wine and existed in almost perpetual state of sexual excitement. Rome banned bacchanalia in 186 BC. (1)The story of these essential figures of Greek mythology has been told many times in different literatures and represented many times in various ways in the visual arts tradition of Europe.A plaster-cast of the model can be found in the permanent collection of the Royal Dublin Society.Ronan SheehanJanuary 2015(1) The mythological data given here is drawn from The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in ArtRonan Sheehan is author of Foley's Asia: A Sketchbook, Lilliput Press, Dublin 1999.

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HEAD OF A MAN, THOUGHT TO BE THE ARTIST'S UNCLE
HEAD OF A MAN, THOUGHT TO BE THE ARTIST'S UNCLE
Walter Frederick Osborne RHA ROI (1859-1903)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 139

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2000

  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 11 x 10½in. (27.94 x 26.67cm)
  • Provenance: The artist's niece, Violet Stockley; Thence by descent to a previous owner;Whyte's, 19 September 2006, lot 116;Private collection
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I WOULD'NT TAKE YE FOR LOVE OR MONEY. SHURE ME HORSE IS BET UP
I WOULD'NT TAKE YE FOR LOVE OR MONEY. SHURE ME HORSE IS BET UP
Walter Frederick Osborne RHA ROI (1859-1903)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 140

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: with artist's name and dates printed in lower margin; signed letter from the artist to Miss Webb on reverse; with Wellesley Ashe framing label also on reverse
  • Medium: ink
  • Dimensions: 6 x 4in. (15.24 x 10.16cm)
  • Provenance: Artist's niece, Miss Violet Stokes;Sophia Mallin by descent;The Mallin Family by descent
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LOGS ON SEASHORE
LOGS ON SEASHORE
Attributed to Walter Frederick Osborne RHA ROI (1859-1903)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 141

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €850

  • Signature: with artist's name and dates on museum plaque on frame lower centre; with RHA memorial exhibition label on reverse; also numbered [45] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9in. (15.24 x 22.86cm)
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PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH JABOT BLOUSE
PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH JABOT BLOUSE
Sarah Henrietta Purser HRHA (1848-1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 142

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €1150

  • Signature: with inscribed label on reverse [For Edward C. Barrington]
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 14 x 11in. (35.56 x 27.94cm)
  • Provenance: From the collection of the sitter's family; Thence by descent
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PORTRAIT OF THOMAS CARLYLE, c.1911
PORTRAIT OF THOMAS CARLYLE, c.1911
Walter Greaves (British, 1846-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 143

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €800


SKETCHBOOK OF 20 WORKS INCLUDING PORTRAITS AND LIFE DRAWING
SKETCHBOOK OF 20 WORKS INCLUDING PORTRAITS AND LIFE DRAWING
Sarah Henrietta Purser HRHA (1848-1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 144

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €2100

  • Signature: variously inscribed, one signed [s.h. purser] and dated [17.7.94] lower right
  • Medium: pencil on paper bound in linen boards
  • Dimensions: 9½ x 6in. (24.13 x 15.24cm)
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ANNUNCIATION, c.1938
ANNUNCIATION, c.1938
Evie Hone HRHA (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 145

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: gouache and oil pastel on paper; (pentagonal)
  • Dimensions: 37 x 21in. (93.98 x 53.34cm)
  • A stained glass panel of the Annunciation based on this design can be found in The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire.

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STUDIES FOR STATIONS OF THE CROSS II, VI and XI (SET OF 3)
STUDIES FOR STATIONS OF THE CROSS II, VI and XI (SET OF 3)
Evie Hone HRHA (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 146

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1200

  • Signature: third signed lower right
  • Medium: pencil and wash; (2); pen and ink; (1)
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 9½in. (29.21 x 24.13cm)
  • All uniformly framed. Dimensions of second and third work 11.5 by 9.5in and 11.7 by 10.5 in., respectively.

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AFTER THE BATTLE - BOOK THREE, 1947
AFTER THE BATTLE - BOOK THREE, 1947
Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 147

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: variously signed, inscribed and dated
  • Medium: pencil; (8); pen and ink with wash; (2); pen and ink; (1)
  • Dimensions: 5.20 x 3½in. (13.21 x 8.89cm)
  • Average dimensions of a single illustration given. Overall size 39 by 30 in. Interesting collection of eleven original drawings displayed in a single frame with a title-page inscribed: After the Battle Bk. 3 / 11 drawings / Art degraded, imagination denied, War governed the Nations / W.B.". Each drawing is individually titled - a selection includes: Woman From Bombed City, A Lame Girl Running Through Bombed City, and Soldiers Wander About Waiting For The Next Revolution.Drawn by the artist, then aged 18, in war damaged Berlin on 1947."

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DANCER
DANCER
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 148

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0


GIRL PLAYING WITH PUPPY, 2006
GIRL PLAYING WITH PUPPY, 2006
Paddy Campbell (b.1942)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 149

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €0


SEATED NUDE WASHING HER FACE, 1985
SEATED NUDE WASHING HER FACE, 1985
James MacCarthy (b.1945)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 February 2015 / 150

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €0


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