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ABSTRACT NO. 21
ABSTRACT NO. 21
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 53

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower left; with exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 11 x 20in. (27.94 x 50.80cm)
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Private collection; James Adam Salerooms, Dublin, 11 December 1986, lot 139; Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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KNIGHT VI
KNIGHT VI
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 54

Published Estimate: €8,000-12,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed and titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 35 x 23in. (88.90 x 58.42cm)
  • Provenance: Thomas P. Adams & Co., Blackrock, 21 March 1994, lot 24; Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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COMPOSITION
COMPOSITION
Gustave Singier (Belgian, 1909-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 55

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: €0


STILL LIFE - THREE APPLES, 1991
STILL LIFE - THREE APPLES, 1991
Nevill Johnson (1911-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 56

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 13 x 14½in. (33.02 x 36.83cm)
  • Provenance: deVeres, 11 October 1994, lot 35; Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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ABSTRACT FIGURES, 1958
ABSTRACT FIGURES, 1958
Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 57

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed with monogram and dated lower left
  • Medium: pastel and gouache
  • Dimensions: 11 x 9in. (27.94 x 22.86cm)
  • Provenance: Collection of George and Maura McClelland
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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ABSTRACT E, 1972
ABSTRACT E, 1972
Nevill Johnson (1911-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 58

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated upper left; signed and dated on reverse (now obscured); accompanied by J. P. Lehman Gallery label inscribed with artist name and title
  • Medium: mixed media on board
  • Dimensions: 27 x 21½in. (68.58 x 54.61cm)
  • Provenance: J. P. Lehman Gallery, 23 Grafton Street, London [£70]; Collection of the Noel Sheridan; Whyte's, 19 February 2007, lot 211; Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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WESTERN LANDSCAPE
WESTERN LANDSCAPE
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 59

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14 x 17½in. (35.56 x 44.45cm)
  • Provenance: Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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THE HAPPY PRIEST, 1965
THE HAPPY PRIEST, 1965
Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 60

Published Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Price Realised: €14000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; original exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 46 x 36in. (116.84 x 91.44cm)
  • Provenance: Private collection, Co. Cork; Whyte's 26 April 2005, lot 76; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature: Frances Ruane, Patrick Collins, An Chomhairle Ealaíon / The Arts Council, Dublin with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast, [1982], pages 40 (illustrated) and 106; The Irish Times, 3 September 1982, page 8 (illustrated)
  • Throughout his career Collins periodically turned to religious themes. In the 1950s he used biblical stories as the subject for several pictures, whilst in the 1960s he exhibited such works as Crucifixion, God’s Candles, First Communion and the present work, The Happy Priest. The awkward, naïve figure of the priest recaptures some of the unselfconsciousness of a child’s drawing. The artist’s device of painting a frame-within-a-frame captures the burly figure of the priest as if standing in a doorway or entering a room.

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STILL LIFE (TABLE WITH BREAD AND FRUIT), 1975
STILL LIFE (TABLE WITH BREAD AND FRUIT), 1975
Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 61

Published Estimate: €12,000-15,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24 x 27in. (60.96 x 68.58cm)
  • Provenance: Northern Bank collection; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Collins had brief stays in France but in 1971, wanting to get away from the claustrophobic atmosphere of the art scene in Ireland, he moved to France, where he lived until 1976. He initially stayed in Paris where finances were so stretched that he was often on the point of starvation. Collins stayed in hotel rooms, slept on people's floors and even slept rough, so it is not surprising that his artistic output was low. Things changed significantly when he moved to Orne, Normandy, in 1973, living in a secluded farmhouse with a stable, where he could paint. Still Life (Table with Bread and Fruit) was made during this period of stability in his life, where France begins to take hold. This painting has a warmth and airy lightness, Collins discarding the brooding atmosphere of his earlier Irish pictures. The mist has evaporated under a fresh, bright light, with colours now having a lively intensity. The yellow of the dish and the orange accents provided by the fruit and bread are deliciously appealing. Still Life has elements which are characteristic of the best of his work. The table is flattened so that its blue edge becomes a frame within a frame, separating art from reality and, compositionally, creating visual tension between edge and centre. The knife draws our eye toward the left edge while the bread pulls to the right, giving the composition a rotating movement that pivots around the central disc shape. We can also see how light emanates from the empty spaces around objects, so that the entire surface pulsates with energy. This period in France had a permanent effect so that, even when Collins came back to live in Ireland, the heavy fog of the late 'sixties never returned and his paintings continued to embrace the clarity and definition that can be seen in Still Life. Frances Ruane, HRHA September 2017

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HEAD OF A WOMAN
HEAD OF A WOMAN
Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 62

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 16 x 11¼in. (40.64 x 28.58cm)
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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FIGURES EMBRACING
FIGURES EMBRACING
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 63

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €11500

  • Signature
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 30 x 12in. (76.20 x 30.48cm)
  • Provenance: Collection of the artist's family; Whyte's, 24 February 2014, lot 15; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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THE LAKE, 1961
THE LAKE, 1961
Patrick Scott HRHA (1921-2014)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 64

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; inscribed on reverse and with original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: tempera on unprimed canvas
  • Dimensions: 12 x 14in. (30.48 x 35.56cm)
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the actor Arthur Kennedy (1914-1990); By whom bequeathed to the Glynn Art Association, Georgia; Whyte's, 26 April 2005, lot 2; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The former owner of this work, Arthur Kennedy, was an American stage and screen actor who won a Tony award for his role in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, as well as five Academy Award nominations. His career spanned half a century, during which he starred in over eighty films including Bright Victory (1951) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). He became acquainted with the Glynn Art Association, a non-profit organisation which runs community art workshops, whilst holidaying nearby on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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UNTITLED
UNTITLED
Cecil King (1921-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 65

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Municipal Gallery of Modern Art label on reverse
  • Medium: pastel
  • Dimensions: 9¾ x 7¾in. (24.77 x 19.69cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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FRAGMENT
FRAGMENT
Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 66

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 x 25in. (63½ x 63½cm)
  • Provenance: Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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EMERGING, c.1965
EMERGING, c.1965
Cecil King (1921-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 67

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12 x 7in. (30.48 x 17.78cm)
  • Provenance: Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Private collection; Whyte's, 29 September 2008, lot 72; Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Presented in original frame. The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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LIMESTONE HILLS II, 1974
LIMESTONE HILLS II, 1974
Patrick Hickey HRHA (1927-1998)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 68

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated [Autumn] lower right; inscribed on Dawson Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 19¼ x 29in. (48.90 x 73.66cm)
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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YELLOW AND BROWN, c.1966
YELLOW AND BROWN, c.1966
Cecil King (1921-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 69

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €750

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled and with various exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: pastel
  • Dimensions: 10½ x 7in. (26.67 x 17.78cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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THREE TREES
THREE TREES
Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 70

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 16½ x 13in. (41.91 x 33.02cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • With a letter of provenance from Paul Yates, publishing collaborator of Basil Blackshaw.

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STICK FLOWERS
STICK FLOWERS
Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 71

Published Estimate: €1,500-1,800

Price Realised: €2100

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: gouache, charcoal and crayon on paper
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 7¼in. (29.21 x 18.42cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • With a letter of provenance from Paul Yates, publishing collaborator of Basil Blackshaw.

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LOVING CUP, 1966
LOVING CUP, 1966
Frederick Edward McWilliam RA HRUA (1909-1992)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 72

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed with initials and numbered on base
  • Medium: bronze with a polished gold patina; (no.1 from an edition of 5)
  • Dimensions: 14¼ x 7¼in. (36.20 x 18.42cm)
  • Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist’s studio by the present owner’s parents in the late 1960s; Thence by descent
  • Exhibited
  • Literature: D. Ferran and V. Holman, The Sculpture of F.E. McWilliam, Surrey, 2012, p.146, no. 308 (another cast illustrated)
  • The Loving Cup pertains to a series of 'Bean' sculptures from 1965-1966, a richly suggestive body of work which Mel Gooding describes as taking inspiration from a coco de mer palm tree that the artist had in his studio.

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PAS DE QUATRE, 1981
PAS DE QUATRE, 1981
Frederick Edward McWilliam RA HRUA (1909-1992)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 73

Published Estimate: €4,000-7,000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature
  • Medium: plaster; (painted)
  • Dimensions: 78in. (198.12cm)
  • Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Mayor Gallery, London; Where purchased by the previous owner; Collection of Louis Kinlen; Thence by descent to Judge Dermot Kinlen; His sale, Adams, 28 May 2008, lot 30; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature: Denise Ferran and Valerie Holman, The Sculpture of F.E. McWilliam, Lund Humphries, Surrey, 2012, catalogue no. 475 (illustrated p.169)
  • Pas de Quatre, literally is 'step for four' a ballet dance for four dancers, choreographed by Jules Perrot in 1845. McWilliam loved the ballet and sculpted the portrait bust of the Irish born ballerina, Dame Ninette de Valois (1898 - 2001) in 1963, the plaster cast, of which, is in the collection of the FEMcWilliam Gallery, Banbridge. Bronze casts of this portrait head are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, in Convent Garden and in the Royal Ballet School, which she founded. Pas de Quarter belongs to McWilliam's leg series, which spanned from 1978 until 1987, when McWilliam used female legs in a provocatively playful way, often using similar casts of legs to create different works, as in 'Legs Signalling A & B, 1978, Ferran & Holman, no.466 & no. 467. In this work, the four legs below and the four legs above represent the four ballerinas, pirouetting together at the end of the ballet divertissement. The strong contrast of black and white suggests movement with the feet on points, flowing into the four legs above, which also suggest the uplifted arms of the ballerinas. In the photograph McWilliam took of his sitting room in Holland Park in 1988, the same year, his wife Beth died, 'Pas de Quatre' is included. Unusual in its form and dramatic in black and white, it had a certain significance for McWilliam, to have it included in his sitting room, at this time. Dr Denise Ferran September 2017

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STUDIES FOR WOMEN OF BELFAST SERIES (SET OF FIVE) 1973
STUDIES FOR WOMEN OF BELFAST SERIES (SET OF FIVE) 1973
Frederick Edward McWilliam RA HRUA (1909-1992)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 74

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: each signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: ink and watercolour; (5); (two of three framed uniformly)
  • Dimensions: 11 x 15½in. (27.94 x 39.37cm)
  • Provenance: Collection of George and Maura McClelland
  • Exhibited
  • Literature: The Hunter Gatherer - The Collection of George and Maura McClelland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2004, p.114 (similiar studies from this series)
  • Dimensions of framed examples given. Sizes of other works: 11.75 by 16.5in, 8.25 by 11in. and 7.75 by 11in.

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THE TÁIN. CÚCHULAINN IN WARP SPASM, 1969
THE TÁIN. CÚCHULAINN IN WARP SPASM, 1969
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 75

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €2100

  • Signature: signed, numbered and dated lower right
  • Medium: lithographic brush drawing; (no. 20 from an edition of 70)
  • Dimensions: 15 x 21¼in. (38.10 x 53.98cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Printed by Frank O'Reilly, Dublin as part of The Táin Portfolio, which contained different prints or "lithographic brush drawings", illustrating the epic Ulster cycle of heroic tales.

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WOMAN STANDING [ELONGATED FIGURE], 1955
WOMAN STANDING [ELONGATED FIGURE], 1955
Frederick Edward McWilliam RA HRUA (1909-1992)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 76

Published Estimate: €20,000-25,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed with initials on base
  • Medium: bronze; (unique)
  • Dimensions: 23¾ x 6 x 4in. (60.33 x 15.24 x 10.16cm)
  • Provenance: Collection of Peter Barker Mill; Grosvenor Gallery, London; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature: Denise Ferran, F.E. McWilliam at Banbridge, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, 2008, p.50 (illustrated)
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NEAR BLESSINGTON, COUNTY WICKLOW, 1990
NEAR BLESSINGTON, COUNTY WICKLOW, 1990
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 77

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €6000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Taylor Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 9¾ x 13¾in. (24.77 x 34.93cm)
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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CAVALCADE c.1974
CAVALCADE c.1974
Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 78

Published Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Price Realised: €20000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on David Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24½ x 34¼in. (62.23 x 87cm)
  • Provenance: Northern Bank collection; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The present painting was one of four works shown by Patrick Hennessy at the RHA in 1974. That year - though based in Morocco - Hennessy exhibited, care of his agent, David Hendriks, at Oireachtas and a joint show with his partner Henry Robertson Craig at the Cork Arts Society Gallery and in Dublin with his gallerist. Cavalcade is a tour de force exhibition painting and it employs several devices which have become synonymous with the artist. The viewer is invited into the scene by the figure of a young boy riding bare back on a white horse which enters the canvas from the right as the penultimate rider in this procession. His gaze is captivating and the viewer is encouraged to join the parade and follow the imprints in the sand of the party further ahead. The intensity of the heat is felt in the cloudless sky with only a little relief provided by a breeze felt in the swish of the horses tails. This picture is powerful in both subject and execution and it is not surprising the artist revisited the same theme in his 1976 submission to the RHA (Sunset Cavalcade, exhibition no. 175). Patrick Hennessy was the subject of a major retrospective - Patrick Hennessy: De Profundis - at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 24 March to 24 July 2016. This show formed part of their Modern Irish Masters series, a strand of programming that looks at the post war period to shed light on artists who have been critically neglected; but also to reflect on what their work might mean to audiences today.

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CONNEMARA ISLAND, 1944
CONNEMARA ISLAND, 1944
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 79

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2000


STUDY OF SELF, 1949
STUDY OF SELF, 1949
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 80

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: €750

  • Signature: signed, dated and numbered lower right
  • Medium: lithograph; (no. 64 from an edition of 75)
  • Dimensions: 7¼ x 6½in. (18.42 x 16.51cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature: Dorothy Walker, Louis le Brocquy, Ward River Press, Dublin, 1981, p.7
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JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE, 1981
JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE, 1981
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 82

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and numbered lower right
  • Medium: collotype lithograph on Rives paper (no. 1 from an Hors d'Commerce edition of 25)
  • Dimensions: 12½ x 10½in. (31¾ x 26.67cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Printed in 1981 at the Imprimerie Arte, Paris, as part of a series titled Eight Irish Writers. The series was published in a boxed set of eight loose-leaf prints with a preface by Seamus Heaney, in a limited edition of 100 with an extra 25 hors d'Commerce.

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WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, 1981
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, 1981
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 83

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €1300

  • Signature: signed and numbered lower left
  • Medium: collotype lithograph on Rives paper; (no. 34 from an edition of 100)
  • Dimensions: 12½ x 10½in. (31¾ x 26.67cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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HEAD OF STRINDBERG
HEAD OF STRINDBERG
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 84

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €1250

  • Signature: signed and numbered lower right
  • Medium: lithograph; (no. 79 from an edition of 100)
  • Dimensions: 30 x 22½in. (76.20 x 57.15cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Dimensions of sheet given. In the years 1979-1980, le Brocquy painted several portraits of August Strindberg (1849-1912), the Swedish novelist and playwright. The present work relates to that series.

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

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 85

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed, numbered and dated lower right
  • Medium: lithographic brush drawing; (no. 53 from an edition of 70)
  • Dimensions: 21¼ x 15in. (53.98 x 38.10cm)
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 30 April 2007, ex lot 52; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Printed in Dublin in 1969 by Frank O’Reilly in an edition of 70 plus one artist’s proof. The present example is no. 15 in the series.

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THE TÁIN. MEDB RELIEVING HERSELF, 1969
THE TÁIN. MEDB RELIEVING HERSELF, 1969
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 86

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: signed, numbered and dated lower right
  • Medium: lithographic brush drawing; (no. 53 from an edition of 70)
  • Dimensions: 21¼ x 15in. (53.98 x 38.10cm)
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 30 April 2007, ex lot 52; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Printed in Dublin in 1969 by Frank O’Reilly in an edition of 70 plus one artist’s proof. The present example is no. 20 in the series.

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JAMES JOYCE AND SAMUEL BECKETT
JAMES JOYCE AND SAMUEL BECKETT
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 87

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1700

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: lithograph; (no. 1 from edition of 100)
  • Dimensions: 22½ x 29¾in. (57.15 x 75.57cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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WHITE CAR
WHITE CAR
Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 88

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12¾ x 14¾in. (32.39 x 37.47cm)
  • Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • With a letter of provenance from Paul Yates, publishing collaborator of Basil Blackshaw.

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HEARTED SCARECROW
HEARTED SCARECROW
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 89

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €5800


URBAN SCARECROW, WHITE MOON
URBAN SCARECROW, WHITE MOON
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 90

Published Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Taylor Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 29 x 41in. (73.66 x 104.14cm)
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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SHOE BOX
SHOE BOX
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 91

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed upper right; signed and inscribed with title, date, medium and dimensions on Taylor Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 13½ x 22in. (34.29 x 55.88cm)
  • Provenance: Taylor Gallery, Dublin; Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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UNTITLED [STILL LIFE]
UNTITLED [STILL LIFE]
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 92

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1800

  • Signature: signed upper right
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 15 x 17in. (38.10 x 43.18cm)
  • Provenance: Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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SEA DIRGE, FULL FATHOM FIVE, 1992
SEA DIRGE, FULL FATHOM FIVE, 1992
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 93

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: €9500

  • Signature: signed lower left and lower right; dated [21/4/92] lower centre; signed, titled, dated and numbered [2155] on reverse; also with Taylor Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 35¼ x 23¼in. (89.54 x 59.06cm)
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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SET KEEL TO BREAKERS, 1994
SET KEEL TO BREAKERS, 1994
Patrick Graham (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 94

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3000

  • Signature: inscribed with pencil right, centre; inscribed [No. 1] on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour with acrylic, pencil, glitter and collage element on paper
  • Dimensions: 31½ x 43½in. (80.01 x 110.49cm)
  • Provenance: Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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COUPLE, 2006
COUPLE, 2006
Charles Harper RHA (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 95

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2400

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; signed and titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 23¼ x 28¼in. (59.06 x 71.76cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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SANCTUARY, 1993
SANCTUARY, 1993
Mary Rose Binchy (b.1959)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 96

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: signed on reverse; also with Green on Red Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: mixed media on canvas
  • Dimensions: 40 x 60in. (101.60 x 152.40cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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DUTIFUL SON, 2007/8
DUTIFUL SON, 2007/8
Hughie O'Donoghue (b.1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 97

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €6000

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel incorporating transparent photographic component
  • Dimensions: 24 x 25in. (60.96 x 63½cm)
  • Provenance: James Hyman Gallery, London; Private collection; Whyte's, 10 October 2011, lot 122; Whence purchased by the present owner
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • In May 2009 the Irish Museum of Modern Art celebrated his work with, ‘Hughie O’Donoghue: Recent Paintings and Selected Works from the American Ireland Fund Donation’. This was a major exhibition of twenty-seven works by the artist who has now a substantial body of work in the Irish national collection. Since the mid 1980s O’Donoghue has been exhibiting widely in prominent solo and group shows; especially successfully with the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, James Hyman Gallery, London among many others. He is represented by the prestigious Marlborough Gallery, London who were Francis Bacon’s dealers among other masters of the 20th century. Artist’s Notes II, 2007 Hughie O'Donoghue, Lost Histories, Imagined Realities, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Holland, 2008, p.79-81 ”In recent years I have increasingly used photography as a component of the picture making process. The photographic element has a skin-like quality, which is physically integrated into the layered surface of the oil paint. In order to achieve the kind of density that I want, it is necessary to build the surface in a traditional way by superimposing layers of oil paint and exploiting the transparency and opacity of the medium. The photographic elements are trapped within these layers. I photographed the characters in some of the paintings in various scenarios on the land around the studio where I work in Ireland. One of the recurring themes of my work is memory and how it is constructed. I am interesting, in both individual memory and the larger cultural memory of societies. Memory is rarely accurate, but in my experience, it is invariable true, in that it represents how we feel about things rather than what we know. In this way, it is like the art of painting."

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NASSAU RED, 1980
NASSAU RED, 1980
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 99

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €3000

  • Signature: initialled lower right; dated [3/80] lower left; signed, dated and titled upper right
  • Medium: gouache, pastel and watercolour on card
  • Dimensions: 20¼ x 30½in. (51.44 x 77.47cm)
  • Provenance: Collection of George and Maura McClelland
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Tony O'Malley's work came to the attention of art lovers in Ireland comparatively late in the artist's life. He spent the 1960s painting in Cornwall, absorbing the prevailing aesthetic of abstraction to his own ends. He did exhibit, but much work remained unsold. His creative harvest from the 1970s was magnificent. Marriage to Jane Harris in 1973 led to winters in the Bahamas, where he began painting outdoors on canvas. Sales however remained sporadic. O'Malley's life changed when Northern artists, F. E. Mc William and William Scott, introduced him to Belfast dealer, gallerist and collector, George McClelland in 1979 or 80. In the few but effective years during which he promoted O'Malley's work, George himself acquired a number of fine works. Some were loaned to the Irish Museum of Modern Art and later donated. (1) Others stayed in the family until now . In Cottage, St Martins, 1972 (lot 66) a figurative work, O'Malley explores the possibilities of French modernism. In Jerpoint, 1977 (lot 68) O'Malley's palette is strong and dark and his shapes highly stylised. This dynamic works well as a response to the Abbey's carved figures eroded over time. The energy of the contours suggests the vital imaginative presence to the artist of these figures from the past. The McClelland collection included some experimental works by O'Malley. The tactile quality of the wool in the tapestries communicates a different but interesting atmosphere to the paintings. October and Black, 1983 (lot 60), woven by Terry Dunne in Wexford, is in fact a very blue work, the intensity of the royal blue recalling stained glass. It attests to O'Malley's abiding interest in the medieval. The superb Night Painter, 1981 (lot 57) is in the tradition of the tall, rectangular works on board in which the artist explores the interior/exterior. Strong, irregular shapes provide the framework for the textured treatment of the surface. Verdigris greens billow around the predominant slate grey rectangle which signifies night. Incised marks reflect the resistance of the board and allow the paint to achieve a variety of effects. Abstracted in form, a small white curtain is tentatively anchored by a red spot. Perhaps there is a suggestion of a tiny self-portrait in one of the richly patterned, rhythmic panels below. Travelling to the Bahamas by plane made canvas the easiest support to manage. A sense of lightness and loveliness characterises Morning Light II, Paradise Island, Bahamas, 1982 (the present lot, 53) a painting at once abstract and based in the real world. In this serene and luminous work, the artist risks using the softest of colours; baby blue and pinks and lemony yellows. He characteristically divides the painting with a central linear spine, creating an open book or butterfly on the wing format. Space on the left is more recessive and still than on the right, where brushstrokes on the blue suggest a flurry of bird life. A feeling of reverence and joy is expressed. Intimate and reflective, many of these works by O'Malley from the Mc Clelland collection are of museum quality. Vera Ryan August 2016 1 The Hunter Gatherer - The Collection of George and Maura McClelland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2004 [ABSTRACTS]

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LEAC MOLTÁIN, 1991
LEAC MOLTÁIN, 1991
Seán McSweeney HRHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 100

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €5200

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; signed, titled and dated on reverse; also with Taylor Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14 x 18in. (35.56 x 45.72cm)
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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WEST CORK, 1994
WEST CORK, 1994
William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 101

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: €10500

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed and titled on reverse; inscribed on label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 34 x 36in. (86.36 x 91.44cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • In the year this work was painted Crozier travelled to Greece and the Greek Islands which prompted a series of 'island' paintings which fused classical mythology with the landscape of Roaring Water Bay in West Cork. The same year he was awarded the Douglas Hyde gold medal for painting by the Arts Council of Ireland and exhibited in 'The Colourist Tradition' at City Art Gallery, Edinburgh. The Irish Museum of Modern Art in association with West Cork Arts Centre present a major retrospective of William Crozier's work this year, 'The Edge of Lamdscape' [13 October to 18 April 2018]. Best known for his lyrical landscapes he made close to his home in West Cork from the mid-1980's - such as the present lot - this exhibition will present these familiar works against a backdrop of his early worl inspired by the Existentialist movement and the anxities of the post-war period.

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LONG SAD DRAWING, 1979
LONG SAD DRAWING, 1979
Brian Maguire (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 102

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €1050

  • Signature: signed, titled and date [Dec 79] lower right
  • Medium: oil, ink and pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 14 x 10in. (35.56 x 25.40cm)
  • Provenance: Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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SELF PORTRAIT, 1981
SELF PORTRAIT, 1981
Brian Maguire (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 103

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €950

  • Signature: signed lower left; dated [August] lower right
  • Medium: oil on paper
  • Dimensions: 29 x 21¼in. (73.66 x 53.98cm)
  • Provenance: Estate of Judge Desmond Windle
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The Art Collection of Desmond P.H. Windle (1933-2014) Whyte’s are proud to present the collection of pictures and sculpture formed by Desmond Windle, a distinguished lawyer and art lover. Desmond’s life-long interest in art developed as a young solicitor in 1950s Dublin, inspired by his aunt’s (Molly Matthews) love of art. A regular attendee at galleries and studios, he collected modern and contemporary Irish art for over 60 years. He supported many young emerging artists and, in the early days, acquired some paintings by way of barter in exchange for legal advice to the frequently impecunious artists being threatened with eviction. Invariably their tenancy was secured. He never stopped collecting and decorated all available wall space in his home with a diverse collection of works and, thereafter, most available floor space. Favourites included works by Patrick Collins, John Behan, Michael Kane, Gerald Davis, Felim Egan, Robert Ballagh, Charles Brady, Charles Harper, George Campbell, Bernadette Madden and Seán McSweeney. Works from this wonderful collection, included in this 2 October 2017 sale, are lots 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26, 35, 48, 50, 53, 54, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 91, 92, 94, 102, 103, 111, 112, 116, 120, 121, 122, 124 and 169. Further selections from this extensive collection will be offered in future auctions at Whyte’s.

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TAPESTRY
TAPESTRY
Noel Murphy (b.1970)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 2 October 2017 / 104

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €950


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