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 15 March 2010

 


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:188
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1000

COBALT PREDOMINATES, 1972

William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Signature:signed and dated in pencil lower right; numbered in pencil lower left
Medium:screenprint on paper (no. 72 from an edition of 72)
Dimensions:58 by 39cm., 22.7 5 by 15.2 5in.
Literature:Literature:
Brian Balfour-Oatts, William Scott: A Survey of His Original Prints, Archeus Fine Art, London, 2005, listed as no. 35 (illustrated p.28)
An example of 'Cobalt Predominates, 1972' can be found in the collection of the Tate, London. Printed at the Kelpra Studio and published by Leslie Waddington Prints Ltd. for the portfolio, 'A Poem for Alexander'.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:214
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€320

EARLY SUMMER

Robert Bottom RUA (b.1944)

Signature:with inscribed label on reverse; also with Emer Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:215
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€2800

FLOWERS IN MEADOW

Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 by 61cm., 16 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:101
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€2300

CONNEMARA COAST

Lady Elizabeth Butler (1846-1933)

Signature:signed with intials lower right; with original Victor Waddington Galleries label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:32 by 50cm., 12.5 by 19.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
In original frame of the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:102
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€500

HEXWIRTH BRIDGE, DEVON

Wycliffe Egginton RI RWS (1875-1951)

Signature:signed lower left; with original inscribed label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:36 by 50cm., 14.2 5 by 19.7 5in.
Label verso inscribed, "Hexworthy Bridge" by W. Egginton, RI RCA, Teignmouth. Price 25gns".

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:137
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:

WAITING FOR BLACK, 2006

Felim Egan (b.1952)

Signature:signed with initials and dated on reverse; with title inscribed on reverse; with typed Vangard Gallery exhibition label on stretcher verso
Medium:acrylic with stone powder on canvas
Dimensions:76 by 76cm., 30 by 30in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Vangard Gallery, Cork; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Tribute to Beckett', Vangard Gallery, Cork, 8 December 2006 - 18 January 2007

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:138
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:

DIAMOND ROCKS, SEPTEMBER 1988

Mark Francis (b.1962)

Signature:inscribed with artist's name, title and date on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:44 by 44cm., 17.2 5 by 17.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Christie's New Contemporaries, Royal College of Art, London, 14 March, 1989; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:194
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€240

BEETROOT FIELD, 2009

Jennifer Kingston 

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed with title and artist's details on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:195
Published Estimate:
€6000-8000
Price Realised:
€7000

WATERLILY ON BLUE

Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (B.1927)

Signature:signed lower right; with title inscribed on the Blue Door Studio label on reverse
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:76 by 51cm., 30 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Blue Door Studio, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:205
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€3200

FAIRGROUND

Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

Signature:signed lower right; with gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Stables Gallery, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:146
Published Estimate:
€400-600
Price Realised:
€450

TWO FIGURES WITH BLACKBIRD STAMP, 1999

John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Signature:signed in monogram lower left
Medium: oil, gouache and pencil with collage on paper
Dimensions:15 by 21cm., 6 by 8.25in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:147
Published Estimate:
€400-600
Price Realised:
€600

TWO FIGURES WITH MAUVE BACKDROP

John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Signature:signed in monogram lower right
Medium:oil, gouache and pencil with collage on paper
Dimensions:15 by 21cm., 5.75 by 8.25in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:148
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:
€1000

CURRACH SERIES NO. 1, 2008

Joseph Sloan (b.1940)

Signature:signed, dated and with foundry stamp at the base
Medium:bronze on marble base; unique
Dimensions:11 by 27cm., 4.5 by 10.7 5in.
Dimensions of base: 11.5 by 4.75 by 5ins. Cast in France and hand-finished by the artist.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:149
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:

TREE SEAT, 1988

Carolyn Mulholland RHA (b.1944)

Signature:signed with initials, numbered and dated at the base
Medium:bronze (no. 5 from an edition of 9)
Dimensions:30 by 18cm., 12 by 7in.
This bronze is a maquette for Tree Seat, one of a number of sculptures commissioned by Dublin City Council June-July 1988 for the 'Dublin Millennium Sculpture Symposium'. Selected by open anonymous submission this symposium resulted in a number of works being sited in Dublin city including, Ballymun, Essex Quay, Gardiner Street Park, D'Olier Street and Finglas. Among the participating artists was Mulholland whose full-sized work was located at the Dame Street end of South Great George's Street.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:31
Published Estimate:
€400-500
Price Realised:
€400

A CAST FROM THE FAIR

Somhairle MacCana ARCA (1901-1975)

Signature:signed in pencil lower right; with ornate Guy & Co. Ltd., Cork label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:37 by 25cm., 14.5 by 10in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Guy & Co. Ltd, Cork; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:32
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:
€750

MONK SERIES, TWENTY-FIVE PAINTINGS ON FRANCISCAN LIFE

Somhairle MacCana ARCA (1901-1975)

Signature:most with titles inscribed, or, on typed labels on reverse
Medium:gouache and watercolour; (25) (mounted but unframed)
Dimensions:38 by 25cm., 15 by 10in.
A comical series depicting Franciscan monks in prayer, carrying out their chores and taking part in leisure activities such as tennis or music. Precisely executed with sharp lines and crisp bold colours; a charming and desirable collection. Average size of works 15 by 10ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:33
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€350

THE SEAWEED COLLECTORS IN THE WEST OF IRELAND

Somhairle MacCana ARCA (1901-1975)

Signature:with Guy & Co. Ltd., Cork label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:23 by 34cm., 9 by 13.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Guy & Co. Ltd, Cork; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:53
Published Estimate:
€8000-10000
Price Realised:

WESTERN SKY, OCTOBER 1969

Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Signature:signed in monogram lower right; inscribed with title and signed 'Colin' and with monogram again on reverse; with inscribed Arts Council of Northern Ireland label on reverse; also with two Tom Caldwell Gallery labels on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:30 by 30cm., 12 by 12in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Tom Caldwell Gallery Belfast; Mr and Mrs Noel H. Scott Scott; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
Exhibited as La Scala, at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 'Colin Middleton Retrospective', Ulster Museum, Belfast, 14 January - 22 February, 1976, catalogue no. 146.
Lent by Noel H. Scott and exhibited as La Scala, this work was presented along with 45 other works chronicling the period 1972-75. At this juncture in his career, Middleton was based in Bangor but had visited Barcelona where he produced a notebook series of paintings. By the end of 1975 Middleton was at the peak of his painting career.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:80
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€100

GLORY O! (1937), FAMINE SONG (1935), and ONE OTHER WORK

Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Signature:signed in the plate lower left
Medium:coloured prints; (3) (framed)
Dimensions:8 by 13cm., 3.25 by 5in.
Literature:Literature:
Pyle, Hilary, Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, 1994, p. 283
Glory O! is listed in Pyle p. 283 catalogue no. 2010. The original illustration was reproduced in A Broadside No. 7 (New Series) July 1937. Famine Song appeared in A Broadside No. 12. The New Series differed from the 1935 Broadside in that they included musical scores. See Pyle, p.279.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:187
Published Estimate:
€4000-6000
Price Realised:
€4000

WHITE GABLES, 1961

Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (B.1927)

Signature:signed lower left; with title and date on stretcher on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 by 61cm., 16 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:14
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€1150

BELOW MOUNT WHISKEY, COUNTY SLIGO, 2002

John Skelton (1923-2009)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed with title, signed again and dated on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:23
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2500

THE ARAN ISLANDS

Charles Vincent Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1964)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title on reverse
Medium:oil on panel
Dimensions:33 by 41cm., 13 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:128
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:
€2400

LEMON PEARS, 1974

William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Signature:signed and dated upper left; numbered upper right; with typed label on reverse
Medium:lithograph (no. 24 from an edition of 85)
Dimensions:28 by 37cm., 11 by 14.7 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:129
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

PRESSE PRINT, 1973

Micheal Farrell (1940-2000)

Signature:signed and dated in the lower right margin; numbered lower left
Medium:etching with aquatint (no. 3 from an edition of 5)
Dimensions:44 by 59cm., 17.5 by 23.2 5in.
Sheet size: 19.25 by 25.25in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:143
Published Estimate:
€400-600
Price Realised:
€1500

THE HARBOUR

Padraig MacMiadhachain RWA (b.1929)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title and medium on reverse
Medium:oil on linen canvas
Dimensions:25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:144
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€600

ANCHOR

John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Signature:inscribed on reverse
Medium:gouache and oil with collage on paper
Dimensions:36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Gift from the artist to the previous owner; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:145
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€2900

VESSELS, 2008

Guggi  (b.1959)

Signature:signed and dated lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:79 by 59cm., 31 by 23.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:222
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

MUCKROSS, KILLARNEY, 1978

Seán O'Connor (1909-1992)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed on artist's studio label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Studio of the artist; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:216
Published Estimate:
€400-500
Price Realised:
€400

IN AN AUTUMN WOOD, 1995

Robert Bottom RUA (b.1944)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with inscribed label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:217
Published Estimate:
€400-500
Price Realised:

A WALK BY THE RIVER, 2001

Robert Bottom RUA (b.1944)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with inscribed gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Ferguson Gallery, Donegal; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:218
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:

BLOSSOM TREE AND HOGWEED

John Jobson (b.1941)

Signature:signed in monogram lower right
Medium:tempera on board
Dimensions:39 by 49cm., 15.5 by 19.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The collection of the Knight of Glin; Dunphy's, sixmilebridge, Co. Clare; Private collection
John Jobson works from a studio in County Wicklow. Ciaran MacGonigal has said of his work, "colour, shape and texture play a large part in his visual syntax... His respect for the qualities of light and movement give [his] work their special impact".

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:219
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€300

BY THE RIVER LAGAN, 2001

Robert Bottom RUA (b.1944)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:29 by 34cm., 11.5 by 13.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Nicholas Gallery, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:189
Published Estimate:
€2500-3500
Price Realised:
€2600

SLOW DANCE II, 1976

Barrie Cooke HRHA (b.1931)

Signature:signed and with exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on board; plastic box contains plastic, metal and ceranix plant life on half the picture
Dimensions:72 by 51cm., 28.5 by 20in.
Exhibited:Exhibited:
Haags Gemeente Museum: Barrie Cooke, tentoonstelling, The Hague, Holland, 5 September - 25 October, 1992
The birth of Cooke’s sculptural works dates to c.1960-70s during the period when the artist was in Holland and making paintings based on couples, in particular Sonja [Landweer] and the artist himself (See, Profile: Barrie Cooke, Gandon Press, 1998) Out of this investigation into relationships developed a study of bones, their form and the interlinking of male and female bones sockets. Slow Dance II, 1976 dates to this period in the artist’s oeuvre when he began to place his works into ‘boxes’. Cooke explains that the works were contained in this manner for two reasons, "...they were very difficult to place and they were so naked and so smooth, like an eyeball, they needed to be protected." In 1976 the David Hendriks Gallery played host to an exhibition of Cooke's works resulting from his three month stint in the equatorial forests of Malaya and Borneo. This exhibition comprised oils, watercolours and one sculpture, Forestry Box. These works formed part of Cooke's interpretation process of what he described as the "complication and vitality of what [he] experienced there." The intense environment and very complex eco-system stimulated a hard-edged reaction from the artist who described it as, "All forming; all adjusting; all competing; all supporting." The principal concern within his body of work following this exposure was the exploration of form. The cyclical natural world and all its shapes was what Cooke was attempting to capture. Cooke’s ‘Boxes’ were revisited in his 1981 exhibition entitled, 'Boxs - 10 Years, Barrie Cooke' where they were described by Frances Ruane as reminding her of "rare archaeological finds…haunting time capsules…[where]…The earth is one of the dominating motifs ... with strong associations with burial and decay, but...also the source of growth and regeneration." Plastic box measures 4.5ins deep.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:190
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€1900

THE ROAD TO LETTERFRACK, CONNEMARA, V

Peter Collis RHA (b.1929)

Signature:signed lower right; with inscribed label detailing title on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:46 by 55cm., 18 by 21.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:8
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€2000

IN FOR THE NIGHT, BALLYCOTTON, COUNTY CORK

Norman J. McCaig (1929-2001)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:10
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€570

KINSALE HARBOUR

Colin Gibson RUA (b.1948)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:9
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1500

ARTIST SKETCHING - THE APPLE HOUSE

Desmond Hickey (1937-2007)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
This work depicts the artist painting outside his home. With still life depicting wine bottles exposed on reverse. This second work is also signed.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:11
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1300

IN FOR THE NIGHT CLOGHER HEAD, 1999

Norman J. McCaig (1929-2001)

Signature:signed lower left; with title and date [16/11/99] on label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas board
Dimensions:30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:141
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€1500

INIS OIRR 9, 2005

Seán Scully (b.1945)

Signature:signed and dated in lower right margin; numbered centre; titled lower left margin
Medium:digital c-print photograph (no. 90 from an edition of 100)
Dimensions:15 by 23cm., 6 by 9.25in.
From the 'Walls of Aran' series. Sheet size: 7.75 by 9.75ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:142
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:

PRESAGE, 2006

Rosaleen Davey (b.1947)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; inscribed with title, medium and dates on reverse
Medium:acrylic on board
Dimensions:36 by 36cm., 14 by 14in.
Born in Belfast, Davey studied at the Ulster College of Art (1965-1969) under Colin Harrison, and later at Leeds University (1971-1975). She has had solo exhibitions at the Caldwell Gallery, Dublin (1982), Talyor Galleries, Dublin (1989, '91, '93, '96), Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast (1992), Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (1996), and the Cavancor Gallery, Donegal (2001). She is an elected member of Aosdána.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:24
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€6900

COMING STORM, ROSSES COAST, COUNTY DONEGAL

James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Signature:signed lower left; with title and signed again on reverse; also with Victor Waddington Galleries framing label on reverse
Medium:oil on paper
Dimensions:25 by 33cm., 10 by 13in.
In November 1940 the Victor Waddington Galleries hosted, ‘Catalogue of Recent Paintings’ by James Humbert Craig; a collection of some forty-six works by the artist. Catalogue no. 46 from this exhibition entitled, After the Rain in the Rosses, bears a similarity to this work, which may have been a study for the larger oil.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:104
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:

GAP OF DUNLOE and GOUGAUNE BARRA (A PAIR), 1862

J.E. Bosanquet (fl. 1854-1869)

Signature:each inscribed in pencil with title in lower left margin; signed and dated in pencil in the lower right margin
Medium:gouache and sepia wash heightened with white
Dimensions:35 by 46cm., 13.7 5 by 18.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Thought to be from the collection of Creagh Castle, Doneraile, Co. Cork; Where purchased c.1940s by the grandfather of the current owner [former proprietor of Creagh House, Doneraile]
The second work measures 14.5 by 17.25 inches and is framed uniformly with the Dunloe scene. Bosanquet was a photographer and watercolourist active in Cork in the mid nineteenth century. His works tend to be full of incident and anecdote and - whilst the product of a self-taught hand - were of sufficient merit to be hung from time to time at the Royal Hibernian Academy. His son, J. Claude Bosanquet, also painted landscapes. Creagh Castle, Doneraile was built in 1816 by G.W. Brasier-Creagh on the site of an earlier house, known as Castle Saffron, destroyed by fire in c.1750. The house was sold in 1977. (See: Bence-Jones, Mark, Burke's Guide to Country Houses Vol. 1, 1978, p.94 (illustrated)

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:253
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:

HEAD OF HORSE

Patrick O'Sullivan (b.1940)

Medium:black marble on green Connemara marble base
Dimensions:23 by 13cm., 9 by 5in.
Dimensions of base: 9 by 5 by 2ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:200
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€750

COASTAL LANDSCAPE WITH TREES

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:gouache on board
Dimensions:11 by 32cm., 4.5 by 12.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Leinster Gallery, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:201
Published Estimate:
€10000-15000
Price Realised:

LOOKING OUT TO SEA, 1998

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:70 by 95cm., 27.5 by 37.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:178
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:

THE ISLAND

Mike Fitzharris (b.1952)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:177
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€2200

POOLBEG II, 2009

Willie Evesson (b.1960)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; signed and dated and titled on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:25
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:
€5800

NEAR CASTLEBAR, COUNTY MAYO

Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title on label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas board
Dimensions:30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:110
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2700

BOG LAKE, 1912

William Percy French (1854-1920)

Signature:signed and dated lower left; with Herbert F. Cooper Studio, Strabane, framing label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:11 by 17cm., 4.5 by 6.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's family

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:204
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2600

AT THE ANTIQUE MARKET

Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:87
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€100

THE THREE BUSHES, 1937 and FIVE OTHER WORKS

Victor Brown (1900-1953)

Signature:all signed with initials in the plate
Medium:coloured prints; (6) (framed)
Dimensions:9 by 11cm., 3.5 by 4.25in.
The Three Bushes was illustrated by Victor Brown to accompany W.B. Yeats' poem of the same name. It appeared in A Broadside (New Series), No. 3 in March 1937. The five other works by Brown are similarly illustrated, some figurative. Brown arrived in Ireland in the mid 1920's and worked free lance as a commercial artist for a variety of books and magazines. The theme of Celtic mythology featured heavily in Brown's oeuvre leading to strong ties with fellow artists, the poet F.R. Higgins and W.B. Yeats. Brown contributed widely to Yeats' Broadside publication in both 1935 and 1937.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:99
Published Estimate:
€400-500
Price Realised:
€420

TRAVELLER CHILDREN AND MOTHER AT FIRESIDE

Charles G. Hards (19th century)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:gouache
Dimensions:27 by 51cm., 10.5 by 20.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:100
Published Estimate:
€100-200
Price Realised:
€120

RIVER SLANEY; WEXFORD ON THE RIGHT, WATERFORD ON THE LEFT and SCENE ON THE HOWTH HEAD, DUBLIN, 1937

Henry William Moss (1859-1944)

Signature:signed lower left; signed and dated lower left, respectively
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:39 by 52cm., 15.5 by 20.5in.
Dimensions of the second work: 15.5 by 22.25in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:12
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1700

CATTLE IN THE SHADE, COUNTY MEATH, AUTUMN, 2005

John Skelton (1923-2009)

Signature:signed lower right; signed again, titled and dated on stretcher on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:30 by 60cm., 12 by 23.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:13
Published Estimate:
€700-900
Price Realised:
€700

DO IT YOURSELF, SLEA HEAD, COUNTY KERRY

John Francis Skelton (b.1954)

Signature:signed lower right; with title inscribed on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:220
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€2100

CONNEMARA MOUNTAIN STREAM, 2008

Eileen Meagher (b.1946)

Signature:signed lower left; signed and dated on stretcher on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:221
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€500

BRIDGE ON THE LOE, KILLARNEY, 1965

Seán O'Connor (1909-1992)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed on artist's studio label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Studio of the artist; Private collection
O'Connor was a notable landscape artist whose subject matter predominately revisited the natural environment of his native Killarney. Having spent some time in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, O'Connor later exhibited in 1940 with the Munster Fine Art Exhibition in Cork. A year later he obtained a studio in the Town Hall in Killarney and for the next fifty years painted and exhibited at this location. O'Connor exhibited with the RHA in 1945 and 1946 and from 1946 to 1990 with the Watercolour Society of Ireland.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:157
Published Estimate:
€3000-3500
Price Realised:

THE DAMAGED LIFE = FRANCIS, 1991

Pietro Psaier (Italian, 1939-2004)

Signature:signed and with place of execution lower right; also with 'a.p' lower right; signed and dated in the mount lower right; inscribed 'a.p. VI' in the mount lower left; with detailed label and seal on reverse
Medium:mixed media on silkscreen and vellum with ceramic glaze (artist's proof, VI)
Dimensions:61 by 80cm., 24 by 31.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Collection of the artist; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
Galeria Serrano, Madrid, 1992
As noted on label on reverse, "Other works of Bacon can be found in the Soho Colony Room bar. This example was never published and has remained in the artist's collection".

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:158
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:

GEORGE - THE BEST, 1976

Pietro Psaier (Italian, 1939-2004)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; signed and with place of execution [Los Angeles] in the mount lower right; numbered lower left; with artist's certificate of authentication on reverse
Medium:fruitwood with hand tinted monochrome sections (no. 3 from an edition of 20)
Dimensions:37 by 48cm., 14.7 5 by 18.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bestie's South Bay, Los Angeles Collection; Private collection
Certificate of authenticity relates to 'The Pietro Psaier Exhibition of His Life & Times in the World of Art', 1 December - 15 January, year unspecified. With stamp of Pietro Psaier Studio also on certificate.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:192
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2400

STILL LIFE IN THE STUDIO

Peter Collis RHA (b.1929)

Signature:signed lower left; with title inscribed on artist's label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:36 by 41cm., 14 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:244
Published Estimate:
€3500-4500
Price Realised:
€3400

PIANO PLAYER

Graham Knuttel (b.1954)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:114 by 85cm., 44.7 5 by 33.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:183
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€340

SEDONA SPIRITS, NO. 4

Kevin Geary (b.1952)

Signature:signed and with title on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:51 by 51cm., 20 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:184
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

SEDONA SPIRITS, NO. 3

Kevin Geary (b.1952)

Signature:signed and with title on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:51 by 51cm., 20 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:197
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1200

ALL THE FAMILY

Elizabeth Brophy 

Signature:signed lower left and faintly lower right; also with title and artist's name inscribed on label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:30 by 36cm., 12 by 14in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:261
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€300

BALDERDASH, 2009

John Schwatschke (b.1943)

Signature:signed in monogram and dated lower left; signed, titled and dated on reverse; also with archival stamp and number [2049] inscribed on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:44 by 34cm., 17.5 by 13.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:227
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1600

SURFER ON INCH BEACH COUNTY KERRY, 2009

John Morris (b.1958)

Signature:signed lower left; signed again with title and date on reverse; also with artist's archival number on reverse [1.140110]
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:58 by 73cm., 23 by 28.7 5in.
With an unfinished seascape on reverse

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:228
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:

SAND DUNES, DUMHCHA, COUNTY DONEGAL

Jeremiah Hoad (1924-1999)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title on stretcher on reverse
Medium:oil on hessian
Dimensions:51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
The Donegal landscape played a dominant role in Hoad’s oeuvre. Testament to this were several examples of his reading of the landscape in his retrospective exhibition, held in the Gorry Gallery, Dublin in October 2001.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:117
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:

LYCEUM CINEMA, ANTRIM ROAD, BELFAST, 1949

James MacIntyre RUA (b.1926)

Signature:signed lower right; with title inscribed on reverse; also with inscribed Bell Gallery label on reverse
Medium:pen and ink with wash
Dimensions:21 by 29cm., 8.25 by 11.5in.
Provenance:Bell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
Bell Gallery, Belfast, November 2001, catalogue no. 5
Literature:Literature:
MacIntyre, James, 'Making My Mark, An Artist's Early Life', Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2001, p.132 (illustrated)
In 1949, MacIntyre was comissioned by the Lyceum Picture House to carry out restoration work on a large mural located in their foyer. The task is recounted in the artist's book with an accompanying image of this work.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:89
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€100

THE LADY, THE SQUIRE AND THE SERVING MAID, 1933 and THREE OTHER WORKS

Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Signature:the first signed lower right with initial 'K' in the plate
Medium:coloured prints; (4) (framed)
Dimensions:13 by 13cm., 5 by 5in.
'The Lady, The Squire and the Serving Maid' graced the cover of 'A Broadside' No. 9 (New Series) September, 1937. Harry Kernoff was represented among the illustrators for 'A Broadside' in 1935 and 1937 published by the Cuala Press.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:90
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€200

A BROADSIDE No. 1, THIRD YEAR

Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Medium:letterpress; hand coloured, 4pp
Dimensions:28 by 19cm., 11 by 7.5in.
Housed in a handsome leather folder, with gilt-stamped title.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:29
Published Estimate:
€15000-20000
Price Realised:

FAIR DAY

James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:30 by 43cm., 12 by 16.7 5in.
Heavily populated scenes or landscapes are an infrequent occurrence in the larger works of James Humbert Craig. Typically Craig presents a quieter impression of the Irish landscape than is visible here tending to focus more on the natural beauty of the countryside rather than on its inhabitants. Smaller scale works, such as his illustrative work for In Praise of Ulster by Richard Hayward (William Mullan and Son, Belfast, 1938) demonstrate his deft handling of lighter mediums and his ability to effortlessly capture the crowd dynamic, especially in a market scene. A Wee Ulster Fair, depicted on the frontispiece of this text, is testament to his skill

The location of the fair depicted here is unspecified; however, the style of the cottages would suggest its location to be Cushendun, Co. Antrim. In the 19th century the new village was transformed by Ronald McNeill, later Lord Cushendun, who commissioned architect Clough Williams-Ellis to build several distinctive residences. The Cornish style Maud cottages, so called after Lord Cushendun’s wife, were completed in 1925.


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:86
Published Estimate:
€400-600
Price Realised:
€160

GENTLEMAN AND LADY IN SHAWL c.1930s and NINE OTHER WORKS BY MAURICE MACGONIGAL AND ANOTHER HAND

Seán O'Sullivan RHA (1906-1964)

Signature:the first signed in the plate lower centre
Medium:coloured prints; (10) (framed)
Dimensions:9 by 13cm., 3.5 by 5in.
Dublin born O'Sullivan is better known as a portrait artist however, he did contribute to a second series of 'A Broadside' published in 1935. The other nine works in this lot, some initialled 'M', depict a variety of charming subject matter.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:135
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€2100

UNTITLED, 1983

Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Signature:signed with initials lower right; with inscribed artist's label and his address [West St. Ives, Cornwall] affixed on reverse
Medium:oil on paper
Dimensions:17 by 24cm., 6.75 by 9.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:136
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1000

GOUACHE, NOVEMBER 1973

Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Signature:signed with initials and dated lower left; with inscribed gallery label on reverse
Medium:gouache with collage
Dimensions:20 by 25cm., 7.75 by 9.75in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Porthmeor Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:103
Published Estimate:
€100-150
Price Realised:
€100

ALPINE VILLAGE

Frances Livesay (fl.1869-81)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:44 by 29cm., 17.5 by 11.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
De Veres, Dublin, 16 November, 1999, lot 134; Private collection
Frances Livesay is recorded as having painted from addresses in both the Isle of Wight and Scotland. Her family had Irish connections from Cromwellian times and at one time resided at Rosturk Castle, Co Mayo. Livesay's Irish interior watercolours are recorded in Claudia Kinmonth's, Irish Rural Interiors in Art.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:198
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1100

GATHERING CLOUDS

Elizabeth Brophy 

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:139
Published Estimate:
€4000-5000
Price Realised:

UNTITLED, 1999

Felim Egan (b.1952)

Signature:signed and dated on reverse
Medium:acrylic with stone powder and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:160 by 160cm., 63 by 63in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:140
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:

SMALL POSITIVE

Mark Francis (b.1962)

Signature:inscribed with artist name and title on stretcher on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:46 by 35cm., 18 by 13.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Interim Art Gallery, London, 1994; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Mark Francis', Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, May, 1994

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:199
Published Estimate:
€2000-2500
Price Realised:
€2400

ON THE FARM

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:38 by 51cm., 15 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:186
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€1000

FOXGLOVES

William Crozier HRHA (b.1930)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 by 25cm., 16 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:26
Published Estimate:
€4000-6000
Price Realised:
€5000

RIVER, COUNTY ANTRIM

James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Signature:signed lower left; with original framing label of the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin on reverse; also with inscribed commemorative gilt plaque on reverse
Medium:oil on panel
Dimensions:36 by 51cm., 14 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Private collection
In original frame of the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin. With inscription in Irish on gilt plaque on reverse, from a fellow Fianna Fáil T.D. to Tomás Ó Deirg (1897-1956) on the occasion of his marriage, 14 September 1928. Ó Deirg was a pivotal figure in the 1916 Easter Rising and the War of Independence. He was later elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow-Kilkenny in June 1927 and was appointed Minister for Education by Éamon de Valera in 1932 and later Minister for Lands in the 1940s and 1950s.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:27
Published Estimate:
€9000-10000
Price Realised:
€9000

SUMMER IN THE ROSSES, COUNTY DONEGAL

James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Signature:signed lower left; with title and signed again on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:38 by 51cm., 15 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:28
Published Estimate:
€8000-10000
Price Realised:

RIVER IN THE AUTUMN GLENS

James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Signature:signed lower right; with inscribed Bell Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:54
Published Estimate:
€2500-3500
Price Realised:
€2700

FREE AND CAPTIVE BIRD

Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Signature:signed lower right; with title on reverse
Medium:mixed media and collage
Dimensions:30 by 29cm., 11.7 5 by 11.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:185
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€5200

WILD FLOWER MEADOW

Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Signature:signed lower right; with inscribed exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 by 26cm., 16.2 5 by 10.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Blue Door Studio, Ballsbridge, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:164
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€800

COLLECTION OF DRAWINGS (1974-2003)

Piet Sluis (1929-2008)

Signature:all signed; variously dated
Medium:pen and ink (7); ballpoint (1); watercolour (1) gouache (3) (all unframed)
Dimensions:42 by 60cm., 16.5 by 23.5in.
Dimensions of largest work 16.5 by 23.5 ins; smallest 14 by 11 ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:166
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

CENTAUR, 1997

Piet Sluis (1929-2008)

Signature:signed and dated lower right
Medium:gouache with ink on paper
Dimensions:43 by 43cm., 17 by 16.7 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:167
Published Estimate:
€4000-6000
Price Realised:
€4000

STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT AND FISH

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower centre
Medium:gouache on board
Dimensions:46 by 76cm., 18 by 30in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:56
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€1800

CATHEDRAL TOWN, 1962

George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with typed Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
Medium:ink and gouache with oil pastel on paper
Dimensions:47 by 29cm., 18.5 by 11.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the Arts Council; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, June 1963

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:114
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€1800

O'ER CRAG AND TORRENT, 1905

William Percy French (1854-1920)

Signature:signed and dated lower centre
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:25 by 18cm., 10 by 7in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The collection of Reverend James Anthony French; Private collection
Also with this lot, ephemera relating to the artist's family in the form of a hand-written postcard addressed to Mrs J.A. French at 14 Frenchay Road, Oxford, England, dated, Ballycastle, 30 June 1963, signed, Freda. Postcard depicts the Percy French Memo

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:152
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:

MOTHER AND CHILD, 1983

Melanie le Brocquy HRHA (b.1919)

Signature:signed with initials and numbered at base; also with foundry stamp at base
Medium:bronze (no. 2 from an edition of 6)
Dimensions:25 by 18cm., 10 by 7in.
In March 1986 the Taylor Galleries, Dublin hosted a retrospective exhibition of Melanie le Brocquy's work entitled 'Looking in Two Directions'. This retrospective comprised fifty-two works of both drawings and sculpture. Testament to the importance of this work within the artist's oeuvre an edition of Mother and Child, 1983 was included in this retrospective (catalogue no. 42). Dimensions of marble base: 7.5 by 8 by 2ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:230
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:
€1000

GIRL BY THE FIRESIDE

Norman Teeling (b.1944)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed by the artist on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas board
Dimensions:51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:231
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€750

STILL LIFE 'FLIGHT', 2004

Roland Spottiswoode 

Signature:signed and dated on reverse
Medium:alkyd and oil on canvas
Dimensions:61 by 46cm., 24 by 18in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:232
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

IVOR NOVELLO, 2006

Roland Spottiswoode 

Signature:signed and dated on reverse
Medium:alkyd and oil on canvas
Dimensions:71 by 41cm., 28 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:233
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:

MARINA AT GLENARM

Hector McDonnell ARUA (b.1947)

Signature:signed with initials lower right; with typed Bell Gallery label on reverse
Dimensions:36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Hector McDonnell', Bell Gallery, Belfast, June 1993

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:234
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€3200

AFTERNOON RACING IN MULLEN'S BAR, COOTEHILL, COUNTY CAVAN, 2009

John A. Blakey (b.1952)

Signature:signed and dated lower left
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:235
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€1900

IMPROMPTU, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN, 1991

John Christopher Brobbel RBA (b.1950)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with title on reverse; also inscribed "c/o United Arts Club, Dublin" on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:66 by 76cm., 26 by 30in.
Provenance:Provenance:
RHA, Dublin; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'RHA Banquet Exhibition', RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, 1992
This work depicts a group of students from Trinity College who regularly performed impromptu recitals wearing formal evening wear at the top of Dublin's Grafton Street.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:130
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:

VICTIM WITH LETTER, 1989

John Kelly RHA (1932-2006)

Signature:signed and dated in the lower right margin; with title on label on reverse
Medium:oil pastel on paper
Dimensions:96 by 64cm., 37.7 5 by 25in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:258
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:

THE VANITY CHEST

Elizabeth Taggart (b.1943)

Signature:signed lower left; signed again and with title inscribed on reverse; also with RHA exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:20 by 13cm., 8 by 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
RHA Dublin; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
RHA, 177th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, 2007, catalogue no. 489, listed p.103 of exhibition catalogue

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:163
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:

MUSICAL BANQUET, 1993

Piet Sluis (1929-2008)

Signature:signed and dated lower left; with inscribed Oisin Gallery exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Oisin Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
In May 2001 the Oisín Gallery, Dublin held a retrospective exhibition of works by Sluis entitled, 'Sluis: Cobra and Beyond, May 2001'. This retrospective of the Dutch artist's work comprised paintings and sketches inspired by the Cobra movement in mainland Europe as well as works deriving from other inspirations and stages in the artist's oeuvre.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:237
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€600

THREE PEARS

Niall Toolan (b.1955)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:30 by 25cm., 12 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:236
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1600

STILL LIFE WITH CHEESE, WINE AND GRAPES, 2009

David Ffrench le Roy (b.1971)

Signature:signed and dated lower left
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:38 by 37cm., 15 by 14.7 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:249
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:
€2800

CLOWN

Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 20cm., 16 by 8in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:108
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€1000

PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN AN INTERIOR, 1907

Harriet Weldon (fl.1903-1910)

Signature:with inscribed Daniel Egan Carver, Gilder and Picture Frame Maker, 26 lower Ormond Quay, Dublin label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas board
Dimensions:62 by 76cm., 24.5 by 30in.
Weldon exhibited at the RHA from 1903 to 1910 with her subject matter comprising portraits in the main. This work was executed in 1907. Her RHA records for the previous year lists her address as Forenaughts, Naas. However, by 1910 Weldon had an address in Dublin on 60 Lower Mount Street. Forenaughts House was once home to the Wolfe family one of whom; Theobald Wolfe was godfather to Theobald Wofle Tone.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:109
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€3700

TREE IN BOGLAND AT SUNSET

William Percy French (1854-1920)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:25 by 35cm., 10 by 13.7 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:174
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:

REFLECTION

Mary Therese Keown (b.1974)

Signature:signed with initials lower right; bearing original Solomon Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:117 by 89cm., 46 by 35in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Solomon Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
Born in Fermanagh in 1974 and educated in Belfast Mary Theresa Keown has risen to success as one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting young artists. In 2008 she was winner of the Whyte’s Award at the RHA Annual Exhibition, for her work entitled Converse Notations. This award celebrates annually works of particular distinction by artists under the age of thirty-five. Keown regularly holds solo gallery exhibitions both in Ireland and internationally. Her participation in group exhibitions has also been considerable having featured in the 2005 Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast among others. Her work forms part of a variety of government department collections, the Office of Public Works and AIB, as well as public and private collections nationwide and in North America, Japan and Europe.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:191
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€3800

STILL LIFE WITH BLUE VASE AND FRUIT

Peter Collis RHA (b.1929)

Signature:signed lower right; bearing original inscribed artist's label and Solomon Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas laid on board
Dimensions:51 by 71cm., 20 by 28in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:247
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:
€800

GENERAL

Graham Knuttel (b.1954)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:30 by 25cm., 12 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:248
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:

MR. PUNCH

Graham Knuttel (b.1954)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 by 36cm., 16 by 14in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:250
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1400

CLOWN WITH GUITAR

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower left; with gallery label on reverse
Medium:gouache on paper
Dimensions:48 by 36cm., 19 by 14.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Stables Gallery, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:223
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

COTTAGES BY THE COAST

William Jackson (fl.1886-1954)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:23 by 26cm., 9.25 by 10.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:151
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€2000

SHIP OF SAINT BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR

John Coen (b.1941)

Medium:bronze
Dimensions:48 by 23cm., 19 by 9in.
Measurements of bronze base: 6.5 by 2.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:206
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€1100

FAMILY AND COTTAGE IN DONEGAL LANDSCAPE

Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

Signature:signed lower left; with gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:24 by 34cm., 9.5 by 13.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Stables Gallery, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:207
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:
€4800

REPRESENTATIONS OF THE HUMAN FACE, 1989 (THREE WORKS)

Liam O'Neill (b.1954)

Signature:all signed and dated lower left and lower right respectively; with title inscribed on two of three; also with artist's business card [Swords, Co. Dublin] affixed on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.
One of three inscribed, "The earliest known representations of the human face, Knowth-Macehead, 3000-2,500BC". Two of three inscribed, "Celtic Head (Lugh of the Other World)".

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:225
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:

GLEN GOUR LANDSCAPES, SCOTLAND (A PAIR)

Colin Gibson RUA (b.1948)

Signature:signed lower right and lower left respectively
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:27 by 38cm., 10.5 by 15in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:242
Published Estimate:
€2500-3500
Price Realised:

NOCTURNE, 1993

Brian McCarthy (b.1960)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed with title and date on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:243
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€3900

WHITE JUG, BLACK CHERRIES, 2008

Mark O'Neill (b.1963)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; inscribed on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:25 by 33cm., 10 by 13in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:71
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€3400

SELF PORTRAIT WITH PLANT, c.1940s

Stella Steyn (1907-1987)

Signature:with exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:66 by 51cm., 26 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Merz Gallery, Edinburgh; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Stella Steyn The Female Self, Portraits & Nude Self Portraits', Merz Gallery, Edinburgh, 25 November - 10 December, 2005

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:72
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€500

PARIS CAFE, 1950

Stella Steyn (1907-1987)

Signature:dated lower left; with Gorry Gallery exhibition label on reverse
Medium:pencil
Dimensions:17 by 19cm., 6.75 by 7.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Gorry Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Stella Steyn 1907-1987, A Retrospective View', Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 26 October - 9 November, 1995, catalogue no. 77

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:73
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:

SNOW SCENE

Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)

Signature:with Mary Swanzy studio sale stamp on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:25 by 48cm., 10 by 18.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Christie's Mary Swanzy Studio Sale, 10 May, 2007; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:229
Published Estimate:
€2500-3500
Price Realised:
€2600

THE BALCONY, 1993

James MacKeown (b.1961)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; bearing Solomon Gallery exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on panel
Dimensions:81 by 65cm., 32 by 25.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Solomon Gallery, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:260
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:

ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS FOR PRESCIS DE LITTERATURE FEERIQUE BY LIONEL KERLIDOU

Sophie Busson (French)

Signature:variously signed, inscribed and dated; book signed by the artist on title page
Medium:watercolour and gouache; (25) (unframed)
Dimensions:32 by 58cm., 12.5 by 22.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner Acquired directly from the artist by present owner.
Dimensions of twenty of twenty-five illustrations measure 12.5 by 22.75in; five measure 12.5 by 13ins approximately. An enchanting compilation of mythological drawings as inspired by stories retold by Lionel Kerlidou; many with particularly Celtic inspired design. Signed hard-backed copy of title also included with this lot.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:84
Published Estimate:
€15000-20000
Price Realised:

LIFE IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, 1912

Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Signature:signed lower right; with Waddington Galleries typed exhibition label preserved on reverse
Medium:pen and brush ink over pencil
Dimensions:18 by 44cm., 7 by 17.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Waddington Galleries, London; Whence purchased by Lady Reiss; Private collection
Literature:Literature:
Pyle, Hilary, 'The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats, His Cartoons and Illustrations', Irish Academic Press, 1994, p. 212, catalogue no. 1536
In reference to Life in the West of Ireland (Published in Dublin in 1912 by the Maunsel Press), Pyle notes, "...Life in the West of Ireland is a compilation of drawings made by the artist referring to incidents and characters he saw on his return to the West from Devon every year." She notes that the manner in which these illustrations are executed is typical of Yeats' illustrative style adopted from 1904 on. Life in the West of Ireland comprised forty line drawings, eight of which were published as colour prints, as well as sixteen reproductions of his recent oil paintings. Issued as a special edition of 150 copies, each edition included an original sketch signed by the author. This work is an original pen and brush ink drawing used for the wrapper and the cover of the publication. Listed as catalogue no. 1536 in Pyle, she explains the work as follows, "...A man with a roulette wheel in conversation with a farmer, a fair ground behind. The central part of the drawing, blocked in gilt, is used on the cover."

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:85
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1350

DERELICT, 1910

Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Signature:with a copy of the handwritten note by the artist to the original owners on the occasion of their wedding
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:12 by 8cm., 4.75 by 3.25in.
Provenance:Provenance:
A gift from the artist to the original owners; de Vere's, Dublin, November, 2002; Private collection
Accompanying note addressing Sally Hone and Stanely Cooke Smith on the occasion of their wedding reads, "My dear Sally, This is a little wedding present, of two of my old sketch books - one for each of you. With all my good thoughts & good wishes for the health, wealth & happiness of you both. Yours very sincerely, Jack B. Yeats."

Hilary Pyle in Jack Butler Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels sites Derelict, 1910, describing the principal subject as, "A redheaded, red-bearded seaman in patched blue clothes..." See Pyle p.164, catalogue no. 699.


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:88
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:

Cuala Press Collection  

Mainly Christmas cards; (15) (unused). Also one Brian O'Higgins card. Artists include, Yeats, Blackham, Brown among others.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:67
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€1000

WOMAN IN HAT, c.1950s (SET OF TWO)

Stella Steyn (1907-1987)

Signature:with typed label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:41 by 22cm., 16 by 8.75in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Merz Gallery, Edinburgh; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:68
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€850

RECLINING WOMAN, c.1950

Stella Steyn (1907-1987)

Signature:with typed label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:22 by 34cm., 8.5 by 13.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Merz Gallery, Edinburgh; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:69
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€750

TWO WOMEN, c.1950

Stella Steyn (1907-1987)

Signature:with typed label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:22 by 32cm., 8.5 by 12.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Merz Gallery, Edinburgh; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:262
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€300

IN AN OLIVE GROVE, PISA, 2003

Harry Reid HRUA

Signature:signed with monogram lower left; signed and dated on reverse; with artist's details on title label on reverse
Medium:acrylic on board
Dimensions:22 by 30cm., 8.5 by 12in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:263
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€3000

THE ANTIQUE SHOP

Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:47 by 66cm., 18.5 by 26in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:264
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:
€1800

GIRL READING IN THE LIVING ROOM

Norman Teeling (b.1944)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:265
Published Estimate:
€400-600
Price Realised:
€400

MUCKISH, COUNTY DONEGAL

Peter Knuttel (b.1945)

Signature:signed and with title lower left
Medium:watercolour with ink over pencil
Dimensions:55 by 75cm., 21.5 by 29.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:266
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€220

BOGLANDS AND MOUNTAINS, COUNTY MAYO, 2001

Harry Reid HRUA

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title and dated 2001
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:20 by 29cm., 8 by 11.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:92
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€500

FISHING VESSELS IN A HARBOUR

Edwin Hayes RHA RI ROI (1819-1904)

Signature:signed lower left; with gallery label on reverse
Medium:pen and ink over pencil on paper
Dimensions:22 by 17cm., 8.5 by 6.75in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Loquens Gallery, Cheltenham; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:168
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

FOUR AUTUMN LEAVES, 1997

Piet Sluis (1929-2008)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with dedication to previous owner from artist on backing board
Medium:watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
Dimensions:41 by 41cm., 16 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:169
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:
€2400

GREEN PEARS, 1974

William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Signature:signed and dated upper left; numbered upper right; with typed label on reverse
Medium:lithograph (no. 58 from an edition of 75)
Dimensions:22 by 26cm., 8.5 by 10.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:170
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€3200

WAREHOUSE DROGHEDA, COUNTY LOUTH

Aidan Bradley (b.1961)

Signature:signed lower left; with typed gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:60 by 60cm., 23.5 by 23.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Fine Art Ireland, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:171
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1200

UNTITLED, 2002

Siobhan McDonald 

Signature:signed and dated lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:61 by 61cm., 24 by 24in.
Siobhán McDonald lives and works in Dublin but was born in New York and reared in Co. Monaghan. She trained in Belfast, Amsterdam, and New York and has since exhibited extensively in Ireland, New York and Belfast. Her most recent Dublin exhibitions, entitled 'Ash and Ether' and 'New Works', were held in The Cross Gallery and Thisisnotashop, respectively. Her work can be found in a variety of important public and private collections including the Office of Public Works, the Ulster Museum and Bank of Ireland as well as internationally. Although not representative of McDonald's current body of work, this Untitled oil from 2002 demonstrates threads of her now well developed reflections on time and its passing. Her current work can be seen on her website: www.siobhanmcdonald.com.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:172
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1700

SAINT GEORGE'S, TEMPLE STREET, DUBLIN

Aidan Bradley (b.1961)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:51 by 51cm., 20 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:173
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€3000

CANDLESTICK TELEPHONE, 1972

Neil Shawcross RHA RUA (b.1940)

Signature:signed and dated lower right
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:56 by 47cm., 22 by 18.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:1
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2500

HAULING UP THE CURRACH, INIS MAN, ARAN ISLANDS, COUNTY GALWAY

Ivan Sutton (b.1944)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title on artist's label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas board
Dimensions:51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:2
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:
€1800

HOWTH HARBOUR

James S. Brohan (b.1952)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas board
Dimensions:30 by 39cm., 12 by 15.5in.
James Brohan studied painting with Yann Goulet, Liam Treacy and Desmond Carrick; initially taking private lessons, before enrolling at the Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design and later at NCAD. He has had solo exhibitions with numerous galleries including Gormley's, the Waldock Gallery and Combridge's.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:3
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€1350

MID-DAY, SIENA, 2001

Liam Treacy (1934-2004)

Signature:signed lower right; bearing inscribed label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:20 by 25cm., 8 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:239
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:
€1600

PORTRAIT STUDY FOR A TRIPTYCH, 2009

Stuart Morle (b.1960)

Signature:signed, with title and dated on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas laid down on board; (oval)
Dimensions:37 by 26cm., 14.5 by 10.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:240
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:

NOCTURNE, PHOENIX PARK

Stuart Morle (b.1960)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on copper
Dimensions:30 by 38cm., 11.7 5 by 15in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:241
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€1500

BUS TO DOLLYMOUNT, 10PM FOGGY NIGHT, 1950

Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with title on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:16
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:

GUINNESS - 250TH ANNIVERSARY

Stuart Morle (b.1960)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:32 by 39cm., 12.5 by 15.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:44
Published Estimate:
€4000-6000
Price Realised:
€3800

VILLAGE AND SHAWLIE

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower left; with New Apollo Gallery label on reverse
Medium:gouache on board
Dimensions:51 by 74cm., 20 by 29in.
Provenance:Provenance:
New Apollo Gallery, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:245
Published Estimate:
€1000-1200
Price Realised:
€1400

CHEFS

Graham Knuttel (b.1954)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:pastel on paper
Dimensions:51 by 71cm., 20 by 28in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:246
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€500

TORY ISLAND BY MOONLIGHT, 2003

Patsy Dan Rogers (b.1945)

Signature:signed lower right; signed, dated and with inscription to previous owner on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:17 by 21cm., 6.5 by 8.25in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Gifted to the current owner from the artist; Private collection
Signed on reverse in Irish and English and dated 13 August 2003.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:256
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€1600

LADY WITH NECKLACE, 2006

Paddy Campbell (b.1942)

Signature:signed with initials, numbered and dated at the base
Medium:bronze (no. 10 from an edition of 11)
Dimensions:36 by 18cm., 14 by 7in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Gormley's Fine Art, Dublin; Private collection
Dimensions of base: 10 by 10 by 1in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:257
Published Estimate:
€1800-2200
Price Realised:

GARCON OF THE CAMARGUE

Mary O'Donnell 

Signature:signed with initials, numbered and with Bronze Art, Dublin stamp beneath brim
Medium:bronze with moss green patina (no. 4 from an edition of 4)
Dimensions:27 by 33cm., 10.5 by 13in.
Provenance:Provenance:
RHA Dublin; Whence purchased by the present owners
Exhibited:Exhibited:
RHA Summer Exhibition, Dublin, 2003
Dimensions of base: 4 by 4 by 5.5ins (height)

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:153
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:
€8000

ABSTRACT FAMILY COMPOSITION

Edward Delaney RHA (1930-2009)

Medium:bronze
Dimensions:41 by 15cm., 16 by 6in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist by the parents of the present owner

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:159
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€1900

TWO STUDIES TOWARDS AN IMAGE OF JAMES JOYCE, 1982

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Signature:signed, inscribed and dated on reverse
Medium:lithograph on arches paper
Dimensions:57 by 76cm., 22.5 by 30in.
Inscribed, "Deux Etudes vers une Image de James Joyce, lithographie sur arches".

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:160
Published Estimate:
€1000-1200
Price Realised:

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST'S WIFE, ANNE MADDEN

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Signature:signed and numbered lower left
Medium:lithograph (no. 22 from an edition of 35)
Dimensions:14 by 11cm., 5.5 by 4.5in.
Sheet size: 15 by 12ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:161
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€300

SMALL TOWN POET II

Ross Wilson ARUA (b.1957)

Signature:signed in monogram in upper right hand corner; inscribed with title on reverse; also with Emer Gallery label on reverse
Medium:mixed media on board
Dimensions:20 by 14cm., 8 by 5.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Emer Gallery, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:162
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€300

AUTUMN MAN

Ross Wilson ARUA (b.1957)

Signature:signed in monogram upper left; inscribed with title and with gallery label on reverse
Medium:mixed media on board
Dimensions:20 by 13cm., 7.75 by 5.25in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Braid Gallery, Ballymena, Co. Antrim; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:105
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

ANGLERS BY THE ROCKS

Charles Frederick Buckley (1812-1869)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:22 by 22cm., 8.5 by 8.5in.
Charles Frederick Buckley, a native of Cork, relocated to London c.1840. He specialised in landscape and figure painting in oil and watercolour painting subjects in Ireland and throughout the UK. He exhibited regularly at the Suffolk Street Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1841-1869 from an address at 45 Great Russell Street. Examples of his works can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, among others.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:57
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:

STUDY FOR STAINED GLASS

Evie Hone HRHA (1894-1955)

Signature:with inscribed Taylor Galleries label on reverse
Medium:gouache on wood
Dimensions:25 by 6cm., 10 by 2.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:58
Published Estimate:
€8000-10000
Price Realised:

TOLEDO

George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Signature:signed lower left; with title on reverse; also bearing Oriel Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:34 by 44cm., 13.5 by 17.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Oriel Gallery, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:226
Published Estimate:
€4000-5000
Price Realised:
€3600

PORTO DI CAMOGLIE, LIGURIA, ITALY

Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Signature:signed lower right; with title and artist's Connemara address inscribed on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:40
Published Estimate:
€10000-15000
Price Realised:
€13500

SAINT STEPHEN'S GREEN, c.1936

Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Signature:signed lower left; with original Victor Waddington Galleries label on reverse
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:23 by 33cm., 9 by 13in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
In original frame of Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin [no. 411003] Shop fronts visible (left to right); The Green Cinema (showing Charlie Chaplin’s, Modern Times), The Bijou, Soles, King Outfitters, McKechnies, Strahan & Co. and Andersons.

Dublin city had a special place in Harry Kernoff’s heart and, like many of his artistic contemporaries; his depictions of the Capital have become invaluable national treasures. In Saint Stephen’s Green he focuses on the historic Fusilier's Arch at the Grafton Street corner of the square. With Joyceian reverence he captures the gentle buzz of a city saturated with familiar characters, many of whom are likely to be diminutive representations of friends and local personalities. Like Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), which mapped out the Capital with the meanderings of Stephen Dedalus, Kernoff’s topographical drawings of the 1900s could equally be effective in the rebuilding of Dublin city. Kindred spirits, and gifted in their respective languages, both artists sought to express the quintessence of Dublin whether it be through the eloquently expressed written word or an unassuming snap-shot. Saint Stephen’s Green was the subject of a number of works by the artist who would more often portray the goings-on inside the Green rather then a bird’s-eye view of the entrance.


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:41
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€900

12 WOODCUTS

Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Signature:signed and numbered on title page
Medium:limited edition book
Dimensions:29 by 23cm., 11.5 by 9in.
Three Candles Press, Dublin, 1944. Limited edition of 300 copies, of which this is no. 248. Quarto; original printed brown boards with linen at spine and corners.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:259
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:

NUDE WITH VASE, 2001

Sarah Longley (b.1975)

Signature:signed and dated lower left; with title on reverse
Medium:charcoal on buff coloured paper
Dimensions:81 by 44cm., 32 by 17.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:81
Published Estimate:
€400-600
Price Realised:
€60

THE STREAMS OF BUNCLODY and SONG FOR THE CLATTER BONES, 1935 and THREE OTHER WORKS

Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Signature:signed in the plate lower left
Medium:coloured prints; (5) (framed)
Dimensions:13 by 10cm., 5 by 4in.
Literature:Literature:
Pyle, Hilary, Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, 1994, p. 277-279
Titles of the three other works, all listed in Pyle p. 277-279, include; 'Song of Repentance', 'The Lowlands of Holland' and 'The Riddle Song'.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:82
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€320

A LAMENT FOR ART O'LEARY, 1940

Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Signature:variously signed in the plate with monogram or in full
Medium:coloured prints; (6) (framed)
Dimensions:13 by 11cm., 5.25 by 4.25in.
Literature:Literature:
Pyle, Hilary, 'Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations', Irish Academic Press, 1994, p. 204 (illustrated)
Titles for all six include, Horse and Ride, Horse and Rider with Whip, Horse at Gate, Mother and Two Children, Woman Carrying Coffin and Woman Grieving over Fallen Ride. Pyle notes: “Frank O’Connor’s translation from the Irish, A Lament for Art O’Leary, with illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, was published in a limited edition of 130 copies by the Cuala Press in 1940. The poem from West Cork tells of the death of Art O'Leary, a firebrand and ex-officer of the Austrian army, married in 1768 to a young widow, Eileen O'Connell, to whom the lament is ascribed. In terse oblique visual images Yeats encapsulates the tragedy of the event". The original drawings of these prints can be found in the collection of Theo Waddington's Irish Art Project.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:83
Published Estimate:
€300-500
Price Realised:
€350

COME GATHER ROUND ME PARNELLITES, 1937 and THREE OTHER WORKS

Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Signature:signed in the plate lower left
Medium:coloured prints; (4) (framed)
Dimensions:14 by 13cm., 5.5 by 5in.
Literature:Literature:
Pyle, Hilary, Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, 1994, p. 279 (illustrated p. 280)
Come Gather Round me Parnellites was reproduced in A Broadside No. 1 (New Series) January, 1937. See Pyle, p. 279 catalogue no. 2002 (ill. p. 280). Lovely Hill-Torrents Are, catalogue no. 2003, and possibly, The Main Deep, catalogue no. 2004, both 1937, comprise two and three of the four works in this lot. The fourth, unidentified, is also by Yeats.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:254
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€1900

SEER

Dick Joynt (1938-2003)

Signature:signed with intials at the base
Medium:white marble
Dimensions:30 by 19cm., 12 by 7.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
'Gorta Exhibition Sale', Bank of Ireland Head Quarters, 1985; Whence purchased by the present owner

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:255
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:

RICHARD CROSBIE, 2007

Rory Breslin (b.1963)

Signature:signed, dated and numbered at the base lower right
Medium:bronze (no. 2 from an edition of 6)
Dimensions:50 by 33cm., 19.7 5 by 13in.
In September 2008 Dublin born Rory Breslin presented his commemorative bronze of Richard Crosbie to the residents of Ranelagh, Dublin. Unveiled by Councillor Mary Freehill and Irish Times columnist Frank McNally among others, this work was commissioned in memory of the achievements of Ireland's first aviator who launched his hydrogen balloon from Ranelagh Gardens and made a short flight across Dublin landing at Clontarf on 19 January 1785. This extraordinary feat, which was witnessed by many Dubliners of the day, occurred only 14 months after the first-ever manned balloon flight by the Montgolfier Brothers in France. A limited edition of six, this bronze head study for the full length work symbolises the exciting scientific discoveries of the late 1700s as well as being an inherently beautiful work, and testament to Breslin's abilities in the medium.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:43
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€5200

BROWN SAILS

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:30 by 50cm., 12 by 19.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:59
Published Estimate:
€4000-6000
Price Realised:
€3900

ROUNDSTONE HARBOUR, c.1940s

Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:gouache and watercolour
Dimensions:25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
In March 1971 the Dawson Gallery, Dublin held 'Gerard Dillon, Early Paintings of the West' an exhibition which comprised twenty-nine works by the artist dating to the early 1940s. In the catalogue to this exhibition James White (then Director of the National Gallery of Ireland) commented on the importance of these works in terms of understanding artistic life in Ireland during this period. Dillon's interpretation of Ireland is principally communicated to his audience through scenes of Connemara, especially in works which he did while in exile in London. In particular, he focused on the natural elements within the landscape: the water and land and their interaction with its inhabitants in the harbours and boats. These works were rooted in the reality of the time, the work - farming and fishing - and, as White remarked, "He translated it all into visual images as Synge has earlier translated it into words and drama."

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:60
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:

SEATED FIGURE, 1991

Nevill Johnson (1911-1999)

Signature:with title, medium and artist detail on reverse
Medium:acrylic with charcoal on board
Dimensions:51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:61
Published Estimate:
€3000-5000
Price Realised:
€3500

DESIGN FOR A RUG (CEADOGAN - MAINIE JELLETT 13)

Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Medium:gouache
Dimensions:36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.
Literature:Literature:
Arnold, Bruce, Abstract Cubist Rugs, Art Deco Rugs designed by Mainie Jellett, Ceadogan Rugs, 2008, p.13 (illustrated)
In 1928 Mainie Jellett exhibited her inaugural carpet design in a solo exhibition. Similar to this example, executed in gouache on paper, it was mounted on card and supplemented by a pencil drawing indicating her intentions with regards to the colours. Jellett made many rug designs originally intended to guide rug-makers in woven examples of Cubism. In the 1930s a small number of her rugs, which were hand-knotted, sold through the Country Shop in Dublin. This gouache is the original design used for a Ceadogán rug, Mainie Jellett 13. Limited to twenty, the rugs measures 4.57m by 3.05m and is made from 100% New Zealand tufted yarn. For an example from this edition see: www.ceadogan.ie.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:62
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€300

HOMAGE TO PICASSO (A PAIR) 1930 & 1990

Nevill Johnson (1911-1999)

Signature:each signed and dated lower right and lower left respectively
Medium:pencil on paper
Dimensions:11 by 10cm., 4.5 by 4in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Dimensions of second drawing: 4.5 by 5.75ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:19
Published Estimate:
€4000-6000
Price Realised:
€3600

AUTUMN COLOUR SEPTEMBER 1995, LOUGH ANYA [SIC], CONNEMARA

Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; bearing original inscribed Bell Gallery, Belfast label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:43 by 58cm., 17 by 23in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
This is believed to be a view of Lake Inagh, Co. Galway.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:42
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€2900

VILLAGE AND FIGURE AT DUSK

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on card
Dimensions:41 by 61cm., 16 by 24in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Oriel Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the present owner in 1992

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:106
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:

MINIATURE PORTRAITS, SIR JOHN CHARLES INGHAM AND LADY WILHELMINA INGHAM

Gustavus Hamilton (1739-1775)

Signature:inscribed on reverse with sitters' names and address detail
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:9 by 6cm., 3.5 by 2.5in.
As with many of Gustavus Hamilton's portrait miniatures, these works may originally have been sewn onto a piece of velvet or ribbon and worn, in the woman's case, as a bracelet. The sitters are identified on reverse as Sir John Charles Ingham and Lady Wilhelmina Ingham. The inscription for Lady Ingham continues with an address, The Court, County Cavan, Ireland. Gustavus Hamilton was the younger son of a vicar from Co. Tyrone. Hamilton studied in Dublin under Robert West and was soon apprenticed to Samuel Dixon, in whose studio he learnt to colour the basso-relievo prints of birds and flowers in which Dixon specialised. Upon establishing his own studio on Dame Street he became highly successful, painting miniatures for "ladies of the first rank" and making "a power of his money by his pencil" (John O'Keefe, 'Recollections', quoted in Strickland, Vol. I, pp. 426-7). The National Gallery of Ireland complimented their exhibition of Turner watercolours in January 2010 by displaying alongside them a collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century silhouettes and miniatures from the Mary A. McNeill Bequeath (1984). This collection, which includes work by Gustavus Hamilton, promotes a renewed interest in these delicate works and illustrates both their importance and desirability as a collector’s item.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:107
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€4800

THE SPRING GARDEN, KILMURRY

Mildred Anne Butler RWS (1858-1941)

Signature:signed lower left; with typed Jorgensen Fine Art Gallery label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:18 by 26cm., 7 by 10.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin; Private collection
Kilmurry House, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny dates back to 1690 when Colonel Bushe built a seat on lands granted to him under the Cromwellian settlement. In the late 1800s the estate was bought by Major Henry Butler of the Butler family, Kilkenny Castle, grandson of the 11th Viscount Mountgarret. Major Butler's daughter Mildred Anne was immensely inspired by the house and its grounds which formed the subject matter of much of her oeuvre. Upon her death in 1941 Mildred Anne Butler left Kilmurry House to her cousin. Thus the house remained in the Butler family until it was sold in 1981.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:112
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€2500

DONEGAL COAST, 1906

William Percy French (1854-1920)

Signature:signed and dated lower left; with original inscribed William Rodman & Co., Belfast label preserved on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:17 by 23cm., 6.5 by 9in.
Provenance:Provenance:
William Rodman & Co., Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:113
Published Estimate:
€8000-10000
Price Realised:
€7400

BRINGING HOME TURF

Maurice MacGonigal PRHA HRA HRSA (1900-1979)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:50 by 59cm., 19.5 by 23.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:121
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€570

MAN WITH A GOAT, ANTRIM COAST, 1989

James MacIntyre RUA (b.1926)

Signature:signed and dated lower left; with typed Bell Gallery label on reverse
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:34 by 44cm., 13.5 by 17.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:122
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€200

HERDSMAN'S FARM, 1954

James MacIntyre RUA (b.1926)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with gallery label on reverse
Medium:pen and ink on tinted paper
Dimensions:28 by 22cm., 11 by 8.5in.
An earlier view of this farmhouse from 1942, a watercolour, can be found in MacIntyre's, Making My Mark, p.77 (illustrated).

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:124
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€2200

LA SPIRALE, 1979

Joan Miro (1893-1983)

Signature:signed in pencil lower right; inscribed 'H.C' lower left; with inscribed gallery label on reverse
Medium:etching, aquaforte and aquatint; (hors de commerce)
Dimensions:29 by 20cm., 11.5 by 7.75in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Galleria D'Arte Moderna Ravagnan, Venezia, Italy; Private collection
'Hors de Commerce' works, similar to 'A.P' (artist's proof), are uniquely hand-altered prints which are rarely offered for sale.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:125
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€300

AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD OF CHAGALL'S, MESSAGE BIBLIQUE, NO. 7 LE SACRIFICE D'ISSAC

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Dimensions:14 by 9cm., 5.5 by 3.5in.
This postcard pertains to the Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall (The Chagall Museum) which opened in Nice, France in 1973.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:126
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€750

UNTITLED, c.1980

Michael Ashur (b.1950)

Signature:signed in pencil on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:122 by 122cm., 48 by 48in.
Michael Ashur had numerous successful one-man exhibitions with the David Hendriks Gallery and the Arts Council Gallery in Belfast among others during the period of 1974 to 1987 as well as participating in group shows including the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Oireachtas Art Exhibition, the Ulster Museum and the RHA among others. His works are characterised by their large scale, striking use of colour and highly technical compositions. His mathematical precision serves to blur the lines between the domains of art and science with the solar system and celestial objects comprising a significant source of inspiration for the artist. Rare to the auction circuit, Ashur has exhibited extensively on an international scale and represented Ireland in 1981 at the Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, International Festival of Painting.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:127
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:

NEW YORK A LA ANGLAISE, 30 NOVEMBER 1982

Micheal Farrell (1940-2000)

Signature:titled and dated in upper right margin; signed, titled and dated again lower right side
Medium:watercolour, pencil and charcoal on paper
Dimensions:75 by 105cm., 29.5 by 41.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Origrafica, Malmo, Sweden; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:150
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:
€1750

ARAN CAT

Ian Pollock (b.1975)

Signature:signed and numbered at the base
Medium:bronze on black marble (no. 4 from an edition of 7)
Dimensions:71 by 25cm., 28 by 10in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin; Private collection
This work was inspired by one of the artist's many trips to the Aran Islands. The cat is a recurring theme in the artist's oeuvre and is an animal Pollock is particularly fond of. This work, like all of the artist's bronzes, was cast in the Liberties area of Dublin by Cast Ltd. art foundry using a 'cire perdue' (lost wax) method in ceramic shell moulds. Pollock has successfully exhibited with the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Ulster Academy and Oireachtas. His work can be found in a variety of high profile private collections as well as the collection of the Office of Public Works and University College Dublin, among others. Dimensions of base: 10 by 10 by 1.25ins.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:91
Published Estimate:
€100-200
Price Realised:
€300

CONNEMARA, 1923-24

Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Signature:signed in the plate lower right
Medium:photolithographic print
Dimensions:43 by 55cm., 17 by 21.5in.
The original oil painting of this print is listed in S.B. Kennedy's, Paul Henry, Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, p.223. The painting was first reproduced as a poster by the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company in 1925. Kennedy notes that it was, "...Subsequently one of the best selling LMS railway posters, during 1932, for example, 671 copies were sold in the British Isles and 50 copies in the USA."

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:48
Published Estimate:
€20000-30000
Price Realised:
€20000

GYPSY GIRL

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:54 by 36cm., 21.2 5 by 14.2 5in.
The period from 1940 to 1950 represented a time of immense productivity for O’Neill and from which he produced some of his strongest work. In the early 1940s Sidney Smith would introduce the artist to fellow Northerner, Gerard Dillon, a formative force within O’Neill’s life and through whom he would become familiar with the works of Rouault, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Picasso.

Gypsy Girl dates to this period and reflects the continental stimuli which must have been impressing upon him. This archetypal female character would be a subject that the artist would revisit several times throughout his career and her iconic presence manifested itself in various guises such as this one or, for example, a Young Actress, c.1945 or Flora, 1954. There is a particularly continental feel to his work which suggests his time spent in Spain. O’Neill hones in on this intriguing figure, dressing the young female in a mantilla which cascades with delicacy from her dark hair down over her shoulders. The elegant lace is given tangible fragility by O’Neill’s expert handling of the paint. The palette is typical of this period, her dark eyes and strong features are softened only by the golds and greens picked up in the girl’s earrings and reflected on her skin and clothes. O’Neill’s romantically inclined temperament lent itself to these charged canvases and, as T.P. Flanagan would later comment, “His romanticism was a delightful balance to the serenity of John Luke’s style and to brilliant but eclectic, dalliance of Colin Middleton”. By the beginning of the 1950s O’Neill would enjoy the culmination of the successes of these evocative works in his highly successful 1952 CEMA Exhibition in Belfast.


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:49
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:

MORNING LIGHT

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:13 by 19cm., 5 by 7.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:47
Published Estimate:
€7000-9000
Price Realised:

DUBLIN FLOWER SELLERS

George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Signature:signed lower left; with original Goodwin Gallery exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:39 by 32cm., 15.5 by 12.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Goodwin Galleries, Limerick; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
possibly exhibited under the title 'Dublin Street (1)' or 'Dublin Street (2)', catalogue no. 1 and 18, respectively, at 'Paintings 1953-1957, George Campbell', The Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin.
Campbell’s oeuvre during the period of the Hendriks exhibition is accurately summarised in the exhibition catalogue which observes how the artist’s emotional involvement in his subject matter is crucial to his success as a painter. During the early 1950s Campbell’s focus was on his native Ireland and his second home, Spain and his response to these stimuli. There is a concrete divide between both subject matter and mode of execution between his Irish and Spanish canvases and the catalogue introduction acknowledges the, “…grey, white and green Irish melancholy on one hand, and the darker more colourful drama of the countryside and villages near Malaga on the other.”

For examples of Campbell’s Spanish works see lots 56 and 58.


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:50
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1500

SELF PORTRAIT, 1929

John Luke RUA (1906-1975)

Signature:signed 'Luke' and dated in the upper left corner; with inscribed gallery label on reverse
Medium:pen and ink over pencil (squared for transfer)
Dimensions:23 by 18cm., 9 by 7in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Ferguson Gallery, Donegal; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:51
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:

APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY

Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil pastel on board
Dimensions:73 by 60cm., 28.7 5 by 23.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:20
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2100

GAZING OVER WHITE LAKE, 2009

John A. Blakey (b.1952)

Signature:signed and dated lower left
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:36 by 53cm., 14 by 21in.
This watercolour depicts a view over Oliver Brady's training gallops, Bawn, Co. Monaghan.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:21
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:
€2900

ON THE SHORES OF LOUGH CONN, COUNTY MAYO

George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed with location on stretcher on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.
Inscribed, 'On the Shores of Lough Conn Co. Galway', on reverse.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:22
Published Estimate:
€3000-4000
Price Realised:

PORT NA BLAGH, COUNTY DONEGAL

George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:36 by 71cm., 14 by 28in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:115
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:

GERARD DILLON

George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Signature:signed lower left; with typed Frederick Gallery label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:19 by 24cm., 7.5 by 9.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Frederick Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Christmas Show', Frederick Gallery, Dublin, 1996, catalogue no. 8

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:116
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€1050

A COLLECTION OF THIRTY-SEVEN ITEMS INCLUDING ARTWORK, LETTERS & CORRESPONDENCE (1937-1953)

Laurence Campbell RHA (1911-1964)

Signature:variously signed, titled and dated
Medium:pencil, crayon and pen on paper (35 of which unframed, one framed); one catalogue of Campbell at work on his statue for Seán Heuston
Dimensions:33 by 30cm., 13 by 12in.
An intriguing collection of primary material which sheds light on the offers, submissions and correspondence in the development of the artistic career of Laurence Campbell. Comprises: numerous original pieces of artwork, letters/documents and catalogue the earliest pieces of artwork dating from 1930s, some executed in Stockholm and Paris. Subject matter includes life drawings, mostly female nudes, as well as designs for sculptural work which may well have been submissions/drafts for proposed monuments and religious themes. The letters and documents date from the 1950s and reference various institutions, commissions and payment. St. Louis Convent Rathmines, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Depot Artillery Corps, McKee Barracks Kildare and the Mortuary Chapel, Naas are among the locations mentioned. The 2007 RHA Annual Exhibition catalogue, in the section, Drawing at the Academy, singled out Campbell’s achievements and illustrated five drawings by the artist similar to items in this lot as well as a photograph of the Seán Heuston sculpture (See p.35-37 of 2007 RHA catalogue).

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:66
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1050

WOMAN IN HAT, c.1950s (SET OF THREE)

Stella Steyn (1907-1987)

Signature:with typed label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:41 by 22cm., 16 by 8.75in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Merz Gallery, Edinburgh; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:76
Published Estimate:
€6000-8000
Price Realised:
€5800

THREE ACHILL GIRLS

Hilda Roberts HRHA (1901-1982)

Signature:signed lower right; bearing original Taylor Galleries framing label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:69 by 89cm., 27 by 35in.
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Hilda Roberts HRHA: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture from early 1920's-1978', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 25 May - 9 June 1979, catalogue no. 1 (as Three Little Girls), illustrated on front cover of catalogue.
Born into a Dublin Quaker family, Hilda Roberts excelled at art whilst at school and received her first artistic commission at the age of seventeen, when she illustrated the Lorimers' translation of Persian Tales. In 1919 she enrolled at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, where she was taught by Patrick Tuohy. He later introduced Roberts to the New York dealer Helen Hackett, who in 1929 commissioned Roberts to paint what was to become her best known portrait, that of George Russell 'AE', now in the collection of the Ulster Museum, Belfast. The Russell portrait was widely exhibited in America, including at the 1933 World Trade Fair in Chicago. Roberts continued to specialise in portraiture. In 1929 she spent some months on Achill Island, painting portraits of local children. Her first solo show was held later that year at the Dublin Painters Gallery and featured these Achill portraits, exhibited as genre studies under titles such as The White Pinafore and Brigid. This latter work may well be the same Little Brigid, 1929, which is reproduced in the Crawford Gallery's retrospective catalogue of Robert's work. That work was certainly a study for the present larger composite work, in which Brigid is flanked by two little girls, presumably her sisters.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:17
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, PHOENIX PARK

Stuart Morle (b.1960)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on copper
Dimensions:29 by 39cm., 11.2 5 by 15.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:18
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€2000

TWO TROUGHS, 2001

Mark O'Neill (b.1963)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; bearing original Frederick Gallery exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:22 by 29cm., 8.5 by 11.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Frederick Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Mark O'Neill Exhibition', Frederick Gallery, Dublin, May 2001, catalogue no. 4

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:131
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:

EX LOVERS I

John Kelly RHA (1932-2006)

Signature:signed in pencil in the lower right margin; with title inscribed on the label on reverse
Medium:watercolour with charcoal, oil pastel and pencil
Dimensions:70 by 42cm., 27.5 by 16.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:132
Published Estimate:
€300-500
Price Realised:
€260

UNTITLED, 1986

Andrew Folan RHA (b.1956)

Signature:signed and dated in the lower right margin; numbered lower left margin
Medium:etching with aquatint (no. 3 from an edition of 25)
Dimensions:57 by 36cm., 22.5 by 14.2 5in.
It is likely that this work pertains to Folan's works exploring underground dwellings dating to c.1986.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:133
Published Estimate:
€300-500
Price Realised:
€300

MONUMENT, c.1982

Robert Ryan 

Signature:signed titled and dated on reverse; with David Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:64 by 20cm., 25 by 8in.
Provenance:Provenance:
David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
Robert Ryan exhibited three works with the RHA in 1962 with an address at The Orchard Lodge, Crinken, Co. Wicklow.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:134
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:
€1150

LOW TIDE, 1984

Seán McSweeney HRHA (b.1935)

Signature:signed and dated on edge of board lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:13 by 35cm., 5 by 13.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:224
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:

THE EAGLE'S NEST, KILLARNEY, 1978

Seán O'Connor (1909-1992)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed on artist's studio label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Studio of the artist; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:77
Published Estimate:
€1800-2200
Price Realised:

PORTRAIT OF MARY ST. CLAIR SWANZY TULLO, SEPTEMBER, 1933

Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)

Signature:signed lower left; inscribed and dated lower right; with Mary Swanzy studio sale stamp on reverse; also with original R. Strahan & Co. Ltd., Dublin label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:53 by 46cm., 21 by 18in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Studio of the artist; Christie's Mary Swanzy Studio Sale, May 2007, lot 338
In what appears to be its original frame.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:78
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:
€16500

NUDE ON THE HILL OF HOWTH

Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil over pencil on board
Dimensions:27 by 49cm., 10.5 by 19.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
With Oriel Gallery, Dublin, July 1979; Whence purchased by William and Joan Roth, USA; Adam's, 29 September 2004, lot 139 as ‘Reclining Male Nude’; Private collection
Orpen attended the Slade School of Art between 1897-1899. Life Study was one of a number of areas in which he excelled. By the end of his first year he took the First Class Certificate in ‘Figure Painting’ and a £5 prize for ‘Figure Drawing’. He was only too aware of the long and noble tradition for this type of image dating back at least to the religious paintings of artists such as Ribera, whom he greatly admired. It is hardly suprising therefore that in the few years following the Slade he should indulge this passion for the challenges presented by the male nude, producing a number of works testing his abilities. One such was The Rebel (1902) (Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork), about which, P. G. Konody comments; “The romantic title is merely a cloak for a scholarly, accomplished study of a male torso. A rifle on the ground by the side of the corpse is introduced as a concession to the requirements of pictorial story-telling, a perfectly legitimate and acceptable means of investing the subject with additional interest, so long as the literary significance does not interfere with the working out of the purely pictorial problem.” He continues; “His leaning towards the romantic was always tempered by realism. To use J. B. Manson's happy phrase : " He hitched his waggon to a star, but one end was securely tied to earth.". (See footnote no. 1) It may well be that the origins of the present work date from this period, and the figure element, executed in pencil, could indeed have been one of a number of studies for that work, as Orpen attempted to resolve the pose for the corpse. Konody’s comments hold true for many of the artists following in the neo-classical and historic traditions. Orpen, in his rapacious thirst for art history and tradition would not only be able to draw on the religious paintings of Ribera and trace them through to works such as Thèodule Ribot’s Le Samaritain (1870) (Musèe d’Orsay, Paris), but also would combine them with other traditions such as the Irish Romantics, characterised by such works as James Barry’s Death of Adonis (c.1775) (National Gallery of Ireland), or Francis Danby’s The Precipice aka Death of an Alpine Hunter (c.1827) (City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery), or Harry Jones Thaddeus’s The Wounded Poacher (1880-1881) (National Gallery of Ireland) or with the Scottish Historical tradition, such as David Scott’s Philoctetes left in the Isle of Lemnos by the Greeks, in their Passage towards Troy (1840) (National Galleries of Scotland) (See footnote no. 2)

As the artist’s style developed and matured, and the vista of his genre works opened out from those interiors, so characteristic of the turn-of-the century New English Art Club, to the broader canvases and challeges of the open air, the dominance given to line, increasingly gave way to colour and form, a development no doubt feulled by the awe-inspiring, ever-changing skies over Dublin Bay, which Orpen regularly painted as he holidayed in Howth between 1909 and 1914 (see footnote no. 3), and later by the strange and eerie beauty of the sun-baked battlefields of the Western Front (see footnote no. 4), and onimous billowing clouds over Paris (see footnote no. 5). Orpen exulted the incongruity of the strong yet suble, sometime contrasting, sometime harmonious, colours, that nature created in its landscapes, seascapes and cloudscapes, and in consequence his pallette developed to accommodate them. Throughout the 1920s Orpen subjugated his own freedom to explore through genre painting to concentrate on his portrait business. However, in the last few months of his life, he branched out from commissioned portraiture to produce a series of works, often unfinished, seemingly very different from anything else he produced before. Orpen’s health was failing rapidly at that time, and he must have been aware that his time was short, but he was determined to work to the very end. He still had things to say, things he had put off for a decade, things emanating from a new conciousness arising from his changing medical condition. Consequently the pictures, forged by a new urgency, do not have the finesse of previous works, but they do contain passion, vision, commitment and unity of expression. Evidently they must have meant a great deal to the artist for he submitted three of the more major pictures, Palm Sunday A.D.33 (1931) (Private Collection), Eve in the Garden of Eden (1931) (Royal Academy, London) and Pavlova on a Beach (1931) (Mildura Arts Centre, Australia), to public scrutiny at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1931.

Consisting of two intertwining strands these last works are set in an indeterminate location comprising earth, sea and sky, that may be an idealised reference to Howth and Dublin Bay, the character of which can change from idyllic sunshine to stormy turmoil in the blink of an eye. It is this duality that is reflected, with the female form representing serenity and the male form turmoil. When we gaze upon these works we are experiencing Orpen’s visualisation of the Agony and the Ecstasy, yet still the romantic is corralled by realism, as he did three decades before with The Rebel. Only now with the balance tipped in favour of the romantic. Realism was achieved by the preservation of line, and as his faculties deteriorated, the ingenious artist resorted to various subterfuges to compensate. Among these would be the use of photographs, tracing, or using old academic pencil studies of the nude and adding a background based upon colour and form, which did not require the same precision in its handling. The current work falls into this category, the figure itself could possibly be a trace of , or an earlier study. (See footnote no 6)

The quality of the works suggest Orpen was trying to aspire to some supernatural vision, as if he was looking through his own approaching death to the after-life. All the pictures possess a mystical or spiritual quality, and a number of them have a religious theme or title. Religion had taken on a greater significance in these last years. He had become friendly with a Roman Catholic priest and had installed his own little Chapel in his revamped studio completed in 1929. One could imagine, the recumbent figure representing Orpen himself, a tortured soul, as he comtemplates the haunting images of Ribera’s Christ and martyrs which had been etched in his memory all those years before. As his dexterity wanes, colour becomes increasing more important to express his feelings, and these pictures of the male nude are far darker in colour and tone than the more serene ones involving the female form. The stillness of those pictures is replaced with a disturbing sky, full of movement and menace, where even the seagulls are agitated. There is no peace here. This is more akin to purgatory than to heaven, and the man’s implied suffering may well be a manifestation of Orpen’s guilt and loathing at certain aspects of his life as he prepares to meet his Maker. Is he in purgatory, naked before God, racked by pain both mental and physical, atoning for his sins in a neverland? Taking the current work as an example, just as with Van Gogh, or Dadd, whatever governed Orpen’s thoughts in the last months, he still was able to produce powerful and challenging works, focuses for meditation, that have the ability to cause a stir, divide opinion, court controversy, shock and bewilder. As such this oft dismissed small but significant part of his ouvre should not be rejected or ignored. Instead it must be embraced, for it represents the closing bracket around the artistic life of a great painter.

Footnotes: 1. For a more detailed assessment of these works, especially The Rebel, refer to P.G. Konody’s comments in P.G. Konody and Sidney Dark, Sir William Orpen, Artist and Man, Seeley Service, London, 1932, p.158. 2 This pose adopted for the current work, or variants, can be seen in many works of neo classical, historic and romantic painters in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Further examples include William Blake’s The Spiritual Form of Nelson Guiding Leviathan, c.1805-9 (Tate Gallery, London) and David Scott’s, Russians Burying their Dead, 1831-2 (Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow). Perhaps of greatest interest, however, is the latters’ 1840 rendition of Philoctetes left in the Isle of Lemnos by the Greeks, in their Passage towards Troy, which seems to have been inspired by William Wordsworth’s 1827 Sonnet, When Philoctetes in the Lemnian Isle, rather than directly from the Greek legend:

WHEN Philoctetes in the Lemnian isle Like a form sculptured on a monument Lay couched; on him or his dread bow unbent Some wild bird oft might settle and beguile The rigid features of a transient smile, Disperse the tear, or to the sigh give vent, Slackening the pains of ruthless banishment From his loved home, and from heroic toil. And trust that spiritual Creatures round us move, Griefs to allay which Reason cannot heal; Yea, veriest reptiles have sufficed to prove To fettered wretchedness, that no Bastile Is deep enough to exclude the light of love, Though man for brother man has ceased to feel.

Although viewed from a different angle, Philocetetes’ pose closely resembles the pose of the nude in the subject work. This along with the nature and placement of the accoutrements, the bow and quiver of arrows for Scott and the hat and firearn for Orpen, coupled with the similarity in the beards suggest that this may have been one of Orpen’s references when undertaking The Rebel. Scott’s painting had been acquired by the National Gallery of Scoland in 1890. It is also not inconceivable that Orpen knew that Scott’s source was Wordsworth, and that he was also conversant with the sonnet. However, whereas in The Rebel, he was using elements of Scott’s picture for a composition in relation to a different subject, with regard to the present work, the added elements surrounding the central figure, together with colour and tone of the torso suggest a direct connection with the sonnet on the one hand and a link to Scott’s work on the other. It may well be that the sentiments expressed by Wordsworth found a resonance with Orpen in his twilight days. 3 Examples include: A Breezy Day, Howth (1912) (Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin) Bringing In the Boat (c.1912) (Private Collection), and Dublin Bay From Howth Head (c.1912) (Private Collection). For further discussion see Orpen Research Project, Christie’s Irish Sale, 19 May 2000 Catalogue, Lot.184. pp.162-3, Christie’s, London, 2000. 4 Examples include: The Main Street, Combles (1917) (Imperial War Museum, London) and Harvest, 1918 (Imperial War Museum, London) 5 Clouds Over Montmartre (c.1919) (Private Collection). For further discussion see Orpen Research Project, Sotheby’s Irish Sale, 13 May 2004 Catalogue, , Lot.34. p.55., Sotheby’s, London, 2004. 6 Other works to be considered: Based on the male nude - Male Nude Study (Private Collection); On the Edge of the Cliff (Private Collection); and Nude, Male Lying on a Rock [No.1] (Private Collection), and based on the Female form - Mother and Child on a Beach (Royal Academy, London); Nude Female Model Reading on a Seashore (Royal Academy, London) ; and Nude, Female, Back - Looking to Sea (Private Collection).


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:79
Published Estimate:
€15000-20000
Price Realised:

THE TEA TRAY

William John Leech RHA (1881-1968)

Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:84 by 84cm., 33 by 33in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
Literature:Literature:
Alan Denson, 'W.J. Leech RHA (1881-1968) Volume Two: His Life Work, A Catalogue', private publication, Kendal, 1969, illustrated plate no. 24
The Tea Tray most likely belongs to the last ten years of Leech's life, 1958-1968, when he and his wife May moved out of London and bought a house in West Clandon, Surrey. They lived quietly in retirement, listening to the radio, enjoying the countryside and their garden. When Leech wrote to his life-long friend the New Zealander, Sydney Lough Thompson, he told him of the subjects he was presently painting at Candy Cottage and of his lifelong striving to capture light on his canvases: "I am painting very simple things - Still lifes, mostly without flowers, so that I only have the changing light to compete with, quite enough and I learn what I can".(See footnote no. 1) He bemoaned the lack of water, "Landscape does not exist here - I like painting water but there is none about: so there we are! Paint in the garden and be thankful that one need not take long walks in search of subjects". (See footnote no. 2) Leech was then in his seventies and his paintings reflected his immediate surroundings. He worked in the garden and the garden became an essential element in his work, as in the paintings, In the Artist's Garden, The Painter with his Picture and Studio Garden. (See footnote no. 3) May and Bill enjoyed having tea out of doors in the summer in their garden. The genteel world of tea on the lawn is captured in both this and another work The Tea Trolley. The latter is set under the dappled shadows of the trees, depicting a trolley set with china cup and saucer, and patterned tea-cosy on the tea-pot; the quintessence of an English summer day in the garden. Colour dominates in the purple-backed book, the clear blue of a tray-cloth, and the orange, yellow, blue and green stripes of the deck chair. The Tea Tray, on the other hand, is a broadly mapped-in study of a tray, set simply with a bottle, brownish black tea-pot, mug, plate and knife. The simplified forms of these objects, painted in large areas of unbroken colour, indicate Leech's working method, before he added detail and the 'finish' of The Tea Trolley. Leech's technique is visible in the pencil lines defining the bottle shape, the edge of the tray and the handle of the knife. After quickly blocking in the main shapes of this still-life in pencil, he continues to draw in paint using close tones of siennas and ochres, greens in tones of viridian and Prussian blue. Painted freely, he allows edges of white canvas to appear. Interesting too, is his use of black which accentuates the shadows, highlighting the upright of the background trees, the curved form of the brown teapot and the edge of the tray. Leech has completed the middle tones and deep shadows and has carefully planned the composition in his usual style with strong diagonals balanced by uprights. This work was in Leech's studio when he died, the contents of which were bequeathed to Leo Smith of the Dawson Gallery.

Dr Denise Ferran

Footnotes: 1 William John Leech, letter from Candy Cottage to S. L. Thompson, Christchurch, New Zealand, offering consolation on learning of the death of his wife Maud Ethel Thompson and narrating the subject matter he was painting, 9 September 1961. 2 Ibid. 3 See Denise Ferran, William John Leech: An Irish Painter Abroad, Merrell Holberton, London, 1996, illustrated in colour, pages 290, 291 and 278 respectively.


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:196
Published Estimate:
€6000-8000
Price Realised:
€10000

HEDGEROW FLOWERS

Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (B.1927)

Signature:signed lower right; with title inscribed on the Blue Door Studio's label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Blue Door Studio, Dublin; Private collection
In May 2009 Kenneth Webb represented Ireland at the India Art Summit in New Delhi. He was the only Irish artist at the exhibition, which showcased the best in Indian and international Modern and Contemporary Art.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:202
Published Estimate:
€800-1200
Price Realised:
€850

FLOWER STUDY

Graham Knuttel (b.1954)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:30 by 25cm., 12 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:203
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2400

EXERCISING HORSES

Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (B.1918)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:179
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2000

WICKLOW REMEMBERED

Richard Kingston RHA (1922-2003)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:36 by 43cm., 14 by 17in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:155
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:

THE DUBLINER JAMES JOYCE

Pietro Psaier (Italian, 1939-2004)

Signature:signed; with Pietro Psaier studio plaque affixed to frame; with typed gallery label on reverse; Psaier Foundation archival microchip device affixed on reverse
Medium:fruitwood tinted monochrome; (artist's proof)
Dimensions:75 by 50cm., 29.5 by 19.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Upstairs Gallery, USA; Private collection
The infamous Pietro Psaier is reputed to have collaborated with such influential artists as Andy Warhol, during The Factory years, as well as Francis Bacon in the early 1990s. Psaier's fascination with pop culture mirrors the style of Warhol in his layering of photographic imagery and bold use of colour. His expressive style and experimental execution creates lively interpretations of well known personalities. Although not specified on the Gallery label it is likely that this work pertains to the Upstairs Gallery in Monterey, California.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:156
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:

FRANCIS [BACON], 1991

Pietro Psaier (Italian, 1939-2004)

Signature:signed and numbered lower right; signed and dated in the mount lower right; titled centre; numbered again in the mount lower left; with label detailing edition and subject affixed on reverse
Medium:mixed media and silkscreen applied on fruitwood inlays (no. 4 from an edition of 20)
Dimensions:78 by 59cm., 30.7 5 by 23.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Collection of the artist; Galeria Serrano, Calle Serrano, Madrid; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
Galeria Serrano, Madrid, c.1992
Label on reverse notes, "This edition was part of the 'Serrano Suite' a limited edition which was sold at Galería Serrano... While this exhibition was staged, the artist was dining with his long-time friend Francis Bacon at the Hotel Villa Magna. A few hours later Bacon died of a heart attack. Psaier was the last person to draw from life his friend at the hotel bar. This edition is part of the formats based on both Dan Farson's photo studies and the artist's personal photos. Inks and tints have been washed into monochromes, other examples in this suite are sand fired over the wood foundation. Widely accepted as the finest renderings of the great Francis Bacon. Ex Collection Villa Psaier, Italy."

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:213
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€200

PIER AT NIGHT, 1993

Maurice Henderson (b.1944)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; signed again, with title and date on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:20 by 25cm., 8 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:193
Published Estimate:
€2500-3500
Price Realised:
€4500

THE GLENCREE VALLEY ROAD

Peter Collis RHA (b.1929)

Signature:signed lower left; with inscribed artist's label on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:56 by 61cm., 22 by 24in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:95
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€400

DONEGAL CASTLE and LANDSCAPE WITH COTTAGE, c.1850s (A PAIR)

Isabella and Alice Harvey (fl.1830s-1850s)

Signature:both with typed label detailing artist, location and provenance of the works
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:24 by 34cm., 9.5 by 13.2 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
From a folder of watercolours by Isabella and Alice Harvey, Brownhall, Ballintra, Co. Donegal; Private collection
Dimensions of second work: 7.5 by 11.75ins. Stylistically, the hand of these artist sisters is very similar, both working on parallel subject matters in the Donegal landscape predominantly. Little is known of the sisters other than Harvey's Point on Lough Swilly was named after one of their ancestors.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:96
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€600

ARABIC, AFRICAN AND EGYPTIAN FIGURES IN COSTUME, c.1800

  

Signature:variously dated; with James Wates Junr., Carver & Gilder, Powis St., London label on reverse
Medium:watercolour over pencil heightened with white
Dimensions:50 by 85cm., 19.5 by 33.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
James Wates Junr., London; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:208
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:

HOOKER OFF THE DINGLE PENNINSULA

Liam O'Neill (b.1954)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:76 by 51cm., 30 by 20in.
Provenance:Provenance:
James Gallery, Dublin, 2002; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:209
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€600

GLASS JUG, 1987

Brian Ballard RUA (B.1943)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with inscribed label on reverse; also with typed Solomon Gallery exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:20 by 15cm., 8 by 6in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The Solomon Gallery, London; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
The Solomon Gallery, London, 1987, catalogue no. 44

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:210
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€600

SELF-PORTRAIT, JUNE 1992

Paul Kelly (b.1968)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; signed and dated again and with title on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:20 by 15cm., 8 by 6in.
Paul Kelly has had several highly successful exhibitions in the Gorry Gallery, Dublin. In 1991, one year prior to the execution of this self-portrait, Kelly was awarded the James Kennedy Memorial prize for portraiture at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:211
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:

TWO ROSES, 2008

Brian Ballard RUA (b.1943)

Signature:signed and dated lower left
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:212
Published Estimate:
€1500-1800
Price Realised:
€1500

POPPIES IN A WHITE JUG, 2008

Brian Ballard RUA (b.1943)

Signature:signed and dated lower left
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:45
Published Estimate:
€15000-20000
Price Realised:

THE CLADDAGH, GALWAY

Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Signature:signed lower left; with New Apollo Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:47 by 122cm., 18.5 by 48in.
Provenance:Provenance:
New Apollo Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
The Claddagh has a long tradition as an artistic subject having been the source of inspiration for scores of artists dating back to the late 1830s. Both Samuel Lover’s Women of the Claddagh of Galway, 1839, and George Sharpe’s View Of The West Convent, On The Claddagh, Galway, 1844, are examples of hugely significant historical works which depicted a vibrant fishing community of the West prior to the devastation of the Famine. In subsequent years Erskine Nicol, Walter Osborne and John Leech would all gravitate to the ancient village to capture the nostalgic essence of a disappearing Ireland.

For another interpretation of this location see lot 34 (HarryKernoff).


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:46
Published Estimate:
€5000-7000
Price Realised:

WEDDING

Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)

Signature:signed lower right; with studio sale stamp lower left
Medium:oil on panel
Dimensions:41 by 32cm., 16 by 12.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Christie's Mary Swanzy Studio Sale, 10 May, 2007; Private collection
With full length study of female nude on reverse.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:30
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€420

FISHERMAN'S FAMILY

Somhairle MacCana ARCA (1901-1975)

Signature:signed lower left; with ornate Guy & Co. Ltd Print Seller and Picture Frame Makers, Cork label on reverse
Medium:watercolour
Dimensions:24 by 18cm., 9.5 by 7in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Guy & Co. Ltd, Cork; Private collection
Born in Belfast MacCana worked initially as a linen and damask designer, before his involvement with the IRA saw him arrested in Co. Cavan in 1921. After serving seven months in prison he was released under the general amnesty, and enrolled at the Belfast College of Art. There he won the Dunville Scholarship, allowing him a further three years study in London at the Royal College of Art. On returning to Ireland he taught for a year in Belfast before being appointed art master at Galway Technical School, 1929-35. From 1935-37 he was an art inspector for the Department of Education in Dublin, before heading to Cork, where he served as principal of the Crawford College of Art, 1937-1967. Shy of publicity, MacCana exhibited only occasionally with the RHA, the Belfast Arts Society and the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers. His work hangs in the Crawford Gallery and University College Cork (see Snoddy, pages 363-364).

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:154
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:

MYSTICAL FIGURE

John Coen (b.1941)

Medium:bronze
Dimensions:34 by 5cm., 13.5 by 2in.
John Coen explores the mythologies of ancient Celtic, Hebraic and Mediterranean cultures through diminutive sculptures which represent his understanding of the subjects. Measurements of bronze base: 2.75 by 1.75 by 5ins (height).

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:74
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€750

LANDSCAPE, POSSIBLY COUNTY KERRY, 1964

Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:gouache heightened with white on tinted paper
Dimensions:30 by 44cm., 11.7 5 by 17.2 5in.
Bea Orpen was niece to the renowned Sir William Orpen RA RI HRHA (1878-1931) and R.C. Orpen RHA (1863-1938). She was predominately a landscape artist, having trained from 1932-35 at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin and at the Royal Hibernian Academy Schools and later at the Slade School in London. Orpen won a variety of accolades for her artistic ability throughout her training as well as in her latter years as an established artist. In 1980, two months prior to her death, Orpen was elected an honorary member of the RHA. In 1981 the Gorry Gallery, Dublin, held a retrospective exhibition of her works. This work appears to be dated 1964. The artist's diary records suggest it may be a scene in Co. Kerry where she painted in July of that year. We are grateful to the artist's family for this information.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:75
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€1600

ROUNDSTONE, COUNTY GALWAY

Lady Elizabeth Butler (1846-1937)

Signature:inscribed with location on reverse; also with Victor Waddington Galleries framing label on reverse
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:23 by 29cm., 9 by 11.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
Inscribed "Mount Orris, Roundstone, Co. Galway" in pencil on reverse.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:111
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€2400

BOGLAND SCENE, 1908

William Percy French (1854-1920)

Signature:signed and dated lower left; with Herbert F. Cooper Studio, Strabane framing label on reverse
Medium:watercolour heightened with white
Dimensions:12 by 17cm., 4.75 by 6.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's family

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:175
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1700

STILL LIFE

Neil Shawcross RHA RUA (b.1940)

Signature:signed lower right; with Peppercanister Gallery on reverse
Medium:gouache, watercolour and charcoal over newsprint on paper
Dimensions:25 by 33cm., 10 by 13in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:97
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€500

RESTING BY THE PARK PATH

Blanche F. MacArthur (fl. 1870-1903)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:watercolour heightened with white
Dimensions:36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.
Blanche MacArthur exhibited extensively with the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts from 1872-1894. Her subject matter was distinctly feminine and delicate in nature as exemplified in the work. Testament to her abilities as an artist, in 1881, in collaboration with fellow artist Jennie Moore, MacArthur published, Lessons in Figure Painting in Water Colours. The book included coloured plates by both artists as well as instructions in the handling of the medium. The present view is thought to be St. Stephen's Green, Dublin.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:98
Published Estimate:
€500-700
Price Realised:
€850

THE MARKET PLACE, NAVAN

William Frederick Wakeman (1822-1900)

Signature:with original printed label preserved on reverse; also with Combridge Fine Arts, Dublin label on reverse
Medium:watercolour over pencil heightened with white
Dimensions:18 by 25cm., 7 by 10in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Combridge Fine Arts, Dublin; Private collection
Original label details, "The Market Place, Navan, a sketch made upon the spot by W. Wakeman". With 'Saddler' premises clearly visible left of centre. William Frederick Wakeman was born in Dublin to an English father; a bookseller and publisher based in D'Olier Street. During his early years he received tuition from George Petrie whose influence can be seen in his decision to become a draughtsman and assistant in the topographical department of the Ordnance Survey. While in this position Wakeman executed several large drawings of views and antiquities, which were later acquired by the Royal Irish Academy. Also an accomplished watercolourist, he made many drawings of Irish scenery and contributed to the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1843 to 1863.In 1842 his talent in the genre was recognised for a lithograph of Thomand Bridge in Limerick.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:180
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€350

LATE EVENING, SLIEVEATOOEY, COUNTY DONEGAL

Stephen Bennett 

Signature:signed lower right; with title on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:24 by 52cm., 9.5 by 20.5in.
Stephen Bennett is a contemporary Irish artist living and working from his Studio Gallery in Ardora, Co. Donegal.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:181
Published Estimate:
€3000-5000
Price Realised:

STILL LIFE WITH VASE AND PAINTING, WICKHAM, 2003

William Crozier HRHA (b.1930)

Signature:signed, dated and with location on reverse
Medium:oil on tin metal tray (edition of 50)
Dimensions:32 by 44cm., 12.5 by 17.2 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:182
Published Estimate:
€1000-1500
Price Realised:

CAUSEWAY

Mike Fitzharris (b.1952)

Signature:signed lower left; with typed exhibition label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:27 by 43cm., 10.7 5 by 16.7 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:34
Published Estimate:
€8000-10000
Price Realised:
€8700

CLADACH THEAMPAILL MHUIRE

Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Signature:signed lower left; with location inscribed in pencil on reverse; also with the Victor Waddington Galleries label on reverse
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:23 by 33cm., 9 by 13in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
Harry Kernoff had a fondness for the commonplace, the unpolished and the everyday which he communicated truthfully in his urban and rural works scenes alike. Cladach Theampaill Mhuire refers to Priory of St. Mary and 'An Cladach' or the Claddagh in Co. Galway which underwent immense change over a period of 100 years from the 1830s to the 1930s. During the Famine years Claddagh represented the plight of the West and deteriorated rapidly from a once thriving port to rural squalor. By 1927 it was decided the ramshackle domains of the village were unsafe and by the late 1930s all the charm of the haphazard cottages had been demolished. Harry Kernoff was among the artists to pay homage to this hallowed example of Romantic Ireland prior to this change. A carefully observed work, it records the modest characters of the village within an organised composition that is distinctly illustrative in style. The striding figure of the shawled woman in the foreground, the playful activities of the huddled children in the background and even the animals are reminiscent of characters from other works which Kernoff appears to have ‘lift’ and ‘re-cast’ to fit his backdrop. The tranquil village life is given haste by the busy nature of villagers, one of whom is carrying a basket of turf on his back in the middle left-foreground. This perhaps suggests that this work was painted on a Saturday when the turf market took place. The incline of the lane to the left may situate the precise location of this street corner suggesting the location of the priory of ‘St. Mary’s on the Hill’ (Theampaill Mhuire) just beyond the realm of this scene. For another view of this location see lot 45 by Markey Robinson.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:35
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:

CAPE CORNWALL, APRIL 1941

Medora Heather Bent (1901-1992)

Signature:signed 'M. H. Bent' lower right; with inscription to previous owner exposed on reverse
Medium:ink and gouache on buff-coloured card
Dimensions:28 by 37cm., 11 by 14.5in.
Inscribed, ‘A present from Cape Cornwall, April 1941, from Alannah’, on reverse. Medora Heather was born in Ireland and spent much of her childhood on the family estate at Errislannan, situated on a remote peninsula in Connemara. Her parents bred race horses and reputedly christened her Medora by randomly choosing a name out of a stud-book (it was either that or 'Cob-web'), but her aunts demanded an Irish name, thus, she was known always as Alannah. Alannah Heather's career as an artist led her to the Slade and London in the 1920s, to St. Ives on her marriage in the 1940s (the period to which this work dates) and Sark in the Channel Islands. During the 1930s she also ventured further a field on artistic excursions to Bruges and Budapest however; she was drawn time and time again back to Connemara, a location which provided her with fertile material for her canvases. (For further reading see, Errislannan: Scenes from a Painter's Life, Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1993)

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:36
Published Estimate:
€1500-2000
Price Realised:
€2200

FARM BUILDING, 1928

Maurice MacGonigal PRHA HRA HRSA (1900-1979)

Signature:signed and dated lower right; with original framing label of the Victor Waddington Galleries on reverse
Medium:watercolour and gouache over pencil
Dimensions:25 by 35cm., 9.75 by 13.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
In original frame of the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:37
Published Estimate:
€600-800
Price Realised:
€600

MARKET SCENE

Olive Henry RUA (1902-1989)

Signature:signed in pencil lower right; with Bell Gallery framing label on reverse; blind-stamped upper right
Medium:gouache and watercolour
Dimensions:28 by 37cm., 11 by 14.7 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:38
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€750

HARBOUR SCENE

Sidney Smith FRSA (1912-1982)

Signature:signed lower left; with David Hendriks Gallery label on reverse; also with stamp of Apollo Gallery on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:39 by 50cm., 15.5 by 19.5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Private collection; Apollo Gallery, Dublin; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:39
Published Estimate:
€300-500
Price Realised:
€300

MORNING REFLECTIONS

Olive Henry RUA (1902-1989)

Signature:signed lower right; with inscribed gallery label on reverse
Medium:gouache and watercolour
Dimensions:26 by 35cm., 10.2 5 by 13.7 5in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Nicholas Gallery, Belfast; Private collection

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:119
Published Estimate:
€1200-1500
Price Realised:
€1600

ROAD REPAIRS WORKMAN, 1948

James McIntyre RUA (b.1926)

Signature:signed lower left; with inscribed Bell Gallery label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:39 by 33cm., 15.5 by 13in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
Exhibited:Exhibited:
'Making my Mark', Bell Gallery, Belfast, November 2001
Literature:Literature:
McIntyre, James, 'Making My Mark An Artist's Early Life', Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2001, p.9 (illustrated)

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:120
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€200

MAN WITH PIPE, 1941

James MacIntyre RUA (b.1926)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed with title on reverse; also with inscribed Bell Gallery label on reverse
Medium:pen and ink
Dimensions:15 by 10cm., 6 by 4in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
Literature:Literature:
MacIntyre, James, 'Making My Mark, An Artist's Early Life', Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2001, p.62 (illustrated)
This work depicts a character known to the artist from his youth, Sammy Gourley, described in his text, Making My Mark, as "...a gnarled, pipe smoking hardened countryman who literally owned nothing but the clothes he stood up in..."

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:238
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:
€800

STILL LIFE WITH CARNATIONS, 1960

David Hone PPRHA (b.1928)

Signature:signed and dated lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 by 33cm., 16 by 13in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:55
Published Estimate:
€20000-30000
Price Realised:
€20000

U.F.O.'s

Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Signature:signed in monogram lower right; signed again [Colin M] and inscribed with title on reverse; also with typed Bourne Fine Art, London, label on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:61 by 61cm., 24 by 24in.
Provenance:Provenance:
Bourne Fine Art, London; Private collection
Literature:Literature:
Eastwood, Carlo, Colin Middleton - A Millennium Appreciation, Eastwood Gallery, Belfast, 2000, p. 12, illustrated p.61
2010 marks the centenary of the birth of Colin Middleton who has been recognised through the years as Ireland's greatest surrealist artist and while Middleton exercised an à la carte approach to style and technique throughout his career it is perhaps his Dalí-esque works which have had the most impact on Irish audiences offering hitherto unimagined landscapes to an island distanced both geographically and psychologically from the artistic developments in Europe.

Colin Middleton had an overwhelming thirst to explore and experiment with the possibilities in painting and, although aged in his mid-forties at the time of his retrospective in the Victor Waddington Galleries Middleton's style showed no signs of consistency but rather demonstrated a feverish impatience to investigate evermore styles. External forces were constantly directing his journey and he freely offered himself as a vessel through which they could pass and assimilate. Pat Murphy in interview with Middleton in December 1980 for the Irish Times asked the artist why it was that he adopted so many styles during his career. In response Middleton revealed, “…when someone opens a door you go through it."

Thus, the forces of the 'isims' had free reign on his undecided mind. Magritte, Miró and Dalí were to prove lasting influences on his style in the 1930s and 1940s and their impact would have a lasting effect which would manifest itself in works such as, U.F.O'.s, some forty years later. Although not immediately obvious, U.F.O.'s shares a link with Middlton's prior works in that it too is rooted in the idea of place. The strata in the foreground are reminiscent of his earlier landscapes of bogs or perhaps the beaches in Newcastle Co. Down while the grainy texture of the harsh plane demonstrates a similar technique of paint application seen in Important Lady with Attendant (1976) (illustrated p.53, Eastwood). This precise execution with its polished finish and suggestion of texture is indication of the lasting effect of his time as a damask designer. The organic nature of the landscape and the idea of place and environment are balanced by the menacing presence of the smooth, structured objects suspended in the expanse of the sky.

In conversation with Ciarán Carthy (Sunday Independent) in 1980 the artist offered by way of explanation that he needed, "...an organic reference, whether it be landscape or figure" and that he saw himself as a "spiritual medium [with an] ever present conflict between reason and intuition." These veins which channelled Middleton's creativity were what marked him out as an artist. He was the Irish answer to Surrealism, opening the floodgates to audiences to explore foreign and imagined landscapes. It is perhaps interesting also to note that there are in fact records of an unidentified object sighted in Belfast in 1972. Middleton, known to react to actual events, may have been faced at this juncture in his career with an extraordinary real-life stimulus to charge his canvas with yet another conflict between reason and intuition.


Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:118
Published Estimate:
€300-400
Price Realised:
€400

BOXERS (A PAIR)

George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Signature:signed lower right on second drawing
Medium:ink and gouache on paper; (framed as one)
Dimensions:13 by 15cm., 5 by 6in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The collection of Gerald Davis; Private collection
These drawings may have been working sketches for a large oil, 'Boxer', which sold though James Adam in 1999.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:251
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€1100

ZEBRA

Brian McCarthy (b.1960)

Signature:signed lower right
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:91 by 71cm., 36 by 28in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:176
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€320

HARE

Ross Wilson ARUA (b.1957)

Medium:mixed media on board
Dimensions:10 by 17cm., 4 by 6.5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:252
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:

THE BIRD TAMER, 2006

Elizabeth Taggart (b.1943)

Signature:signed lower left; signed again, titled and dated on reverse
Medium:oil on board
Dimensions:18 by 13cm., 7 by 5in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:93
Published Estimate:
€200-300
Price Realised:
€300

BEACH HARVEST IN COUNTY DONEGAL, 1864

 Irish School (19th century)

Signature:with title inscribed on reverse
Medium:watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:32 by 23cm., 12.7 5 by 9in.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:94
Published Estimate:
€800-1000
Price Realised:

ELEMENTARY BRUSH-WORK STUDIES

Elizabeth ("Lolly") Corbet-Yeats (1868 - 1940)

Dimensions:25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.
George Philip & Son, London and Liverpool, 1900, with twenty-four coloured plates and introduction by Corbet Yeats. In original buff-coloured boards, titled upper.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:63
Published Estimate:
€4000-6000
Price Realised:

THE FAITHFUL DOG, 1953

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979)

Signature:signed lower right; inscribed with title and dated on reverse; with artist's archival number [1992A] and inscribed 'Desbordes, Paris' label also on reverse
Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:27 by 46cm., 10.5 by 18in.
Provenance:Provenance:
The collection of Jacqueline Robinson, Paris; Private collection
Possibly exhibited at the Dublin Painters' Gallery, 12-14 October 1953, this exhibition included works in oil, monotypes, gouaches and watercolours and depicted similar scenes of beasts and woodlands. During the early 1950s Basil Rákóczi published a range of works including de luxe editions of his own poems and illustrations, Song Book of Idiot Boy, (Paris, 1953) and The Caged and The Free (Paris, 1955) many of which published were also connected with his artistic collective, The White Stag ('Editions du Cerf Blanc' (White Stag Press’). This escape into another form of expression activated the artist and inspired some of his most important creations including the later work, Jacqueline Robinson's Et ce chant dans mon coeur... sept poemes (1971). Robinson was a dancer and friend of Mainie Jellett's who established her own dance company in Paris. She was closely affiliated with Basil Rákóczi and other members of The White Stag. Rákóczi painted Jacqueline on a few occasions and the two were romantically linked for a time.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:64
Published Estimate:
€2000-3000
Price Realised:
€2400

STILL LIFE WITH BLUE COFFEE POT, c.1955

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979)

Signature:signed lower left
Medium:gouache on paper
Dimensions:23 by 62cm., 9 by 24.5in.
With thanks to the artist’s grandson, Chris Rákóczi, for his assistance in cataloguing this lot and lot 65.

Auction Date:
15 March 2010
Lot No.
:65
Published Estimate:
€3000-5000
Price Realised:

UNTITLED, c.1947-48

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979)

Medium:oil on canvas
Dimensions:32 by 44cm., 12.5 by 17.5in.
With a second work depicting a landscape with farmhouse, exposed on reverse.