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TUESDAY, 13th MARCH,  2001, 6.30pmTHE RDS, BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4

Viewing at the RDS: Sun, 11th March 10am to 6pm; Mon, 12th March, 10am to 6pm; Tues, 13th March, 10am to 3pm
Buyer's Commission: 15%. Estimates are in IR£ (IR£1 = GB£0.80 or US$1.15 approx.)

 

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Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

HORSES ON THE BEACH
signed lower left
oil on board
29 by 39cm., 11.5 by 15.5in.

IR £800-£900

 

2
Desmond Carrick RHA (b.1928)

SAILING ON THE OISE, FRANCE
signed lower left; titled on reverse
gouache on board
34 by 44cm., 13.5 by 17.5in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Moyra A. Barry (1886-1960)

TREE AND PARKLAND IN THE SPRING
signed lower right
oil on board
22 by 17cm., 8.5 by 6.5in.

See Snoddy, pp.21-22.

IR £500-£700

 

4
Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980)

DEEP IN THE WOODS
signed lower right; signed and titled on reverse
watercolour
21 by 28cm., 8.25 by 11.5in.

Provenance:
With the framing label of the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, on reverse

See Snoddy, pp.374-375.

IR £400-£500

 

5
James O’Halloran

CROWDED TABLE TOP
signed and dated [1992] lower right; titled and inscribed on reverse
oil on paper, mounted on board
30 by 39cm., 12 by 15.5in.

IR £500-£600

 

6
Stuart Morle (b.1960)

BALLET SHOES
signed lower right
pastel
18 by 20cm., 7 by 8in.

IR £400-£500

 

7
Tony Klitz (d.2000)

GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN, SHOWING COMBRIDGE’S PREMISES
signed lower right
oil on canvas
36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.

Klitz was an English-born artist who lived and painted in Ireland for most of his life. His last few solo exhibitions were all held at the Davis Gallery, Dublin.

IR £600-£800

 

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Norah McGuinness HRHA (1903-1980)

FRENCH LANDSCAPE WITH BUILDINGS
initialled lower right
mixed media (ink, watercolour and oil crayon) on paper
23 by 28cm., 9 by 11in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

9
Douglas Alexander RHA (1871-1945)

ROAD TO THE BLACK VALLEY, COUNTY KERRY
signed lower right; titled on reverse
watercolour
25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.

Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin

IR £400-£500

 

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Percy French (1854-1920)

WAR TORN FRANCE, YPRES
signed lower left; inscribed "Ypres" lower right
watercolour
23 by 32cm., 9 by 12.5in.

This work dates to World War I when the artist was in France entertaining the troops with his distinctive and popular variety show, raising money for various war charities.

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

11
Claude Hayes RI (1852-1922)

LANDSCAPE WITH SHEEP AND SEDGES
signed lower right
watercolour
18 by 25cm., 7 by 10in.

IR £250-£300

 

12
Tony McNally (b.1953)

FARMERS AND COW, WEST OF IRELAND
signed lower right
acrylic on canvas
29 by 39cm., 11.5 by 15.5in.

IR £700-£900

 

13
Kitty Wilmer O’Brien RHA (1910-1982)

LECANVEY PIER, NEAR LOUISBURGH, COUNTY MAYO c.1968
signed lower left; titled on reverse
gouache on board
51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Fergus O’Ryan RHA (1911-1989)

THE CANAL AT SALLINS (COUNTY KILDARE)
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on board
41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

MAN HARVESTING KELP
signed lower right
oil on board
36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.

Provenance:
Purchased from the Chichester Galleries, Belfast, in the 1960s. Thence by descent.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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Piet Sluis (b.1929)

PHOENIX, UNICORN AND MAN
signed lower left
oil on board
46 by 56cm., 18 by 22in.

IR £700-£800

 

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Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

ENTRANCE TO THE VILLAGE
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on canvas
102 by 41cm., 40 by 16in.

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

18
Paul Kelly (b.1968)

ARBOUR HILL, DUBLIN
signed and dated [1992] lower left
oil on board
25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.

Exhibited:
Gorry Gallery, Dublin, Autumn Exhibition, September 1993, catalogue no. 16

IR £600-£800

 

19
Stanley Pettigrew (b.1927)

WICKLOW HARBOUR, LOOKING NORTH ALONG THE COAST
signed lower left
oil on canvas board
46 by 84cm., 18 by 33in.

Literature:
See Stanley Pettigrew - An Irish Landscape, Milmo-Penny Fine Art, Dublin, 18-25 October 1991, catalogue no. 18, illustrated on back cover.

IR £500-£700

 

20
Claude Hayes RI (1852-1922)

WATERING THE HORSES AT SUNDOWN
signed lower right
watercolour
24 by 36cm., 9.5 by 14in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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21
William Bingham McGuinness RHA (1849-1928)

MOUNTAIN STREAM
signed lower left
watercolour
55 by 38cm., 21.5 by 15in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

THE WHITE LINEN HALL, BELFAST
signed and dated [1917] lower right
watercolour
17 by 22cm., 6.75 by 8.5in.

Provenance:
Phyllis Arnold Studio Gallery, Bangor, Co. Down

IR £700-£900

 

23
Fergus O’Ryan RHA (1911-1989)

THE AVOCA AT LARAGH (COUNTY WICKLOW)
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on board
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

24
Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

WATCHING THE YACHTS
signed lower right
gouache
19 by 24cm., 7.5 by 9.5in.

IR £600-£700

 

25
Douglas Alexander RHA (1871-1945)

NEAR CASHEL NA GOR, COUNTY DONEGAL
signed lower right; titled on reverse
watercolour
28 by 38cm., 11 by 15in.

Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin

IR £700-£900

 

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Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

THE MUSICIANS
signed lower right
oil on board
39 by 29cm., 15.5 by 11.5in.

IR £800-£900

 

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Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

THE CRUCIFIXION
gouache on paper mounted on board
46 by 36cm., 18 by 14in.

Provenance:
Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin

Exhibited:
Mainie Jellett Exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, December 1991-March 1992; catalogue no 91; label on reverse

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

28
Piet Sluis (b.1929)

PROFILE OF A SEATED WOMAN
signed lower right
oil on board
44 by 39cm., 17.5 by 15.5in.

IR £800-£900

 

29
Elizabeth Rivers (1903-1964)

ECCE HOMO (DESIGN FOR STAINED GLASS)
oil and paper laid on board
43 by 33cm., 17 by 13in.

Provenance:
Dawson Gallery, Dublin, studio sale

IR £300-£400

 

30
Anne King-Harman (1919-1979)

BOG AT ROONA
signed lower left
gouache
27 by 50cm., 10.5 by 19.5in.

Provenance:
Distinguished Artists Gallery, Dublin

Biography: See Snoddy, pp.244-245.

IR £400-£500

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Arthur Armstrong RHA (1924-1997)

LANDSCAPE, WEST CORK
signed lower left
oil on board
61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.

Exhibited:
RHA, 1989, catalogue no. 106

IR £2,500-£3,000

 

32
Patrick Dolan (1926-1980)

EX MACHINA
signed and dated [July 1967] on reverse
acrylic and mixed media on unprimed canvas
91 by 81cm., 36 by 32in.

Irish-born abstract painter, he studied at the Architectural Association in London in the 1950s and a was friend and associate of Francis Bacon’s. He later became a senior lecturer at the Cardiff School of Art in Wales, and had several solo and joint exhibitions at Gallery 67, Rawlinsky Gallery, and the Belgrave Gallery, London. In the 1960s he joined the artists’ community in St. Ives, Cornwall, and remained there until his death.

IR £700-£900

 

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Patrick Hickey (1927-1998)

HOT SUN OVER ITALIAN COAST
oil on canvas board
50 by 69cm., 19.5 by 27in.

Provenance:
Estate of the artist

Born in India and lived in Ireland from 1948 onwards. Studied architecture at UCD (graduating in 1954), and later etching and lithography at Scuola del Libro, Urbino, Italy. Exhibited at the IELA in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, and held numerous solo exhibitions at the Dawson Gallery. A master printmaker, he founded the Graphic Studio Dublin in 1961, and his painting technique developed out of his printmaking methods. "In his painting, he has achieved the phenomenon of the true painter in imposing his style on the landscape. There are quite definite types of countryside, forestry plantations, sheer sides of mountains, which are identifiable as ‘Patrick Hickey’" ¹.
¹ Tony Hickey, The Irish Imagination 1959-1971, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1971, p.7

IR £2,500-£3,500

 

 

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Liam Treacy (b.1934)

FOOTBRIDGE AT BARAVORE, GLENMALURE, COUNTY WICKLOW
signed lower right
oil on board
55 by 65cm., 21.5 by 25.5in.

Liam Treacy is a Wicklow artist who has been painting in an impressionist style since the 1950s. He exhibits regularly with the James Gallery, Dalkey, and has participated in a wide range of group shows including the annual RHA exhibitions and the Wexford Opera Festival.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

35
Trevor Geoghegan (b.1946)

MOUNTAIN STREAM
signed lower right; titled and dated [1994] on reverse
acrylic on panel
23 by 29cm., 9 by 11.5in.

Solo exhibitions held at the Solomon Gallery, Dublin, and the Kenny Gallery, Galway. Exhibits at the RHA and has work represented in the AIB Collection, Irish Arts Council, and the National Self Portrait Collection, among others. Has also lectured at NCAD for the past fifteen years.

IR £600-£800

 

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George Campbell RHA RUA (1917-1979)

FAGGOT GATHERERS IN THE SNOW
signed lower left
oil on board
38 by 46cm., 15 by 18in.

Campbell was a painter of landscapes, still life and figure subjects, as well as a stained glass artist. In 1946 he exhibited successfully in Dublin at the Victor Waddington Galleries. He first exhibited at the RHA in 1947. In the early years he painted with Gerard Dillon in the Connemara area. Appointed an associate of the RHA in 1954 and a full member in 1964. In 1966 he won the Douglas Hyde gold medal for best historical painting at the Oireachtas, and three years later another prize there for landscape.

IR £5,000-£6,000

 

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Maurice MacGonigal PRHA (1900-1979)

ACHILL FISHERMAN
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.

Exhibited:
Churchman’s Galleries, Galway, c. 1977, catalogue no. 159; label on reverse

IR £2,000-£3,000

 

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Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA (1911-1984)

IN THE SPERRIN MOUNTAINS, COUNTY TYRONE
signed lower left; titled on reverse
watercolour
24 by 37cm., 9.5 by 14.5in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

COTTAGE AND TURF STACKS, WEST OF IRELAND
initialled "LMH" lower right
oil on board
36 by 43cm., 14 by 17in.
Provenance:
George A. Connell, Belfast
Private collection, Belfast

IR £6,000-£8,000

 

40
John Kirwan (b.1956)

CLARE ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO
signed lower right
oil on board
46 by 37cm., 18 by 14.5in.

Born in Dublin in 1956, and graduated from the Dun Laoghaire School of Art in 1978. His first solo show was held in 1983 in the Oisín Art Gallery. He has subsequently had further one-man exhibitions at the Lincoln Gallery, the George Gallery, the Howth Harbour Gallery and the Oisín Gallery, Dublin.

IR £500-£700

 

41
Rowland Hill ARUA (1915-1979)

DONEGAL LANDSCAPE WITH COTTAGE
signed lower right
watercolour
15 by 28cm., 6 by 11in.

IR £500-£600

 

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Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

THE HORSEMAN
signed lower right
oil on board
15 by 20cm., 6 by 8in.

Provenance:
Dawson Gallery, Dublin

IR £7,000-£9,000

 

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George Russell "AE" (1867-1935)

THE BATHER
signed with monogram lower right
oil on canvas
41 by 53cm., 16 by 21in.

IR £10,000-£12,000

 

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George Campbell RHA RUA (1917-1979)

A FRESH DAY, CONNEMARA (DOG’S BAY)
signed lower left
oil on canvas board
51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.

IR £5,000-£6,000

 

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Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)

DARBY COURT
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on board
46 by 56cm., 18 by 22in.

Provenance:
David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin

Best remembered for his semi-documentary record of the crumbling façades of Dublin’s buildings, Ó Colmáin exhibited through the Ritchie Hendriks and David Hendriks Galleries, Dublin, during the 1950s and ‘60s. Between 1960-1979 he contributed occasionally to the RHA, but concentrated mostly on producing work for his many solo exhibitions at the Tom Caldwell Gallery and the Bell Gallery, Belfast, and the Oriel Gallery, Dublin, among others. See Snoddy, pp.354-355.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

46
Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)

THE LONG ENTRY
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on board
46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.

Provenance:
Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)

STEPS, SHIP STREET
signed and dated [1968] lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.

Provenance:
Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, July 1968

Exhibited:
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, c.1960s, catalogue no. 45; label on reverse

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

48
Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)

DUBLIN STREET
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
43 by 56cm., 17 by 22in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)

OLD DOORWAY
signed lower right
oil on board
32 by 38cm., 12.5 by 15in.

IR £900-£1,100

 

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Maurice MacGonigal PRHA (1900-1979)
SEPTEMBER MORNING, CONNEMARA
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.

Provenance:
Dawson Gallery, Dublin
Private collection, England

IR £5,000-£6,000

 

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James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944)

THE LUXEMBOURG GARDENS, PARIS
faintly inscribed with title and price on reverse
oil on board
26 by 36cm., 10.2 by 14in.

Literature:
George A. Connell, James Humbert Craig RHA (1877-1944), The Arches Art Gallery, Belfast, 1988, pp.14-15.

A rare example of J.H. Craig’s early work, painted during his continental travels. A companion piece to ‘Jardin de Tuileries’, ex. the George A. Connell collection, and auctioned at Sotheby’s, London, 21 May 1998, Lot 408. Interestingly, the latter painting is not inscribed and has previously been thought to depict the Jardin de Tuileries. It would appear however, from the inscription on the present work that the pair were the fruit of a day’s painting in the Luxembourg Gardens. On the reverse is an unfinished oil sketch of a French village. In contemporary gilt, hand-carved wooden frame.

IR £15,000-£18,000

 

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Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980)

SHARPS’S COTTAGE, CLOONEY, COUNTY DONEGAL
signed lower right; titled on reverse
gouache on card
32 by 51cm., 12.5 by 20in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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Norah McGuinness HRHA (1903-1980)

SUMMER TABLE
signed and dated [1942] lower right
gouache on paper
25 by 38cm., 10 by 15in.

Exhibited:
Taylor Galleries, 22 March - 14 April 1979, catalogue no. 22

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

TREES BY THE LIFFEY
signed "LMH" lower right
oil on canvas
46 by 30cm., 18 by 12in.

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

BACK OF ROOKERY NOOK FARM, CARRANTUOHILL MOUNT, KERRY, IRELAND (CIRCA 1943)
signed lower left and signed and titled on reverse
oil pastel on card
30 by 39cm., 12 by 15.5in.

Provenance:
Presented by the artist to the present owner on the occasion of his bar-mitzvah

IR £5,000-£6,000

 

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Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS
signed lower right
oil on canvas
38 by 91cm., 15 by 36in.

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

EVENING, THE HARBOUR, ROUNDSTONE
signed and dated [1975] lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
46 by 60cm., 18 by 23.5in.

IR £1,500-£1,800

 

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Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

VIEW OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH AND THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE THROUGH A BANK OF POPPIES
signed lower right
watercolour heightened with white
36 by 52cm., 14 by 20.5in.

IR £15,000-£20,000

This work belongs to a particular genre of painting which Nicholl began around 1830 and practised throughout most of his career. It combines the dual arts of still-life nature studies with traditional topographic landscape painting. Nicholl’s patron, Sir James Emerson Tennant, funded a trip to London from 1830-1832, during which period Nicholl undertook intensive studies of works hanging in the Dulwich Gallery and greatly improved in his technique. A letter from this period written to Nicholl from Emerson’s sister Eliza, thanks the artist for the "beautiful coloured drawing of flowers"; this appears to be the first reference to the series of floral studies.
The flower studies usually depict poppies (both red and the imaginatively created blue variety), cornflowers and daisies. Nicholl also uses the technique of ‘sgraffito’ in amongst the grasses, literally scraping into the paint surface to create detail and variety. A very similar work to the present one was sold at Sotheby’s on 22 May 1997. Other comparative works include ‘(London)derry on the River Foyle, Co. Derry, Beyond a Bank of Flowers’ and ‘Pheasants in a Bank of Flowers’, both in the National Gallery of Ireland.
Anne Crookshank and the Knight of Glin have written of these works: "They would appear to be totally original compositions, and because the scale of the flowers and buildings is so irrational they have a surrealist quality"¹. It is this quality which makes them "the most haunting Irish paintings of the early nineteenth century"² and undoubtedly Nicholl’s masterpieces.
¹ Anne Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, The Watercolours of Ireland: Works on Paper in Pencil, Pastel and Paint c.1600-1914, Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1994, p.168.
² The Painters of Ireland c.1600-1920, Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1978, p.202.

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George Russell "AE" (1867-1935)

LADIES BY THE SEASIDE
signed with monogram lower left
oil on canvas
36 by 51cm., 14 by 20in.

Provenance:
With the framing label of the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, on reverse

IR £10,000-£12,000

 

60
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

FAIRHEAD, BALLYCASTLE, COUNTY ANTRIM
signed lower right; titled on reverse
watercolour
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

Provenance:
Presented to Mr F. Moore by the members of the Labour Office, Messrs. Short & Hartland, Ltd., Dec. 1943; hand-written calligraphic card on reverse

IR £600-£800

 

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Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

DUBLIN CHILDREN
signed and dated [1926] lower left; titled on reverse
watercolour
36 by 24cm., 14 by 9.5in.

It is thought that the figure reading the book represents the artist as a young man. The houses depicted are numbers 13 and 15 Stamer Street, off the South Circular Road. Kernoff lived at number 13.

IR £7,000-£9,000

 

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Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

CORNFIELDS NEAR FONTHILL
signed "LMH" lower right
oil on canvas
51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.

Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast

IR £7,000-£9,000

 

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Charles Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1965)

CARRAROE, COUNTY GALWAY
signed lower left
oil on board
25 by 33cm., 10 by 13in.

Provenance:
Purchased from the artist’s wife, 1968, with letters of provenance from Katherine Lamb and Tom Ryan PPRHA

IR £5,000-£6,000

 

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Estella Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

BEACH SCENE, WEST OF IRELAND
oil on canvas board
30 by 40cm., 12 by 15.7in.

Depicts the same stretch of beach as in ‘Figure on Beach with Umbrella’, exhibited at the Frederick Gallery, Dublin, 14-20 October 2000, catalogue no. 43.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

ENTRANCE OF THE DARK WIND (KHYBER PASS, DALKEY 1942)
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on board
60 by 36cm., 23 by 14in.

Provenance:
Dawson Gallery, Dublin

Exhibited:
Dawson Gallery, Dublin 1976

IR £50,000-£70,000

This very early and important painting by Louis le Brocquy is unusual in many respects. Firstly, he rarely painted landscapes until his prolific series of watercolours in the 1980s and ‘90s. In many ways, this painting could be seen as a forerunner of that series; although painted in oil, the pale, fluid colours are reminiscent of watercolour. The painting also relates to the ‘Famine Cottages’ 1944, about which the late Ernie O’Malley wrote with enlightened perception in Horizon 1946.
The dominant colour white in the painting is also a recurring element in le Brocquy’s oeuvre, from the early ‘Girl in White’ 1941, to the white ‘Presences’ and ‘Beings’ of the late 1950s, and the generally white or pale grey backgrounds to the head image of famous writers – ‘ancestors of consciousness’ as he terms them.
The whole restless composition of the painting, with its urgent rhythms, is extremely interesting, from the unusual ‘portrait’ format of a landscape painting, emphasizing the verticality of the rockface, to the underlying abstract structure held together by the pale orange nub at the centre.

 

Dorothy Walker
February 2001

The house depicted in this painting was called "Khyber Pass" the one time home of Major Bryan Cooper DL. The site was known as "Khyber Pass" from the 1890s presumably because of its similarity in rocky terrain to the famous location in the North West Frontier region of India. In the 1950s it was turned into a hotel named "The Khyber Pass Hotel" run by Charles Kennedy, nicknamed "The Rajah" by the locals. In the 1970s the hotel was taken over by Charles Lawlor and renamed "Dalkey Heights". The building was demolished in 1983 to make way for a development of houses and apartments called "Sorrento Heights". The photograph here was taken just before the house was knocked down.

 

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George Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

ON KERRY COAST
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on canvas
51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

IR £4,000-£5,000

 

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Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

STILL LIFE WITH FISH
signed lower left
gouache on card
22 by 44cm., 8.5 by 17.5in.

Provenance:
Magill Fine Art, Dublin

IR £1,800-£2,000

 

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Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

COLIEMORE HARBOUR, DALKEY, COUNTY DUBLIN
inscribed on reverse
oil on canvas
51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

This painting was used by the artist to demonstrate technique to his students.

IR £2,000-£3,000

 

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Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)

RED FLOWER SLEEPING
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
29 by 44cm., 11.5 by 17.5in.

Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast
Bob Jackson, Belfast

IR £7,000-£9,000

 

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Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

CLOWN AND HARLEQUIN
signed lower right
mixed media (watercolour, pen, ink and collage) on paper
37 by 56cm., 14.5 by 22in.

Provenance:
With the framing label of the Dawson Gallery, Dublin
Grants Fine Art Gallery, Newcastle, Co. Down

IR £10,000-£12,000

 

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Tony O’Malley HRHA (b.1913)

LOCÁN AGUS SPÉIR
initialled lower right; titled, dated [1995] and numbered [no. 5972] on reverse
oil and mixed media on board
64 by 91cm., 25 by 36in.

IR £6,000-£8,000

 

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John Philip Murray (b.1952)

PRECIOUS VESSEL (FOR JEANNIE J.)
signed and dated [April 2000]; titled on reverse
oil on board
30 by 60cm., 11.5 by 23.5in.

Exhibited:
Blennerville Arts Festival, Co. Kerry, 2000

Painted to celebrate the launch of a full sized replica of the Jeannie Johnston, an Irish emigrant ship which plied the waters between Ireland and North America during the famine years. The ship acquired fame for being one of very few such not to have sunk. John Phillip Murray studied art at NCAD. He has had numerous solo shows most noticeably at the Vangard and Lavitt Galleries, Cork, and the Wyvern Gallery, Dublin. Also exhibits at the RHA annual exhibitions. In recent years he has carried out commissions from the AIB Bank and the Great Southern Hotel at Cork Airport.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

73
Michael Mulcahy (b.1952)

1+2=0 (SERIES)
signed lower right
mixed media on paper
56 by 76cm., 22 by 30in.

Provenance:
Taylor Galleries, Dublin

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

MOORED YACHTS
signed lower right
gouache
57 by 81cm., 22.5 by 32in.

IR £15,000-£18,000

 

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Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

SAMUEL BECKETT
signed and dated [1985] lower right
watercolour
53 by 39cm., 21 by 15.5in.

Commenting on his series of images of Samuel Beckett, le Brocquy says: "I don't really think of them as portraits, since no one, still, definitive image can possibly reflect a person of our time. What one gropes for, I imagine, is rather an identity in motion, traversing the diverse elements composing it - elements reaching back into ancestral time and perhaps even forward"¹. Le Brocquy began making images of Beckett in 1965, although he did not meet the reclusive author until 1978. They formed a firm friendship and often collaborated on projects. For instance, three years after the making of this image, le Brocquy supplied lithographs for Samuel Beckett's valedictory book, Stirrings Still (published by Blue Moon Books, New York, and John Calder, London, 1988).

¹ Quoted on the artist’s official website, www.anne-madden.com



IR £25,000-£30,000

 

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William Conor RHA PRUA (1884-1968)

AFTER THE BLITZ, BELFAST
signed lower left
oil crayon on paper
44 by 34cm., 17.5 by 13.5in.

Provenance:
With the framing label of the Bell Gallery, Belfast, on reverse

Thought to be a view of the devastation around Carlisle Circus. This work was one of a series which Conor made during World War II. The works were exhibited at the Ulster Arcade (Brands) Ltd, as a feature event of Belfast’s War Weapons Week in December 1940. Many of the works that were then on show now hang in the Municipal Museum and Art Gallery in Belfast.


IR £6,000-£7,000

 

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George Russell "AE" (1867-1935)

CROWS IN FRESHLY TILLED FIELD
signed with monogram lower right
oil on board
30 by 47cm., 12 by 18.5in.

Provenance:
Combridge Fine Arts, Dublin

IR £5,000-£6,000

 

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James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1878-1944)

AFTERNOON LIGHT ON THE DONEGAL COAST
signed lower left
oil on board
14 by 19cm., 5.5 by 7.5in.

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

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Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)

BRIDE ARRANGING FLOWERS
signed upper right
oil on board
53 by 42cm., 21 by 16.5in.

This work appears to date to the late 1940s or early 1950s, when the artist was embracing the ready supply of cheap wooden panels which then became available in post-war Ireland¹. It was a period of maturation and success for O’Neill. At his 1946 exhibition at the Victor Waddington Galleries, he had sold 21 out of the 23 pictures exhibited, prompting the gallery to offer him a contract and with it the promise of a steady income. With financial support came the opportunity for study abroad. He visited Paris either late 1948 or early 1949 and there absorbed the influences of Rouault, Vlaminck and Utrillo, visible in this work. His technique at the time involved the use of transparent oil glazes applied smoothly with soft-bristled brushes, juxtaposed with areas of thick impasto which were squeezed directly from tube onto board. In subject matter it is highly typical of O’Neill’s oeuvre: a highly charged Expressionistic work on the subject of love, with a dreamy, melancholy mood "of calm serenity"².
¹ Gena Lynam, ‘Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974): Landscape and Figure Painter’, Irish Arts Review, Vol.15, 1999, p.138.
² S.B. Kennedy, Irish Art and Modernism 1880-1950, Queen’s University, Belfast, 1991, p.132.

IR £15,000-£20,000

 

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Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

MADAME LAPERIÉRE & JOSEPHINE BRUCE
signed lower left
oil on canvas
20 by 25cm., 8 by 10in.

Provenance:
Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 1962
Dr J.N. McCarthy, London

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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William Guy Wall (1792-1864)

BLARNEY CASTLE NEAR CORK, IRELAND, 1860
signed lower left; inscribed on reverse of stretcher
oil on canvas
56 by 76cm., 22 by 30in.

Provenance:
Private collection, Germany

Born in Dublin, Ireland, he trained as an artist but moved to America early on in his career, in 1818. There he achieved recognition for his series of watercolour landscapes which were published in aquatint form as the Hudson River Portfolio (c.1820), and which were later used as transfer printed designs for Stevenson’s Cobridge pottery works in Staffordshire, England. In 1826 Wall helped found the National Academy of Design in New York, from where he exhibited, whilst also showing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He returned to Ireland around 1832 and began exhibiting at the RHA in 1840. One of the four works he showed that year was a study of Blarney Castle, pre-dating the present work by twenty years. In 1843 Wall was one of the nine founding members of the Society of Irish Artists (along with Edward Hayes, Michael Angelo Hayes, and the entire Brocas family). However, a perceived neglect of his work led Wall to return to America in 1856 for a period of four years. He finally returned to Dublin in 1860 where he died in relative obscurity. His work hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and in the collection of the New York Historical Society. See Strickland, Vol.II, pp.498-500, 639; also Anne Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, The Painters of Ireland c.1660-1920, Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1978, p.203.

IR £4,000-£6,000

 

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Samuel McCloy (1831-1904)

THE POACHER
inscribed "Sam.l McCloy. / School of Art / W.terford" on reverse
oil on canvas
30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.

Exhibited:
RHA, 1862, catalogue no. 94

McCloy was Master of the Waterford School of Art from 1853-1875 and gave the school as his address when he exhibited at the RHA in 1862 and 1870. See Strickland, Vol.II, pp.55-56.

IR £5,000-£6,000

 

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Edward Corbally (fl.1790-1810)

MISS SARAH CURRAN
signed and dated [June 1802] lower right
pastel
71 by 51cm., 28 by 20in.

Provenance:
Inscribed on reverse "From Lord James Butler’s Sale, Rutland Square", Dublin.
With old framers’ labels including Kearney of 49 Henry Street, George Beamish, Bride Street and M. Butler, Abbey Street. Bought from the auction of the contents of 18 Rutland Square North, (now Parnell Square, North) residence of Lord James Wandesforde Butler JP by Dr. James A. Lynch, Stamullen, Co. Meath, thence by descent to the present owner.

Exhibited:
Old Dublin Society, March 1941

Literature:
Evening Herald, Dublin, March 22 1941

Sarah Curran was born in Newmarket, Co. Cork in 1781, the daughter of John Philpot Curran, a distinguished lawyer who defended various United Irishmen in the courts after the 1798 Rebellion. She moved to Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin with her family in 1790. Her brother Richard was a contemporary of Robert Emmet at Trinity College and it is probably through him that Emmet met Sarah Curran. The couple became engaged but kept it secret because of her father’s disapproval of Emmet. After the failed rebellion of 1803 Emmet was arrested and later the Curran household was searched by the military because of the liaison. John Philpot Curran was displeased with his daughter’s dangerous engagement with a rebel and he ordered her from his house. She went to live with a Quaker family in Cork and in 1805 married an army officer, Captain Robert Sturgeon. She moved with her husband to Sicily where he was stationed from 1805 to 1807. She died in 1808 at Hythe in Kent, after the death of her only child who was born at sea on the return journey from Italy. Her body was returned to Ireland for burial in her home village of Newmarket.

This portrait is believed to be the only contemporary likeness of Sarah Curran.


IR £20,000-£30,000

 

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John Faulkner RHA (1835-1894)

LANDSCAPE WITH VIEW TOWARDS TOWN AND GRAZING CATTLE IN FOREGROUND
signed lower left
oil on canvas
43 by 81cm., 17 by 32in.

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

NEWTOWNBREDA CHURCH (COUNTY DOWN), 11th SEPTEMBER, 1855
signed, inscribed and dated on reverse
watercolour
33 by 50cm., 13 by 19.5in.

Exhibited:
RHA, 1856, catalogue no. 305

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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Edwin Hayes RHA RI (1820-1904)

MARITIME SCENE
signed lower left
oil on board
23 by 32cm., 9 by 12.5in.

IR £4,000-£5,000

 

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George Gillespie RUA (1924-1996)

FARM IN COUNTY MAYO
signed lower right
oil on canvas
41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

IR £3,500-£4,500

 

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Henry Robertson Craig RHA (1916-1984)

BOYS PLAYING AT THE RIVER
signed bottom left
oil on board
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

See Snoddy, pp.85-86.

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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Arthur Armstrong RHA (1924-1996)

GLENDALOUGH
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.

IR £2,500-£3,500

 

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Evie Hone (1894-1955)

THE CRUCIFIXION, 1947
signed lower right; titled on reverse
gouache on board
76 by 58cm., 30 by 23in.

Provenance:
Dawson Gallery, Dublin

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

91
John Kelly RHA (b.1932)

ICARUS
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on paper
112 by 76cm., 44 by 30in.

IR £2,000-£2,500

 

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Patricia Faulkner (b.1946)

HERA, DEMETER and EROS II (TRIPTYCH)
inscribed on reverse
oil on board
36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in.; 14.5 by 14.5; and 15.5in. by 11.5in.

Provenance:
Mercury Gallery, London

IR £1,500-£2,000

Belfast-born artist, she studied at the West Sussex Collage of Art 1962-1964, the Kingston College of Art 1964-1967, and the RCA 1967-1970. She was awarded the silver medal at the RCA. Exhibited in numerous group shows including the RA shows of the 1960s and ‘70s, and had solo exhibitions at the Mercury Gallery, London, and the John Neville Gallery, Canterbury.

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Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

BREAD, FRUIT, GUITAR AND FLOWERS
signed bottom left
gouache
53 by 64cm., 21 by 25in.

IR £4,500-£5,500

 

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Graham Knuttel (b.1954)

LAST TANGO
signed lower left
oil on canvas
122 by 91cm., 48 by 36in.

Provenance:
Terry Stewart Fine Art, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

IR £6,000-£8,000

 

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John Jobson (b.1941)

THE PIRATE
signed with monogram lower right
oil on board
71 by 61cm., 28 by 24in.

John Jobson works from a studio in County Wicklow. Ciarán 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".

IR £1,800-£2,200

 

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Evie Hone (1894-1955)

ABSTRACT COMPOSITION IN AUTUMN TONES
gouache on paper
25 by 18cm., 10 by 7in.

Provenance:
Ex. collection of Margaret Clarke RHA, a close friend of the artist

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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William Conor RHA RUA (1884-1968)
"MY AUNT"

signed lower left
wax crayon on paper
24 by 19cm., 9.5 by 7.5in.

IR £5,000-£6,000

In this work Conor has ironed the reverse side of the drawing in order to slightly melt the wax and thereby achieve a soft-focus effect. This technique was one fraught with some danger, as it sometimes resulted in singeing the paper.

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Robert Gemmell Hutchinson RSA RWS (1855-1936)

RIDING PIGGYBACK - CHILDREN PLAYING BY THE SEA
signed lower left
oil on canvas board
30 by 20cm., 12 by 8in.

IR £4,000-£6,000

 

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Stuart Morle (b.1960)

THE FOUR COURTS, DUBLIN
signed lower right
oil on canvas
71 by 91cm., 28 by 36in.

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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John Kirwan (b.1956)

CLARE ISLAND, LAST LIGHT
signed lower right
oil on canvas
119 by 90cm., 47 by 35.5in.

IR £1,500-£1,800

 

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Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

STUDY FOR THE 3RD MAY (1970)
inscribed on reverse
gouache on paper
65 by 76cm., 25.5 by 30in.

Provenance:
David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin

Exhibited:
This is the study for the work (on canvas) which was exhibited in The Irish Imagination 1959-1971, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1971, catalogue no. 4.

Roderic Knowles has written of the artist with particular reference to this series of works (lots 101–104): "[Ballagh is] recognised for his imaginative and hyperealistic renderings of well known literary, historical or establishment figures … He represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale 1969 and soon became one of Ireland’s most reputed painters. In the evolution of his art, in moving from abstraction to figuration, ‘he introduced the figure first as a silhouette or ‘cut-out’, then as a painted figure (as in his pastiches of Goya, Delacroix, Poussin or Ingres) heavily outlined’, Cyril Barrett writes … Other features of his work should be noted: his social commitment, which shows itself in his humour and wit, parody and pastiche and social comment, and his quite shameless literary and artistic allusions". From Contemporary Irish Art: A Documentation, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1982, p.216.

IR £2,000-£3,000

 

102
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

AFTER DELACROIX, LIBERTY LEADING THE PEOPLE
signed and dated [1971] lower left
limited edition print, number 7 out of an edition of 100
48 by 62cm., 19 by 24.5in.

Provenance:
With the framing label of the David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin on reverse

IR £400-£500

 

103
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

AFTER GOYA, THE 3RD MAY
signed and dated [1973] lower left
limited edition print, number 6 out of an edition of 100
48 by 61cm., 19 by 24in.

IR £300-£400

 

104
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

AFTER DAVID, THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN
signed and dated [1973] lower left
limited edition print, number 7 out of an edition of 75
47 by 58cm., 18.5 by 23in.

IR £300-£400

 

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Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

THE CHARTED COURSE II
gouache on paper
94 by 58cm., 37 by 23in.

Literature:
Susan Stairs, Markey Robinson: A Life – The Retrospective, Shortall-Stairs Publications, Dublin, 1998, p.49 (another work from the series).

IR £3,000-£4,000

 

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Graham Knuttel (b.1954)

THREE WISE GUYS
signed lower centre
oil on canvas
122 by 61cm., 48 by 24in.

Provenance:
Terry Stewart Fine Art, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

IR £5,000-£7,000

 

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George Barret Junior (1767-1842)

FIGURES AND CATTLE BY A RIVER WITH CASTLE RUINS BEYOND
initialled lower left
watercolour
29 by 44cm., 11.5 by 17.5in.

Son of the celebrated Irish artist, George Barret RA (1732-1784), George Barret Junior was, according to Strickland (pp 32-33) "one of the foremost water-colour painters of the English School." He was a foundation member of the Old Watercolour Society in 1804, a major exhibitor there and also showed at the Royal Academy. Strickland again: "In some qualities these [his watercolours] have never been surpassed, excelling in their effects of atmosphere and brilliant sunlight, and full of poetic feeling".

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

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108
John Faulkner RHA (1835-1894)

THE OLD HUT IN JUNE, COUNTY WICKLOW
signed lower left
watercolour
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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Edward Montgomery O’Rourke Dickey (1894-1977)

LANDSCAPE WITH FARM COTTAGES
signed and labelled on reverse
oil on canvas
65 by 77cm., 25.5 by 30.5in.

Exhibited with the Belfast Art Society in the 1920s and at the Oireachtas Art Exhibition in 1920. See Snoddy, pp.100-101.

IR £1,000-£1,500

 

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John Shinnors (b.1950)

SPANISH CIRCUS
signed lower right; titled lower left
mixed media (pencil, ink, watercolour) on paper
15 by 20cm., 6 by 7.75in.

IR £1,500-£1,800

 

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Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

MORNING NUDE BY THE SEA
signed lower left; signed and titled on reverse
gouache on board
48 by 30cm., 19 by 12in.

Provenance:
Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner

IR £2,500-£3,500

 

112
Ken Moroney (b.1949)

A SEATED NUDE
signed lower left
oil on canvas
29 by 29cm., 11.5 by 11.5in.

IR £300-£500

 

113
Norah McGuinness HRHA (1903-1980)

LANDSCAPE SKETCH
initialled lower right
mixed media (coloured pencils and ink) on paper
20 by 29cm., 8 by 11.5in.

IR £500-£700

 

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Patrick Leonard HRHA (b.1918)

CIRCUS LADIES
signed lower right
oil on board
65 by 57cm., 25.5 by 22.5in.

IR £1,800-£2,000

 

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Nathaniel Hone (1831-1917)

LANDSCAPE WITH FLOWERING GORSE
signed "NH" lower right
watercolour
30 by 36cm., 12 by 14in.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

116
Edward Louis Lawrenson (1868-1940)

CUMULUS CLOUDS
signed lower left
watercolour
28 by 38cm., 11 by 15in.

IR £500-£700

 

117
Theodore James Gracey RUA (1895-1959)

MOURNES FROM TYRELLA
signed lower left
watercolour
25 by 37cm., 10 by 14.5in.

Associate of McKelvey and MacGonigal, he exhibited with the Belfast Art Society 1919-1929, the Ulster Academy of Arts 1931-1949, the Dublin Sketching Club 1955 and 1958, and the RHA 1924-1951.

IR £400-£600

 

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Ronald Ossory Dunlop RA RBA (1894-1973)

HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH LAKE
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on board
23 by 29cm., 9 by 11.5in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

LANDSCAPE WITH THORN
signed and dated [1959] lower left
mixed media (gouache and ink) on card
53 by 36cm., 21 by 14in.

Provenance:
John Magee, Belfast

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

SÉAMUS O’SULLIVAN 1940
signed and dated [1940] lower left
oil crayon and pastel on paper
38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.

Provenance:
Lincoln Gallery, Dublin

Portrait of the Irish poet and editor, Séamus O’Sullivan (né James Sullivan Starkey) (1879-1958). O’Sullivan published numerous volumes of poetry (both his own and for The Tower Press Booklets), including The Twilight People (Talbot Press, 1905), Verses Sacred and Profane (Tower Press, 1908), and Mud and Purple (Talbot Press, 1917). He founded The Dublin Magazine in 1923 and remained editor until his death in 1958.

IR £7,000-£9,000

 

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Evie Hone RHA (1894-1955)

DESIGN FOR WINDOW FOR DOWNE CHURCH
inscribed "Downe Church" top left corner
pencil
34 by 22cm., 13.5 by 8.75in.

Provenance:
From the estate of artist Elizabeth Rivers

IR £1,000-£1,500

 

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Tom Carr HRHA HRUA ARWS (1909-1999)

SANDY ROW, BELFAST
signed and titled lower left
pencil and watercolour
22 by 28cm., 8.5 by 11in.

Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

123
Geraldine O’Brien (b.1930)

WINTER FLOWERS
signed lower right
oil on canvas
46 by 36cm., 18 by 14in.

Floral studies are this artist’s speciality. She participated at the Oireachtas Art Exhibitions of the 1950s, and recently has exhibited at the Oriel Gallery, Dublin, and the James Gallery, Dalkey.

IR £700-£900

 

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Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA RUA (1911-1984)

INISHFREE STRAND FROM BUNBEG, COUNTY DONEGAL
signed lower left; titled on reverse
watercolour
24 by 39cm., 9.5 by 15.5in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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P. Arnould (19th century)

MIDDLE LAKE, KILLARNEY
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on canvas
52 by 77cm., 20.5 by 30.5in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

126
P. Arnould (19
th century)

KILLARNEY
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on canvas
52 by 77cm., 20.5 by 30.5in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

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John Faulkner RHA RI (1835-1894)

COASTAL LANDSCAPE
signed lower left
watercolour
33 by 74cm., 13 by 29in.

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

128
David Fitzgerald (Irish, early 20th century)

TINKER ENCAMPMENT
watercolour
18 by 25cm., 7 by 10in.

Provenance:
With the framing label of the Dawson Gallery, Dublin

IR £300-£400

 

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Douglas Alexander RHA (1871-1945)

ON CARAGH LAKE, COUNTY KERRY
signed lower left, inscribed with title on reverse
watercolour
25 by 37cm., 10 by 14.5in.

Provenance:
With the framing label of the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin, on reverse

IR £800-£1,000

 

130
Liam Proud (d.1999)

RURAL LANDSCAPE IN WINTER
signed lower left
oil on canvas£
61 by 71cm., 24 by 28in.

Liam Proud exhibited at the Oireachtas Art Exhibitions from the mid-1940s up until 1961, the RHA during the 1980s up until 1991, and at each of the Society of Dublin Painters annual exhibitions in the 1950s.

IR £400-£600

 

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James le Jeune (1910-1983)

INTERFACING TREES
signed lower left
oil on canvas board
30 by 23cm., 12 by 9in.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

132
Kathleen Marescaux RUA RWS (1868-1944)

SUNSET ON THE MARSHES (COUNTY KILKENNY)
signed lower right; titled on reverse
watercolour
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

A Kilkenny artist, Marescaux studied art in Belgium, Germany and Italy. She first exhibited at the RHA in 1893 under her maiden name Dennis and continued sporadically until 1935. She also showed with the Dublin Sketching Club, the Watercolour Society of Ireland, the Fine Art Society (London) an the Ulster Academy of Arts.

IR £400-£500

 

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Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

THE BEND IN THE RIVER
signed lower left
watercolour
27 by 37cm., 10.5 by 14.5in.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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John Philip Murray (b.1952)

LOOKING BENEATH
initialled lower right; titled and dated on reverse
oil on paper
30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.

Literature:
Illustrated in John Philip Murray: Painting, Drawing, Print, private publication, 2000

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

COLLECTING FIREWOOD
signed lower right
gouache on board
44 by 81cm., 17.5 by 32in.

Provenance:
Oriel Gallery, Dublin

IR £4,000-£5,000

 

136
Tim Goulding (b.1945)

DEAD BLOSSOM
titled and dated [August 1974] on reverse
oil on canvas
81 by 81cm., 32 by 32in.

Provenance:
David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin

IR £500-£700

 

137
Gerry McGourty (b.1954)

RED SKY BOG PEOPLE
signed, titled and dated [2000] on reverse
oil on board
28 by 28cm., 11 by 11in.

IR £400-£500

 

138
John Jobson (b.1941)

WHITETHORN
signed with monogram lower right
oil on board
25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.

IR £450-£600

 

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Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

GOING TO MEET THE BOATS
signed under mount lower centre; titled on reverse
gouache on board
46 by 30cm., 18 by 12in.

IR £2,500-£3,000

 

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William Carron ARHA (b.1930)

FISHING BOATS AT PURTEEN, ACHILL
signed and dated [2000] lower right
acrylic
48 by 70cm., 19 by 27.5in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

141
Eric Patton RHA (b.1925)

ARAN I
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on canvas board
41 by 30cm., 16 by 11.7in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

142
John Kingerlee (b.1936)

WINTER
signed with monogram and dated [1998] lower right
oil on canvas
24 by 30cm., 9.5 by 12in.

IR £400-£600

 

143
Markey Robinson (1919-1999)

ABSTRACT ON GLASS
gouache on glass
24 by 12cm., 9.5 by 4.75in.

Provenance:
Apollo Gallery, Dublin

IR £600-£800

 

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John Kelly RHA (b.1932)

ICARUS
signed lower right; titled on reverse
watercolour and pastel on paper
112 by 76cm., 44 by 30in.

IR £1,800-£2,000

 

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William Crozier (b.1930)

FIGURE HEAD STUDY
signed on reverse
oil on canvas
91 by 76cm., 36 by 30in.

IR £1,800-£2,200

 

146
John Philip Murray (b.1952)

LIGHT PILLAR, DIAGONAL MOSAIC
signed and dated [2000] lower right; titled on reverse
alkyd on prepared paper
41 by 30cm., 16 by 12in.

Literature:
Illustrated in John Philip Murray: Painting, Drawing, Print, private publication, 2000

IR £900-£1,000

 

147
Gerard McGourty (b.1954)

MOSS AND STONES
signed and dated [1995] lower right
oil on board
91 by 122cm., 36 by 48in.

Provenance:
Millrace Gallery, Dublin

Born in Enniskillen, Gerard McGourty is a self-taught artist who, since 1989, has had numerous solo exhibitions (mainly at the Millrace Gallery) and is represented in major private collections in Ireland and the USA.

IR £1,700-£1,900

 

148
Noel Sheridan (b.1936)

PINK RAMPANT (ABSTRACT)
inscribed on reverse
oil on board
61 by 48cm., 24 by 19in.

Provenance:
With framing label of the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, on reverse

Originally an actor and dancer, Sheridan was for many years an abstract painter. In the early 1970s he was the only Professor of Conceptual Arts in the world, teaching in Sydney, Australia (cf. Dorothy Walker Flash Art). He was subsequently made Director of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.

IR £600-£800

 

149
Mary Donnelly (b.1964)

SHEEP IN AUTUMN BOG
signed lower right
mixed media on canvas
11 by 30cm., 4.5 by 12in.
Previously held solo exhibitions with the Arts Council and Hallward Gallery, Dublin. Included in many group exhibitions, most notably with the Hendriks Gallery, Taylor Galleries, and the Temple Bar Galley (where she was based for six years in the attached studio). Her work is represented in the collections of Pat and Antoinette Murphy, and the Bank of Ireland, and was included in the 1990 collaborative project ‘The Great Book of Ireland’.

IR £300-£400

 

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Fergus O’Ryan RHA (1911-1989)

TOOMBEOLA BRIDGE, CONNEMARA
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on board
30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.

IR £900-£1,200

 

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Wycliffe Egginton RI (1875-1951)

THE BLUE LAKE
signed lower left; titled on reverse
watercolour
36 by 52cm., 14 by 20.5in.

IR £1,400-£1,600

 

152
Kathleen E. A. Crozier (1895-1985)

LANDSCAPE COUNTY DOWN
inscribed on reverse
oil on board
36 by 50cm., 14.2 by 19.5in.

Born Kathleen Pearson, she exhibited with the Belfast Art Society in the 1920s, and at the Ulster Academy of Arts during the 1930s and ‘40s. She also contributed to the RHA 1943-1947, and participated in ‘Belfast Commentary’ at the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery in 1945 and the 1946 Oireachtas Art Exhibition.

IR £300-£400

 

153
Tom Nisbet RHA (b.1909)

RESTING DONKEY
signed bottom
watercolour
24 by 33cm., 9.5 by 13in.

IR £300-£400

 

154
Daniele Bucciarelli (1839-1911)

THE CAVALIER
signed lower right
watercolour
43 by 27cm., 17 by 10.5in.

An Italian artist who exhibited extensively at the RHA between 1879-1902, alternating from addresses in Rome and Dublin. He specialised in detailed depictions of historic costumes, particularly those of seventeenth century soldiers and buccaneers.

IR £800-£1,000

 

155
David Overend

ANGLER ON THE BUNDORRAGHA RIVER - COUNTY GALWAY
signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
oil on canvas
51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

IR £700-£900

 

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Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

LOUGH DERG
colour lithograph poster
102 by 64cm., 40 by 25in.

Published circa 1930s by The London Midland & Scottish Railway Company which specially commissioned this and other paintings by Henry for their posters. A rare item.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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After Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

THE STRAND RACES: THE START AND THE FINISH (PAIR)
pair of handcoloured Cuala Press woodblock prints
12 by 42cm., 4.75 by 16.5in.

Provenance:
Dawson Gallery, Dublin

Literature:
Hilary Pyle, Jack B Yeats, His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, p. 284

A detailed examination suggests this to be the pair used to illustrate Hilary Pyle’s monograph, with contemporary hand colouring executed at the press.

IR £700-£900

 

158
Frederick Howard Knee (1889-1971)

THE BAILEY LIGHTHOUSE HOWTH, AND DUBLIN BAY IN THE DISTANCE
signed lower left
watercolour
27 by 36cm., 10.5 by 14in.

IR £400-£500

 

159
Helen Pennefather (fl.1930s-1940s)

FRUIT SHOP IN VENICE
initialled lower left; signed and titled on reverse
pastel
28 by 38cm., 11 by 15in.

Cousin and wife of George Pennefather (1905-1967) with whom she toured, painted and exhibited. Showed at the RHA and the Water Colour Society of Ireland during the 1940s, and participated in the 1943 IELA and the Oireachtas Art Exhibitions of 1944 and 1945.

IR £400-£500

 

160
G.W.J. Evans

KERRY SUNSET 1891
signed lower left; titled lower right
pastels on card
28 by 38cm., 11 by 15in.

IR £300-£400

 

Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)
Joseph William Carey was a Belfast artist and illustrator, friend of Percy French, and prolific miniaturist. Like many artists of his day, he received training in illustration whilst working for the firm of Marcus Ward & Co.. He was one of the original members of the Belfast Rambler’s Sketching Club and exhibited frequently with them in the years 1886-1896. He later showed mainly with the Belfast Art Society and the Water Colour Society of Ireland, and exhibited at the RHA between 1915-1935. In 1899 he went into business with his brother John (also an artist) and the watercolourist Ernest Hanford. Later Joseph went into partnership with Hugh Thomson, forming the company Carey & Thomson. They worked as illustrators and specialised in supplying illuminated addresses with watercolour vignettes painted by Carey.

Snoddy (op.cit.) writes that the most prestigious commission of Carey’s career was for the Ulster Hall: a series of thirteen scenes from Belfast’s history, painted in oil on canvas, and which was completed in 1903. The following works all relate to this particular series, as Carey developed scenes and themes he had worked on for the commission. Similar works hang in the Ulster Museum, the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, and the Linen Hall Library, not to mention numerous county museums. (See Snoddy, pp.54-55).

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Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

SAILING OFF GOBBINS HEAD, ISLANDBRIDGE, COUNTY ANTRIM
signed and dated [1915] lower right
watercolour
20 by 51cm., 8 by 20in.

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

162
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

HIGH STREET, BELFAST (WITH MOORED SHIPS)
titled lower left
watercolour
24 by 33cm., 9.5 by 13in.

Provenance:
F.G. Davis & Sons, Belfast

Also shows Bridge Street and a former Belfast dock which no longer exists.

IR £800-£1,000

 

163
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

WHITE LINEN HALL, BELFAST
titled lower left
watercolour
23 by 38cm., 9 by 15in.

Provenance:
William Rodman & Co., Belfast

Now the site of Belfast’s City Hall.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

STAGE COACH AND TOLL GATE, BELFAST
signed and dated [1920] lower left
watercolour
19 by 46cm., 7.5 by 18in.

Provenance:
Davis Gallery, Belfast

IR £2,000-£2,500

 

165
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

CORNMARKET AND THE OLD THEATRE, 1840
titled in lower margin of picture mount
watercolour
20 by 28cm., 8 by 11in.

Provenance:
F.G. Davis & Sons, Belfast

IR £800-£1,000

 

166
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

HERCULES STREET, BELFAST, CIRCA 1800
inscribed in lower margin of picture mount
watercolour
23 by 36cm., 9.25 by 14in.

Provenance:
Phyllis Arnold Studio Gallery, Bangor, Co Down

Hercules Street is now known as Royal Avenue.

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

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Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

HIGH STREET, BELFAST, 1786, AFTER J. NIXON
signed and dated [1917] lower left; titled lower right
watercolour
23 by 39cm., 9 by 15.5in.

Provenance:
William Rodman & Co., Belfast

Nixon was an amateur draughtsman who flourished in Belfast at the end of the eighteenth century (see Strickland, Vol.II, p.173).

IR £800-£1,000

 

168
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

JOY’S PAPER MILL, CROMAC BELFAST, 1805
titled lower left
watercolour
23 by 36cm., 9 by 14in.

Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast

IR £800-£1,000

 

169
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

CASTLE PLACE (BELFAST) JUNE 16, 1845
signed and dated [1915] lower left
watercolour
20 by 33cm., 8 by 13in.

Provenance:
F.G. Davis & Sons, Belfast

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

SANDOWN HOUSE, BELFAST
signed and dated [1920] lower right; titled on picture mount
watercolour
24 by 36cm., 9.5 by 14in.

Provenance:
Phyllis Arnold Studio Gallery, Bangor, Co. Down

IR £800-£1,000

 

171
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

ROYAL HOTEL, BELFAST
signed and dated [1917] lower right
watercolour
22 by 36cm., 8.5 by 14in.

Provenance:
F.G. Davis & Sons, Belfast

IR £800-£1,000

 

172
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

BELFAST HARBOUR, FERRY STEPS, DONEGALL QUAY, 1851, AFTER GLEN WILSON
signed and dated [1917] lower left; titled on picture mount
watercolour
29 by 23cm., 11.5 by 9in.

Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast

From an original oil painting by James Glen Wilson in the possession of the Right Hon. Robert Young.

IR £800-£1,000

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Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

BELFAST LOUGH WITH BOATS
signed and dated [1918] lower right
watercolour
18 by 36cm., 7 by 14in.

Provenance:
W. & G. Baird, Belfast

IR £800-£1,000

 

174
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

RITCHIE’S DOCK, BELFAST 1805
signed and dated [1922] lower left; titled on picture mount
watercolour
22 by 37cm., 8.5 by 14.5in.

Provenance:
W. & G. Baird, Belfast

IR £800-£1,000

 

175
Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

HIGH STREET, BELFAST, AFTER J. HOWARD BURGESS 1860
signed and dated [1917] lower left; titled lower right
watercolour
22 by 27cm., 8.5 by 10.5in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Joseph William Carey RUA (1859-1937)

DONAGHADEE, CO. DOWN
signed and dated [1922] lower right; titled lower left
watercolour
18 by 52cm., 7 by 20.5in.

Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast

IR £2,000-£2,500

 

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William Hincks (fl.1773-1797)

THE LINEN INDUSTRY, IRELAND (SET OF 12)
imprint of J.R. Pollard, London, dated 1791
mezzotints
36 by 43cm., 14 by 17in.

Provenance:
With the framing labels of William Rodman, Belfast, on reverse

Born in Waterford, Hincks was self taught as an artist, and exhibited at the Society of Artists, Dublin, in the 1780s, as well as at the RA, London.

IR £1,500-£2,000

 

178
Denis Osborne ARUA

JORDANS MILL, LISBURN
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on canvas board
41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

IR £700-£900

 

179
James Howard Burgess (1817-1890)

BELFAST (DRAWING AND A PRINT)
signed lower left
pencil drawing and aquatint
24 by 64cm., 9.5 by 25in.

Provenance:
Bell Gallery, Belfast (drawing)

IR £300-£400

 

180
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

SIR THOMAS HOUSTON
signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
graphite and crayon
58 by 48cm., 23 by 19in.

Literature:
The work for which this is presumably a study is illustrated in S.B. Kennedy, Frank McKelvey, RHA, RUA: A Painter in His Time, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1993, plate 27.

Thought to be a preliminary study for the three-quarter length portrait in oils which now hangs in the collection of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Houston was a renowned bacteriologist; in McKelvey’s 1948 oil portrait of him, he depicts a bunsen burner and a row of test tubes in the background.

IR £600-£800

 

181
Hans Iten (1874-1930)

F.A.C. MILLS ESQUIRE
signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
oil on canvas
65 by 56cm., 25.5 by 22in.

Exhibited:
Loan Exhibition of Irish Portraits by Ulster Artists, Belfast Museum & Art Gallery, February-March 1927, catalogue no. 68, lent by the artist

Frederick A. C. Mills was a prominent Belfast businessman and art collector in the 1920s. His collection included works by Samuel McCloy and Richard Rothwell among others (see Strickland, Vol.II, pp.56, 121, 245, 310). Another portrait of Mills, painted by David Bond Walker, hangs in the Ulster Museum.


IR £700-£900

 

182
Frank Murphy RUA (1925-1979)

THE LAGAN VALLEY
signed lower left
watercolour
25 by 38cm., 10 by 15in.

IR £400-£600

 

183
Colin Gibson RUA (b.1948)

LEAHY KELLY & LEAHY BUILDING, BELFAST
signed lower right
oil on canvas board
24 by 34cm., 9.5 by 13.5in.

IR £250-£350

 

184
Anne Primrose Jury RUA (d.1979)

FISHING AT TACKAGH BRIDGE
signed lower left
oil on board
25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.

Provenance:
Studio sale, Ross’s, Belfast, October 1995

Exhibited with the Belfast Art Society 1926-1929, the Ulster Academy of Arts 1931-1949, and the Royal Ulster Academy 1950-1979.

IR £700-£900

 

185
Richard Faulkner RUA (1917-1988)

COTTAGES IN LANDSCAPE, COUNTY ANTRIM
signed lower left
watercolour
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

IR £200-£300

 

186
Charles Braithwaite ARHA (1876-1941)

COTTAGE IN A WOOD
oil on panel
23 by 30cm., 9 by 12in.

Provenance:
Mrs Core, thence to Kathleen Coates
William Rodman, Belfast, framing label on reverse

Exhibited:
RHA, 1925, catalogue no. 32

Born in Lisburn, County Antrim, he studied at the School of Art, Belfast, with William Conor and Paul Henry. He won a scholarship to the RCA, London, and was later Art master at Methody College Belfast 1909-1941. Exhibited 29 works at RHA 1912-1929. See Snoddy, p.34.

IR £500-£700

 

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Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930)

TWELVE PINS, CONNEMARA
signed lower right
oil on canvas
36 by 58cm., 14 by 23in.

IR £1,800-£2,200

 

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Claude Hayes RI (1852-1922)

HORSES FORDING A STREAM IN AUTUMN
signed lower left
watercolour
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

189
Simon Coleman RHA (1916-1999)

IN THE ROSSES, COUNTY DONEGAL
signed lower right
oil on canvas
38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.

IR £300-£400

 

190
Sam Coulter (b.1925)

PLACE DE LA CONCORDE and SUNDAY PROMENADE (A PAIR)
signed lower right
oil on panel
17 by 23cm. And 20 by 26cm., 6.5 by 9in. and 7.5 by 10in.

Born in Kilnock, County Antrim, studied under W.G. Grieves 1941-1945, exhibited widely in Ireland and USA. Made a career as a saxophone and clarinet player with Irish showbands, 1950s and 1960s.

IR £700-£900

 

191
Victor T. Price (fl.1920s-1940s)

SET OF SEVEN ILLUSTRATED POSTCARDS
each card signed and inscribed
pen and ink and watercolour
9 by 14cm., 3.5 by 5.5in.

Postcards to the artist’s wife "Mrs Victor Price, Arva, Glenageary, Co. Dublin" and daughter Ivy, with affectionate messages and amusing illustrations; all from the 1920s and 1930s. Price exhibited regularly with the Dublin Sketching Club and the Water Colour Society of Ireland from 1926-1949.

IR £300-£400

 

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Niall O’Neill (b.1952)

REPOSE
signed with monogram
bronze sculpture mounted on a polished black limestone plinth
30 by 18 by 15cm., 12 by 7 by 6in.

One of a limited edition of 7 maquettes of a larger work in Brookfield, Blackrock, which was sited in 1993.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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Niall O’Neill (b.1952)

THUS DAEDALUS FLEW
signed with monogram
bronze sculpture mounted on a polished black limestone plinth
23 by 31 by 33cm., 9 by 12 by 13in.

One of a limited edition of 7 maquettes of the sculpture by the same name which is located in Killiney Park. Originally conceived as a tribute to Joyce’s character Stephen Dedalus, the work also refers to the mythical Daedalus who, unlike his son Icarus, succeeded in flying.

IR £2,000-£2,500

 

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Ivan Sutton AAI

ORIEL GALLERY AND GREENE’S BOOK SHOP, CLARE STREET, DUBLIN
signed lower right; titled and signed on reverse
oil on board
41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

IR £600-£800

 

195
William Carron ARHA (b.1930)

ON THE SLIPWAY, ACHILL ISLAND
signed and dated [2000] lower left
acrylic
41 by 28cm., 16 by 11in.

IR £500-£600

 

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Jerry Marjoram (b.1936)

POULAVASS RIVER ABOVE GLENDALOUGH, COUNTY WICKLOW
signed lower right
oil on board
51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

IR £1,500-£1,800

 

197
Wycliffe Egginton RI (1875-1951)

TREE STUDY
signed lower right
watercolour
25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Clare Cryan

HARVEST
signed and dated [1998] lower right
watercolour
56 by 71cm., 22 by 28in.

Exhibited:
Waiting, Watching, Stalking: An Exhibition of New Watercolours by Clare Cryan, Kenny Gallery, Galway, 28 August 1998 (illustrated on back cover of catalogue)

Clare Cryan was born in Dublin and studied art at NCAD and the Belfast College of Art. In 1971 she founded the Blue Door Studio in Dublin, and she continues to teach at the Irish School of Landscape Painting with Kenneth Webb. She has exhibited at the RHA, RUA, National Watercolour Society in London, and the RI.

IR £700-£800

 

199
Douglas Alexander RHA (1871-1945)

COASTAL SCENE WITH MOORED BOAT
signed lower left
watercolour
39 by 52cm., 15.5 by 20.5in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

200
David Overend

LAUNCHING THE BOAT UNDER MEALAWN CLIFFS - ACHILL ISLAND
signed lower right; titled on reverse
oil on canvas
29 by 39cm., 11.5 by 15.5in.

IR £600-£800

 

201
Clare Cryan

MARY CLARE AT REST
signed lower left; titled on reverse
watercolour
38 by 56cm., 15 by 22in.

Exhibited:
Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1992

IR £450-£550

 

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John Schwatschke (b.1943)

UP AGAINST THE LAW
signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
oil on canvas
89 by 74cm., 35 by 29in.
Born in Dublin to Austro-Irish parents, and trained in architecture with the firm of Vincent Kelly. Later travelled to Munich to study portrait painting under Franz Erhmer. In Europe he completed numerous commissions to paint such well-known persons as HRH Prince Philip, Bernard Shaw, and Ingrid Bergman. These works were painted in a formal, or academic style, as opposed to his more recent, stylised works which tend towards caricature. In 1981 he returned to Ireland, and a retrospective of his work was held at the Carlow Arts Centre in 1994

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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Simon Garrow (b.1946)

STILL LIFE - BAR SCENE
initialled lower right
oil on canvas
58 by 61cm., 23 by 24in.

Studied at Byam Shaw, Royal Academy School, London. Exhibited in London at the RA, RCA, and the New Grafton Gallery among others, and has received commissions from the National Trust, UK. Has been living in Dublin since the 1990s.

IR £700-£900

 

204
Eddie Mooney HRHA

HORSE AND RIDER WITH PERFORMING DOG
signed and dated [1999] lower left
pastel
47 by 41cm., 18.5 by 16in.

IR £600-£800

 

205
Alice Hanratty

TWO AFRICAN ANGELS
signed, numbered and dated [1990]
coloured etching, artist’s proof (1 of 2)
56 by 77cm., 22 by 30.5in.

Alice Hanratty is a Dublin-born printmaker. She studied at NCAD and the Hornsey College of Art, London, and has participated in numerous International Biennales of Print since the 1970s. Aside from solo exhibitions at the Davis Gallery and Setanta Gallery, Dublin, and in galleries in Bangor, Co. Down and in Nairobi, Kenya, she has also shown in a number of major group shows including ‘The Delighted Eye’ (London, 1979), ‘Irish Artists’ (Chicago, 1980), IELA (1962-1982), and ‘Irish Women Artist From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day’ (Dublin, 1987).

IR £400-£500

 

206
Alice Hanratty

TWO FIGURES
signed, numbered and dated [1990]
coloured etching
77 by 56cm., 30.5 by 22in.

IR £400-£500

 

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Hugh Monahan (1914-1970)

BRIEN GHENT, MANCHESTER
signed lower left; titled on reverse
oil on board
51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

Monahan was a Dublin-born artist who studied at Stoneyhurst College and later at Cambridge in the 1930s. He joined the British Army during WWII and won the Military Cross. However, injuries forced him back to London where he took art classes at the Slade and joined the staff of University College, London. Best remembered for his paintings of wildfowl, examples of which he exhibited in Dublin at the Victor Waddington Galleries in 1950 and at the ‘British Bird Art’ exhibition at the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery in 1954. President of the Wildfowler’s Association of Great Britain and Ireland 1953-1956, and co-author of The Wildfowler’s Year, published 1953. See Snoddy, p.325.

IR £800-£1,200

 

208
Hugh Monahan (1914-1970)

MALLARDS, KINGSTON HALL
signed and dated [1948] lower right; titled on reverse
oil on canvas
41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.

IR £500-£700

 

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Hugh Monahan (1914-1970)

WILD DUCK OVER A LOUGH IN COUNTY MAYO
signed lower right, dated (1937) on reverse
watercolour
18 by 28cm., 7 by 11in.

IR £300-£400

 

210
Joseph Malachy Kavanagh RHA (1856-1918)

POPE PIUS XII
signed lower right
oil on canvas
51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.

IR £800-£1,000

 

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Myles Birket Foster RWS (1825-1899)

THE YOUNG BOATMEN
signed with monogram lower right
watercolour
17 by 23cm., 6.5 by 9in.

Provenance:
Lougheranna House Auction, Mitchelstown, County Cork

IR £600-£800

 

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Ken Moroney (b.1949)

THE MARKET PLACE
signed lower left; titled and dated [1982] on reverse
oil on board
46 by 40cm., 18 by 15.7in.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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Piet Sluis (b.1929)

TOWER OF BABEL
signed and dated [1995] lower left
gouache
46 by 44cm., 18 by 17.5in.

IR £700-£900

 

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Simon Garrow (b.1946)

STILL LIFE: AUDIENCE, FIRST NIGHT (TRIPTYCH)
initialled lower right
oil on canvas
40 by 59cm., 40 by 59cm., and 59 by 64cm.; 16 by 23in., 16 by 23in., and 23 by 25in.

IR £1,200-£1,500

 

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Bernadette Kiely (b.1958)

JULY
initialled lower right; titled and dated [1993] on reverse
oil on board
122 by 122cm., 48 by 48in.

Bernadette Kiely hails from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. She studied at the School of Art, Waterford, 1975-1977 and 1982-1983 and has had solo exhibitions at the Butler Gallery, Limerick, City Art Gallery, and Crawford Gallery, Cork (all in 1994), Sligo Art Gallery and the Hallward Gallery, Dublin (1995), and the Taylor Galleries, Dublin (1998). She has also had a joint exhibition with Brian Bourke at the Galway Art Centre (1995). Aidan Dunne wrote of her work: "They are vigorously made with echoes of such ‘painterly’ painters as Howard Hodgkin, Gillian Ayres and Albert Irwin, but Kiely is a formidable talent with her own distinctive voice" (The Sunday Tribune, 22 August, 1993).

IR £1,000-£1,200

 

216
Gerard McGourty (b.1954)

ASTRAL WEEKS (ABSTRACT)
signed lower right
gouache & mixed media on board
36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.

Provenance:
Millrace Gallery, Dublin

Named after the Van Morrison song.

IR £400-£500

 

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Lieut. Robert Barrett Talbot Kelly RI (1896-1971)

MUTUAL SURPRISE - OR THE MINSTREL AWAKES
inscribed on reverse
oil on board
20 by 25cm., 8 by 10in.

Exhibited:
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London

Grandson of the Dublin-born artist Robert George Kelly (1822-1910) and son of artist and Egyptologist Robert George Talbot Kelly RBA RI (1861-1934) under whom he studied painting. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Paris Salon, the ROI and the RI. He also illustrated several books on bird life.

IR £350-£500

 

218
Robert Boyd Morrison (1896-1969)

CELTIC HEAD
graphite, pastel and paper collage on card
43 by 30cm.,17 by 12in.

Provenance:
Purchased by the present owner from the artist’s family

Biography: See Snoddy, pp. 327-328.

IR £500-£600

 

219
Robert Boyd Morrison (1896-1969)

STUDY OF A MALE NUDE, SLADE (1896-1969)
pencil drawing
25 by 10cm., 10 by 4in.

Provenance:
Purchased by the present owner from the artist’s family

This study dates to the Belfast artist’s time at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, where he studied on a war repatriation grant for three years (c.1918-1920) under Professor Henry Tonks. The skill evident in this work resulted in him being awarded first prize in life drawing, and according to Snoddy (p.328), prompted Tonks to urge his pupil to take a teaching position at the school – an offer which Morrison declined.

IR £200-£300

 

220
Robert Boyd Morrison (1896-1969)

THEATRICAL FIGURES
oil on canvas board
30 by 22cm., 12 by 8.5in.

Provenance:
Purchased by the present owner from the artist’s family

IR £400-£600

221
Charles Edmund Rowbotham (1856-1921)

STUDY OF GRECO ROMAN HEAD
signed and dated [1871] upper right and inscribed lower left
pencil
38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.

IR £300-£400

 

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Palm Skerrett ATC ANCA

COLE’S LANE, DUBLIN
signed
gouache
80 by 100cm., 32 by 40in.

The buildings around Cole's Lane were demolished and this area is now occupied by the Ilac Centre.

IR £700-800

 

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