26 April 2005

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LITHOGRAPHIC BRUSH DRAWINGS FROM THE TAIN (SET OF TWELVE)
LITHOGRAPHIC BRUSH DRAWINGS FROM THE TAIN (SET OF TWELVE)
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 1

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €12500

  • Signature: individually signed and inscribed
  • Medium: boxed set of twelve lithographs
  • Dimensions: 53 by 38cm., 21 by 15in.
  • Provenance: Gift of the artist to Charles Merrill (former editor of The Arts in Ireland)
  • Portfolio no. 1, containing the first twelve lithographic illustrations to Thomas Kinsella’s translation of The Táin. Printed in Dublin in 1969 by Frank O’Reilly in a limited edition of 70; this folio is no. 43 in the edition. Each print has been signed and dated 1970 - the year in which the artist presented the set to Charles Merrill.

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THE LAKE
THE LAKE
Patrick Scott HRHA (b.1921)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 2

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €3200

  • Signature: signed and dated [1961] lower right; inscribed on reverse and with original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: tempera on unprimed canvas
  • Dimensions: 30 by 36cm., 12 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the actor Arthur Kennedy (1914-1990); By whom bequeathed to the Glynn Art Association, Georgia
  • The former owner of this work, Arthur Kennedy, was an American stage and screen actor who won a Tony award for his role in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, as well as five Academy Award nominations. His career spanned half a century, during which he starred in over eighty films including Bright Victory (1951) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). He became acquainted with the Glynn Art Association, a non-profit organisation which runs community art workshops, whilst holidaying nearby on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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SUMMER STORM
SUMMER STORM
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 3

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €11500

  • Signature: signed with initials and dated [1946] lower right: inscribed in another hand on reverse with title, exhibition details, original price ($75.00) and ledger no. N2068 on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour, pen and ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 13 by 18cm., 5 by 7.25in.
  • Exhibited: Associated American Artists, New York, circa 1946-47
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AUTUMN LANDSCAPE WITH FALLOW FIELDS AND FARM BUILDINGS
AUTUMN LANDSCAPE WITH FALLOW FIELDS AND FARM BUILDINGS
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 4

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right
  • Medium: oil on paper
  • Dimensions: 24 by 37cm., 9.5 by 14.5in.
  • Painted circa 1956-60, when the artist was living in New Ross, Co. Wexford.

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CIGARETTE LIGHTER
CIGARETTE LIGHTER
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 5

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed upper right; exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 23 by 30cm., 9 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Charles Brady', Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast, 1978, catalogue no. 13; 'Figurative Image' (group exhibition), Bank of Ireland Exhibition Hall, Dublin, 21 September - 1 October 1982, catalogue no. 9 (£160)
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COUNTRY BAR
COUNTRY BAR
Arthur Armstrong RHA (1924-1996)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 6

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €5800

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
  • Exhibited: 'Arthur Armstrong', Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 4-30 September 1968, catalogue no. 16 (70 guineas)
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TWO QUEENS
TWO QUEENS
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 7

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €3200


ORGANIC FORM
ORGANIC FORM
Cecil King (1921-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 8

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: signed lower right; with the framing label of the Ritchie Hendriks Gallery on reverse; also inscribed in another hand '42' on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41 by 30cm., 16 by 12in.
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PAPER BACKS
PAPER BACKS
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 9

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €4600


CUP AND PAN BLUES
CUP AND PAN BLUES
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 10

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €9000

  • Signature: signed and dated [1970] lower right; inscribed with edition (70 of 100) lower left; exhibition label with title inscribed by Leo Smith of the Dawson Gallery on reverse
  • Medium: lithograph
  • Dimensions: 58 by 88cm., 23 by 34.5in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Printed by the Kelpra Studio and published by Waddington Graphics. Another print from this edition is in the collection of the Tate Gallery, London (P05105)

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FARM BUILDINGS AND SHELTER BEFORE A MOUNTAIN
FARM BUILDINGS AND SHELTER BEFORE A MOUNTAIN
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 11

Published Estimate: €7,000-9,000

Price Realised: €6500


POPPIES
POPPIES
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 12

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €9000


CLIFF, JUNE 2001
CLIFF, JUNE 2001
Donald Teskey (b.1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 13

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €4600

  • Signature: original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: acrylic on paper mounted on board
  • Dimensions: 25 by 27cm., 10 by 10.7in.
  • Provenance: Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
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AT THE CAVE MOUTH
AT THE CAVE MOUTH
John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 14

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed in monogram lower right;signed again and inscribed with title and date [1988] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24 by 33cm., 9.5 by 13in.
  • Exhibited: 'Exhibition of Recent Paintings by John Kingerlee; Taylor Gallery, Belfast, 13-29 November 2003, catalogue no. 13 (illustrated)
  • Painting begun in 1988 and completed in 2003.

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CURRAGHS, IRISH COAST
CURRAGHS, IRISH COAST
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 15

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €8000

  • Signature: signed lower left; original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 36 by 43cm., 14 by 17in.
  • Exhibited: 'An Ireland Imagined: An Exhibition of Irish Paintings and Drawing 1860-1960', Pyms Gallery, London, 27 October - 26 November 1993, catalogue no. 73 (illustrated page 107); 'Summer Exhibition', Frederick Gallery, Dublin, July 2004, catalogue no. 10 (illu
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GIRL WITH FLOWERS
GIRL WITH FLOWERS
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 16

Published Estimate: €25,000-35,000

Price Realised: €28000

  • Signature: signed lower left; original exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.
  • Provenance: George Waddington Galleries, Montreal; Collection of J. G. McConnell Jnr, Montreal; Theo Waddington, London; Private collection
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THE YELLOW POOL
THE YELLOW POOL
Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 17

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €4000


ABSTRACT SNOW
ABSTRACT SNOW
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 18

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil and sand on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 by 30cm., 10 by 12in.
  • Exhibited: 'New Work by Gerard Dillon', Dawson Gallery, Dublin Gallery, Dublin, March - April 1962, catalogue no. 17
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YOUNG WOMAN AND PIERROT
YOUNG WOMAN AND PIERROT
Gerard Dillon and Daniel O'Neill 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 19

Published Estimate: €20,000-30,000

Price Realised: €21000

  • Signature: inscribed on reverse by art dealer George McClelland
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 69 by 50cm., 27 by 19.5in.
  • Provenance: Purchased from Daniel O'Neill in January 1972 by George McClelland; Private collection
  • A collaborative work painted by both Dillon and O'Neill when they were living in London during the 1960s.

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KILLARY HARBOUR FROM AASHLEAGH
KILLARY HARBOUR FROM AASHLEAGH
Kitty Wilmer O'Brien RHA PWCSI (1910-1982)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 20

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Dawson Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 56 by 69cm., 22 by 27in.
  • Exhibited: 'Celtic Splendour: An Exhibition of Irish Paintings and Drawings 1850-1950', Pyms Gallery, London, 24 April - 25 May 1985, catalogue no. 37 (illustrated)
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WATERFALL
WATERFALL
Richard Kingston RHA (1922-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 21

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €2300


GREEN LANDSCAPE, CONNEMARA
GREEN LANDSCAPE, CONNEMARA
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 22

Published Estimate: €12,000-15,000

Price Realised: €11500


FORESHORE
FORESHORE
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 23

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €7000

  • Signature: inscribed on reverse; also with original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the actor Arthur Kennedy (1914-1990); By whom bequeathed to the Glynn Art Association,Georgia. (see provenance on lot 2)
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EBB-TIDE
EBB-TIDE
Arthur Armstrong RHA (1924-1996)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 24

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €6200

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.
  • Exhibited: (?) 'Further Aspects of Landscape: Exhibition of Paintings by Arthur Armstrong', Gallery 22, Dublin, 6-23 May 1980, catalogue no. 16 (£375)
  • Throughout the late sixties and seventies Armstrong painted at least four known works titled Ebb-Tide. The present example is most likely the last in that series, exhibited in 1980 at Gallery 22 on St Stephen’s Green. In reviewing this show, Desmond MacAvock noted that “all the paintings are of the rocky foreshore of the sea. Sometimes the view is across a bay with a hill on the far shore, but usually the subject is the pools and seaweed-festooned rocks weaving across the sands towards the distant sea” (Irish Times, 12 May 1980). He also noted the earthy palette of the works in that show - “browns, dark blues, sands coloured by the setting sun” - all of which aptly describes the present work.

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FISHING HARBOUR, NIGHT
FISHING HARBOUR, NIGHT
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 25

Published Estimate: €14,000-16,000

Price Realised: €13000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse; also with typed exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 41 by 55cm., 16 by 21.5in.
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the Arts Council on behalf of V. G. Roberts Esq; Private collection, Northern Ireland
  • Exhibited: 'Paintings 1959-1962 by George Campbell ARHA', Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, May 1962, catalogue no. 23 (48 guineas)
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON
SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Gretta Bowen (1880-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 26

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3600

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: gouache on board
  • Dimensions: 38 by 53cm., 15 by 21in.
  • Born in Dublin on New Years’ Day, 1880, Gretta Bowen began painting quite late in life. Having experimented with left-over paint belonging to her sons George and Arthur Campbell, her talent as an artist was discovered and much to her surprise, lead to her first solo show in Belfast in 1955. Rather than trade on her sons’ artistic reputations, she decided not to sign her name as Gretta Campbell but instead with her maiden name, Bowen. In describing her unique style The Times wrote in 1955: “Rhythm and movement are the characteristics of her work. There is nothing static in it. She will paint children at play, a fun fair, nuns in procession, children on their way to confirmation, a Twelfth of July Orange procession, a military band or dockside scene – and whatever she paints conveys a feeling of brightness, of delight in life”. (See Snoddy, page 40). Numerous successful solo shows followed at the David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, the Bell Gallery, Belfast, the Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin and Belfast and also at the Oireachtas, the RHA and the Ulster Society of Women Artists.

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THE FRUITFUL EARTH
THE FRUITFUL EARTH
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 27

Published Estimate: €20,000-30,000

Price Realised: €20000

  • Signature: signed lower left; exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 61 by 112cm., 24 by 44in.
  • Exhibited: 'Markey', Oriel Gallery, Dublin, May 1990, catalogue no. 64
  • Literature: Oliver Nulty, Markey: 30 Years at the Oriel Gallery, Oriel Gallery, Dublin, 1997, pages 54-55, illustrated
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GIRL HIDING
GIRL HIDING
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 28

Published Estimate: €50,000-70,000

Price Realised: €132000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Piccadilly Gallery, London; Whence purchased in 1955 by Mr and Mrs Stoddard, California; Sold privately in 1988 by Mrs Stoddard to the present owner
  • Exhibited: 'George Capmbell and Gerard Dillon', Piccadilly Gallery, London, [June 1955], catalogue no. 50
  • Girl Hiding was painted in 1954-55 at a vital turning point in Dillon’s career, as he was completing his impressive series of Connemara-inspired idylls, little short of a year before turning to experiment with abstraction. As such it is a synthesis of many of the themes in his earlier works. One such motif, instantly recognisable from earlier works, is that of the men on horseback in the right-hand side of the composition. From their ruddy complexions and simple jerkins it is apparent that these are young Connemara men, possibly Islanders such as their brothers on horseback from Omey Island, whom Dillon painted in three works dating to 1950-51. The simple frieze of horses and men recalls the naïve patterning found in such works as Omey Island Strand (private collection), where islanders gather on the local strand to watch a horse race. On the left-hand side of Girl Hiding, the prominent placing of the girl recalls the Italian peasant woman in Memory Pool of 1949 (formerly in the GPA collection, Shannon). Both women fill the foreground of the composition and it is their thoughts and motives which immediately engage the viewer. In the case of Memory Pool, those thoughts are evidently of the young man whose reflection appears in the pool beyond, prompting a pensive, introspective expression on the woman’s face. In contrast, the main figure in Girl Hiding glances coyly over her shoulder at two men on horseback in the distance, suggesting a desire to interact with them that is at odds with her concealment behind the tree. The crooked wooden fence reinforces her separateness from the Island men. Dillon provides two further clues as to the meaning of his work. The first is the bird perched on the girl’s hand, a familiar device in many of Dillon’s works. The trust apparent between girl and bird recalls St Francis, who had a special affinity with all wild creatures. Dillon had exhibited a painting of St Francis in 1951 (Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges) and as James White noted, “Celticised him with the rhythms of his brush strokes and the birds and animals with which he surrounded him”1. The St Francis painting had an element of autobiography, in that Dillon had been christened Francis Gerard, and thus “the idea of treating St Francis with illustrations of Irish origin no doubt appealed to his sense of humour”2. The bird might therefore be communing with none other than the artist himself. The second clue is in the depiction of the hiding girl. She is portrayed in a simple gown, as is frequently used for sibyls or muses in classical iconography, suggesting she is a symbol – possibly for the arts? The bowl of fruit she holds is painted in a strikingly modernist manner with disregard for traditional perspective, and as such reinforces the idea of art – modern art – in this seemingly timeless western landscape. She therefore represents the arts, particularly the modern arts, which Dillon so esteemed. In sum, these elements may be read as an allegory of the artist’s place in western Ireland. Dillon had already commented on his outsider position in the well-known work Island People of 1950 (Crawford Gallery of Art, Cork), in which the figure of the artist trudges along a road, watched by two locals who are separated from him by their clothes, habits and surroundings. In Girl Hiding, Dillon uses a beautiful woman or muse as his stand-in as ‘the outsider’. In doing so he expresses his desire to be part of the Islander community, yet acknowledges his special role as observer and chronicler of that way of life. Girl Hiding has not been seen publicly since it hung in Dillon’s solo exhibition in London in 1955 (a copy of the exhibition catalogue is included with the work). It was purchased from there by the previous owners the Stoddards, an American couple who were friendly with Dillon, George Campbell, Arthur Power and other Irish artists, and the work has remained in private hands ever since. 1 James White, Gerard Dillon: An Illustrated Biography, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1994, page 58. 2 Ibid.

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SMALL FARM
SMALL FARM
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 29

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed and signed again on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour and gouache on paper
  • Dimensions: 17 by 21cm., 6.5 by 8.25in.
  • Provenance: Given by the artist to Mr and Mrs Stoddard, California; Sold privately in 1988 by Mrs Stoddard to the present owner
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ADORATION OF THE MAGI
ADORATION OF THE MAGI
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 30

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €1000

  • Signature: inscribed on reverse: "a very happy Christmas / George and Madge"
  • Medium: watercolour and crayon on tinted card
  • Dimensions: 11 by 9cm., 4.5 by 3.5in.
  • Provenance: Sent by the artist to Mr and Mrs Stoddard, California; Sold privately in 1988 by Mrs Stoddard to the present owner
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PHOTOGRAPHS, CLIPPINGS AND A LETTER FROM ARTHUR POWER HRHA (1891-1984)
PHOTOGRAPHS, CLIPPINGS AND A LETTER FROM ARTHUR POWER HRHA (1891-1984)
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979) and Arthur Power HRHA (1891-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 31

Published Estimate: €100-200

Price Realised: €350

  • Dimensions: 0 by 0cm., by in.
  • Provenance: Collection of the artist's friends Mr and Mrs Stoddard, California; Sold privately in 1988 to the present owner
  • A small archive of ephemeral material relating primarily to George Campbell, including four black and white photographs of his works, each annotated with details of their exhibition history and provenance, five magazine clippings of reproductions of Campbell’s work, likewise annotated, and a copy of The Artist magazine, Vol. 51 No. 4, June 1956, containing an article written by Campbell on the technique of watercolour painting and with a reproduction of his work on the front cover. Also with a letter from the painter Arthur Power to Mr Stoddard, here referred to in alias as “Farrington Augustus”, sent from 40 Park Avenue Sandymount (Power’s residence 1954-1980) and dated 24 July 1960. The letter refers to common acquaintances including Patrick Collins (“Paddy the painter”) and George Campbell, who according to Power came to Dublin and “gave us a brilliant show”, but “has now returned after a few guitar sessions to London again”; also mentions Brendan Behan, Nano Reid, and W. B. Yeat’s biographer Joseph Hone (1882-1959).

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CARD PLAYERS
CARD PLAYERS
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 32

Published Estimate: €20,000-25,000

Price Realised: €20000

  • Signature: signed lower left; original exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 61 by 122cm., 24 by 48in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: ’Nano Reid’, Dawson Gallery, 14-28 July 1966, catalogue no. 12; Irish Dutch Exhibition, Dublin, 1968; ‘Nano Reid Retrospective’, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, November 1974 - February 1975, catalogue no. 81 (lent by the Dawson Gallery); ’Figurative Image’ (group show), Bank of Ireland Exhibition Hall, Dublin, 21 September – 1 October 1982, catalogue no. 51
  • This was one of three works painted by Nano Reid in 1965-66 on the subject of Ireland’s pub culture. All three were originally exhibited in her 1966 solo show at the Dawson Gallery. The second work, titled Drinking Card Players (28 by 24 inches), was included in a retrospective exhibition held in Drogheda in 1991, whilst the third work is the well-known Ballads in the Bar (24 by 30 inches), now in the collection of the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Reid had first-hand knowledge of bar-life, as her father Thomas Reid ran a well-known public-house in Drogheda. Card Players was last exhibited in 1982 alongside works by the Figurative Image Group, of which Nano Reid had been a founding member.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR KILTULLAGH CHURCH, COUNTY GALWAY (COMPLETE SET OF FOURTEEN)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR KILTULLAGH CHURCH, COUNTY GALWAY (COMPLETE SET OF FOURTEEN)
Evie Hone (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 33

Published Estimate: €12,000-15,000

Price Realised: €42000

  • Signature: each signed lower left or lower right; individual titles hand-printed on original mounts
  • Medium: gouache on board (mounted but unframed)
  • Dimensions: 30 by 24cm., 12 by 9.5in.
  • Exhibited: Five individual drawings for the Kiltullagh Stations of the Cross were offered for sale at 15 guineas each and exhibited at the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, 'Religious and Secular Works by Evie Hone', June 1957, catalogue no.s 10-14; whether the five drawings
  • Literature: C. P. Curran, 'Evie Hone: Stained Glass Worker',Studies, Winter 1955, page 4; Thomas MacGreevy, 'St Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea', Capuchin Anuual, 1946-47, pp.353-373
  • Fourteen gouache studies for the set of Stations of the Cross which were commissioned in 1945-46 for the Church of St Peter and Paul at Kiltullagh, near Athenry in Co. Galway. Both the gouache studies and the final Stations, painted in oil, were highly regarded by such critics as C. P. Curran, who referred to them as “admirable work”. Another work relating to the Kiltullagh Stations sold through these rooms on March 13th 2001, lot 90.

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR KILTULLAGH CHURCH, COUNTY GALWAY (A PAIR OF STUDIES)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR KILTULLAGH CHURCH, COUNTY GALWAY (A PAIR OF STUDIES)
Evie Hone (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 34

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,200

Price Realised: €1300

  • Signature: with Dawson Gallery labels inscribed by Leo Smith on reverse
  • Medium: Indian ink wash over pencil; in a hinge-jointed double frame
  • Dimensions: 13 by 10cm., 5 by 4in.
  • The two designs are for "Jesus is met by Saint Veronica", and "Jesus assisted by the Cyrenian". Painted circa 1946-47.

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THE GRAND CANAL, DUBLIN
THE GRAND CANAL, DUBLIN
Norah McGuinness (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 35

Published Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Price Realised: €14000

  • Signature: signed and dated [1939] lower left
  • Medium: watercolour and gouache over pencil
  • Dimensions: 38 by 56cm., 15 by 22in.
  • Provenance: Whyte's, Dublin, 9 October 2001, lot 53; Private collection
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STILL LIFE WITH GREEN BOTTLE
STILL LIFE WITH GREEN BOTTLE
May Guinness (1863-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 36

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 64 by 51cm., 25 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Christie's, Twentieth Century British Art, 16 October 2003, lot 481; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Probably exhibtied as La Bouteille Verte, 'May Guinness', Galerie Visconti Paris, January 1925; the exhibtion later travelled in the same year to the Mayor Gallery, London
  • May Guinness was a pioneer in the history of Irish painting, being one of the first artists to look seriously at French Post-Impressionism and adopt it for her own means. From fairly conservative beginnings, studying in the 1890s alongside Mildred Anne Butler at Norman Garstin’s painting school in Newlyn, she moved rapidly through a succession of painting masters in Paris: the American Edwin Scott, the Spaniard Hermen Anglada, the Dutchman Kees van Dongen, and finally the French cubist André Lhote. Whilst learning from each, she resisted falling into mere imitation of any one master. Hence in the present work the rich colouring of Anglada is combined with the fractured space of Lhote. She was also much inspired by Matisse and during the 1920s developed a decorative form of stylisation similar to that of the French artist, reducing forms to flat areas of colour and alternating these with sinuous, rhythmic lines. As James White would later write in the forward to her memorial exhibition in 1956, “the subject only mattered in so far as it invoked a colour, a texture, a line, all of which synthesised feeling and assisted in the communication of the artist’s inner compulsion towards self expression”.

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COMPOSITION IN YELLOW
COMPOSITION IN YELLOW
Evie Hone (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 37

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €7700

  • Signature: signed lower right; with extensive colour and composition notes on reverse
  • Medium: gouache over pencil on board
  • Dimensions: 25 by 20cm., 10 by 8in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by Kitty Wilmer O'Brien RHA; Pyms Gallery, London; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Irish Renascence Irish Art in a Century of Change', Pyms Gallery, London, 3-29 November 1986, catalogue no. 41 (illustrated)
  • The presence of the grey border and lines in this work dates it to the mid-1930s. The cubist painter Albert Gleizes first experimented with such a border in March 1934 in an attempt to achieve a sense of austerity and unity in his work, similar to that associated with medieval art. Gleizes called this grey bounding line a cadence, as it harmonised with the contrasting colours contained within its contours, and later described the discovery as the greatest moment of his life. Given the equitable relationship between Gleizes and his Irish disciples Hone and Jellett, whereby they studied together and shared with one another any new developments in their work, it is to be fully expected that Hone would at least experiment with integrating the grey cadence into her own work.

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COMPOSITION
COMPOSITION
Evie Hone (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 38

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €7500

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: gouache over pencil on board
  • Dimensions: 23 by 17cm., 9 by 6.5in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by Dr John Boyle; Pyms Gallery, London; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Irish Renascence: Irish Art in a Century of Change' Pyms Gallery, London, 3-29 November 1986. catalogue no. 42 (illustrated)
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DOWROS BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL
DOWROS BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 39

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: exhibtion label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.
  • Provenance: The artist's studio; Private collection, Co. Kerry; Frederick Gallery, Dublin; Private collection, Co. Dublin
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1925, catalogue no. 108; ‘Works from an artist’s studio: Estella Solomons 1882-1968’, Crawford Gallery of Art, Cork, 15 May - 7 June 1986, catalogue no. 61; ‘Estella Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)’, Frederick Gallery, Dublin, 8-19 November 1999, catalogue no. 36 (illustrated in catalogue)
  • Literature: Saorstát Éireann, Official Handbook, 1932, reproduced on page 282
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PRIMROSES
PRIMROSES
Grace Henry HRHA (1868-1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 40

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €6800

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right; with remains of a Combridge's framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 25 by 19cm., 10 by 7.5in.
  • Exhibited: Belfast Art Society, 1908, catalogue no. 70 (5 guineas)
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LAGO DI COMO
LAGO DI COMO
Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 41

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €8200

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right; inscribed and dated [1926] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 13 by 18cm., 5 by 7in.
  • Exhibited: 'Pictures by Letitia M. Hamilton: Glengariff and Sketches of Sienna', Dublin Painters Gallery, 7 St Stephen's Green, 18 March - 1 April 1926, catalogue no. 52 (2 guineas)
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AN EXTENSIVE LAKELAND VIEW
AN EXTENSIVE LAKELAND VIEW
Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 42

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €11000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower left; Pym's Gallery label with title and stock no. D793 on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Pyms Gallery, London; Sotheby's, New York; Private collection
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STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS BEFORE A WINDOW
STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS BEFORE A WINDOW
Frances J. Kelly ARHA (b.1908)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 43

Published Estimate: €7,000-9,000

Price Realised: €9000

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 117 by 71cm., 46 by 28in.
  • Provenance: Purchased by the parents of the previous owners in Ireland, circa 1930s
  • Frances Kelly studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art where she was a star pupil, exhibiting frequently at the RHA from the age of twenty-one. In 1932 she became the first recipient of the Henry Higgins travelling scholarship, which enabled her to go to Paris and study with the cubist painter Léopold Survage. She returned to Dublin and established herself primarily as a portrait painter; George Furlong, Basil Goulding, Joseph Hone, Frank O’Connor and Michael Scott were amongst her sitters. During the 1940s at her solo exhibitions with the Dawson Gallery and the Dublin Painters Gallery she also exhibited a notable number of still life paintings. S. B. Kennedy describes her “strong feeling for light, air and space, often rendered in pale colours and with a predominance of greys, against which she would set bright reds, violets and other colours which thrill with their radiance” (Irish Art and Modernism, page 58). After her marriage to Irish statesman F. H. Boland (1904-1985) and the birth of five daughters (including poet Eavan Boland) she moved to London then New York. Her last exhibited works were two Connemara landscapes in the Irish Living Art Exhibition of 1954.

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A GARDEN IN THE LIFFEY VALLEY
A GARDEN IN THE LIFFEY VALLEY
Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 44

Published Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Price Realised: €15000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 56 by 66cm., 22 by 26in.
  • Exhibited: Possibly exhibited as A Garden on the Liffey, in 'Exhibition of Flower and Garden Pictures arranged by J. Crampton Walker' Mills Hall, Dublin, 12-28 February 1931, catalogue no. 182 (£25-0-00)
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ROMANTIC WINDOW VIEW WITH DOVES AND BEGONIA
ROMANTIC WINDOW VIEW WITH DOVES AND BEGONIA
Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 45

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 46 by 55cm., 18 by 21.5in.
  • Provenance: The artist's family; Pyms Gallery, London; Private collection
  • Exhibited: ‘An Exhibition of Paintings by Mary Swanzy’, Pyms Gallery, London, November - December 1989, catalogue no. 51 (illustrated); ‘An Ireland Imagined: An Exhibition of Irish Paintings and Drawings 1860-1960’, Pyms Gallery, London, 27 October - 26 November 1993, catalogue no. 61 (illustrated); ’An Exhibition of Paintings by Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)’, Pyms Gallery, London, 6-29 May 1998, catalogue no. 29 (illustrated)
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THE MADONNA OF GALWAY
THE MADONNA OF GALWAY
Grace Henry HRHA (1868-1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 46

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: 


SWIMMER NEAR ROCKS
SWIMMER NEAR ROCKS
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 47

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: inscribed on reverse in another hand with studio no. [82/69]; also with an exhibtion label and a Daniel Rgan framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 27 by 36cm., 10.5 by 14in.
  • Provenance: The artist's studio; Private collection, Co. Kerry; Frederick Gallery, Dublin; Private collection, Co. Dublin
  • Exhibited: 'Works from an artist's studio: Estella Solomons 1882-1968', Crawford Gallery of Art, Cork, 15 May - 7 June 1986, catalogue no. 168; 'Estella Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)', Frederick Gallery, Dublin, 8-19 November 1999, catalogue no. 35 (illustrated in cata
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LOWER SKY ROAD, CONNEMARA
LOWER SKY ROAD, CONNEMARA
Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 48

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €9500


A WOMAN WITH A BASKET OF APPLES
A WOMAN WITH A BASKET OF APPLES
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 49

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €5800

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: charcoal on paper
  • Dimensions: 53 by 38cm., 21 by 15in.
  • Exhibited: ‘A Free Spirit: Irish Art 1860-1960’, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, July 1990; ‘An Ireland Imagined: An Exhibition of Irish Paintings and Drawings 1860-1960’, Pyms Gallery, London, 27 October - 26 November 1993, catalogue no. 35 (illustrated); Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 27 November – 10 December 1997, catalogue no. 59 (illustrated)
  • Literature: Kenneth McConkey, A Free Spirit: Irish Art 1860-1960, Antique Collectors Club, page 150, illustrated plate 41
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THREATNING RAIN, circa 1936-37
THREATNING RAIN, circa 1936-37
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 26 April 2005 / 50

Published Estimate: €40,000-50,000

Price Realised: €62000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with original price (£12-12-0) on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 27 by 47cm., 10.5 by 18.5in.
  • Provenance: A gift to the present owner's father circa late 1930s or early 1940s; Thence to the present owner circa 1951
  • Exhibited: 'Recent Paintings of Kerry and Wicklow by Paul Henry', Combridge's Gallery, Dublin, November 1937, catalouge no. 12
  • This is almost certainly the composition entitled Threatening Rain which Henry showed in his 1937 Dublin exhibition. Certainly the heavy clouds which move slowly across the landscape, gradually displacing the calm of the evening light, suggest this title. Moreover, that the picture has not been seen in public since the late 1930s or early 1940s, when it was acquired by the present owners, also suggests that it may be the Threatening Rain picture. The handling of the paint and the fluid treatment of the foreground bog also suggest a date of execution of the mid-to-late 1930s. If all this is the case, the subject must be a scene in County Kerry, probably near Glenbeigh, where Henry holidayed from time to time. On the reverse, in pencil, are a number of inscriptions, namely: a price, in pounds sterling, of ‘12-12-0’; two numbers, ‘9705’ and ‘0470’; and an indistinct word, possibly ‘Bluhill’ or ‘Blehill’. Threatening Rain is provisionally numbered 0646 in S. B. Kennedy’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Paul Henry’s oeuvre. Dr S. B. Kennedy, Belfast, March 2005

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