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ANGEL ALLEY and 27 STEPS SUMMERHILL, DUBLIN (A PAIR)
ANGEL ALLEY and 27 STEPS SUMMERHILL, DUBLIN (A PAIR)
Fergus O'Ryan RHA ANCA (1911-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 1

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: each signed lower right and inscribed lower left
  • Medium: hand-coloured wood-block prints
  • Dimensions: 15 by 11cm., 6 by 4.5in.
  • Provenance: The Estate of Michael Freyer
  • The latter work measures 6.25 by 5 inches. Both prints were made circa 1948; edition unknown. Angel Alley relates to an oil painting, which sold through these rooms on 16 September 2003, lot 126. Also with this lot, an unsigned, hand-coloured wood-cut with a verse by W. M. Letts (“I like to know you hear the call...”), printed by the Cluna Studio, Dublin, 6 by 7 inches, possibly the work of Kathleen Verschoyle (1892-1987), Winifred Lett's step-daughter. (3 items in total)

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EVENING and THE POST CAR (A PAIR)
EVENING and THE POST CAR (A PAIR)
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 2

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €6200

  • Signature: both signed in ink lower right, inscribed and dated "Dublin April 14 1950"
  • Medium: hand-coloured Cuala Press prints
  • Dimensions: 25 by 33cm., 10 by 13in.
  • Provenance: The Estate of Michael Freyer
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats: His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, page 285, catalogue no.s 2022 and 2023
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BLUE LAKE, CARRAROE, COUNTY GALWAY
BLUE LAKE, CARRAROE, COUNTY GALWAY
Charles Vincent Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 3

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €3400

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with title and date [circa 1952] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 32 by 39cm., 12.5 by 15.5in.
  • Provenance: The Estate of Michael Freyer
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BUNOWEN, CONNEMARA
BUNOWEN, CONNEMARA
Bea Orpen  HRHA (1913-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 4

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed by Michael Freyer on reverse
  • Medium: gouache on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 34 by 48cm., 13.5 by 19in.
  • Provenance: The Estate of Michael Freyer
  • Exhibited: RHA, 1969, catalogue no. 24 (£16-16-0)
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A GAME OF TUG-O'-WAR
A GAME OF TUG-O'-WAR
George Russell Æ (1867-1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 5

Published Estimate: €12,000-15,000

Price Realised: €17000


NEAR CARRAROE
NEAR CARRAROE
Barbara Warren RHA (b.1925)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 6

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower right; original inscribed label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 34 by 26cm., 13.5 by 10.2in.
  • Provenance: The Estate of Michael Freyer
  • Exhibited: RHA, 1965, catalogue no. 93 (£22-0-0);
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THE NATIVITY
THE NATIVITY
Evie Hone (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 7

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: inscribed on reverse by Dawson Gallery owner Leo Smith
  • Medium: gouache on paper laid on panel
  • Dimensions: 25 by 9cm., 10 by 3.5in.
  • Provenance: Artists Michael and Frances Biggs; by whom given in 1968 to the late Michael Freyer
  • Cartoon for one of seven stained glass windows designed for St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, Co. Offaly, now housed in the Jesuit Residence at Manresa House, Dublin.

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WINTER SKIES
WINTER SKIES
Elizabeth Rivers (1903-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 8

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed lower left
  • Medium: woodcut (no. 5 from an edition of 10)
  • Dimensions: 9 by 18cm., 3.5 by 7in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Michael Freyer, Dublin
  • Exhibited: 'Elizabeth Rivers: Memorial Exhibition', Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, 1966, catalogue no. 127 (another copy the artist's proof)
  • Literature: Irish Times, 8 March 1966, page 10; Brian Kennedy, Elizabeth Rivers 1903-1964: A Retrospective View, Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 26 May - 8 June 1989, illustrated page 20, discussed pages 25, 41; S. B. Kennedy, Irish Art & Modernism 1880-1950, Queens University, Belfast, 1991, illustrated page 67
  • Brian Kennedy described this work as one of the artist’s “very best prints and is the standard by which she must be judged”, noting its “emphasis on line, movement, the juxtaposition of masses and strong feeling of atmosphere and poetry”. Another copy of the same print is in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

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OLD MAN, ARAN ISLANDS and YOUNG MAN, ARAN ISLANDS (A PAIR)
OLD MAN, ARAN ISLANDS and YOUNG MAN, ARAN ISLANDS (A PAIR)
Elizabeth Rivers (1903-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 9

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €3400

  • Signature: each signed lower right
  • Medium: conté crayon on paper
  • Dimensions: 47 by 41cm., 18.5 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Michael Freyer, Dublin
  • The second work measures 20 by 16. Both works date to circa 1935-1941.

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BABE'S HEAD, 1907
BABE'S HEAD, 1907
Sir Jacob Epstein RA (1880-1959)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 10

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €6600

  • Signature: signed lower right and stamped with foundry mark
  • Medium: cast bronze on a stone plinth
  • Dimensions: 14 by 0cm., 5.5 by 0in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Michael Freyer, Dublin
  • Literature: Richard Buckle, Jacob Epstein, Sculptor, Faber and Faber, London, 1963, page 17, plate 10 (another cast)
  • Accompanied by a framed manuscript letter of authenticity: "This is the "Babe's Head" in bronze, modelled in July 1907 by me", signed Jacob Epstein.

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STANDING NUDE
STANDING NUDE
Michael Noble (fl.1960s)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 11

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €550

  • Signature: signed and dated [1964] lower right; inscribed to the former owners lower left
  • Medium: gouache on paper
  • Dimensions: 53 by 36cm., 21 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Michael Freyer, Dublin
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THE BRIDE VALLEY, COUNTY WATERFORD
THE BRIDE VALLEY, COUNTY WATERFORD
Charles Brady HRHA (1926-1997)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 12

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed and dated [1962] lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41 by 46cm., 16 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Michael Freyer, Dublin
  • With two newspaper clippings concerning the artist attached at reverse.

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THE FLOWER MARKET, MENTON
THE FLOWER MARKET, MENTON
Father Jack P. Hanlon (1913-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 13

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed and dated [1961] on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Michael Freyer, Dublin
  • With a newspaper clipping concerning the posthumous distribution of Hanlon's paintings and effects (Irish Times, 2 August 1969) attached on reverse.

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COLLEGE GREEN, DUBLIN
COLLEGE GREEN, DUBLIN
Flora H. Mitchell (1890-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 14

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed lower left; with original inscribed label on reverse detailing some history of the location
  • Medium: pen and ink with watercolour
  • Dimensions: 20 by 24cm., 8 by 9.5in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Michael Freyer, Dublin
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RUIN, ARDMORE
RUIN, ARDMORE
David Hone PPRHA (b.1928)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 15

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1100


NO. S 11-12-13 MOLESWORTH STREET, DUBLIN
NO. S 11-12-13 MOLESWORTH STREET, DUBLIN
Flora H. Mitchell (1890-1973)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 16

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3200

  • Signature: signed and dated [1967] lower right; inscribed lower left; with the Hendriks Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: pen and ink with watercolour
  • Dimensions: 23 by 37cm., 9 by 14.5in.
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EVENING WALK, DORSET STREET
EVENING WALK, DORSET STREET
Seamus a Colmáin (1925-1990)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 17

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Exhibited: ’Seamus Ó Colmáin: Exhibition of Recent Paintings’ Oriel Gallery, Dublin, 16 October – 2 November 1985, catalogue no. 33
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GATE IN THE LANE
GATE IN THE LANE
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 18

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €4600

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Exhibited: WCSI, Dublin, 1950, catalogue no. 45 (£8-8-0); Waddington Galleries, Dublin, March 1950 (£8-8-0)
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FARMYARD WITH HAYRICK
FARMYARD WITH HAYRICK
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 19

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €5000


SHELTERED GRAZING
SHELTERED GRAZING
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 20

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €15000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed and with exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Gerard Byrne, Dundalk; Taylor Galleries, Dublin, August 1987; Whence purchased by the present owner
  • Exhibited: Dawson Galleries, Dublin, August 1973, catalogue no. 2; 'Nano Reid Retrospective', Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, November 1974-February 1975, catalogue no. 100 (lent by Gerard Byrne, Dundalk); ’Exhibition of Paintings Presented by the Dundalk Art Promotions Committee’, supported by P. J. Carroll & Co. and the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, [date unknown], catalogue no. 30 (lent by Gerard Byrne, Dundalk); ’Nano Reid 1900-1981, Retrospective Exhibition', Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, 5 April - 31 May 1991, catalogue no. 46, illustrated page 14 of the catalogue
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IN DUNLOE, DONEGAL
IN DUNLOE, DONEGAL
Norah McGuinness (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 21

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3400


MINAUN CLIFFS FROM KEEL, ACHILL, 1943
MINAUN CLIFFS FROM KEEL, ACHILL, 1943
Fergus O'Ryan RHA ANCA (1911-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 22

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower right, inscribed with title, original price (£14-14-0) and artist's address (Avondale, Bird Avenue, Clonskeagh) on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 37 by 46cm., 14.5 by 18in.
  • Exhibited: ’Fergus O’Ryan: Exhibition of Paintings’, Contemporary Pictures Gallery, Dublin, 14-28 October 1943, catalogue no. 24 (12½ guineas); South Tipperary Fine Arts Club, Town Hall, Clonmel, 13 December 1943 – 1 January 1944, catalogue no. 28 (£14-14-0)
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THE LOCK AT HERBERT PLACE, circa 1936
THE LOCK AT HERBERT PLACE, circa 1936
Moyra Barry (1885-1960)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 23

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Exhibited: ’Exhibition of Works by Moyra Barry’, Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin, 7-14 March 1936, catalogue no. 17 (£5-5-0) 'Moyra A. Barry: Exhibition of Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings', Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 24 September – 8 October 1982, catalogue no. 5
  • An early work which was exhibited at the first of Barry’s nine solo shows at Waddington’s, and one of the few known landscapes by this artist. Included with this lot is a copy of the 1982 Gorry Gallery studio sale catalogue.

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THE LIFEBOAT STATION, CLOGHERHEAD, circa 1930-1935
THE LIFEBOAT STATION, CLOGHERHEAD, circa 1930-1935
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 24

Published Estimate: €2,000-2,500

Price Realised: €3000


WOMAN BY A GREEN DOOR
WOMAN BY A GREEN DOOR
William Conor RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 25

Published Estimate: €1,500-1,800

Price Realised: €4200


WHEN FERRETS LIE UP
WHEN FERRETS LIE UP
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

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

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed and dated [1897] in the plate
  • Medium: hand-coloured lithograph on paper mounted on card
  • Dimensions: 17 by 23cm., 6.5 by 9in.
  • Provenance: Collection of artist Dan O'Neill (1920-1974), By whom given to the present owner
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats: His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1993, page 63, see no.s 45, 46 and 47
  • A rare early lithograph, one of only two known examples. The second copy is in the collection of the V&A Museum, where it has long been catalogued as an original watercolour. Pyle also lists the V&A work as a watercolour in her catalogue (op. cit., no. 45), the entry for which was compiled based upon information supplied by the museum. However, Yeats recorded in his work diaries having painted a pair of watercolours, When Ferrets Lie Up and When Rabbits are Plentiful, which were exhibited in 1897 at the Clifford Gallery, London, and sold there to “a man with copyright and reproduced in colour”. Neither of the watercolours nor the lithograph of the second work have ever been traced. Both the present example and that in the V&A have been hand-coloured, almost certainly by Yeats himself, and mounted on board.

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THE AIRMAN
THE AIRMAN
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 27

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €22000

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: charcoal drawing
  • Dimensions: 39 by 46cm., 15.5 by 18in.
  • Exhibited: ‘52nd Spring Exhibition of Modern Art’, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside, 1937, catalogue no. 30 (£10-0-0); ’Fourth Waterford Art Exhibition’, 11-22 February 1940, catalogue no. 64 (£10-10-0); ’Seán Keating, PRHA 1889-1977’, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, 7 November – 17 December 1989, catalogue no. 48 (on loan from a private collection)
  • In the early 1930s Keating was commissioned by the Irish army to produce a number of illustrations for their journal, An t-Óglách. One such was The Pilot, a portrait of Airman Hassett drawn at Baldonnel Aerodrome and exhibited at Waddington’s in October 1931. The image was later revisited in its present form as The Airman. This work was sent to Liverpool for exhibition at the Atkinson Art Gallery 1937 spring salon. Two years later it was amongst a batch of works returned to Keating from England, whereupon it was promptly selected by Victor Waddington for inclusion at the 1940 Waterford fine art exhibition. With thanks to Eimear O’Connor, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD, for her help in cataloguing this work.

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SNOW SCENE
SNOW SCENE
Arthur Armstrong RHA (1924-1996)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 28

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower centre; original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 76 by 61cm., 30 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by W. R. Allen Esq in May 1966
  • Exhibited: 'Arthur Armstorng', Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, March - April 1966, catalogue no. 20 (80gns)
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TWO TOWNS, ANDALUCIA
TWO TOWNS, ANDALUCIA
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 29

Published Estimate: €20,000-30,000

Price Realised: €33000

  • Signature: signed lower right; original label inscribed with title and price (120 gns) on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 102 by 76cm., 40 by 30in.
  • Provenance: N. McGeough Bond Esq.; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Paintings 1959-1962 by George Campbel ARHA', Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, circa 1962, catalogue no. 3 (120gns)
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GREEN EVENING, ERIN
GREEN EVENING, ERIN
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 30

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €6000


FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE
FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 31

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €5800


WICKLOW '67
WICKLOW '67
Seán McSweeney HRHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 32

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: €13000


WOMAN CARRYING A BUCKET, COTTAGES BEYOND
WOMAN CARRYING A BUCKET, COTTAGES BEYOND
Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 33

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: pen and ink with watercolour on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Exhibited: Almost certainly exhibited as Woman Carrying a Bucket, WCSI, Dublin, 1942, catalogue no. 84 (£3-3-0)
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KILRONAN
KILRONAN
Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 34

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2400

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed and dated [1944] on reverse
  • Medium: pen and ink with watercolour on paper
  • Dimensions: 29 by 39cm., 11.5 by 15.5in.
  • Kilronan is a village on Killeany Bay, Inishmore Island. Rßk≤czi first visited the West of Ireland in July 1939, returning periodically throughout the war to various villages in Connemara and the Aran Islands.

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WASHING DAY
WASHING DAY
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 35

Published Estimate: €35,000-45,000

Price Realised: €42000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.
  • Provenance: John Magee Ltd, Belfast; Private collection
  • Painted circa 1947, when Dillon first visited Italy at the invitation of his friend, Pino Saglietti. Saglietti’s family were from Borgotaro in northern Italy, and Dillon immediately felt at home in the small mountain community. He responded to the natural warmth of family and communal gatherings, and to the mountainous landscape of northern Italy. “Borgotaro is not Italy”, he declared, “it’s Ireland up the hills” (see James White, Gerard Dillon, Wolfhound Press, 1994, page 58). He produced a number of large works as a result of his Italian sojourn, including Memory Pool (formerly in the GPA collection), featuring an Italian woman halted in reverie with a harvest scene beyond, and Italian Washer Women, which showed two stout women gossiping whilst doing their laundry at the village fountain. Washing Day fits well within this series and is typical more widely of Dillon’s ability to see the world around him with a child-like naivety and delight.

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FIGURES ON A PATH BETWEEN THATCHED COTTAGES AND HAYFIELDS, CARRAROE, COUNTY GALWAY
FIGURES ON A PATH BETWEEN THATCHED COTTAGES AND HAYFIELDS, CARRAROE, COUNTY GALWAY
Charles Vincent Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 36

Published Estimate: €6,000-8,000

Price Realised: €6800

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 33 by 41cm., 13 by 16in.
  • Another view of this same path and scene sold through these rooms, 13 March 2001, lot 63.

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TOWNLEY HALL WOOD, 1950
TOWNLEY HALL WOOD, 1950
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 37

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: 


INISHLACKEN
INISHLACKEN
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 38

Published Estimate: €20,000-30,000

Price Realised: €25000


LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS AND TREES, circa 1907-9
LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS AND TREES, circa 1907-9
James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1885-1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 39

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature:  signed lower right; exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 43 by 58cm., 17 by 23in.
  • Provenance: S.E. Thompson Esq., Belfast; Private collection, Dublin; Gorry Gallery, Dublin; Jorgenson Fine Art, Dublin; Whence purchased by the present owner
  • Exhibited: ’An Exhibition of 18th, 19th and 20th century Irish Painting’, Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 30 October – 12 November 1992, catalogue no. 14 (illustrated)
  • S. B. Kennedy has written of this work: “This is perhaps the best surviving example of Sleator’s landscape work. The picture was probably painted in County Armagh and the group of buildings closely resembles those in two other of his early landscapes. His brushwork and handling of the trees, with their boldly linear character, typify his work at this time, but the use of strong colours and contrasting reds and greens hint at his brief association with the more avant-garde artists of the Society of Dublin Painters in the early 1920s. S.E. Thompson, a Belfast estate agent and property broker, was one of Sleator’s earliest patrons and acquired a number of his pictures, including his Self-Portrait of c.1914-15, now in the National Gallery of Ireland (4493), and his study of Mrs. MacNamara, Armagh County Museum”. (Gorry Gallery catalogue, 1992, page 21).

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BALLINTOY
BALLINTOY
Charles W. Harvey (1895-1970)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 40

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed and dated [1936] lower centre; inscribed label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.
  • Charles W. Harvey was a painter of landscapes and still-life subjects. He studied at the Belfast School of Art and later taught for many years as head of the art department at St Mary's Training College, Belfast. He was friendly with many Ulster artists including Hans Iten, Padraic Woods, Nevill Johnson and John Luke with whom he visited Paris in 1937 (see Snoddy, page 229). The following lot is Luke’s portrait of Harvey, drawn in the same year that the present work was painted.

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PORTRAIT OF CHARLES HARVEY, ARTIST
PORTRAIT OF CHARLES HARVEY, ARTIST
John Luke RUA (1906-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 41

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3600

  • Signature: signed and dated [1936] lower left; exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: black crayon on paper
  • Dimensions: 38 by 28cm., 15 by 11in.
  • Provenance: The sitter's family, by descent; Private collection, Dublin
  • Exhibited: 'John Luke Retrospective', Ulster Museum, Belfast, and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, 1978, catalogue no. 85 (lent by Mrs Jean Harvey)
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BATHERS, NAYLOR'S COVE, BRAY
BATHERS, NAYLOR'S COVE, BRAY
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 42

Published Estimate: €60,000-80,000

Price Realised: €82000

  • Signature: signed and dated [1940] upper right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.
  • Provenance: Godolphin Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the present owner in 1974
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1940, catalogue no. 60 (£50-0-0); (?) ‘An Tóstal Exhibition of Contemporary Irish Art’, International Hotel, Bray, 1954, catalogue no. 35 (£75-0-0); 'Harry Kernoff: A Selection of Dublin Paintings’, Godolphin Gallery, Dublin, 1974, catalogue no. 6 (illustrated in catalogue); 'Harry Kernoff Memorial Exhibition', Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 14 December 1976 - 30 January 1977, catalogue no. 76 (lent by the present owner); ’30th Anniversary Exhibition of Harry Kernoff (1900-1974)’, Spiller Fine Art, 16-26 February 2005, catalogue no. 23 (lent by the present owner, NFS)
  • Literature: Thomas Bodkin, Twelve Irish Artists, Victor Waddington Publications, Dublin, 1940, colour plate reproduction of the smaller, earlier version of this work
  • A view of the old Naylor’s Cove sea baths, at the foot of Bray Head, Co. Wicklow. Kernoff has chosen for his vantage spot a wooden platform (since gone) which existed to give people access across the Dublin and South East railway line down to Naylor’s Cove. Kernoff is known to have painted three versions of this famous image. The first work, simply titled Naylor’s Cove, Bray, was probably a watercolour and was exhibited in 1932 at his exhibition at the Dublin Painters’ Gallery (no. 41, £8-0-0). The second version was painted in 1936 and shared the same title as the watercolour. It was shown at various Kernoff solo exhibitions: Waddington’s, Dublin, October 1936 (no. 51, £25-0-0); the White Gallery, London, April – May 1938 (no. 11, no price listed in catalogue); and at the Studio Arts Club, Dublin, October 1942 (no. 5, £20-0-0). In 1954 he showed a work, Naylor’s Cove, Bray at the An Tóstal Exhibition of Contemporary Irish Art at the International Hotel, Bray, (no. 35, £75-0-0). Given the high price of this last exhibit, it can be deduced that it was probably the present work, which was larger than either of the earlier versions1. The 1936 work was reproduced in the Waddington publication, Twelve Irish Artists, in 1940, the year in which the present work was painted. Kernoff quite likely embarked on this second version with the thought in mind of the potential publicity that Waddington’s book might generate. In any case he exhibited it that year at the RHA, where it hung alongside other well-known works: David Byrne’s (no. 10) and Winetavern Street - July Morning, Dublin (no. 19; later sold through Sotheby’s, 16 May 2003, lot 106, £80,000). It was therefore evidently intended as an exhibition piece whereupon to stake his reputation, and as such must be ranked amongst the handful of his finest works. 1 Kernoff records that the 1936 work measured 15 by 20 inches. See his annotated copy of the White Gallery catalogue, National Library of Ireland, LO P 158.

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O'LOUGHLIN'S OFF-LICENCE HOUSE IN DALKEY
O'LOUGHLIN'S OFF-LICENCE HOUSE IN DALKEY
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 43

Published Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Price Realised: €25000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 34 by 44cm., 13.5 by 17.5in.
  • Exhibited: ’Pictures by Harry Kernoff RHA’, Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin, 13-22 October 1936, catalogue no. 8 (£10-10-0); ’Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Harry Kernoff RHA’, Mill's Hall, Dublin, 1-15 December 1937, catalogue no. 45 (£11-10-0)
  • Painted circa 1936, this is a view of O’Loughlin’s off-licence, Ardbrugh Road, Dalkey. The building was originally an inn catering to the workers from the nearby granite quarry, which opened in 1815 to provide material for the building of Dunleary (afterwards Kingstown and then Dun Laoghaire) harbour. Ardbrugh was a thriving village in its own right during the operation of the quarry, which closed in the mid 19th century. In the 1930s to the 1950s O’Loughlin’s, as it had then become, was only licensed for selling alcohol for consumption off the premises, i.e . an “off-licence”. However it had a reputation in the Dalkey area as an after hours drinking house, and was particularly popular during the “holy hour” when the pubs in Dalkey were closed between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, which probably attracted Harry Kernoff to the location. The building was redeveloped as a two story dwelling and shop in the 1950s and is now a private residence. Kernoff records the work amongst his studio contents in 1938, as an oil painting measuring approximately 12 by 16 inches (see his annotated copy of the 1938 White Gallery catalogue, National Library of Ireland, LO P 158).

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ST GEORGE'S CHURCH, DUBLIN
ST GEORGE'S CHURCH, DUBLIN
Fergus O'Ryan RHA ANCA (1911-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 44

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 76 by 61cm., 30 by 24in.
  • St George’s is on Temple Street, north Dublin city. A watercolour of the same church was recently sold through these rooms (20 September 2005, lot 149).

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STUDY FOR CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN
STUDY FOR CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN
Fergus O'Ryan RHA ANCA (1911-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 45

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed with title and price (£695) on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 37 by 78cm., 14.5 by 30.7in.
  • Study for O'Ryan's 1970 RHA exhibit, which sold through these rooms, 27 April 2004, lot 106

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THE GRAND CANAL AT THE BLACKHORSE BRIDGE, INCHICORE
THE GRAND CANAL AT THE BLACKHORSE BRIDGE, INCHICORE
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 46

Published Estimate: €35,000-45,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 71 by 91cm., 28 by 36in.
  • Provenance: Lena Kernoff, Dublin; From whom purchased by the present owner circa 1974
  • A view along the Grand Canal looking west from the first lock past the Blackhorse Bridge, Inchicore. The area has since been considerably redeveloped, with an electricity station built on the northern embankment of the canal. The small lock-keeper’s cottage, whose gable end can be seen by the weir gate in the distance, still stands but is today surrounded by modern terraces and housing flats. Despite this, the area remains semi-rural owing to the absence of any roads in immediate proximity to the canal, which continues westwards to Co. Kildare.

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ARDGLASS FISHING BOATS
ARDGLASS FISHING BOATS
Georgina Moutray Kyle RUA (1865-1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 47

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2000

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 26 by 34cm., 10.2 by 13.5in.
  • Four other views of the herring boats at Ardglass, Co. Down, were exhibited in the recent retrospective of Moutray Kyle’s work at the Naughton Gallery, Queen’s University Belfast. In the accompanying catalogue essay, Eileen Black notes: “Fishing boats tied at quaysides were amongst Georgina’s preferred motifs and she seems to have derived much pleasure from painting the shapes of hulls and buoys… The fishing village of Ardglass in Co. Down was one of her favourite painting spots and she spent many summers there in a rented cottage”. The distinctive cropped viewpoint adopted by Kyle was apparently the result of her later cutting down her canvasses to remove what she considered extraneous compositional detail.

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ST CYBI CHURCH, HOLYHEAD
ST CYBI CHURCH, HOLYHEAD
Kathleen Bridle RUA (1897-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 48

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: original label on reverse inscribed with title, price (£15-15-0) and artist's address (8 Townhall St, Enniskillen)
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Private collection, Wales
  • Exhibited: RHA, DubliN, 1930, catalogue no. 165 (£15-15-0)
  • Kathleen Bridle was born in Kent, the daughter of a coastguard officer, and consequently lived in various coastguard stations along the English and Welsh coast. In 1915 she came to Dublin, where she had relatives, and enrolled at the Metropolitan School of Art. She won the prestigious Taylor Scholarship in 1921 and also in that year began exhibiting at the RHA. At the Royal College of Art in London, 1921-5, she accrued further prizes before returning to Dublin, where she spent time in the Clarke family stained glass studio. In 1926 she moved to Fermanagh, where she taught art to a young William Scott RA among others. She remained there for the rest of her life, teaching and painting into her nineties. The present work was painted in Holyhead, Wales, where she had earlier lived for a year with her family. See Snoddy, pages 51-2.

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ON THE SANDHILLS, KILMORE QUAY, COUNTY WEXFORD
ON THE SANDHILLS, KILMORE QUAY, COUNTY WEXFORD
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 49

Published Estimate: €2,500-3,500

Price Realised: €4200

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 25 by 30cm., 10 by 11.7in.
  • Provenance: Gift from the artist to Margaret and Paddy Kavanagh; Private collection, Co. Waterford
  • Depicts the artist's husband, James Starkey, better known as the poet Seamus O'Sullivan (1879-1958).

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SPRING FLOWERS
SPRING FLOWERS
Moyra Barry (1885-1960)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2005 / 50

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 64 by 76cm., 25 by 30in.
  • Exhibited: Almost certainly exhibited at the RHA, Dublin, 1949, catalogue no. 126 (£52-10-0)
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