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FOYNES PORT
FOYNES PORT
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 1

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 29 by 30cm., 11.5 by 11.7 5in.
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 2005, catalogue no. 386
  • Each square measures 5.5 by 5.75 inches.

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ENCLOSED FIELD, BEARA, 1988
ENCLOSED FIELD, BEARA, 1988
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 2

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: 


WEST CORK LANDSCAPE, c.1995
WEST CORK LANDSCAPE, c.1995
William Crozier HRHA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 3

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €4000


GOUACHE, ST MARTINS, 1972
GOUACHE, ST MARTINS, 1972
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 4

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1700

  • Signature: signed twice with initials and dated lower centre; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour, gouache, pen and ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21 by 29cm., 8.25 by 11.2 5in.
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UNTITLED
UNTITLED
Francis Tansey (b.1959)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 5

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

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NEXUS I
NEXUS I
Cecil King (1921-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 7

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €3900

  • Signature: signed and inscribed on canvas overlap; original exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 102 by 76cm., 40 by 30in.
  • Provenance: Park Square Gallery, Leeds; Whence sold to Mr C. J. Marshall, January 1973
  • Exhibited: ’Irelandskt – Exhibition of Irish Paintings: From Yeats Till Ballagh’, Lund, Sweden, April to May 1972 (organised by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon); ’Cecil King: Paintings and Pastels’, Park Square Gallery, Leeds, 10 January to 3 February 1973, catalogue no. 9
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WALL OF LIGHT, CRIMSON, 2005
WALL OF LIGHT, CRIMSON, 2005
Seán Scully (b.1945)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 9

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; inscribed lower centre; numbered lower left
  • Medium: aquatint (no. 15 from an edition of 40)
  • Dimensions: 44 by 55cm., 17.5 by 21.7 5in.
  • Sheet size: 28.5 by 30.75 inches. Published by Burnet Editions.

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STRANGER, 1987
STRANGER, 1987
Seán Scully (b.1945)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 10

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed and dated lower centre; numbered lower right
  • Medium: woodcut on Okawara paper (no. 24 from an edition of 30)
  • Dimensions: 64 by 102cm., 25 by 40in.
  • Literature: Seán Scully Prints: Catalogue Raisonné 1968-1999, Museé de Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale, Gravelines, 1999, pages 54-5
  • Sheet size: 34 by 49 inches. Published by Diane Villani, New York. No. 87001 in the artist's oeuvre.

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CHILD, KITES AND CLIFF
CHILD, KITES AND CLIFF
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 11

Published Estimate: €35000-45000

Price Realised: €34500


HEAD, 2008
HEAD, 2008
John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 12

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

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TWINS, EDWIN AND LEE
TWINS, EDWIN AND LEE
Peter J. Behan (b.1939)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 13

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed and inscribed lower left; also inscribed upper right
  • Medium: collage, oil pastel and pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 99 by 70cm., 39 by 27.5in.
  • Exhibited: 'Peter Behan', Spazioarte, Perugia, 30 May to 20 June 1998, illustrated on front cover of catalogue; 'Peter Behan', Origin Gallery, Dublin, 23 March to 14 April 1999, again illustrated on front cover of catalogue
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SAW TOWERS OF COWS
SAW TOWERS OF COWS
John Shinnors (b.1950)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 16

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: charcoal on paper
  • Dimensions: 89 by 112cm., 35 by 44in.
  • Three sheets framed as two, with each 'tower' measuring 35 by 22 inches.

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PORTACLOY, 2000
PORTACLOY, 2000
Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 17

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: €17000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; inscribed, dated and signed again on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.
  • Provenance: Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Portacloy is a townland in Co Mayo near Belmullet, on the Atlantic Coast.

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THE CREE DREAMCATCHER, 2003
THE CREE DREAMCATCHER, 2003
James English RHA (b.1946)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 20

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed and dated on reverse;
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 30 by 39cm., 11.7 by 15.5in.
  • Exhibited: 'Christmas Exhibition', Kilcock Gallery, Co. Dublin, November to December 2003, illustrated in catalogue
  • Copy of Kilcock catalogue included with lot.

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GRECIAN STILL LIFE, 1990
GRECIAN STILL LIFE, 1990
Hilda van Stockum HRHA (1908-2006)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 21

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed with initials upper right
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 51 by 66cm., 20 by 26in.
  • Exhibited: 'Hilda van Stockum: Paintings and Drawings 1925-1990', RHA Gallagher Gallery, 4-21 April 1991, catalogue no. 64 (illustrated in catalogue)
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SUMMER PASTURE
SUMMER PASTURE
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 23

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: 


MO'S KITCHEN OUTSIDE, AUGUST 1990
MO'S KITCHEN OUTSIDE, AUGUST 1990
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 25

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €1700

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: pen and ink with watercolour
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Riverrun Gallery, Galway; Private collection
  • From the artist's South Sea Island series, painted in the Cook Islands.

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HAYFIELDS, PANEX (SUISSE), 1973
HAYFIELDS, PANEX (SUISSE), 1973
Tony O'Malley HRHA (1913-2003)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 26

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €2700

  • Signature: signed with exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: gouache and crayon
  • Dimensions: 20 by 29cm., 7.75 by 11.2 5in.
  • Exhibited: Taylor Galleries, Dublin, November 2002, catalogue no. 73
  • Artist's archive no. 7464.

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ROAD TO THE SEA, 1992
ROAD TO THE SEA, 1992
William Crozier HRHA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 28

Published Estimate: €30000-50000

Price Realised: €32000

  • Signature: signed lower left; original label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 107 by 114cm., 42 by 45in.
  • Provenance: Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney; Private collection
  • The subject of the Road to the Sea was inspired by the townland of Leighcloon, near Skibbereen, where Roaring Water river makes a ‘road’ to the sea from a deep inlet cut into the land. Seen from Leighcloon, the river is bordered by a narrow pathway on one bank and by a wooded estate on the other as it enters Roaring Water Bay. This prosaic topographical description, however, belies the invention with which Crozier has reconstructed the elements of the landscape, abandoning specific local reference in his imagery in order to make it more universal. The perspective of the river has been up-ended to a dizzying verticality, trees have been drawn in apparently primitive, simplified forms and colour is used to exhilarate the viewer and to knit the compositional elements together. This is the West Cork landscape re-defined and it shows how Crozier’s relationship with his subject has been in a constant state of evolution, informed by experiences gained from travel and through the study of art, and by a keen interest in the physical properties of paint. Crozier has always taken a cook’s delight in the ingredients of painting, and enjoys experimenting with pigments and oil mediums. Around 1989 he began to use colour to embody the opulence and luminosity that he found in the landscape itself. The intense colour range of paintings such as Road to the Sea is consciously pitched to engage the viewer at an emotional level to share in what the artist has experienced. The drawing and composition of Road to the Sea have their origin in discoveries made in the body of work made as a result of visits to Madrid in 1990 and southern Spain in 1991. From these visits Crozier created a series of painted reliefs such as The Madrid Road in which the element of playfulness, arising out of the use of unconventional media, allowed him to take greater liberties in representation, re-drawing the landscape as a limited number of simplified elements, each connected to the next in a tautly controlled composition.1 These reliefs informed his painting and when he returned to painting West Cork in 1992, his language of representation had moved on. The Road to the Sea exemplifies Crozier’s work of this period. 1 See plate 123 in William Crozier, ed. Katharine Crouan, with essays by S. B. Kennedy and Philip Vann, Lund Humphries, London, 2007, p. 150.

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THE SONG OF THE BOX
THE SONG OF THE BOX
John B. Vallely (b.1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 29

Published Estimate: €10000-15000

Price Realised: €10000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 51 by 41cm., 20 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Jonathan Swift Gallery, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim; Private collection, Co. Cork
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THE KILLAVIL TRIO
THE KILLAVIL TRIO
John B. Vallely (b.1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 30

Published Estimate: €30000-40000

Price Realised: €29000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 86 by 102cm., 34 by 40in.
  • Provenance: Austin McCracken, Donaghadee; From whom purchased by the present owner, circa 1988
  • Music and painting are inseparable concerns of Vallely’s. He absorbs the atmosphere of the traditional session whilst playing with other musicians and whilst giving lessons on the uilleann pipes. This atmosphere is then distilled in his paintings, so that they become not so much portraits but rather genre pictures. In the words of Brian Ferran, “in their classic simplification Vallely’s paintings reach towards a greater universality and achieve a mythological dimension which, for me, recalls something of the character of De Stael’s footballers and jazz musicians, or paralleled perhaps in the great themes of Picasso’s harlequins and clowns, mythological in dimension but essentially humanist” (introduction to Vallely’s exhibition in the CEMA Gallery, Belfast, 1966). With thanks to the artist for his help in cataloguing this work.

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PACKIE RUSSELL FROM DOOLIN
PACKIE RUSSELL FROM DOOLIN
John B. Vallely (b.1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 31

Published Estimate: €25000-35000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 76 by 102cm., 30 by 40in.
  • Provenance: Purchased by the present owner in 1989
  • Exhibited: Cavehill Gallery, Belfast, 13-28 January 1989; Carroll Gallery, Newry Arts Centre, 25 February to 3 March 1989
  • Patrick ‘Packie‘ Russell (1920-1977) was a renowned accordion player from Doolin, Co. Clare. By day he worked as a stone mason at the Doonagore quarry, whilst by night he played the concertina in the Doolin pubs. His older brother, Micho Russell, became world renowned for his tin whistle playing and his knowledge of traditional Irish music, but Packie and a third brother, Gussie, remained in Doolin all their lives, playing to locals and traditional music devotees. Despite remaining at home, Packie was well-known throughout the country. His death in 1977 was reported on national television, and a memoir of his and his brother Micho’s lives appeared in 1996 (Michael Coady, The Well of Spring Water). J. B. Vallely, himself a distinguished musician and founder of the Armagh Pipers Band, was well aware of Packie Russell’s reputation. In his own words, the three Russell brothers “acquired a sort of iconic status particularly with European followers of Irish traditional music”. Included in this lot is a pencil drawing by Vallely, 12 by 9.5 inches, signed lower left, also depicting Packie Russell with his hand held concertina. Both pieces were originally exhibited at the Cavehill Gallery, Belfast, and the Carroll Gallery, Newry Town Hall, in 1989. A copy of the Carroll Gallery exhibition catalogue is also included with the lot. With thanks to the artist for his help in cataloguing this work.

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A ROSE WRAPPED UP, 1974
A ROSE WRAPPED UP, 1974
Terence P. Flanagan RHA PPRUA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 32

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €5800

  • Signature: signed and dated mid-right
  • Medium: oil on board; titled on reverse
  • Dimensions: 76 by 64cm., 30 by 25in.
  • Exhibited: Christmas exhibition, Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 1974, catalogue no. 28; Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 10 October to 1 November 1975, catalogue no. 16
  • Literature: S. B. Kennedy, T. P. Flanagan, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2005, pp. 47-9, 75
  • This is one of a small series of still life paintings featuring roses wrapped in cellophane, all painted in the period 1974-5. The artist has commented on the series as follows: “The bowl in this painting is part of a set of Victorian china toiletries which had belonged to an aunt of mine. I use the same bowl shape in the large composite picture A Study in Stillness [offered in these rooms, 21 February 2006], where the bowl becomes a well, as it were, of stillness. In A Rose Wrapped Up, painting the pattern on the bowl has been omitted to give the rose its exclusive place. These days bouquets … are delivered in sealed transparent wrappings, through which the shapes of the flowers compete with a shatter of reflected light. A bouquet is a totally different object before its wrapping is removed, more impersonal than its intended function” (quoted in Kennedy, op. cit., p. 75).

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INTERIOR WITH WOMAN STANDING
INTERIOR WITH WOMAN STANDING
Colin Watson (b.1966)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 33

Published Estimate: €12000-15000

Price Realised: €12000

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on linen
  • Dimensions: 142 by 122cm., 56 by 48in.
  • Exhibited: 'The Sensuality of the Shade: New Works by Colin Watson', Pyms Gallery, London, 25 October to 23 November 2001, catalogue no. 4 (illustrated in catalogue)
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No. 2601 (NEW YORK OFFICE SERIES), 1998-99
No. 2601 (NEW YORK OFFICE SERIES), 1998-99
Gerard Byrne (b.1969)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 34

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €5600

  • Medium: photograph (c-print) mounted on aluminium
  • Dimensions: 99 by 150cm., 39 by 59in.
  • Provenance: Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Gerard Byrne: Theatre, Bunker, Archives, Reception Area', Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 9 September to 9 October 1999; 'Gerard Byrne', Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, 2003
  • Literature: Raul Zamudio, 'Breaking Alberti's Window', pp. 33-41 in Annie Fletcher and Sarah Pierce (eds.), Gerard Byrne: Op-Ed, Limerick City Gallery of Art and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2002
  • Gerard Byrne is a visual artist working with photography, video, and installations. In 2007 he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. His work has been shown at international biennials including Sydney (2008), Lyon (2007), the 3rd Tate Triennial (2006), and the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003), as well as in major museums in Europe and the US. Solo exhibitions of his work include the Dusseldorf Kunstverein (2007), the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2007), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2003) and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2002). In 2006 he was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn award. He lives and works in Dublin.

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KILCATHERINE GRID, 2008
KILCATHERINE GRID, 2008
John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 35

Published Estimate: €20000-30000

Price Realised: €19000

  • Signature: signed in monogram, inscribed with title and dated on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 38 by 46cm., 15 by 18in.
  • John Kingerlee is the first European artist to have a solo exhibition at the People's Republic of China Museum of Modern Art, Beijing. The exhibiton opens in mid Novermber 2008.

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BONO
BONO
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 36

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €3400


UNTITLED (LENS SERIES), 2005
UNTITLED (LENS SERIES), 2005
Ciaran Lennon (b.1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 37

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1700

  • Signature: signed, inscribed and dated on reverse
  • Medium: acrylic on wood and copper
  • Dimensions: 25 by 15cm., 10 by 6in.
  • Provenance: Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
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UNTITLED (DOUBLE LENS SERIES), 2007
UNTITLED (DOUBLE LENS SERIES), 2007
Ciaran Lennon (b.1947)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 38

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

Price Realised: €3800


CUP, BOWL, PAN, BROWNS AND OCHRES, 1970
CUP, BOWL, PAN, BROWNS AND OCHRES, 1970
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 39

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; numbered lower left
  • Medium: screenprint (no. 94 from an edition of 100)
  • Dimensions: 59 by 88cm., 23.2 by 34.5in.
  • Literature: Brian Balfour-Oatts, William Scott: A Survey of His Original Prints, Archeus Fine Art, London, 2005 listed as no. 28, p. 54, illustrated p. 23
  • Printed at the Kelpra Studio. Published by Leslie Waddington Prints. Sheet size: 27.5 by 39.5 inches.

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GROUP FROM CITIZENS' TREE, 1966
GROUP FROM CITIZENS' TREE, 1966
James McKenna (1933-2000)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 43

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: stamped and numbered at base
  • Medium: bronze (no. 1 from an edition of 5)
  • Dimensions: 42 by 28cm., 16.5 by 11in.
  • Literature: Seán Kissane and Susan Daniel McElroy, James McKenna, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2007, pp. 36-45, particularly p. 38
  • Citizens’ Tree commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1916 Rising. McKenna’s memorial consisted of a tree of figurative groups including The Five Lamps and Five Stalwart Hurlers as well as single figures and the present group of adult male and female figures. Whilst the plaster maquette for Citizens’ Tree no longer survives and the full-scale memorial was never realised, individual groups were cast in bronze in 1985 and featured in the recent retrospective of McKenna’s work at IMMA.

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FIGURE FROM CITIZENS' TREE, 1966
FIGURE FROM CITIZENS' TREE, 1966
James McKenna (1933-2000)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 44

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: stamped and numbered at base
  • Medium: bronze (no. 3 from an edition of 5)
  • Dimensions: 25 by 10cm., 10 by 4in.
  • Literature: Seán Kissane and Susan Daniel McElroy, James McKenna, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2007, p. 43
  • Cast in 1985.

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GIRL CYCLING THROUGH A TOWN, 1957
GIRL CYCLING THROUGH A TOWN, 1957
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 45

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2400

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: pen and ink with crayon and watercolour
  • Dimensions: 24 by 29cm., 9.5 by 11.5in.
  • Literature: 'Paintings by Pauline Bewick from 2 to 50 Years', Crawford Gallery, Cork, 1986, listed as Cycling, no. 21.10, p. 14
  • Drawn on the front cover of a French sketch book, 'Croquis Dessin', La Reliure Spirale.

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CIRCUS II, 1956
CIRCUS II, 1956
Camille Souter HRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 46

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €4600

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: oil on paper laid on card
  • Dimensions: 20 by 16cm., 8 by 6.25in.
  • Provenance: Sold through the James Adams Salesrooms, early 1970s, to the present owner
  • Literature: Garrett Cormican, Camille Souter: The Mirror in the Sea, Whyte's, Dublin, 2006, catalogue no. 25, p. 216, illustrated p. 217
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WOMAN WITH OWLS, 1967
WOMAN WITH OWLS, 1967
Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 47

Published Estimate: €10000-15000

Price Realised: €9500

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed, dated and signed again on reverse; also with original exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 30 by 30cm., 12 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the late Gordon Lambert in April 1976
  • Exhibited: ’Colin Middleton’, Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, April 1967, catalogue no. 15; ’The Gordon Lambert Collection’, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 26 May to 25 June 1972, catalogue no. 47; ’Colin Middleton Retrospective’, Arts Council exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, and Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1976, no. 83 (loaned by Gordon Lambert)
  • Despite the perception of Colin Middleton as a chameleon, whose work remained unpredictable and inconsistent, there are a number of elements that link each stage of his career. The range of images on which he drew formed an enduring private iconography and the bird regularly recurs in paintings from the early surrealist period to the late works, usually being used alongside the female figure. The archetypal nature of the female had been expressed in Middleton’s earlier work almost in mythological terms. By the mid-1960s, Middleton’s formal treatment of the image had been pared down to a minimal, universal and ambiguous pictorial language so that, as in the present painting, woman, bird and landscape are separate, but form part of the same pattern repeated across a flat surface. This formal inter-connection suggests the nature of each; the landscape alludes to the strength and fertility of the female nude, while the bird acts almost as a familiar. From Middleton’s earliest work it appears to express the sense of the spirit and its ambiguous relation to the female figure, free and able to escape and to feel the longing to escape but ultimately only existing with the physical entity of the body. Dickon Hall Killinchy, Co. Down

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GIRL ON STILTS
GIRL ON STILTS
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 49

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €4600

  • Signature: inscribed `Gerard Dillon / Ireland' on reverse
  • Medium: crayon on paper
  • Dimensions: 55 by 25cm., 21.5 by 9.75in.
  • Provenance: Gift to the present owner from a collector of Dillon's work, 1983
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CHESS GAME 1956
CHESS GAME 1956
Camille Souter HRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 51

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: €14500

  • Signature: signed, inscribed `Dublin' and dated lower right
  • Medium: oil on newspaper
  • Dimensions: 30 by 44cm., 11.7 by 17.5in.
  • Exhibited: Possibly exhibited under the title of `Stalemate' at artist's first solo exhibition, El Habano Restaurant, Dublin, 1956; `Contemporary Artists from Ireland', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, 1990, catalogue no. 58
  • Literature: Garrett Cormican, `Camille Souter: The Mirror in the Sea', Whyte's, 2006, catalogue no. 43, pp. 32, 34, 209 and 224
  • The present work is believed to have been included in Camille Souter’s first solo exhibition, held at the El Habano restaurant, 43 Grafton Street, Dublin, under the title Stalemate. Garrett Cormican has noted that it points to “a considerable increase in the artist’s confidence… The vertical and horizontal white lines unify the assorted layers of colour and texture while simultaneously evoking the chequered squares of a chess board. In this work, the artist seems to have been able to create the central motif with a certain nonchalance… One can almost sense the movement of the chess pieces, conveyed symbolically by circles and spirals of white”. The works exhibited at El Habano were extraordinarily inventive in terms of technique, with layers of paint applied in monotype and further details squeezed directly from the tube onto the paper. In the words of Cormican, they were “radically different from what the Irish public expected to see at the time”.

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DALKEY ISLAND FROM KILLINEY HILL
DALKEY ISLAND FROM KILLINEY HILL
Peter Collis RHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 53

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €10500


SUNSET HORSE NO. 5
SUNSET HORSE NO. 5
Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 54

Published Estimate: €12000-15000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower left; exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 64 by 89cm., 25 by 35in.
  • Provenance: Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by the present owner in November 1972
  • Exhibited: 'Patrick Hennessy', Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 9 November to 2 December 1972, catalogue no. 10
  • From the 1960s onwards Patrick Hennessy and Harry Robertson Craig wintered in Tangier, Morocco. Hennessy’s health was poor and he had a fear of contacting T.B. during the cold winter months. A result of those visits to Morocco was a change of subject matter and atmosphere. The North African light had different qualities which clearly attracted him, as it had John Lavery in earlier decades. Sunset Horse No. 5 depicts a young Arab boy with his pony. Hennessy’s horse studies, often located in West of Ireland settings or the Camargue, were popular among Irish collectors. In this painting the high horizon depicting the fading sky and the headland melting into the silver sea is well handled and, as the painting drops down to the darker shades in the bottom foreground, the empty beach and the dark rocks reflected in the shallow pools form the background for the young Arab and his little pony. Standing on the sandy beach the bright blue jacket worn by the boy is the only high colour in the paintings and it creates an eye-catching corner of movement in this otherwise still scene.

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COLUMBINE; THE WILDERNESS OF KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD, 1972-74
COLUMBINE; THE WILDERNESS OF KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD, 1972-74
Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 55

Published Estimate: €40000-60000

Price Realised: €42000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed, dated and signed again on reverse; also with original
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 46cm., 18 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast; Whence purchased by the present owners
  • Exhibited: ’Colin Middleton, Paintings from the Wilderness Series’, Tom Caldwell Galleries, Belfast, November 1975, catalogue no. 29; ’Colin Middleton Retrospective’, Arts Council exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, and Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, 1976, no. 144 (loaned by the present owners)
  • Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Colin Middleton had travelled little beyond Ireland and the focus of his work had been firmly on the places surrounding him. Middleton travelled to Australia and Spain in the early 1970s and both journeys subsequently expanded the range of references in his work. Specific bodies of work resulted from these journeys – paintings and drawings of Barcelona and gouaches of Australia – but the Wilderness Series demonstrates the shift in mood in Middleton’s painting following this trip. The renewed interest in surrealism, which had dominated Middleton’s early painting, as well as the extreme consciousness of design and the use of pattern and fabric, harking back to his training as a damask designer, suggest the mature artist re-examining his early inspirations and influences, but the Wilderness series also introduces rather baroque elements of fantasy and a formal consistency that distinguishes them from his early surrealist period. In some ways the Wilderness Series presents Middleton’s personal Hall of Fame, a wide-ranging cast of characters, who appear to define the world in which the artist presents them. There is an internationalism about this roll call that is in sharp contrast to his identification with his local landscapes throughout the previous decade. Richard Wagner is named in the title of another of this series and the present picture, one of the most inventive in the series, is a tribute to Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad, a legendary interpreter of Wagner. While Columbine is very different from the Wagnerian roles associated with Flagstad, it suits perfectly the mood of the Wilderness Series, playful and seductive. The checked trousers of Middleton’s typically high-breasted nude also appear to allude to the role of Columbine. Visual jokes run through the Wilderness Series, often between paintings; the wooden boards that run in vanishing lines towards the horizon in many of the works suddenly seem to become a piano keyboard as she depresses one of them. Middleton took undoubted pleasure in his skill at treating fabric and using its patterns in the Wilderness paintings. A house is perched on a detached floating hill whose apparently solid grassy earth is suddenly revealed to be a swirling cloak made of the same fabric. The painting is held in balance between the sense of downward pressure from Columbine’s foot and the upward movement of the house being carried upwards and while the mood is engaging and slightly mocking, there is something dark about the house with its blacked-out windows and its daunting position. Dickon Hall Killinchy, Co. Down

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FORESHORE
FORESHORE
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 56

Published Estimate: €10000-12000

Price Realised: €10000

  • Signature: inscribed and with original label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by actor Arthur Kennedy (1914-1990); By whom bequeathed to the Glynn Art Association, Georgia; Sold on their behalf at Whyte's, 26 April 2005, lot 23; Whence purchased by the present owner
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DINGLE BAY
DINGLE BAY
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 58

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: €23000


SUNDAY AFTERNOON
SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 59

Published Estimate: €50000-70000

Price Realised: €55000


STILL LIFE WITH CANDLE, 1960
STILL LIFE WITH CANDLE, 1960
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 60

Published Estimate: €30000-50000

Price Realised: €33000

  • Signature: signed lower left; original label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 76 by 102cm., 30 by 40in.
  • Provenance: Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Whence purchased by Mr H. Pickering, March 1962, Whence purchased by Mr H. Pickering, March 1962
  • Exhibited: 'Paintings 1959-1962 by George Campbell ARHA', Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 1962, catalogue no. 17
  • In the original 1960s frame of the Guildford Gallery, Surrey. Born in Arklow, Co. Wicklow, George Campbell was largely self-taught as an artist. His family moved to Belfast whilst George was just a young child, but after his father’s death George was sent south once more, to a boarding school in Clonskeagh, Dublin. After leaving school he found employment as a commercial artist. He began painting in 1941 after the bombing of Belfast. In 1944 he and his brother Arthur held their first exhibition at the Mol Gallery, Belfast. He also exhibited in the 1940s with Gerard Dillon, with whom he had visited Connemara; both artists greatly enjoyed the local idioms and way of life in the west. In 1946 Campbell first showed with the Waddington Galleries, Dublin, thus beginning a long-standing and fruitful relationship with the art dealer Victor Waddington. He also exhibited with the Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, the Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast and Dublin, and at the RHA, the IELA, the Oireachtas, and the WCSI. One-man exhibitions were also sponsored by the Northern Irish Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) in 1949, 1952 and 1960, and by CEMA’s successor, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 1966 and 1972. His work is represented in virtually every major public collection throughout the country, as well as in his second adopted home, in Malaga, where a street is named after him.

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CLONARD ROOFTOPS
CLONARD ROOFTOPS
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 61

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3500

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: watercolour on paper laid on card
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Artist's family; Ross's, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Possibly exhibited as Rooftops, WCSI, 1943, catalogue no. 66
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THOUGHT
THOUGHT
Phoebe Donovan (1902-1998)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 62

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: signed lower right; original exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Exhibited: IELA, Dublin, 1957, catalogue no. 86
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VERTICAL COMPLEX NO. 4
VERTICAL COMPLEX NO. 4
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 63

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €8500


THE FOUR SEASONS
THE FOUR SEASONS
Arthur Armstrong RHA (1924-1996)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 64

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

Price Realised: 

  • Signature: one panel signed lower left
  • Medium: watercolour and pastel on board (four framed as one)
  • Dimensions: 38 by 48cm., 15 by 19in.
  • Provenance: Estate of Anne Yeats; Her sale, HOK, Dublin, 19 November 2002, lot 453; Whence purchased by the present owner
  • Each panel measures 5.25 by 7.25 inches.

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OCTOBER IN A NORTHERN VILLAGE
OCTOBER IN A NORTHERN VILLAGE
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 67

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 49 by 61cm., 19.2 5 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Purchased by the mother of the present owner at the artist's solo exhibition at the Cottar's Kitchen, Belfast, in 1950
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TURF BOATS MOORED BY A QUAY
TURF BOATS MOORED BY A QUAY
Oisin Kelly RHA (1915-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 24 November 2008 / 69

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36 by 43cm., 14 by 17in.
  • Provenance: From the collection of the artist's uncle; Thence by decent
  • Although best remembered today as a sculptor, Oisín Kelly worked mainly in the medium of oil paint during his early years as a student and art teacher, 1922-44. In 1937 he was made a schoolmaster at Clones High School in Co. Monaghan; he then moved to Galway Grammar School, before accepting a post at Bishop Foy School, Waterford, in 1944. The present work most probably dates to his time spent in Galway in the early 1940s and depicts the small boats used to transport turf to the islands off the Connemara coast. Stylistically it might be loosely termed ‘School of Paris’, and as such is an interesting early example of his first artistic tendencies, developed prior to his own unique style of carving.

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