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THE QUEEN SIGNING THE VISITORS BOOK AT ARAS AN UACHTARAIN
THE QUEEN SIGNING THE VISITORS BOOK AT ARAS AN UACHTARAIN
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 1

Published Estimate: €1000-1200

Price Realised: €2700

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 38cm., 18 by 15in.
  • Tuesday 17 May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922. Michael Hanrahan was the only artist officially accredited to the visit and he produced a series of paintings which are unique mementoes of the momentous occasion.
    Following the visit, Queen Elizabeth’s Private Secretary corresponded with Hanrahan and it was agreed that a gift of a painting would be accepted into the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to commemorate her State Visit. The Queen and the President at the Garden of Remembrance shows the poignant moment when both heads of state attended a wreath-laying ceremony in the Dublin memorial garden dedicated to the men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. Before it was taken to Buckingham Palace, the painting went on public display at Whyte’s and was the subject of much media attention. Hanrahan travelled to London with his family to personally present his work to the Queen’s Private Secretary.
    The artist has also specially created a painting of President McAleese welcoming the royal party to Áras an Uachtaráin, which the President is delighted to accept for her collection, and which will be presented to her at a private ceremony in October.
    Michael Hanrahan is devoted to painting the Irish landscape and retired from a career in banking to pursue his passion full-time, studying first at the National College of Art and Design, and later the Burren College of Art and the Lisdoonvarna Painting Centre. He has trained under Trevor Geoghegan, Fergal Flanagan, James Flack and Dorothee Roberts, learning to capture light and atmosphere through the medium of oil and watercolour. In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous other collections including the Kennedy Collection. Boston, Massachusetts. Hanrahan has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.
    Serendipitously, in spring 2010 Hanrahan was appointed to the desirable position of Art Instructor aboard the Cunard Cruise Liners a post which has afforded him worldwide travel, experience and exposure, on the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and works in a studio at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist now represented in the Royal Collection.

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THE QUEEN AT THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, DUBLIN
THE QUEEN AT THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, DUBLIN
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 2

Published Estimate: €1000-1200

Price Realised: €5400

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
  • Tuesday 17 May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922. Michael Hanrahan was the only artist officially accredited to the visit and he produced a series of paintings which are unique mementoes of the momentous occasion.
    Following the visit, Queen Elizabeth’s Private Secretary corresponded with Hanrahan and it was agreed that a gift of a painting would be accepted into the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to commemorate her State Visit. The Queen and the President at the Garden of Remembrance shows the poignant moment when both heads of state attended a wreath-laying ceremony in the Dublin memorial garden dedicated to the men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. Before it was taken to Buckingham Palace, the painting went on public display at Whyte’s and was the subject of much media attention. Hanrahan travelled to London with his family to personally present his work to the Queen’s Private Secretary.
    The artist has also specially created a painting of President McAleese welcoming the royal party to Áras an Uachtaráin, which the President is delighted to accept for her collection, and which will be presented to her at a private ceremony in October.
    Michael Hanrahan is devoted to painting the Irish landscape and retired from a career in banking to pursue his passion full-time, studying first at the National College of Art and Design, and later the Burren College of Art and the Lisdoonvarna Painting Centre. He has trained under Trevor Geoghegan, Fergal Flanagan, James Flack and Dorothee Roberts, learning to capture light and atmosphere through the medium of oil and watercolour. In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous other collections including the Kennedy Collection. Boston, Massachusetts. Hanrahan has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.
    Serendipitously, in spring 2010 Hanrahan was appointed to the desirable position of Art Instructor aboard the Cunard Cruise Liners a post which has afforded him worldwide travel, experience and exposure, on the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and works in a studio at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist now represented in the Royal Collection.

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PRESIDENT MCALEESE GREETS THE QUEEN AT ARAS AN UACHTARAIN
PRESIDENT MCALEESE GREETS THE QUEEN AT ARAS AN UACHTARAIN
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 3

Published Estimate: €1000-1200

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 38 by 43cm., 15 by 17in.
  • Tuesday 17 May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922. Michael Hanrahan was the only artist officially accredited to the visit and he produced a series of paintings which are unique mementoes of the momentous occasion.
    Following the visit, Queen Elizabeth’s Private Secretary corresponded with Hanrahan and it was agreed that a gift of a painting would be accepted into the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to commemorate her State Visit. The Queen and the President at the Garden of Remembrance shows the poignant moment when both heads of state attended a wreath-laying ceremony in the Dublin memorial garden dedicated to the men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. Before it was taken to Buckingham Palace, the painting went on public display at Whyte’s and was the subject of much media attention. Hanrahan travelled to London with his family to personally present his work to the Queen’s Private Secretary.
    The artist has also specially created a painting of President McAleese welcoming the royal party to Áras an Uachtaráin, which the President is delighted to accept for her collection, and which will be presented to her at a private ceremony in October.
    Michael Hanrahan is devoted to painting the Irish landscape and retired from a career in banking to pursue his passion full-time, studying first at the National College of Art and Design, and later the Burren College of Art and the Lisdoonvarna Painting Centre. He has trained under Trevor Geoghegan, Fergal Flanagan, James Flack and Dorothee Roberts, learning to capture light and atmosphere through the medium of oil and watercolour. In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous other collections including the Kennedy Collection. Boston, Massachusetts. Hanrahan has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.
    Serendipitously, in spring 2010 Hanrahan was appointed to the desirable position of Art Instructor aboard the Cunard Cruise Liners a post which has afforded him worldwide travel, experience and exposure, on the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and works in a studio at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist now represented in the Royal Collection.

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THE QUEEN AND AN TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY AT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
THE QUEEN AND AN TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY AT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 4

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €3400

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 79 by 51cm., 31 by 20in.
  • Tuesday 17 May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922. Michael Hanrahan was the only artist officially accredited to the visit and he produced a series of paintings which are unique mementoes of the momentous occasion.
    Following the visit, Queen Elizabeth’s Private Secretary corresponded with Hanrahan and it was agreed that a gift of a painting would be accepted into the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to commemorate her State Visit. The Queen and the President at the Garden of Remembrance shows the poignant moment when both heads of state attended a wreath-laying ceremony in the Dublin memorial garden dedicated to the men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. Before it was taken to Buckingham Palace, the painting went on public display at Whyte’s and was the subject of much media attention. Hanrahan travelled to London with his family to personally present his work to the Queen’s Private Secretary.
    The artist has also specially created a painting of President McAleese welcoming the royal party to Áras an Uachtaráin, which the President is delighted to accept for her collection, and which will be presented to her at a private ceremony in October.
    Michael Hanrahan is devoted to painting the Irish landscape and retired from a career in banking to pursue his passion full-time, studying first at the National College of Art and Design, and later the Burren College of Art and the Lisdoonvarna Painting Centre. He has trained under Trevor Geoghegan, Fergal Flanagan, James Flack and Dorothee Roberts, learning to capture light and atmosphere through the medium of oil and watercolour. In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous other collections including the Kennedy Collection. Boston, Massachusetts. Hanrahan has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.
    Serendipitously, in spring 2010 Hanrahan was appointed to the desirable position of Art Instructor aboard the Cunard Cruise Liners a post which has afforded him worldwide travel, experience and exposure, on the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and works in a studio at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist now represented in the Royal Collection.

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AN IRISH SALUTE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH [CHUIRTEIS A BANRIONA EILIS]
AN IRISH SALUTE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH [CHUIRTEIS A BANRIONA EILIS]
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 5

Published Estimate: €1000-1200

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: acrylic on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 36cm., 18 by 14in.
  • Tuesday 17 May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922. Michael Hanrahan was the only artist officially accredited to the visit and he produced a series of paintings which are unique mementoes of the momentous occasion.
    Following the visit, Queen Elizabeth’s Private Secretary corresponded with Hanrahan and it was agreed that a gift of a painting would be accepted into the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to commemorate her State Visit. The Queen and the President at the Garden of Remembrance shows the poignant moment when both heads of state attended a wreath-laying ceremony in the Dublin memorial garden dedicated to the men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. Before it was taken to Buckingham Palace, the painting went on public display at Whyte’s and was the subject of much media attention. Hanrahan travelled to London with his family to personally present his work to the Queen’s Private Secretary.
    The artist has also specially created a painting of President McAleese welcoming the royal party to Áras an Uachtaráin, which the President is delighted to accept for her collection, and which will be presented to her at a private ceremony in October.
    Michael Hanrahan is devoted to painting the Irish landscape and retired from a career in banking to pursue his passion full-time, studying first at the National College of Art and Design, and later the Burren College of Art and the Lisdoonvarna Painting Centre. He has trained under Trevor Geoghegan, Fergal Flanagan, James Flack and Dorothee Roberts, learning to capture light and atmosphere through the medium of oil and watercolour. In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous other collections including the Kennedy Collection. Boston, Massachusetts. Hanrahan has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.
    Serendipitously, in spring 2010 Hanrahan was appointed to the desirable position of Art Instructor aboard the Cunard Cruise Liners a post which has afforded him worldwide travel, experience and exposure, on the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and works in a studio at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist now represented in the Royal Collection.

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THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVING ON IRISH SOIL
THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVING ON IRISH SOIL
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 6

Published Estimate: €1000-1200

Price Realised: €2300

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 36cm., 18 by 14in.
  • Tuesday 17 May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922. Michael Hanrahan was the only artist officially accredited to the visit and he produced a series of paintings which are unique mementoes of the momentous occasion.
    Following the visit, Queen Elizabeth’s Private Secretary corresponded with Hanrahan and it was agreed that a gift of a painting would be accepted into the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to commemorate her State Visit. The Queen and the President at the Garden of Remembrance shows the poignant moment when both heads of state attended a wreath-laying ceremony in the Dublin memorial garden dedicated to the men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. Before it was taken to Buckingham Palace, the painting went on public display at Whyte’s and was the subject of much media attention. Hanrahan travelled to London with his family to personally present his work to the Queen’s Private Secretary.
    The artist has also specially created a painting of President McAleese welcoming the royal party to Áras an Uachtaráin, which the President is delighted to accept for her collection, and which will be presented to her at a private ceremony in October.
    Michael Hanrahan is devoted to painting the Irish landscape and retired from a career in banking to pursue his passion full-time, studying first at the National College of Art and Design, and later the Burren College of Art and the Lisdoonvarna Painting Centre. He has trained under Trevor Geoghegan, Fergal Flanagan, James Flack and Dorothee Roberts, learning to capture light and atmosphere through the medium of oil and watercolour. In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous other collections including the Kennedy Collection. Boston, Massachusetts. Hanrahan has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.
    Serendipitously, in spring 2010 Hanrahan was appointed to the desirable position of Art Instructor aboard the Cunard Cruise Liners a post which has afforded him worldwide travel, experience and exposure, on the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and works in a studio at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist now represented in the Royal Collection.

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THE QUEEN AND LADY CHRYSS O'REILLY AT THE NATIONAL STUD KILDARE
THE QUEEN AND LADY CHRYSS O'REILLY AT THE NATIONAL STUD KILDARE
Michael Hanrahan (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 7

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 79 by 51cm., 31 by 20in.
  • Tuesday 17 May 2011 marked the start of the historic Royal State visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit by the British monarch to the 26 southern counties of Ireland since independence in 1922. Michael Hanrahan was the only artist officially accredited to the visit and he produced a series of paintings which are unique mementoes of the momentous occasion.
    Following the visit, Queen Elizabeth’s Private Secretary corresponded with Hanrahan and it was agreed that a gift of a painting would be accepted into the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to commemorate her State Visit. The Queen and the President at the Garden of Remembrance shows the poignant moment when both heads of state attended a wreath-laying ceremony in the Dublin memorial garden dedicated to the men and women who died in the struggle for Irish freedom. Before it was taken to Buckingham Palace, the painting went on public display at Whyte’s and was the subject of much media attention. Hanrahan travelled to London with his family to personally present his work to the Queen’s Private Secretary.
    The artist has also specially created a painting of President McAleese welcoming the royal party to Áras an Uachtaráin, which the President is delighted to accept for her collection, and which will be presented to her at a private ceremony in October.
    Michael Hanrahan is devoted to painting the Irish landscape and retired from a career in banking to pursue his passion full-time, studying first at the National College of Art and Design, and later the Burren College of Art and the Lisdoonvarna Painting Centre. He has trained under Trevor Geoghegan, Fergal Flanagan, James Flack and Dorothee Roberts, learning to capture light and atmosphere through the medium of oil and watercolour. In addition to the Royal Collection, Hanrahan’s work can be found in numerous other collections including the Kennedy Collection. Boston, Massachusetts. Hanrahan has garnered other distinguished commissions to date including official artist for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September 2010 and Russia versus Ireland in the European Football Championship at the Aviva Stadium in 2010.
    Serendipitously, in spring 2010 Hanrahan was appointed to the desirable position of Art Instructor aboard the Cunard Cruise Liners a post which has afforded him worldwide travel, experience and exposure, on the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and works in a studio at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist now represented in the Royal Collection.

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LOADING HORSES AT INIS MAAN PIER, ARAN ISLANDS, COUNTY GALWAY
LOADING HORSES AT INIS MAAN PIER, ARAN ISLANDS, COUNTY GALWAY
Ivan Sutton (b.1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 8

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1700


HARVESTING IN THE GLENS, 1977
HARVESTING IN THE GLENS, 1977
Charles J. McAuley (1910-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 9

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with title on label [Arthur H. Twells, Londonderry] and on stretcher on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
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GATHERING TURF
GATHERING TURF
Charles J. McAuley (1910-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 10

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1900


AMONG THE SHEEFREY HILLS
AMONG THE SHEEFREY HILLS
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 11

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title inscribed on artist's label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 61 by 91cm., 24 by 36in.
  • The Sheefry Hills are in County Mayo.

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A QUIET LANDSCAPE
A QUIET LANDSCAPE
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 12

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0


ROW OF COTTAGES ON THE ANTRIM COAST
ROW OF COTTAGES ON THE ANTRIM COAST
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 13

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €0


A WELL WATERED LAND
A WELL WATERED LAND
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 14

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; with typed label detailing title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 51 by 69cm., 20 by 27in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Oriel Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Paul Henry & Frank McKelvey', Oriel Gallery, Dublin, 11 December, 1990 - 26 January 1991, catalogue no. 3 (illustrated)
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CUSHENDALL FARMLAND, COUNTY ANTRIM
CUSHENDALL FARMLAND, COUNTY ANTRIM
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 15

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed again on reverse; with inscribed John Magee, Belfast label on reverse [Reference no. 119-31., March - 48.]
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 39 by 51cm., 15.5 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:John Magee, Belfast; Private collection
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FISHING IN CONNEMARA
FISHING IN CONNEMARA
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 16

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1400


AT BALLYNAHINCH, CONNEMARA
AT BALLYNAHINCH, CONNEMARA
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 17

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1350


EVENING DINGLE
EVENING DINGLE
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 18

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with title on reverse; also numbered [no. 12] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36 by 91cm., 14 by 36in.
  • This painting was a commission for the Lake Hotel Killarney in the 1960s. With thanks to the artist for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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KINSALE, COUNTY CORK
KINSALE, COUNTY CORK
Kenneth Webb RWA FRSA RUA (b.1927)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 19

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Ritchie Hendriks Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41 by 102cm., 16 by 40in.
  • In original Ritchie Hendriks Gallery frame.

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FAIR DAY, CLIFDEN, CONNEMARA
FAIR DAY, CLIFDEN, CONNEMARA
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 20

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €0


STREET SCENE
STREET SCENE
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 21

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3000


THE WHITE FRIAR
THE WHITE FRIAR
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 22

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €0


RUTH
RUTH
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 23

Published Estimate: €25000-35000

Price Realised: €37000

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title inscribed on reverse; also with partial inscribed label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.
  • In the work of O’Neill we often find the imaginative, often haunting interaction between figure and environment; mood and circumstance – an imagery which is clearly concerned with the dignity of the individual. Portraits of women always remained an important subject for the artist. The biblical story of Ruth and Boaz was the source of inspiration for several works by O'Neill. While other depictions have shown her alongside her future husband, in this work O'Neill chooses to show her alone, a stoic outsider in the field prior to Boaz' proposal of marriage. Their future son, Obed would be the grandfather of King David.
    In this painting moonlight bathes a cornfield. Ruth, with corn sheaf in hand, cuts a brooding figure in peasant clothes that dictates a mood linking the figure with the landscape and teetering on the surreal. Her pose is sculptural in disposition – solid and firm against a luminous sky. Her Greco-Italinate profile stares into the far off distance. The uncut field perhaps signifying what lies ahead and work to be done. O’Neill’s work falls stylistically into two categories – one richly and at times heavily painted, gestural and expressionist in style; the other somewhat lighter in colour and smoothly rendered. In both light, is an important protagonist. This is a fine example of his work demonstrating characteristics of both stylistic tendencies.
    Prof. Liam Kelly
    Belfast, September 2011.

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THE ADULTRESS
THE ADULTRESS
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 24

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

Price Realised: €2000


SNOW
SNOW
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 25

Published Estimate: €4000-5000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower right; with title inscribed on artist's label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Family of the artist
  • Snoddy notes, "O'Neill held regular exhibitions at the Victor Waddington Galleries until 1955. In 1951, pictures included Snow, Conlig; Old House, Paris; First Holy Communion." It is possible that this work is (or was executed at the same time as) the first title listed in Snoddy. Conlig (from the Irish “Con Liag”, meaning "stone of the hounds") is a village between Bangor and Newtownards in County Down.

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FROM MY FAMILY ALBUM
FROM MY FAMILY ALBUM
Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 26

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: €15000

  • Signature: signed upper right; faintly inscribed with title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Whyte's, 28 April 2008, lot 47; Whence purchased by the present owner
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WOMAN UNDER SLIEVE NA GLUISADH, 1965
WOMAN UNDER SLIEVE NA GLUISADH, 1965
Barrie Cooke HRHA (b.1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 28

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with typed Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse; also with Hendriks Gallery framing label on reverse; with stamp of the Apollo Gallery, Dublin also on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 145 by 128cm., 57 by 50.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Where purchased in April 1965 by Alan Tate Esq;
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:possibly exhibited at the Hendriks Gallery, April 1965
  • In original Ritchie Hendriks Gallery frame

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MOTLEY FOOLS, c.1961
MOTLEY FOOLS, c.1961
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 29

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €1900

  • Signature: with evidence of signature lower left; with title and artist's name inscribed on reverse; also with Beverly Smyth & Sons Ltd. Packers, Dublin label [inscribed "44/G Dillon 1/3/76"] on reverse
  • Medium: oil and sand on board
  • Dimensions: 98 by 72cm., 38.5 by 28.5in.
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:Tulfarris Gallery, Co. Wicklow, c.1971, exhibition no. 4
  • In the 1960s Dillon began introducing a variety of unconventional materials into his artistic practice such as sand and other textured substances which he mixed into oils and applied to his support. In the exhibition 'New Work by Gerard Dillon' at the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, April 1962, evidence of this practice could be seen in a variety of works, such as Masquerade, 1960, catalogue no. 1; sold in these rooms in November 2005, lot 105.

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THE THIRD DAY, c.1950
THE THIRD DAY, c.1950
Nevill Johnson (1911-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 30

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with title and artist's name on reverse; also with partial labels [Beverly Smyth & Sons Ltd., Fenian St., Dublin] and [Dawson Gallery] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 38 by 61cm., 15 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of the artist Cecil King (1921-1986); From whom purchased by the previous owner c.1977; Thence by descent
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Irish Art 1900-1950, An Exhibition in association with Rosc Teoranta', Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, 1 December 1975 to 31 January 1976, catalogue no. 70 (lent by Cecil King)
  • Literature: Literature:'Irish Art 1900-1950', Crawford, Cork, 1975, p.41 (listed)
  • Also with this lot is the original exhibition catalogue to the 1975/6 Rosc exhibition, inscribed [Cecil King, 25 Idrone, Terrace, Blackrock] on the title page.

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EVENING WINDOW, 1978
EVENING WINDOW, 1978
Nevill Johnson (1911-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 31

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with inscribed artist's label, including archival number [QP5] on reverse; also with inscribed Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast label on reverse
  • Medium: acrylic on canvas; (mounted on white board)
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Nevill Johnson, New Paintings', Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin, 8-24 February, 1979, catalogue no. 5
  • In The Irish Times, 12 February 1979, Brian Fallon discussed the artist’s exhibition at the Caldwell Gallery. He noted, “Johnson’s work is subtle and often rather low-toned, it takes time to “work”. Like his fellow Northerner William Scott, he has a particular flair for marrying a still life foreground to a landscape background with no perceptible shock or transition – a real and rare achievement.”

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RESCUE MEN, 1949
RESCUE MEN, 1949
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 32

Published Estimate: €60000-80000

Price Realised: €110000

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed with title on reverse; also with typed label on reverse ["It is the wish of Mr. Jack B. Yeats that this painting shall be always kept under glass."]
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 24 by 37cm., 9.5 by 14.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Victor Waddington Gallery, Dublin, 1949; Where purchased by the present owner's family; Thence by descent
  • Literature: Literature:Pyle, Hilary, Jack B. Yeats: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings, Vol. II, p. 885, catalogue no. 979 (as The Rescue Boat)
  • Contained in original Victor Waddington frame.
    Rescue Men depicts a group of men rowing in open water. The unusual viewpoint from inside the stern of the boat brings the viewer into the centre of the action. Looking across the bowed head and shoulders of the helmsman, the foreshortened composition centres on the dramatic figures of two oarsmen. On the right is the form of a large man, his body bent outwards as he heaves the oar through the water. Behind him to the left is a second figure whose head and shoulders are pushed backwards. The poses of the two sailors through the counter motions of their bodies suggest the movement of the boat through the heaving waves. Between the oarsmen the white prow of the vessel is visible. Its high position indicates the stormy nature of the sea and adds to the image of the pitching motion of travelling through the swell. The dark swirling clouds of blue in the sky further convey the idea of the tempestuous conditions in which the scene takes place and the inherent danger of the event.
    Hilary Pyle has noted that Yeats treated the same subject of the rescue boat, albeit from a different viewpoint, in an illustration for A Broadside, in July 1914. In this version the helmsman holds a lantern over the side of the boat to guide the rowers in their rescue search. In Rescue Men he looks downwards, while the oarsmen have their backs to the horizon. It is the viewer who sees what lies ahead – a black horizon line and a stormy sea. As in so many of Yeats’ later paintings the work can be read as a metaphor for life. It looks back to the excitement of Yeats’ childhood around ships and boats in Sligo but it also refers to the ongoing struggles of adult life. The men in the boat are heroic figures. Unconscious of the risks they take, they concentrate on the task ahead. But created out of an intricate web of impasto paint, the figures, despite their strong physicality, appear almost ethereal with the sea and sky clearly visible through their bodies. The flecks of orange and the pinkish tones on the sailors indicate the presence of evening sunlight and introduce an element of warmth into the otherwise cool tonality of the white, blue and green. Through its inventive use of colour and form and its dramatic subject, the painting leads one’s imagination and powers of perception in unanticipated directions. Its deceptive simplicity is characteristic of Yeats’ work which seeks to awaken the viewer’s curiosity and draw it into the world of the painting.
    Dr. Róisín Kennedy
    Dublin, September 2011
    Pyle, Hilary, Jack B. Yeats: Catalogue Raisonné of oil paintings, Andre Deutsch, 1992, catalogue no.979, Vol. II, p.885

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ANGLESEA MARKET [OFF MOORE STREET] 1933
ANGLESEA MARKET [OFF MOORE STREET] 1933
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 33

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €8500

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with Dawson Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour with gouache
  • Dimensions: 38 by 27cm., 15 by 10.7 5in.
  • In original Dawson Gallery frame.
    This is a sketch for a large oil painting of Anglesea Market, also dated 1933, which was exhibited at the RHA, 1933, catalogue no. 266 [£10-10-0], presently in a private collection. Anglesea market was also a subject of interest to artist Flora H. Mitchell (1890-1973) whose celebrated publication, Vanishing Dublin, highlighted the importance of the outdoor markets located in the Moore Street area of Dublin. Anglesea market was among several others including; the Rotunda market, Taaffe's Market, the Norfolk Market and Gloucester Market which were all removed and replaced by the ILAC Centre in 1972. The Anglesea Market was famous for second-hand clothes, shoes and furniture all of which can be seen in this charming record of what has been called 'Dublin's forgotten acre' (See Vanishing Dublin, p. 64).

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VIEW ACROSS BELFAST LOUGH FROM HOLYWOOD HILLS, c.1925-26
VIEW ACROSS BELFAST LOUGH FROM HOLYWOOD HILLS, c.1925-26
John Luke RUA (1906-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 34

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: watercolour with gouache
  • Dimensions: 23 by 33cm., 9 by 13in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Studio of the artist; Thence to his sister, Mrs. Sadie McKee; Thence by descent to her son from whom it was purchased by the present owner
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THE SEE-SAW (BOTANIC GARDENS)
THE SEE-SAW (BOTANIC GARDENS)
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1986)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 35

Published Estimate: €10000-15000

Price Realised: €8500

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: crayon on paper
  • Dimensions: 51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Arches Gallery, Belfast; Private collection; Whytes, 26 November 2007, lot 113; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:Possibly exhibited as In the Botanic Gardens, Ulster Academy of Arts, Belfast, 1946, catalogue no. 154; 'A Time and a Place: Two Centuries of Irish Social Life', National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 18 October, 2006 - 28 January 2007, catalogue no. 64
  • Literature: Literature:Rooney, Brendan, A Time and a Place: Two Centuries of Irish Social Life, NGI, Dublin, 2006, p.119-20 (illustrated p.120)
  • In the mid 1940s and early ‘50s Conor exhibited a series of work depicting children at play, including Swing High, Swing Low (1944), Hobby Horses (1947) and Chair-o-Planes (1951). The present work can be dated to this same period and – given the style of dress and the subject – may tentatively be identified as a work exhibited in 1946 under the title In the Botanic Gardens. In the catalogue to the 2006 National Gallery exhibition, Brendan Rooney wrote of this work: The carefree, excited play of children on a see-saw on a bright summer’s day can be seen as a kind of pictorial antidote to some of the harsher realities – illness, physical work, penury and unemployment – of life in working-class Belfast in the 1920s and 1930s, and a counterpoint to the daily toils of artisans and the lower middle-class. Significantly, and not withstanding the complexity of Conor’s identity, these pictures, including those of children at play, transcend the sectarianism that had crept with increasing virulence into Belfast from the late nineteenth century onwards. Conor delighted in depicting recreational activities, from music and games to singing, dancing, visits to the beach, theatre and even polo. Other works, including Lamp-post Swinging and Queue for the Picture House (both in the collection of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum) echo the cheeriness communicated in The See-Saw, and reflect the artist’s fascination with the collective nature of children’s recreation. His ability to communicate glee and good-humour was unsurpassed. Nor was it one-dimensional. He could capture with equal alacrity the jovial confidence of an army recruit, the celebratory air of a wedding party, or the giddiness of a dancing couple. A study for this work was exhibited at the Oriel Gallery’s ‘William Conor Centenary Exhibition’, 8-22 July 1981, catalogue no. 9 (illustrated).

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"WHERE EVERY PROSPECT PLEASES..." 1964
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 36

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €1650

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: charcoal over pencil heightened with white
  • Dimensions: 64 by 71cm., 25 by 28in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Purchased directly from the artist by the previous owner
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:RHA, Dublin, 1964, catalogue no. 192
  • The title of this drawing is taken from a hymn titled From Greenland’s Icy Mountains written by Reginald Heber in 1819. The words of the hymn have become well-known as a call against prejudice of any type. The full line to which Keating refers is ‘Where every prospect pleases and nought but man is vile…’ Keating was an avid reader and it was not at all unusual for him to be inspired by literature and poetry. This drawing was made for the RHA exhibition in 1964, and the image of the woman with the horse is based on a photograph which came into the artist’s possession at the time. The architectural reference to Florence Court is an artistic device to further expand the meaning of the work, in which Keating uses Heber’s lines as a call against narrow-mindedness.
    Dr Éimear O’Connor HRHA
    TRIARC-Irish Art Research Centre, TCD.

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HAND HOLDING A HAMMER (STUDY FOR ARD NA CRUSHA ESB SCHEME)
HAND HOLDING A HAMMER (STUDY FOR ARD NA CRUSHA ESB SCHEME)
Seán Keating RHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 37

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0


STUDY FOR SWINTON FAMILY PORTRAIT, c.1901
STUDY FOR SWINTON FAMILY PORTRAIT, c.1901
Sir William Orpen KBE RA RI RHA (1878-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 38

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Medium: pen and ink
  • Dimensions: 17 by 19cm., 6.5 by 7.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Whyte's, 27 May 2006, lot 137; Whence purchased by the present owner
  • This work is a preliminary sketch for one of Orpen's earliest commissions, a portrait of Sir George Swinton, member of the London Corporation, with his wife and their two children, illustrated on p.97 of Bruce Arnold's book, Orpen: Mirror to an Age. One of six known studies for the painting, it reveals, according to Bruce Arnold, "the development of relationships in an ambitious type of work, of a kind of which Orpen painted regularly from 1900 until the First World War".

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ILLUSTRATION TO CAMPEACHY PICTURE BY JOHN MASEFIELD, 1908
ILLUSTRATION TO CAMPEACHY PICTURE BY JOHN MASEFIELD, 1908
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 39

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €6000

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: pencil, pen and ink on card
  • Dimensions: 12 by 17cm., 4.75 by 6.75in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Whyte's, 17 February 2004, lot 54; whence purchased by the present owner
  • Literature: Literature:Pyle, Hilary, Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats. His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, 1994, p.243 (catalogue no. 1743 & 1744)
  • A buccaneer is at sea, steering his ship. There is an aura of romance in the taut image, enhanced with strong brief details of the wheel, the carved prow, the choppy waves, an island or land behind. His eyes are dreamy. Yeats indicates the earrings, the sailor's muscular hand, and the pirate scarf knotted about his head. The Gulf of Campeche, or Campeachy, lies within the Gulf of Mexico, on the coast of Yucatan, a mecca of romance for Yeats and his friend, the poet John Masefield (1878-1967). In his book On the Spanish Main (published in 1906 and dedicated to Jack B. Yeats), Masefield describes the rise of the buccaneers, who in between their attacks on the Spanish Main, when trade was slack, would repair to Campeachy to cut logwood, construct new vessels (and have a rest). Masefield's poem, Campeachy Picture, an ideal subject for Yeats, was the first poem in his new venture, A Broadside, launched at his sister's Dún Emer Press in June 1908. This image of the buccaneer adorns the title page of the three page quarto-size art publication. 300 copies were printed. The following month, July 1908, the Yeats sisters parted company with Evelyn Gleeson who had set up the Dún Emer Industries to found the Cuala Industries from which A Broadside continued to be published monthly (A Broadside no. 1, June 1908, is the only number with the Dun Emer imprint). The first edition of A Broadside was also the only issue to be illustrated solely by Jack B. Yeats.
    Dr Hilary Pyle, Yeats Curator Emeritus at the National Gallery of Ireland (edited extract from The Gorry Gallery catalogue entry)
    With thanks to both the author and to The Gorry Gallery for their kind permission to reprint.

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THE STRAND RACES: THE START AND THE FINISH (A PAIR)
THE STRAND RACES: THE START AND THE FINISH (A PAIR)
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 40

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €1300

  • Signature: each signed in the plate lower left; the first inscribed "Irish Grand National:Mulligan's Brook" in the margin lower left; the second inscribed "Irish Grand National: The Finish" in the margin lower left
  • Medium: hand-coloured Cuala Press prints; (framed uniformly)
  • Dimensions: 13 by 43cm., 5 by 17in.
  • Literature: Literature:Hilary Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B.Yeats, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, p.283/4, cat no. 2015-2016
  • The original ink and watercolour drawings for these prints date to c.1906 and were exhibited in London in 1913. They were later reproduced in the Dún Emer catalogue, October 1907 and prospectus, May 1908: Cuala Print (4).

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CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE, c.1930
CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE, c.1930
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 41

Published Estimate: €60000-80000

Price Realised: €60000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with original Rathbone Canvas Board [Winsor & Newton, Ltd., 37 - 40 Rathbone Place, London, W.1.] label on reverse; with remains of Combridge label and inscription [18 & 20 Grafton St., Dublin & 1a Duke St., Dublin] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 30 by 41cm., 12 by 16in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Combridge Gallery, Dublin; Where purchased by the present owner's family c.1930
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:Combridge Gallery, Dublin, August or November 1930
  • Literature: Literature:Kennedy, Dr. S.B., Paul Henry: with a catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007, p.248 catalogue no. 742 (illustrated)
  • In original black frame by Combridge.
    Aptly titled ‘Farewell – Grace 1929-1933’ chapter nine in Dr. S.B. Kennedy’s foremost text on Paul Henry discusses in depth these tumultuous years of the artist’s career, many of which were spent on Achill. In his personal life, he notes the break-up of the artist’s marriage to his first wife, Grace; a drawn-out affair and the stresses, both financial and emotional, which took their toll on him.
    Professionally, Henry’s reputation was secure at this juncture, due in part to the mass distribution of posters based on his works which have now become lasting images of the Irish landscape. Kennedy’s catalogue entry for this work notes it was exhibited in Combridge’s either in August or November of 1930 and he places the work in context by noting that these were “…the first of two one-man shows he held that year in Dublin at Combridge’s Gallery, which was to be his regular Dublin venue for the next twenty years. Other exhibitions in what was a busy time included mixed shows in Toronto, in October, and the Fine Art Society, London, in November. Also in October he was elected an academician of the Ulster Academy of Arts, an accolade that brought him much pleasure and helped to keep alive his contacts in Belfast.” (Kennedy, p.69)
    In an examination of Lakeside Cottages (Kennedy, catalogue no. 795), a contemporary to this oil, in chapter nine Kennedy reflects on the development of the artist’s style at this stage: “Characteristically he retains his familiar compositional format, that is, a two-part division of the picture plane with much attention given to the sky and to cloud formations. Of particular note is his understanding of the landscape borne through the experience of living in such places, a consciousness of the soft subtle terrain and dankness of the bog, the meagre lifestyle of the people it supports and the paucity of any crops grown there, the moody stillness of the scene with its suggestion of a life unchanged for centuries. His handling of paint is adroit, forms and structures being set-down directly, described with great economy of means and with little re-painting or changes in concept. This stage of development was to last until the late 1930s.” (Kennedy, p.72)

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SUNRISE OVER THE REEKS, COUNTY KERRY
SUNRISE OVER THE REEKS, COUNTY KERRY
Grace Henry HRHA (1868-1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 42

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title inscribed on label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of Thomas McGreevy, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (1950-63); Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Contained in what appears to be its original Victor Waddington frame.

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APPLES, ORANGES AND MARIGOLDS, 1949
APPLES, ORANGES AND MARIGOLDS, 1949
Grace Henry HRHA (1868-1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 43

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; signed again, titled and dated on reverse; with partial label remaining on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 91 by 71cm., 36 by 28in.
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LITTLE WAVES, ACHILL
LITTLE WAVES, ACHILL
Grace Henry HRHA (1868-1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 44

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €4800

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 38 by 46cm., 15 by 18in.
  • Thought to be a scene near Achill Sound. Dated 1915-19 on stylistic grounds and on the fact that the artist left Achill Island late in the latter year.

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THE COAST OF ANTRIM
THE COAST OF ANTRIM
Hans Iten RHA (1874-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 45

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; with inscribed William Rodman, Belfast, label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 23 by 32cm., 9 by 12.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:William Rodman & Co., Belfast; Private collection
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MARITIME SKETCH, c.1910-15
MARITIME SKETCH, c.1910-15
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 46

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €5600

  • Signature: signed on reverse; with stamp of Academy Board, Winsor & Newton Limited, Rathbone Place, London W1 on reverse; also with Bell Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12 by 15cm., 4.75 by 5.75in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:The Collection of Mabel Young; Gifted to the uncle of the present owner
  • In original Bell Gallery frame.
    Diminutive landscapes of this style date to 1910-1915 on stylistic grounds and tend to be views of Achill. Other similar examples are noted in Kennedy’s text, some similar examples include catalogue nos. 322-325, p.159. One such example, The Purple Sea (from the Collection of Derek Hill HRHA (1916-2000), now on view at the Glebe Gallery, Letterkenny) is described as, “Almost certainly a view of Gubalennaun, Achill, with Trawmore Strand in the background.”
    With thanks to Dr. S.B. Kennedy for his assistance in cataloguing this work.

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A COLLECTION OF CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE ARTIST AND SECOND WIFE MABEL YOUNG
A COLLECTION OF CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE ARTIST AND SECOND WIFE MABEL YOUNG
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 47

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3000

  • Signature: variously dated between 1925 and 1929
  • Provenance: Provenance:The collection of Mabel Young; Gifted to the uncle of the present owner
  • This correspondence archive unveils the intimate exchanges between Paul Henry and his second wife Mabel Young during the early years of their relationship when Henry was still married to his first wife, Grace. The artist’s affection for his “little lamb” is clear throughout and his longing for her is felt in several letters which he writes from Donegal Sq. and Crosshill, Belfast. ”I loath being here, there is nothing to do and my whole body aches for want of you.” He refers regularly to “G” [Grace] and their martial troubles and their mutual friends in artistic circles. Some commissions and artworks are discussed also. Henry discusses his reading material, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Well of Loneliness, both controversial and sexually charged, and even writes his own four-part prose, about his relationship with Mabel.
    “The failure of the marriage can probably be put down to social differences in their backgrounds and upbringing which led, eventually, to incompatibility. Paul’s total absorption in his work, at times to the detriment of everything else, was also a cause and is borne out by his determination, in the face of Grace’s dislike for the place, to live on Achill as long as he could… In the absence of the necessary evidence one can only speculate about their personal lives together, but certainly from the middle of their time on Achill they had begun to drift apart. The appearance of Stephen Gwynn and Mabel Young on the scene, far from being the cause of disenchantment and their (eventual) separation, merely brought each of them face to face with the state of their relationship as it had developed by that time.”(Kennedy, p.69)

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AN IRISH PORTRAIT: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PAUL HENRY, PHOTOGRAPHS, CATALOGUES AND GREETING CARD
AN IRISH PORTRAIT: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PAUL HENRY, PHOTOGRAPHS, CATALOGUES AND GREETING CARD
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 48

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: variously signed, inscribed and annotated by Paul Henry and Mabel Young
  • Provenance: Provenance:The Collection of Mabel Young; Gifted to the uncle of the present owner
  • Batsford, London 1951, signed first edition copy of Henry's biography. Octavo, original red cloth boards. Signed on page before title page. With foreword by Seán Ó’Faoláin and twelve full-colour plates. Signed and annotated [Mabel Henry, 8th October '73] exhibition catalogue for Paul Henry's retrospective exhibition October to January 1973 at Trinity College, Dublin and the Ulster Museum, Belfast. Two black and white photographs, the first "Paul and I at 'Old Head' [Kinsale, Cork] 1947 or 48" and Mabel Young, 1973 pictured at the opening of the Henry retrospective. Henry Greeting card with mounted colour print tied with red ribbon.
    Collection of Colour Magazines comprises various volumes from 1915 to 1921. Interestingly, there is some duplication of May 1918 [Vol. 8 No. 4] which features [p.89] a full colour image of Grace Henry’s The Black Shawl, captioned, “This picture, from a remote part of Ireland, emphasises the dignity that belongs to primitive people. The dark silhouette of the figure upon the sky holds the attention, and the gull suggests the wildness and freedom of the Atlantic Shore.” Also includes a copy of the August 1936 issue of Esquire Magazine. A desirable archival collection.

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"GOOD-BYE"
George Russell "AE" (1867-1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 49

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: signed in monogram lower left; with faint inscriptions on stretcher on reverse; with gilt plaque detailing title and artist's name affixed to frame lower centre.
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 38 by 48cm., 15 by 19in.
  • Contained in original gilt frame.

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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, OCTOBER, 1918
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, OCTOBER, 1918
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 50

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with typed label affixed verso
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 18 by 19cm., 7 by 7.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Collection of the artist's biographer, Bruce Arnold HRHA; Whyte's, 9 October 2001, lot 125; Private collection
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TWO STUDIES OF A LADY WITH ELEGANT HEADRESS, BROOCH AND PURSE
TWO STUDIES OF A LADY WITH ELEGANT HEADRESS, BROOCH AND PURSE
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 October 2011 / 51

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €550

  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 15 by 20cm., 6 by 8in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Gifted by Jack Butler Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957); Thence by descent Gifted by Jack Butler Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957); Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957), born in Castlebar, Co.Mayo was a major figure in theWar of Independence and the Irish CivilWar as well as a pivotal figure in artistic circles and author of enduring accounts of Irish modern history such as On Another Man’sWound.
    Each of the following drawings is individually framed and bears a certificate of provenance and authenticity on reverse. (The female sitters in these works are likely to be Lily Yeats and Susan Mitchell both of whom regularly sat for the artist).
    John Butler Yeats was father of a family of six with Susan Pollexfen (1841-1900) his wife whom he married in Sligo in 1863. Of the six children the most famous were poet William Butler Yeats and artists Jack B. Yeats, Lily Yeats and Lolly Yeats. Best known for his portraiture, several examples survive and can be found in the Yeats Museum, in the National Gallery of Ireland. His best known examples include a young William Butler Yeats and Fenian rebel John O’Leary (1904).
    Yeats was born in Lawrencetown, County Down and educated in Trinity College Dublin. He began a career in law devilling briefly with Isaac Butt before taking up painting in 1867 and studying at Heatherley’s Art School. Although never financially secure from his craft, his later portraits are recognised as having a great sensitivity to the sitter and he was a much sought-after portraitist and gained numerous commissions in Ireland, the UK and America. The family relocated several times throughout his career finally settling in New York c.1908.There he befriended members of the Ashcan School of painters, a collective who rebelled against the American Impressionism movement at the time. In contrast to its emphasis on light, the Ashcan School works were normally dark in tone, capturing harsher moments of life in Manhattan. John Butler Yeats is buried in Chestertown Rural Cemetery in Chestertown, New York.

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