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BRINGING IN LOBSTER BOXES, ROUNDSTONE HARBOUR, SUMMER, 1992
BRINGING IN LOBSTER BOXES, ROUNDSTONE HARBOUR, SUMMER, 1992
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 1

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €2900

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; inscribed with title and artist's [Roundstone] address on reverse; with Eakin Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14 by 18in., 35 by 45cm.
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FAIR DAY, CLIFDEN, COUNTY GALWAY
FAIR DAY, CLIFDEN, COUNTY GALWAY
Ivan Sutton (b.1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 2

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed again and titled on reverse; also with artist's studio label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 20 by 30in., 50 by 75cm.
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MOORE STREET, DUBLIN
MOORE STREET, DUBLIN
James S. Brohan (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 3

Published Estimate: €3500-4500

Price Realised: €4000


ON THE ROAD HOME
ON THE ROAD HOME
James S. Brohan (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 4

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €0


RED ROOFED COTTAGES IN A LANDSCAPE
RED ROOFED COTTAGES IN A LANDSCAPE
Peter Collis RHA (1929-2012)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 5

Published Estimate: €1800-2000

Price Realised: €2800

  • Signature: signed lower left; with original label of New Apollo Gallery on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 26 by 34in., 65 by 85cm.
  • Provenance: New Apollo Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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STREET SCENE, 1964
STREET SCENE, 1964
Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 6

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €1000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed [Feb] and dated on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 36 by 48in., 90 by 120cm.
  • Provenance: Purchased in a Dublin gallery by the present owner's family;Thence by descent to the present owner;Private Collection, England
  • Exhibited: Possibly exhibited at 'Tenth Anniversary Exhibition', Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, September - October 1966, catalogue no. 21
  • Thought to be a Dublin scene.In his article for the Irish Times 6 July 1970, Brian Fallon drew comparisons between Ó Colmáin and another famed recorder of the Dublin Streets, Harry Kernoff - 'The parallel with Kernoff is fruitful, because Kernoff's best works - apart from his woodcuts - are his early pictures of his native city, in which one can almost hear the Dublin accent. The same is true of Ó Colmáin, who has painted its crumbling façades with a likeable near-sentimentality and at times a real painterliness.'

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BEFORE THE RACE
BEFORE THE RACE
Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 7

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €2400


ECHOES", DUBLIN STREET SCENE, c.1960"
Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 8

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €400

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 21.75 by 29.75in., 54.375 by 74.375cm.
  • Provenance: Possibly purchased at the Lincoln Gallery, Dublin;Thence by descent to the present owner; Private Collection, England
  • Exhibited: Possibly exhibited at 'Séamus Ó Colmáin Exhibition of Paintings', Lincoln Gallery, Dublin, 30 October to 20 November [Year unknown], catalogue no. 1 as City Echoes
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TWO SHAWLIES ON A PATH WITH COTTAGE BEYOND
TWO SHAWLIES ON A PATH WITH COTTAGE BEYOND
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 9

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: gouache with mixed media on board
  • Dimensions: 12 by 18in., 30 by 45cm.
  • Provenance: Oriel Gallery, Dublin;Private collection;Thence by descent to the present owner
  • Exhibited: 'Markey: Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings including Selected New Works', Oriel Gallery, Dublin, 11 July to 3 August, 1991
  • A copy of the original exhibition catalogue accompanies this lot.

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SHAWLIES AND SAILBOATS BY THE SHORE
SHAWLIES AND SAILBOATS BY THE SHORE
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 10

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €2000


THE ROCK OF CASHEL, COUNTY TIPPERARY
THE ROCK OF CASHEL, COUNTY TIPPERARY
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 11

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €1000


KILKEEL HARBOUR WITH BOATS, COUNTY DOWN
KILKEEL HARBOUR WITH BOATS, COUNTY DOWN
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 12

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €10500

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: gouache
  • Dimensions: 17.5 by 23.25in., 43.75 by 58.125cm.
  • Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's family
  • This very early example of Markey's art displays his enduring interest in anecdotal detail and love of the sea and marine subjects. His handling of the paint here, the delicate and quite precise use of colour, coupled with a fine defining line, differs greatly from his mature style. Here the artist focuses on detail; the rigging on the sailboats, the ornament in the lamppost, the tassels on the women's shawls and weave of the fishermen's baskets. As his style developed and became more abstracted these descriptive elements would become superfluous, even his signature would loose its early flourish as seen lower right.

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UNTITLED
UNTITLED
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 15

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1150

  • Signature: with Bell Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 18 by 14in., 45 by 35cm.
  • Provenance: A gift from the family of Gerard Dillon to the present owner
  • Thought to be part of a body of work, 'The Non-Head Series' by Campbell examining 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland.

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UP IN BLUE, DOWN IN GREY
UP IN BLUE, DOWN IN GREY
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 16

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €750

  • Signature: signed lower right and upside down top centre
  • Medium: monotype
  • Dimensions: 11 by 9in., 27.5 by 22.5cm.
  • Provenance: The Collection of Arthur Armstrong;His studio sale, deVere's, 3 February, 1998, lot 205;Private collection
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MUSICIANS, VIRGINIA NO. IV, 1967
MUSICIANS, VIRGINIA NO. IV, 1967
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 17

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with original exhibition and framing label of Ritchie Hendriks Gallery on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 20 by 16in., 50 by 40cm.
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin;Where purchased by Dr J. R. Meagher, August 1967; Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'George Campbell', Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, August to 19 September, 1967, catalogue no. 27 [65gns]
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SEA WOMAN, 1962
SEA WOMAN, 1962
Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 18

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower right; with original Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse, dated July 1965
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14 by 12in., 35 by 30cm.
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, July 1965;Private collection;Whyte's, 18 May 2009, lot 48;Private collection
  • In 1963 a work entitled Head of Girl was exhibited at the Ritchie Hendriks Gallery in May, catalogue no. 20. It is possible that this work, Sea Woman, 1962, was exhibited under a different title considering its date of execution and subject matter. The Ritchie Hendriks Gallery also hosted another exhibition of thirty-four works by Collins from 24 June to 19 July 1965, while this date would correspond with the gallery label on the reverse of the work, there was no similarly titled piece exhibited at this show.

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KILLYBEGS, FISHING FLEET, 1966
KILLYBEGS, FISHING FLEET, 1966
Brian Ferran HRUA HRHA (b.1940)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 19

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with title and artist's [Belfast] address inscribed on original label on reverse
  • Medium: acrylic on board
  • Dimensions: 24 by 32in., 60 by 80cm.
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SHORELINE, 1965
SHORELINE, 1965
Patrick Collins HRHA (1910-1994)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 20

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with title on Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14 by 20in., 35 by 50cm.
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Patrick Collins', Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 24 June to 19 July, 1965, catalogue no. 7 [30gns]
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FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE
FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE
Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 23

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €0


FACES
FACES
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 24

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: gouache on card
  • Dimensions: 11.5 by 8.75in., 28.75 by 21.875cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin;Where purchased by the previous owner
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EVENING: CASTLEWELLAN [COUNTY DOWN],1964
EVENING: CASTLEWELLAN [COUNTY DOWN],1964
Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 25

Published Estimate: €4500-5500

Price Realised: €4500

  • Signature: signed in monogram lower left; signed again and inscribed with title on reverse; also with typed label detailing title, date, exhibition number [27] and original price [25Gns.] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 11 by 15in., 27.5 by 37.5cm.
  • Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from a Middleton exhibition c.1964 [catalogue untraced]
  • The village of Castlewellan lies between the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob. This painting dates to a period [1961-1972] when the artist was living in Lisburn and spending summers in a caravan painting in the Mountains of Mourne.

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PIERROT CHRISTMAS CARD
PIERROT CHRISTMAS CARD
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 26

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €180

  • Signature: with dedication from the artist within
  • Medium: hand-coloured print
  • Dimensions: 6 by 9in., 15 by 22.5cm.
  • Provenance: A gift from the artist's family to the present owner
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A QUIET SHORE
A QUIET SHORE
Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 27

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €6800

  • Signature: signed lower right; with title and inscribed Dawson Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 16 by 22in., 40 by 55cm.
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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PORTSALON, COUNTY DONEGAL, c.1931-1937
PORTSALON, COUNTY DONEGAL, c.1931-1937
Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 28

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with original inscribed label on reverse detailing title, price [£14-14-0] and artist's address [Bell Steps, Hammersmith Terrace, W6] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 17.75 by 22in., 44.375 by 55cm.
  • Provenance: A gift from the artist to the present owner's father, who worked for Norah McGuinness during her role as Display Director with Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin;Thence by descent
  • The date of the present work is tied to the artist's London address at this juncture. McGuinness lived at Bell Steps, Hammersmith Terrace from 1931-1937. During this period she would return to Ireland in the summers to her cottage in Donegal, where the present work was painted. For further reading see Snoddy, pp.384-387.

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LATE SPRING, c. late 1950s
LATE SPRING, c. late 1950s
Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 29

Published Estimate: €20000-30000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 by 24in., 50 by 60cm.
  • Provenance: Victor Waddington Gallery, Dublin;Where purchased in 1957 [the year the gallery closed] by the present owners
  • Daniel O'Neill exhibited at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1944 and the following year met Victor Waddington. Waddington was the leading contemporary gallerist in Ireland at that time and offered O'Neill a contract with his gallery. It was this pivotal association that allowed the artist to leave his job as an electrician and dedicate himself to painting full-time. O'Neill exhibited successfully and regularly with the gallery for over a decade when Waddington closed its doors c.1957. It was during the closing down period when Late Spring was purchased by the present owners. There is a melancholy and a sense of loss evident in this work which recalls O'Neill's interior oil, entitled The Bedroom or The Wake. In both there is a disconnect between the figures and an expressive use of colour and paint application. In Late Spring the sense of loss may be interpreted metaphorically as the title would indicate. Bearing in mind the time when the painting was executed its mood and tone are apt for this period of change in the artist's career.

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CURRACHS OFF ROUNDSTONE
CURRACHS OFF ROUNDSTONE
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 30

Published Estimate: €25000-35000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 20 by 24in., 50 by 60cm.
  • Provenance: The Collection of Catherine Walston; Thence by descent to previous owner; Whyte's, 29 November 2005, lot 87; Whence purchased by present owner
  • Gerard Dillon discovered Connemara in 1939 when, on a break from his job as a decorator in London, he toured the area. Coming from Belfast and living in London, Dillon had a very romantic idea of the West. He considered it 'a great strange land of wonder to the visitor from the red brick city', (1) as he put it, and he took every opportunity to stay there. James White wrote that Dillon's unique approach to the landscape of the West came from the fact that 'he looked away from the mist and the heather and became enraptured with the reality of the people, farming, fishing, drinking and dancing'. (2)In 1950-51 Dillon spent a year living on the island of Inishlacken, off the Galway coast. The nearest town on the mainland was Roundstone and he frequently visited and painted there, travelling by boat across the mile of water that separated them. This period on Inishlacken is recounted in James MacIntyre's book, Three Men on an Island, (Belfast, 1996) which contains humorous accounts and illustrations of the antics of Dillon and his fellow artists, MacIntyre and George Campbell as they adapted to island life and to the friendships and adventures that beset them. Currachs off Roundstone depicts a group of currachs drawing up at the quayside of Inishlacken, which is not visible in the painting. Behind them baking in evening sunlight and looking more like a Mediterranean village than an Irish one is Roundstone. The painting evokes the simplicity of life in the West of Ireland in the rudimentary forms of the currachs floating on the surface of the blue-grey sea. In the foremost boat a lobster pot full of catch is visible. From their orange colour the creatures look as if they are have already been cooked, a witticism on Dillon's part. An old man holds the oar upright while his companion pulls the boat towards its docking port. The latter's face is painted green suggesting the shadow cast by the quayside wall. Such expressive and exaggerated use of colour also refers to the exotic nature of the islanders' existence. Dillon was strongly influenced by European expressionism and especially the work of the Jewish painter, Marc Chagall which uses strong evocative colours and childlike forms to recreate the magical scenes of his childhood in Russia before anti-Semitic violence destroyed this world and drove the artist into exile in Paris. Through visiting exhibitions in London and by looking at colour reproductions of modernist art Dillon familiarised himself with such modern art. He combines this aesthetic in his work with a style drawn from Irish Early Christian art especially the carvings of monks and biblical scenes found on the High Crosses.Dillon's work was widely admired in Ireland and in London in the late 1940s and 1950s. He was supported during these years by the art dealer Victor Waddington. This painting belonged to Catherine Walston, a lover of the novelist Graham Greene and a devotee of Irish art. She began staying at Dooagh on Achill Island in 1947 and clearly shared Dillon's veneration for the West of Ireland as presented in this painting. Dr. Róisín KennedyApril, 2013Footnotes:1. Gerard Dillon, 'The Artist Speaks', Envoy, 1950. 2. James White, 'The Early Paintings of the West', Dawson Gallery, Dublin, March 1971.

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FROM THE CUSTOM HOUSE STEPS, DUBLIN, 1933
FROM THE CUSTOM HOUSE STEPS, DUBLIN, 1933
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 31

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €8200

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 11 by 15.25in., 27.5 by 38.125cm.
  • Provenance: Purchased at a Harry Kernoff' exhibition in Dublin c.1940-1950 by a friend of the artist;Adam's, 23 March 2005, lot 35;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Harry Kernoff (1900-1974) 30th Anniversary Exhibition', Gallery 4, Dublin, January – February, 2005
  • Literature: O'Connor, Kevin, Harry Kernoff, The Little Genius, The Liffey Press, Dublin, 2012 (full colour illustration, captioned watercolour of Custom House Dock, viewed by the ancient Mariner from the North Quay")"
  • A signed copy of Harry Kernoff, The Little Genius by Kevin O'Connor accompanies this lot.This topographical watercolour records working life on the Dublin Quays eighty years ago and highlights the dramatic changes to this stretch of Dublin's cityscape since the 1930s. The most familiar surviving element is Tara Street railway station seen to the far right where a steam train approaches the bridge to cross the Liffey. The haphazard Dutch gabled dwellings seen on Burgh Quay (now the Ulster Bank offices) house a hive of activity while their decorated windows with flags, including a tricolour and county colours, suggest a festival or sporting event. A hairdressing salon is recorded at the street corner with plenty of pedestrian traffic out front. A horse drawn cart brings its load to the edge of the dock where a ship is berthed ready for loading. The scene is observed from the north side of the Liffey on Custom House Quay by the artist and two prominent figures in the foreground, an aging stevedore to the right and a eager-looking youth to the left.

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BOLAND'S MILL [GRAND CANAL DOCK] 1931
BOLAND'S MILL [GRAND CANAL DOCK] 1931
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 32

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €6000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 11.5 by 16in., 28.75 by 40cm.
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 22 February 2005, lot 23;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Aonach na Nodlag [sic], 1931', Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin, 11-19 December, 1931, catalogue no. 52 [£7-10-0];'Harry Kernoff (1900-1974) 30th Anniversary Exhibition', Gallery 4, Dublin, January – February, 2005
  • A signed copy of Harry Kernoff, The Little Genius by Kevin O'Connor published by The Liffey Press, Dublin [2012] accompanies this lot.Boland's Mills on Great Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street) was one of the buildings held by the Irish Volunteers during the 1916 Easter Rising. Eamon de Valera was commander of the garrison, which was the last to hold out against the British army. Kernoff has portrayed the rear of the building as seen from the Grand Canal Basin. This stretch of the canal is now home to Google headquarters as well as other business and apartment complexes.

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ARAN WOMAN (also known as THE MATRIARCH), c.1952-1955
ARAN WOMAN (also known as THE MATRIARCH), c.1952-1955
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 33

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €7000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Victor Waddington Galleries label preserved on reverse; also with BOI collection number [2945] on reverse
  • Medium: pastel and conté on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 17 by 14in., 42.5 by 35cm.
  • Provenance: The Collection of the Bank of Ireland;Their sale, Adam's, 24 November 2010, lot 5;Private collection
  • Although the identity of this Aran woman is unknown, Seán Keating did at least three paintings or drawings of her between 1952 and 1955, all of which were based on a black and white photograph. He was fascinated by the ageing process, and by the wisdom of old age. As a young child growing up in Limerick, Keating's paternal grandfather, Michael, lived in the family home in Newenham Street, where he gave guidance and inspiration to his grandchildren until his death at the age of ninety four. Michael's son, Joseph, was Keating's father. In later years, Joseph Keating lived with his grown up children in Windsor Road, Rathmines. He too, was a source of encouragement and advice to his children, and later, his grandchildren, until he passed away at the age of ninety two. Indeed, the artist himself lived to be eighty eight years of age, having raised two sons, given grandfatherly reassurance to five grandchildren and documented his own aging process in a series of extraordinary self-portraits. Given his personal experience, it is not at all surprising that Keating was so concerned to recognise and to pay tribute to the hard-won intuition that is so acutely evident in this fine example of his work. He has portrayed the old woman in a calm and meditative mood that seems to mirror her acceptance of life from the perspective of her years. When she was a young woman she worried about life, but according to this image, she knows that there is no point in such troubles. The drawing is an excellent example of Keating's intuitive perception of the dignity of old age.Dr Éimear O'Connor HRHAResearch AssociateTRIARC-Irish Art Research Centre, TCD.Eimear O'Connor's book, Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Nation, is published in full colour by Irish Academic Press (April 2013) and is available in soft back, hard back (signed limited edition) and slip case (signed limited edition).

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WOMAN WITH HEADSCARF, c. late 1950s
WOMAN WITH HEADSCARF, c. late 1950s
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 34

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with David Hendriks Gallery labels on reverse
  • Medium: pastel and pencil on buff-coloured paper
  • Dimensions: 11.5 by 9.5in., 28.75 by 23.75cm.
  • Provenance: David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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HEAD OF AN OLD MAN, c. late 1950s
HEAD OF AN OLD MAN, c. late 1950s
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 35

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €4400

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Victor Waddington Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: pastel on buff-coloured paper
  • Dimensions: 16 by 11.5in., 40 by 28.75cm.
  • Provenance: Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin;Private collection
  • Keating exhibited with the Victor Waddington Galleries until its closure in 1957. The Hendriks Gallery later represented the artist's work from c.1957 until 1972. Lots 34 and 35 in this sale are linked in that they were both executed during this period of change; their respective galleries label on reverse trace this change of representation.

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SKETCH OF DAN BREEN, 1958
SKETCH OF DAN BREEN, 1958
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 36

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: charcoal and pastel heightened with white chalk on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 19.75 by 17in., 49.375 by 42.5cm.
  • Provenance: The Collection of Justin Keating (the artist's son) and former Minister for Industry and Commerce (1973-1977);by whom donated to an RHA fundraising auction, Dublin c. late 1970s;Where purchased by the present owner
  • The commission to paint a portrait of Dan Breen was given to Seán Keating by Todd Andrews, Managing Director of Bord na Móna, in the Spring of 1958. The two men got on extremely well, and Keating found Breen to be an excellent model, very talkative and very interesting. The artist tended to make many sketches before he began to work on canvas, as exemplified in this fine example. Keating completed the oil painting of Breen in the summer of 1958. It was exhibited in the RHA in 1959 and in the major retrospective of the artist's work at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery in 1963.Dr Éimear O'Connor HRHATRIARC-Irish Art Research CentreTrinity College Dublin.

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FAIR DAY SCENE
FAIR DAY SCENE
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 37

Published Estimate: €12000-14000

Price Realised: €11500

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 9 by 13in., 22.5 by 32.5cm.
  • Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's family;Thence by descent
  • With a view of P. Harkin wine and spirit merchants.

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BRINGING IN THE TURF
BRINGING IN THE TURF
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 38

Published Estimate: €18000-22000

Price Realised: €21000

  • Signature: signed upper left; with John Magee [Belfast] label preserved on reverse
  • Medium: crayon and pastel on paper
  • Dimensions: 15 by 19in., 37.5 by 47.5cm.
  • Provenance: John Magee, Belfast;Private collection
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PORTRAIT OF MRS VERDON OF CORK, 1940
PORTRAIT OF MRS VERDON OF CORK, 1940
Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 39

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed and dated upper right; with sitter's name on reverse; also with Guy & Co. [Cork] label on reverse
  • Medium: pastel on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 20.5 by 12.5in., 51.25 by 31.25cm.
  • On the outbreak of WWII Patrick Hennessy returned to Ireland from Scotland and began his career as a professional painter. During this period he divided his time between Dublin and Cork. By the mid 1940s he met Henry Robertson Craig and would later move to Crosshaven and then Cobh. For further reading see Snoddy, pp.242-243.

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PORTRAIT OF MRS. RUSSELL BIGGS AS A CHILD
PORTRAIT OF MRS. RUSSELL BIGGS AS A CHILD
 Late 19th Century Irish School 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 40

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with provenance details on reverse
  • Medium: charcoal heightened with white chalk
  • Dimensions: 22 by 12.75in., 55 by 31.875cm.
  • Provenance: Family of the sitter;Thence by descent;Christie's and Hamilton & Hamilton, Castle Hacket, Co. Galway, 2-4 July, 1986, lot 232 as attributed to Wililam Conor;Private collection, Dublin
  • Attributed by the family of the sitter to William Conor; however, subsequent research has established that this attribution is unlikely. We are grateful to Nelson Bell for his assistance in cataloguing this work.

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BELFAST HOME
BELFAST HOME
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 41

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed upper right; with Bell Gallery label preserved on reverse
  • Medium: coloured pencil on tinted paper; (squared for transfer)
  • Dimensions: 10.5 by 8.25 by 5in., 26.25 by 20.625 by 12.5cm.
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RICHARD ROWLEY'S COTTAGE IN THE MOURNES, 1922
RICHARD ROWLEY'S COTTAGE IN THE MOURNES, 1922
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 42

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1200

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; titled on John Magee [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: charcoal and crayon
  • Dimensions: 9.75 by 13.75in., 24.375 by 34.375cm.
  • A contemporary of William Conor, Richard Rowley, born Richard Valentine Williams (1877-1947) was a celebrated poet, playwright and author from Belfast. He lived in Newcastle, County Down and the Mourne Mountains became the source of inspiration for works such as Tales of Mourne (1937) and the play Apollo In Mourne (1926). During World War II he founded, and ran from his Newcastle home, the short-lived Mourne Press. The poet's Newcastle home, Brook Cottage, no longer survives.

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THE STRAND, MARBLE HILL, COUNTY DONEGAL, 1928
THE STRAND, MARBLE HILL, COUNTY DONEGAL, 1928
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 43

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €2500

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with title, signed and dated on original artist's label on reverse; also with William Mol [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 14.5 by 20.5in., 36.25 by 51.25cm.
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A CONNEMARA WOMAN, 1910-1912
A CONNEMARA WOMAN, 1910-1912
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 44

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €5200

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 7 by 5.75in., 17.5 by 14.375cm.
  • Provenance: Sotheby's, Dublin, 13 May 1980, lot 388;with the Oriel Gallery, DublinWhere purchased by Robert Workman, July 1980; Thence to the Workman sale, Ross's, Belfast, 28 January 2009, lot 146;Private collection
  • Literature: Kennedy, S.B., Paul Henry, Paintings Drawings Illustrations, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2007, catalogue no. 196
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CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE, c.1910-1911
CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE, c.1910-1911
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 45

Published Estimate: €8000-10000

Price Realised: €13000

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12 by 14in., 30 by 35cm.
  • Provenance: Adam's, 9 June, 1988, lot 179;Private collection;
  • The setting may be near Achill Sound, in which case the distant sands and mountains must be those of the mainland in the area to the east of Claggan and Ballycroy, a district for which Henry worked, briefly, as Paymaster for the Congested Districts Board during his time on Achill Island (Paul Henry, An Irish Portrait, London, Batsford, 1951, pp. 83-5). The handling of the paint, which is less sophisticated than in Henry's later work, and the dot after the word 'Henry' in the signature suggest a date of c. 1910-11. Connemara Landscape is numbered 1242 in S.B. Kennedy's ongoing cataloguing of Paul Henry's oeuvre.Dr S.B. KennedyApril, 2013

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FIGURES IN THE WOODS, c.1903
FIGURES IN THE WOODS, c.1903
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 47

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €2900

  • Signature: signed lower left; also inscribed in the artist's hand, Paul Henry White Cottage Knaphill Surrey' on the reverse
  • Medium: pencil and charcoal with ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 15.75 by 11in., 39.375 by 27.5cm.
  • Provenance: Adam's, 7 April 1993, lot 106;Private collection
  • Literature: Kennedy, S.B., Paul Henry, Paintings Drawings Illustrations, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2007, catalogue no. 259, p.144 (listed)
  • Dated c.1903 on the evidence of the signature, its scroll-like surround and the architectural structure at the base of the drawing. It resembles another Henry piece, The wedding was the greatest affair that was ever seen in France, 1902-3 (Kennedy, 2007, catalogue no. 6) The latter, and Figures in the Woods, were almost certainly part of a number of drawings made to illustrate an unknown narrative. As Henry moved into White Cottage, Knaphill, in 1903 this drawing cannot date before that year.The strongest Whistlerian nature of the drawing is typical of Paul Henry's illustrative work done in the years before he first went to Achill. Charcoal was almost his sole medium in those years. 'No chalk or crayon has the same soft, velvety quality, no other material is so sensitive and tractable,' he later wrote. 'I felt every time I used it, that the vine branches from which it was made brought me nearer to the spirit of France in some almost mystical way.' In An Irish Portrait **INSERT FOOTNOTE**1. he stated that his love of charcoal dated from a chance encounter with a charcoal burner at Rambouillet in 1900, but in fact he was using it long before that meeting, which may merely have confirmed its qualities to him. Indeed, it is more likely that it was a group of drawings by Millet, done in charcoal and sanguine and executed with spontaneity, as Millet's finished pictures were not, which started him using the medium.Dr S.B. KennedyFootnote:1. Paul Henry, An Irish Portrait, Batsford, London, 1951, p.29See An Irish Portrait, p.24

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ISABELLA, 1906
ISABELLA, 1906
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 48

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2900

  • Medium: charcoal on paper
  • Dimensions: 16 by 11.75in., 40 by 29.375cm.
  • Provenance: with the Oriel Gallery, Dublin, 1978;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Paul Henry', Oriel Gallery, Dublin, 21 March - 8 April, 1978, catalogue no. 26 (illustrated in catalogue)
  • Literature: Kennedy, S.B., Paul Henry, Paintings Drawings Illustrations, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2007, catalogue no. 97, p.119 (illustrated)
  • Dr Kennedy notes this example was probably used as an illustration for Keats' Isabella: Or, The Pot of Basil. Another example from this period entitled Isabella Seeking Lorenzo's Body in the Forest, c.1906 was bequeathed in 1974 by Mrs M.F. Henry, (Mabel Young) the Artist's widow, their reference, NGI.7602 .

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GYPSY CARAVAN
GYPSY CARAVAN
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 49

Published Estimate: €10000-12000

Price Realised: €9500

  • Signature: signed lower left; with William Mol [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12.75 by 17.5in., 31.875 by 43.75cm.
  • Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's family;Thence by descent
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ALAN, SON OF DR MARTIN DEMPSEY, 1917
ALAN, SON OF DR MARTIN DEMPSEY, 1917
Leo Whelan RHA (1892-1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 50

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €7500

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; variously inscribed with sitter's name [Allen (sic) Dempsey] and Dublin Street [Baggot] inscribed on reverse; also with Daniel Egan framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 30 by 24in., 75 by 60cm.
  • Provenance: Family of the sitter;Private collection
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1917, catalogue no. 79 [NFS]
  • The year before this painting was executed Whelan won the prestigious Taylor Scholarship. This portrait was shown at the RHA in 1917 but was not for sale. The 1911 census records the details of the sitter's family and their place of residence at Merrion Square, East, Dublin. Alan was the second youngest in a family of four boys.

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RIVER LANDSCAPE
RIVER LANDSCAPE
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 51

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; with Jorgensen Fine Art label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 8.25 by 12in., 20.625 by 30cm.
  • Provenance: Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin; Private collection
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RIVER BEND, 1913
RIVER BEND, 1913
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 52

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €0


LOCH ARENA [SIC]
LOCH ARENA [SIC]
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 53

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1500


COUNTRY LANE WITH FIGURES, 1917
COUNTRY LANE WITH FIGURES, 1917
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 54

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €5200

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed again and dated on reverse; also with John Magee & Co. [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 by 15.5in., 50 by 38.75cm.
  • This is a very similar painting to A Lane in County Down, painted by James Humbert Craig in 1916 and exhibited at the RHA in 1917. When that picture was offered at Whyte's on 16 September 2003 as lot 82 Dr S. B. Kennedy wrote:Although J. H. Craig was born in 1877 he began to paint seriously only around 1910 . Thus, while he was thirty-nine in 1916 when he painted this picture, it is, in reality, an early work. In these years, during which he lived with his parents in a large and commodious house, 'Craigalea', at Bangor in Co. Down, his subject matter was in the main drawn from areas close to home, namely Bangor, Groomsport and the shores of Belfast Lough. Only occasionally did he spread his wings to the north Antrim coast and Donegal and those other areas with which he is now so closely associated. A Lane in Co. Down, therefore, marks the end of the earliest phase of his work and looks forward to the whole of his later career…" Both A Lane in County Down and the present work show a touch of the French Barbizon school in both composition and tone. Both are atypical examples by the artist who, as Kennedy notes, "…generally preferred to record with uncanny realism the essential visual effect of a scene. Or, as John Hewitt more poetically put it, to catch 'the swift notation of the insistent effect, the momentary flicker, the flash of light, the passing shadow', attributes which might be regarded as the hallmark of his art. The loose Impressionist palette and brushwork, however, are typical of Craig's oeuvre in general.""

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FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE
FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE
Attributed to James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 27 May 2013 / 55

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: with original John Magee [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 8 by 12in., 20 by 30cm.
  • Provenance: Thought to have been acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's family;Thence by descent
  • John Magee label reference number [12142.11; dated Dec -44.""

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