29 September 2014

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LANDSCAPE WITH TWO FIGURES AND TURF STACKS
LANDSCAPE WITH TWO FIGURES AND TURF STACKS
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 1

Published Estimate: €€1500-€1800

Price Realised: €1400


LANDSCAPE WITH CATTLE BY A STREAM
LANDSCAPE WITH CATTLE BY A STREAM
Charles J. McAuley (1910-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 2

Published Estimate: €€1200-€1500

Price Realised: €1150


WEST OF IRELAND LANDSCAPE
WEST OF IRELAND LANDSCAPE
Eileen Meagher (b.1946)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 3

Published Estimate: €€1000-€1500

Price Realised: €1700


FISHERMAN BY A LAKE WITH COTTAGES
FISHERMAN BY A LAKE WITH COTTAGES
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 4

Published Estimate: €€2000-€3000

Price Realised: €2300


GLENDUN RIVER, CUSHENDUN, COUNTY ANTRIM
GLENDUN RIVER, CUSHENDUN, COUNTY ANTRIM
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 5

Published Estimate: €€1000-€1200

Price Realised: €1100


GARRON HEAD, ANTRIM COAST
GARRON HEAD, ANTRIM COAST
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 6

Published Estimate: €€1200-€1500

Price Realised: €1150


SUNDAY ON THE KERRY COAST
SUNDAY ON THE KERRY COAST
Ciarán Clear (1920-2000)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 7

Published Estimate: €€600-€800

Price Realised: €1300


CURRACH, CONNEMARA
CURRACH, CONNEMARA
Cecil Galbally (1911-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 8

Published Estimate: €€800-€1200

Price Realised: €1100


NEAR SKERRIES, DUBLIN
NEAR SKERRIES, DUBLIN
Fergus O’Ryan RHA (1911-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 9

Published Estimate: €€800-€1200

Price Realised: €0


COASTAL LANDSCAPE
COASTAL LANDSCAPE
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 10

Published Estimate: €€2000-€3000

Price Realised: €0


CARLINGFORD LOUGH
CARLINGFORD LOUGH
Charles Vincent Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 11

Published Estimate: €€1000-€1500

Price Realised: €1200


AT TYRELLA, COUNTY DOWN
AT TYRELLA, COUNTY DOWN
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 12

Published Estimate: €€1200-€1500

Price Realised: €0


SCRABO FROM BALLYBARNES
SCRABO FROM BALLYBARNES
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 13

Published Estimate: €€800-€1200

Price Realised: €0


WHITE PARK BAY COUNTY ANTRIM
WHITE PARK BAY COUNTY ANTRIM
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 14

Published Estimate: €€800-€1200

Price Realised: €0


FAIRHEAD FROM THE BEACH, BALLYCASTLE
FAIRHEAD FROM THE BEACH, BALLYCASTLE
Rowland Hill ARUA (1915-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 15

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €480


A WET DAY NEAR SKREEN, COUNTY SLIGO, 1979
A WET DAY NEAR SKREEN, COUNTY SLIGO, 1979
Frank Egginton RCA (1908-1990)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 16

Published Estimate: €€800-€1000

Price Realised: €1150

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; inscribed with title on reverse; with Combridge framing label also on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 14.5 by 21in., 36.25 by 52.5cm.
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MAAM VALLEY, CONNEMARA
MAAM VALLEY, CONNEMARA
Frank Egginton RCA (1908-1990)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 17

Published Estimate: €€1000-€1500

Price Realised: €950

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title on metal plaque affixed to frame lower left; inscribed with title on reverse; bears Combridge framing label also on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 20.5 by 29in., 51.25 by 72.5cm.
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THE PASSING DAY, 1973
THE PASSING DAY, 1973
Ernest Columba Hayes RHA (1914-1978)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 18

Published Estimate: €€600-€800

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; signed again on reverse and inscribed with title; also bears Combridges Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 21 by 26.5in., 52.5 by 66.25cm.
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LOADING AND UNLOADING TURF BOATS, CONNEMARA, c.1940s
LOADING AND UNLOADING TURF BOATS, CONNEMARA, c.1940s
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 19

Published Estimate: €€8000-€10000

Price Realised: €7500

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Victor Waddington Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 19 by 20.25in., 47.5 by 50.625cm.
  • Provenance: Private collection since early 1940s
  • This example of Seán Keating's work, which is known as Loading and Unloading the Turf Boats, Connemara (c.1939-46) is one of a series of studies and paintings of the western seaboard of Ireland and the Aran Islands that the artist began in c.1939 and concluded in the late 1940s. There was no indigenous turf on the Aran Islands, so it was necessary to have the fuel brought over from the mainland on boats that looked like currachs, but were larger versions called bád iomartha. Keating's image shows the boats being loaded with turf in Connemara. There are three bád iomartha in the little harbour; two masts are visible and one is anchored in view in the shallow waters. In the background, another bád iomartha is at full sail and headed west across the North Atlantic sea towards one of the Aran Islands. Two older men sit and watch as the others work hard to load the rest of the turf onto the boats before night falls, or the brooding storm, evident in the dark clouds beyond, intensifies enough to put a halt to the day's work. In the background, the sun has parted the skies to illuminate the tiny whitewashed and thatched cottages that dotted the coastline between Spiddal and Carraroe.

    The arrangement of the pictorial elements in this study is demonstrative of the artist's concern with the use of photography and cine-film footage as a means to construct his compositions. Indeed, as a result of his interest in such technology Loading and Unloading the Turf Boats, Connemara has a lot in common in terms of composition with another example by the artist, Loading the Turf Cart, The Quay, Kilmurvey (c. 1940), which was sold in Dublin in 2006. The two men in the red cart drawn by a white horse in the background, and the bád iomartha anchored in the shallow harbour, make an appearance in both images. Such repetition was not unusual for Keating at that time. His paintings of the western seaboard and the Aran Islands were enduringly popular. The re-use of certain vignettes and compositional elements helped to create a readily recognisable body of work on the topic, while at the same time, his artistic familiarity with the material allowed the artist time to complete several studies and commissioned paintings featuring the traditional ways of life which were then still evident. Furthermore, Keating's use of a camera and cine-camera to capture the habitual routines of the west of Ireland people, which he then transferred to canvas or paper, gave a sense of validity and authenticity to his work. As a result, images such as Loading and Unloading the Turf Boats, Connemara, although composed from individual vignettes, are studies of contemporary history, and as such, they are important visual documentary evidence of a traditional way of life now lost to modernity.

    Keating exhibited with the Victor Waddington Gallery in Dublin, and he also had his work framed there throughout the 1940s. It is of significance to note that Loading and Unloading the Turf Boats, Connemara is still in its original Victor Waddington frame. An uncommon find, the original frame and Waddington label are important and integral components of the work. Significantly, the frame is a little more decorative than the artist could have afforded to use. Hence, it seems reasonable to assume that the artist either sold or, as seems more likely, gifted the work to the owner, who then brought it, on Keating's advice, to Waddington to be suitably framed. The painting has remained in the same private collection since, a fact that explains the survival of the frame. The subject of Loading and Unloading the Turf Boats, Connemara seems to be related to a painting by the artist titled Turf Boats, Connemara (1946) which entered a private collection at that time and has not been seen in public since.

    Dr Éimear O'Connor HRHA
    Author and Research Associate-TRIARC Irish Art Research Centre, TCD
    October 2012

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TEN MINUTES CRAIC
TEN MINUTES CRAIC
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 20

Published Estimate: €€2000-€3000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled and dated [1957] in another hand on reverse
  • Medium: ink and crayon on paper
  • Dimensions: 9 by 6.5in., 22.5 by 16.25cm.
  • Provenance: Taylor de Vere, 5 December 1990, lot48;
    Where purchased by the present owner
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PULLING FOR SHORE
PULLING FOR SHORE
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 21

Published Estimate: €€18000-€22000

Price Realised: €17000

  • Signature: signed upper left; with Dawson Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 15.5 by 19.5in., 38.75 by 48.75cm.
  • Provenance: Purchased by the family of the current owner from Leo Smith of the Dawson Gallery, Dublin; Thence by descent
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IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, c.1938
IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, c.1938
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 22

Published Estimate: €€45000-€55000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 14.5 by 17.5in., 36.25 by 43.75cm.
  • Provenance: Purchased by the current owners' great aunt when travelling in Ireland in the 1938;
    Thence by descent

  • Travelogue entry from 1938 by a family member accompanying their great aunt on a trip to Ireland: read 'We had the delight of seeing a number of Paul Henry's paintings of Connemara scenery. Grandin bought an original painting, but I was contented to get one of the prints - not a signed one either.'

    The execution of this work is characteristic of Paul Henry's later work. Compositionally the sky dominates the scene; the clouds have been briskly indicated, the existential act of painting predominating. The mountains, which have little modeling to indicate the direction of light, halt the eye's recession; while the foreground, with its turf stacks and probable bog water, has been briskly set down, the reeds in the foreground indicating the clarity with which Henry could record a scene. Throughout the colours are clear, crisp and un-muddied, reflecting the manner in which Henry conceived things in his mind-an influence from his erstwhile teacher, James MacNeill Whistler-before executing them on the canvas. As had been the artist's practice for some time, the painting would have been made in the studio from sketches done earlier. It is impossible to identify the setting with assurance, but it may be the landscape around Maam in Connemara.

    In the West of Ireland is dated c.1938 and is numbered 1248 in S. B. Kennedy's ongoing cataloguing of Paul Henry's oeuvre.

    Dr. S. B. Kennedy
    September 2014

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LAKE AND MOUNTAIN SCENE
LAKE AND MOUNTAIN SCENE
Mabel Young (1889-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 23

Published Estimate: €€1200-€1500

Price Realised: €0


DINGLE BAY, COUNTY KERRY
DINGLE BAY, COUNTY KERRY
Mabel Young (1889-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 24

Published Estimate: €€800-€1200

Price Realised: €1150

  • Signature: signed lower left; with Harrods' framing label on reverse

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 14 by 16in., 35 by 40cm.
  • In original frame from Harrods' Picture Department, London.

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ACROSS DUBLIN BAY FROM RED ROCK, COUNTY DUBLIN
ACROSS DUBLIN BAY FROM RED ROCK, COUNTY DUBLIN
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 25

Published Estimate: €€800-€1000

Price Realised: €1000


DONEGAL LANDSCAPE
DONEGAL LANDSCAPE
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 26

Published Estimate: €€600-€800

Price Realised: €660

  • Signature: signed with initials lower left
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12.25 by 15.5in., 30.625 by 38.75cm.
  • Solomons married poet and publisher Seamus O'Sullivan (1879-1958) (also known as James Sullivan Starkey) in 1929. As with many of her works, he is featured here resting on a grassy patch near the cliff face.

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ARDMORE
ARDMORE
Mary Odell (c.1903-1976)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 27

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €400

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 13 by 14in., 32.5 by 35cm.
  • Mary Odell was the daughter of Isabel Mary Grant Odell (néeUssher). She was born at Cappagh House, Co. Waterford, in 1902 or 1903 (she is recorded in the 1911 Census as 8 years old). Her mother went to the Slade School of Fine Art in London and also attended the Academie Julian in Paris. Later she exhibited at the RHA. Mary's training is unknown but she exhibited with her mother at the Country Shop, Dublin in 1942, which was reviewed in The Irish Times by Thomas McGreevy: Mary Odell's Ardmore - the Street…shows that the artist's feeling is for the brighter and more dynamic aspects of the Irish scene. [She] has also an excellent sense of atmosphere, and the light on the distant mountains in The Twelve Pins is conveyed with a genuine suggestion of poetry, a poetry which is also perceptible in the bright pinks and deep blues of such pictures as "Modeligo" and "The Round Tower". Mary Odell died in Dublin in 1976."

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SUMMMER PASTURES
SUMMMER PASTURES
Mildred Anne Butler RWS (1858-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 28

Published Estimate: €€700-€900

Price Realised: €0


SAINT COLUMBANUS, c.1903
SAINT COLUMBANUS, c.1903
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 29

Published Estimate: €€3000-€5000

Price Realised: €4600

  • Signature: signed in monogram lower right; with title inscribed on card preserved on reverse; with David Hendriks Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: gouache on card
  • Dimensions: 32 by 20in., 80 by 50cm.
  • Provenance: Miss Lily Yeats;
    Miss Hyland;
    Purchased by Thomas MacGreevy, c.1958 (former Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1950-1963);
    The Collection of James White (former Director of the National Gallery, 1964-1980);
    Private collection
  • Contained in its original Hendriks Gallery frame.
    This gouache was intended as a design for an embroidered sodality banner for Loughrea Cathedral, Co. Galway. It was executed in 1903 as part of a commission awarded to the fledgling Dún Emer Guild, which was founded in 1902 by Evelyn Gleeson. Her two principal partners in the venture were Jack Yeats’ sisters, Susan and Elizabeth (or Lily and Lolly as they were known to family and friends). When the Guild received this prestigious commission, they invited Jack and his wife Mary (known as Cottie) to supply designs for the banners. Jack designed the Sacred Heart banner and the banners for all the male saints bar two (these were designed by George Russell Æ"), whilst Cottie supplied designs for nearly all of the female saints. In all, twenty-nine banners were completed, with a further four designs being executed but ultimately not used.

    In the present work Yeats depicts St. Columbanus, the Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries on the Continent from around the year 590.

    In common with other Loughrea designs, the figure is drawn in heavy black outline. At the time of the commission, The Irish Homestead described the banners as displaying “freshness and quaint naturalness”, combined with “sympathy and native feeling” and hailed them as the start “of a new epoch in art work of this kind, wherein originality of design shall replace vulgarity and simple beauty replace tawdriness” (13 February 1904, p. 134).

    For further information see www.whytes.ie"

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THE STRAND RACES: THE START
THE STRAND RACES: THE START
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 30

Published Estimate: €€200-€300

Price Realised: €380

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower left; titled on rarely seen Cuala Press label on reverse
  • Medium: hand-coloured Cuala Press print
  • Dimensions: 17 by 4.7in., 42.5 by 11.75cm.
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EVENING and THE POST CAR (A PAIR)
EVENING and THE POST CAR (A PAIR)
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 31

Published Estimate: €€500-€700

Price Realised: €900

  • Signature: each signed and titled in the plate; both with Dawson Gallery framing label on reverse
  • Medium: hand-coloured Cuala Press print; (2)
  • Dimensions: 8 by 12in., 20 by 30cm.
  • Dimensions of the second work 8.5 by 12 ins.
    Framed uniformly.

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY, 1898
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, 1898
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 32

Published Estimate: €€2000-€3000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated [June 1989] lower left
  • Medium: pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 6 by 5in., 15 by 12.5cm.
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 2 February 2003, lot 74;
    Whence purchased by the present owner
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A BROKEN SONG, c. 1906
A BROKEN SONG, c. 1906
Jessie Ogsten Douglas (fl.1892-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 33

Published Estimate: €€800-€1000

Price Realised: €1050

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 13.7 by 9.5in., 34.25 by 23.75cm.
  • Exhibited: Royal Hibernian Academy, 1906, catalogue no. 121; Oireachtas Art Exhibition, 1911, catalogue no. 75

  • Remnants of a hand written poem by the artist from her address at Windsor Park Terrace, Belfast in 1901 accompanies this lot.

    Where am I from? From the green hills of Erin?
    Have I no song then? My songs are all sung.
    What of my love? Tis alone I am farin.
    Old grows my heart and my voice is yet going.
    Whilst it is only possible to trace a handful of works by Jessie Douglas, these few would indicate that she was a gifted watercolourist, in a similar vein to Rose Barton and Mildred Anne Butler. Tantalisingly little is known however, about her background, other than that she lived at 1 Windsor Park Terrace in Belfast and was a regular exhibitor with the Watercolour Society of Ireland from 1892 to 1922. The titles of her exhibited works reveal she painted regularly in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as Donegal and Connemara. Her works were hung by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Women Artists, the Belfast Art Society (of which she was an honorary member), the RHA and the Royal Scottish Academy among others. Her best known work, Cherry Ripe was much admired at the 1987 Irish Women Artists exhibition and is now in the collection of the Ulster Museum.

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STUDY OF MALE NUDES
STUDY OF MALE NUDES
Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 34

Published Estimate: €€1500-€2000

Price Realised: €2600


LADY IN GREEN (MRS. CARA H.), 1903
LADY IN GREEN (MRS. CARA H.), 1903
Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (1856-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 35

Published Estimate: €€20000-€30000

Price Realised: €30000

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed again and inscribed with titled and dated at 5 Cromwell Place, London on label on reverse; also with exhibition label, partially removed Caledonian Railway label and label indicating name and address of original owner, all on re
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 35 by 24in., 87.5 by 60cm.
  • Provenance: The property of E.F.B. Johnston, Esq., K.C. Toronto;
    Harry Diamond, Toronto purchased circa 1958;
    His Estate, Toronto;
    Private collection
  • Exhibited: The Art Museum of Toronto (now the Art Gallery of Ontario), the “Second Exhibition Catalogue of a Loan Collection of paintings of the English, Old Master, Modern Dutch, French and other European Schools Contributed by Private Collectors” from 24th Novembe
  • Literature: The Art Museum of Toronto, The Second exhibition catalogue
  • The recovery of Lavery's previously unrecorded Lady in Green from a private collection in Canada sheds new light upon an important phase of his work in the early years of the twentieth century. Although much is known about his management of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers as its vice-president, his close relationship with its president, James McNeill Whistler, in the years leading up to the latter's death in 1903, has not been fully described. During the preceding five years, the Irish painter established his London base, was frequently in Berlin and Paris, made his first visit to the United States, and retained his close connections with Glasgow where he executed a large mural for the City Chambers.

    While his movements cannot be accurately plotted following the society's foundation in 1898, the consistent feature of his work during these years was the influence of Whistler. Both revered the work of Velazquez and from Lavery's early days as one of the leading 'Glasgow Boys', the American had been a guiding hand. Lavery admired the older artist's ceaseless search for harmony in colour and tone, and observed his readiness to remove hours of strenuous, concentrated labour on a painting, if he was not satisfied with the result. This often led to scraping down the picture surface, and removing excess paint, so as not to 'embarrass the canvas' - as the American put it. Visiting Whistler in the nineties he would have had the opportunity to admire small sketches such as Rose and Silver: Portrait of Mrs Charles Whibley (fig 1).

    Although he later came to the opinion that contact with Whistler prevented him from 'painting with any vigour' for a time, it is undoubtedly true that some of Lavery's subtlest and most evocative portraits were painted as a result. In these the sitter was often unidentified and the works, when shown, were simply entitled according to their particular colour harmonies - hence, A Lady in Green.

    In the present case the sitter's identity continues to remain a mystery, as does the picture's early history prior to its arrival in Toronto. At that point it became the property of Ebenezer Forsyth Blackie Johnston KC, described by his peers in the Canadian Club as 'an earnest patron of the fine arts and an assiduous collector of high class oil paintings and watercolours'. And while Johnston's collection remains to be explored we may note his wider interests in modern Dutch art - Hague School painting that allied him closely with Lavery's early Scottish patrons.

    Lady in Green (fig 2) was thus a sophisticated purchase by a sophisticated patron, and it slips seamlessly into the general pattern of Lavery's painting in the years leading up to 1903. During that year he exhibited the portrait of Idonea La Primaudaye at the New Gallery - a picture which, like the present example employs a gilded ladder-back chair as its only visible prop (fig 3).

    Described as 'quiet, yet accomplished', the portrait of Miss La Primaudaye carries the same air of distinction evident in Lady in Green and it forms part of a sequence that includes ladies in pink, purple and black. These pictures were often described as 'evocations', rather than detailed studies of character and physiognomy. They were decorous rather than dutiful and in at least one instance, that of Nora (Private Collection), harmonies of colour and tone were considered so subtle that reproduction would fail to do it justice. The sequence was however, best summed up by James Stanley Little in 1902, when he wrote,
    … Mr Lavery's art grows on one. More and more, as one looks at it, its subtle charm, both in the sense of refined and elegant craftsmanship, and in the sense of spiritual and intellectual qualities, pervades the onlooker … Everything that leaves Lavery's easel has the stamp of finality and spontaneity upon it which marks the master hand.

    Such an encomium applies as much to the present work as to others of the period.

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CORAL FISHING OFF GALITE ISLAND, OFF TUNISIA
CORAL FISHING OFF GALITE ISLAND, OFF TUNISIA
Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 36

Published Estimate: €€1500-€2000

Price Realised: €0


DUCKS IN FLIGHT
DUCKS IN FLIGHT
Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 37

Published Estimate: €€500-€700

Price Realised: €0


VIEW OF MANOR RUINS WITH COTTAGES and ROCKY COASTAL SCENE AT SUNSET (A PAIR)
VIEW OF MANOR RUINS WITH COTTAGES and ROCKY COASTAL SCENE AT SUNSET (A PAIR)
William Nicholl (1794-1840)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 38

Published Estimate: €€600-€800

Price Realised: €600

  • Signature: with artist's name printed in the mount; with Combridge Fine Arts label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour with bodycolour and sgraffito; (2)
  • Dimensions: 9.25 by 14.5in., 23.125 by 36.25cm.
  • Framed and mounted uniformly.

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BANK OF WILD FLOWERS
BANK OF WILD FLOWERS
Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 39

Published Estimate: €€5000-€7000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour with body colour and sgraffito
  • Dimensions: 12.5 by 19in., 31.25 by 47.5cm.
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 21 September 2004, lot 160;
    Private collection
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DUNSTAFFNAGE CASTLE, ARGYLLSHIRE
DUNSTAFFNAGE CASTLE, ARGYLLSHIRE
Andrew Nicholl RHA (1804-1886)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 40

Published Estimate: €€2000-€3000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed lower right; with Arthur Achermann and Son label on reverse; with 'Beresford' inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 13 by 20in., 32.5 by 50cm.
  • Dunstaffnage is a thirteenth century castle near Oban, Argyllshire. Formerly a MacDougall stronghold, it was seized by Robert the Bruce in 1309 and entrusted to the Campbell clan on behalf of the Crown. The castle achieved some notoriety in 1746 when Flora MacDonald (Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rescuer) was briefly imprisoned there.

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SHIPPING IN ROUGH SEAS, 1861
SHIPPING IN ROUGH SEAS, 1861
Edwin Hayes RHA RI ROI (1819-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 41

Published Estimate: €€1000-€1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, dated and indistinctly titled lower right
  • Medium: watercolour and pencil
  • Dimensions: 6.5 by 17.5in., 16.25 by 43.75cm.
  • Provenance: Mealands (Knightsbridge) Ltd. label on reverse
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LOADING OF HAY
LOADING OF HAY
Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 42

Published Estimate: €€800-€1200

Price Realised: €1350


CORURCK, NORTH WALES
CORURCK, NORTH WALES
John Faulkner RHA (1835-1894)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 43

Published Estimate: €€800-€1000

Price Realised: €750

  • Signature: signed and titled lower left; also with title and artist's name on lower centre of frame
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 19 by 33in., 47.5 by 82.5cm.
  • Provenance: Phillips, Chester, 19 September 1990
    Private Collection
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KILLINEY BAY FROM BELOW SORRENTO TERRACE
KILLINEY BAY FROM BELOW SORRENTO TERRACE
William Sadler II (c.1782-1839)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 44

Published Estimate: €€4000-€6000

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 8.5 by 12in., 21.25 by 30cm.
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 19 September 2006, lot 106;
    Private Collection
  • The two peaks visible at the right hand side of the composition are Telegraph Hill, Dalkey and Killiney Hill with obelisk.

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SHIPPING OFF THE COAST WITH A CASTLE
SHIPPING OFF THE COAST WITH A CASTLE
William Sadler II (c.1782-1839)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 45

Published Estimate: €€3000-€5000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with artist's name and dates on gilt museum plaque affixed to frame lower centre
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 8.5 by 11in., 21.25 by 27.5cm.
  • Provenance: William Dillon, Hibernian Antiques;
    Private collection;
    Gorry Gallery, Dublin;
    Private collection
  • Exhibited: Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 14 to 31 March 2007, catalogue no. 35 (illustrated p.36)
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CORK HARBOUR, (TRIPTYCH)
CORK HARBOUR, (TRIPTYCH)
John Corbett (1822-1893)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 46

Published Estimate: €€1500-€1800

Price Realised: €1500

  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 4.7 by 41.5in., 11.75 by 103.75cm.
  • John Corbett entered the Royal Navy in 1835. During his extensive and successful career he travelled in the Mediterranean, Africa and the Far East. In 1864 Corbett was appointed captain of HMS Hastings, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones at Queenstown, now Cobh, a post he would hold for two years. Hastings served as costal defence vessel from 1857. It is most likely that this particular scene of Cork Harbour was captured by Corbett during his service on HMS Hastings.

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THE 'GIPSEE', CORK HARBOUR, 1864
THE 'GIPSEE', CORK HARBOUR, 1864
John Corbett (1822-1893)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 47

Published Estimate: €€300-€500

Price Realised: €300

  • Signature: signed with initials, titled and dated [July 1864] lower right
  • Medium: watercolour and pencil
  • Dimensions: 7.5 by 11in., 18.75 by 27.5cm.
  • John Corbett entered the Royal Navy in 1835. During his extensive and successful career he travelled in the Mediterranean, Africa and the Far East. In 1864 Corbett was appointed captain of HMS Hastings, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones at Queenstown, now Cobh, a post he would hold for two years. Hastings served as costal defence vessel from 1857. It is most likely that this particular scene of Cork Harbour was captured by Corbett during his service on HMS Hastings.

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LOWER LAKE, KILLARNEY, 1872
LOWER LAKE, KILLARNEY, 1872
John Claude Bosanquet (fl.1870’s)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 48

Published Estimate: €€500-€700

Price Realised: €0


LAKESIDE CASTLE
LAKESIDE CASTLE
William Bingham McGuinness RHA (1849-1928)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 49

Published Estimate: €€600-€800

Price Realised: €0


THE QUEENS HOTEL, QUEENSTOWN
THE QUEENS HOTEL, QUEENSTOWN
Walter Richards (fl.1900-1910)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 September 2014 / 50

Published Estimate: €€400-€600

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: titled lower left; signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on card
  • Dimensions: 11 by 17in., 27.5 by 42.5cm.
  • Provenance: Bonhams, 21 July 2010, lot 202;
    Private collection
  • Built in 1854 The Queen's Hotel was one of the few purpose built hotels in Ireland at the time. It is now known as the Commodore Hotel.

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