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INTO THE WEST, 1994
INTO THE WEST, 1994
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 1

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1700

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed, titled and dated on artist's studio label on reverse; also with Art For All Gallery [Killarney] stamp on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 15½in. (29.21 x 39.37cm)
  • Provenance: Art For All, Killarney, Co. Kerry;Private collection
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EVENING CATCH, INISHMÓR, ARAN, 1993
EVENING CATCH, INISHMÓR, ARAN, 1993
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 2

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €6000


PUB ORACLE, CAHERCIVEEN, COUNTY KERRY, 1994
PUB ORACLE, CAHERCIVEEN, COUNTY KERRY, 1994
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 3

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €2200

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed, titled and dated on artist's studio label on reverse; also with Art For All Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 15½in. (29.21 x 39.37cm)
  • Provenance: Art For All, Killarney, Co. Kerry;Private collection
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SUN AND SHADOW, COUNTY MAYO
SUN AND SHADOW, COUNTY MAYO
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 4

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €1900


MAN WITH CATTLE IN A COUNTRY LANE
MAN WITH CATTLE IN A COUNTRY LANE
James S. Brohan (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 5

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €2800


GALWAY HOOKERS BERTHED AT CARRAROE PIER, COUNTY GALWAY
GALWAY HOOKERS BERTHED AT CARRAROE PIER, COUNTY GALWAY
Ivan Sutton (b.1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 6

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €0


KERRY FARM WITH MAN SITTING ON STONE WALL
KERRY FARM WITH MAN SITTING ON STONE WALL
Liam O’Neill (b.1954)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 7

Published Estimate: €8,000-10,000

Price Realised: €8000

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36 x 48in. (91.44 x 121.92cm)
  • In October 2015 at the Oriel Gallery, Dublin – Liam O’Neill’s 60th Celebratory Exhibition will combine new works by the artist and an exhibit spanning 30 years.

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CONNEMARA PONY, CLIFDEN ROAD, 1967
CONNEMARA PONY, CLIFDEN ROAD, 1967
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 8

Published Estimate: €3,000-5,000

Price Realised: €3800


CAMARGUE, 1978-1979
CAMARGUE, 1978-1979
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 9

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2600

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; titled and dated [Easter 1978] on reverse; with artist's [Belfast] address on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 23½ x 29½in. (59.69 x 74.93cm)
  • Camargue is located south of Arles, France. The Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue covers over 800km² and was officially established as a regional park and nature reserve in 1970. Its marshes are a prime habitat for birds and insects. Camargue horses (Camarguais) and cattle roam the extensive marshlands as do the greater flamingo.

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SEVEN CHURCHES, ARAN
SEVEN CHURCHES, ARAN
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 10

Published Estimate: €3,500-4,500

Price Realised: €0


INISHMORE, ARAN ISLANDS
INISHMORE, ARAN ISLANDS
Thomas Ryan PPRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 11

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2100


LOUGH TANNY, NEAR MOYARD, CONNEMARA, 1974
LOUGH TANNY, NEAR MOYARD, CONNEMARA, 1974
Frank Egginton RCA (1908-1990)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 12

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €2200


NEAR GORTAHORK, COUNTY DONEGAL
NEAR GORTAHORK, COUNTY DONEGAL
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 13

Published Estimate: €2,500-3,500

Price Realised: €3600


CATTLE GRAZING BY A RIVER WITH COTTAGES BEYOND
CATTLE GRAZING BY A RIVER WITH COTTAGES BEYOND
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 14

Published Estimate: €1,800-2,200

Price Realised: €1700


SPRING DAY, CONNEMARA
SPRING DAY, CONNEMARA
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 15

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: €1050

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed and titled on reverse; with Oriel Gallery [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 13½ x 17½in. (34.29 x 44.45cm)
  • Provenance: Oriel Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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THE SANDY BAR
THE SANDY BAR
Charles Vincent Lamb RHA RUA (1893-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 16

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: €800


HARBOUR SCENE
HARBOUR SCENE
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 17

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; with William Mol Gallery [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 14¾ x 19¾in. (37.47 x 50.17cm)
  • Provenance: Lindsay Burns & Company, Scotland, 17 April 2012, lot 331;Private collection
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BRETON FIGURES IN AN ORCHARD
BRETON FIGURES IN AN ORCHARD
Aloysius C. O’Kelly (1853-1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 18

Published Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Price Realised: €12500

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 x 20¾in. (63½ x 52.71cm)
  • Provenance: Nadeau's Gallery, Connecticut, USA;Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • See PDF catalogue for a detailed note on this work. Click here:http://whytes.auctioneersvault.com/catalogues/20150928/20150928.html#26*

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QUARRY ON ANTRIM COAST
QUARRY ON ANTRIM COAST
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 19

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €0


SUNSHINE AND MAYWEEDS, 1917
SUNSHINE AND MAYWEEDS, 1917
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 20

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €6200


THE EARL OF LONSDALE K. G., 1931
THE EARL OF LONSDALE K. G., 1931
Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (1856-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 21

Published Estimate: €25,000-40,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed, titled and dated on reverse; with partial framer's label also on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 26 x 16½in. (66.04 x 41.91cm)
  • Provenance: Christie's, London, 6 March 1986, lot 51;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Their Majesties' Court, Buckingham Palace, 1931, Portrait Studies and Other Sketches by Sir John Lavery RA', P&D Colnaghi & Co, London, 1932, catalogue no. 65, as Study for the Portrait of the Earl of Lonsdale KG (illustrated in catalogue)
  • Literature: Anon, 'The Court at Buckingham Palace painted by Sir John Lavery', The Studio, vol 104, November 1932, p.271 (illustrated full page in colour);John Lavery, 'The Life of a Painter', 1940 (Cassell, p.176;Kenneth McConkey, 'Sir John Lavery', 1993, (Canongate), p.181-182;Kenneth McConkey, 'John Lavery, A Painter and his World', 2010 (Atelier Books), p.186
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SKETCHES BY HAZEL MARTYN, 1903
SKETCHES BY HAZEL MARTYN, 1903
Lady Hazel Lavery (née Martyn) (1880-1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 22

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: each signed in the plate; each dated and with publisher's details printed in lower corners
  • Medium: reproduction print; (10 plus decorated title page)
  • Dimensions: 20 x 14in. (50.80 x 35.56cm)
  • Literature: McCoole, Sinéad, Hazel - A Life of Lady Lavery 1880-1935, The Lilliput Press Ltd., Dublin, 1996 (illustrated)
  • Contained in original decorated wrappers titled 'Pictures in Colour by Hazel Martyn'.Also included in this lot are a set of 11 other prints inscribed 'Copyright 1904, by Otis H Kean, Inc, New York' which appear to be by a different hand.Dry-point etching was the medium of choice for Hazel Martyn, who studied the technique in Paris in 1902 and again in 1903 with the Parisian etcher Edgar Chahine (1874-1947). In the spring of 1903 an exhibition of Martyn's European work was held in Chicago and the Chicago Daily News reported: Men who know pictures are enthusiastic about her work". This same year Sketches by Hazel Martyn was published by A. C. McClurg, Chicago, on behalf of the Arts Collector's Club. In 1903 Hazel was 23 years old and studying art in France. It was at this time she first encountered Sir John Lavery at the artist colony of Beg-Meil in Brittany. Later that year she married Edward Livingston Trudeau and the following year a daughter, Alice, was born. She would marry her second husband, Sir John Lavery in 1909."

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SILVER MOUNTED MAHOGANY PRESENTATION CABINET WITH ‘FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN’ CERTIFICATE TO SIR JOHN LAVERY RA RHA, 1935
SILVER MOUNTED MAHOGANY PRESENTATION CABINET WITH ‘FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN’ CERTIFICATE TO SIR JOHN LAVERY RA RHA, 1935
[Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (1856-1941)]

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 23

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3200

  • Medium: silver mounted mahogany cabinet; (1); gilt-stamped and decorated blue leather presentation folder; (1); decorated certificate with blue ribbon spine; (1)
  • Dimensions: 23 x 14 x 4in. (58.42 x 35.56 x
  • Provenance: Family of Sir John Lavery
  • Twin panel doors, each fitted with three silver mounts hallmarked for Dublin, 1935. Silver mounts repoussé decorated with Celtic zoomorphic interlace and inscribed, “Certificate of Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin to Sir John Lavery RA RHA, Signed at special meetingof the Dublin City Council at City Hall, Tuesday, 17 September 1935. Right Honourable Alderman Alfred Byrne, TD Lord Mayor In the chair.On cabriole supports. The hand-decorated certificate is signed and dated in Irish and English by the Deputy City Manager and Town Clerk, Ignatius J. Rice."

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PORTRAIT OF VIVIEN HUGH SMITH (1867-1956), LATER FIRST 1st BARON BICESTER OF TUSMORE PARK, 1919
PORTRAIT OF VIVIEN HUGH SMITH (1867-1956), LATER FIRST 1st BARON BICESTER OF TUSMORE PARK, 1919
Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 24

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: €26000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with James Bourlet & Sons [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 50 x 40in. (127 x 101.60cm)
  • Provenance: Commissioned from the artist in 1919 for £1,500;Christie's, 17 May 2001, lot 111;Private collection
  • Exhibited: Royal Academy, London, 1920, no. 307, as Portrait of Vivian Hugh Smith (Presentation Portrait)
  • Literature: Studio Book, reference: 30/22-1919
  • The present work is probably one of the earliest commissions Orpen carried out after his return from the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919. An unpublished letter dated Paris July 1919 from Orpen to William Marchant of the Goupil Gallery (Tate Gallery Archive) would suggest a date of September 1919. Orpen writes: 'I'm going back [to London] for three weeks early in September to paint two portraits. (I ain't got any money).' His need for money and claim to poverty was understandable at this time considering he had been providing for a family household and schooling on a Major's pay for the previous two years or so, when he was employed in the capacity of Official War Artist.The subject of the present portrait is Vivian Hugh Smith a descendent of the banking family, which founded Smith's Bank at Nottingham. He worked for the merchant banking firm of Morgan Grenfell & Co. and became a director of many important companies. He was created a Baron in 1938. His career in the City was most notable for his role as a Director and later as Governor of the Royal Exchange Assurance for sixty years. Although he had always loved horses, it was only late in life, with the acquisition of Tusmore Park near Bicester that he could indulge his passion acquiring a series of successful steeplechasers. Other distinguished artists of the day painted his portrait including Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. and Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A. who portrayed him in hunting pink and on horseback.We are grateful to the Orpen Research Project for their previous research on this lot.

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PORTRAIT OF LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU (1689-1762)
PORTRAIT OF LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU (1689-1762)
Charles Jervas (1675-1739)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 25

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €10500

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 47 x 37¾in. (119.38 x 95.89cm)
  • Provenance: Sotheby's, 13 November 1996, lot 54;Private collection
  • The present sitter was the subject of two works by Jervas. Another example, dated c. 1718-1720 can be found in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (NGI.4341). Jervas was an Irish born artist and successful portrait painter who succeeded his master, Sir Godfrey Kneller, as Principal Painter to King George I; a position he retained under King George II. Lady Mary Pierrepont (1689-1762) married rising Whig politician Edward Wortley Montagu (1678-1761) and became an important figure in London society. Her time in Constantinople, where her husband served as British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, is recorded in her celebrated letters documenting her travels and observations on Ottoman life and later published under the title Turkish Embassy Letters. The portrait of Lady Mary in the NGI shows her in opulent Turkish attire with a winter head-dress (talpock).

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PORTRAIT OF MARY WATHEN BY A COLUMN IN A WOODED LANDSCAPE
PORTRAIT OF MARY WATHEN BY A COLUMN IN A WOODED LANDSCAPE
Thomas Hickey (1741-1824)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 26

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €8500

  • Signature: with hand-written labels relating to the sitter on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 29¼ x 25in. (74.30 x 63½cm)
  • Provenance: By family descent to Sir Wathen Arthur Waller; Christie's, 12 December 1947, lot 150 (100gns to Blakeley); Christie's, 15 November 1991, lot 28;Private collection
  • Thomas Hickey studied at the drawing schools of the Dublin Society and between 1753 and 1756 won several prizes for his work. He was the son of a confectioner in Capel Street. Following some years in Italy furthering his studies he returned to Dublin where he lived in Little Britain Street in 1767. He exhibited for three consecutive years from 1768 with the Society of Artists in William Street but a lack of patronage forced him to relocate to London. There he showed with the Royal Academy in 1772, 1775 and 1792 and later worked for a time in Bath. He travelled to India in the 1780s. One of Hickey's best known works, in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland, was painted during this period, An Indian Lady, perhaps 'Jemdanee', Bibi of William Hickey, 1787. Hickey was living in Cavendish Square, London in 1792 and, that same year, became attached to Lord Macartney's mission to China as portrait painter". The present work was painted on return from his excursion to the Far East. The subject is Mary Wathen; daughter of Samuel Wathen. In 1766 she married Henry Christopher Wise of the Priory, Warwick; they had two sons - Matthew, who was High Sheriff of Warwickshire, and Henry who took Holy Orders. Her husband's grandfather Henry Wise (1653-1738) was a celebrated horticulturalist. He was Deputy Ranger of Hyde Park and Superintendent of the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court. Under Queen Anne, Wise was given overall control of the Royal Gardens, a post which was upheld under King George I."

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Flemish School, 17th / 18th CenturyVERDURE TAPESTRY woven in wools and silks,126.50174Provenance:Private collectionWoven in wools and silks, depicting a hunting scene with figures on horseback and a castle in the distance. Within an inner slip with a flor  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 27

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: €10500


GENTLEMAN, HALF LENGTH, WEARING RED SLASHED VAN DYCK COSTUME
GENTLEMAN, HALF LENGTH, WEARING RED SLASHED VAN DYCK COSTUME
Tilly Kettle (1735-1786)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 28

Published Estimate: €8,000-12,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: with label on reverse relating to previous owner
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 29¼ x 23¾in. (74.30 x 60.33cm)
  • Provenance: By descent in the Willes family;Sotheby's, 24 November 1999, lot 52;Private collection
  • Tilly Kettle - best-known for his Indian portraits - was a London born English artist who visited Ireland in the late 18th century. Kettle painted the face of architect James Gandon (1743-1823) c.1786-c.1796 in a large portrait in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI.1783). The remainder of the picture was completed by William Cuming, an accomplished Irish artist, who depicted Gandon on the roof of the Parliament House (now the Bank of Ireland) in College Green, Dublin holding architectural plans, including those of the Four Courts. Kettle first entered the professional portrait arena in the 1750s following his studies with William Shipley in the Strand. He was the first prominent English portrait painter to operate in India. He first sailed there with the British East India Company in 1768 and painted several works in various parts of the country. In 1776 he returned to London and married, however imprudent financial decisions and a decline in clientele provoked a return to India in 1786. This journey was undertaken overland. His last recorded portrait was at Aleppo.

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THE CONSECRATION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. MARY'S, POPE'S QUAY, CORK, c.1842
THE CONSECRATION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. MARY'S, POPE'S QUAY, CORK, c.1842
James Mahony ARHA (c.1815-c.1859)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 29

Published Estimate: €8,000-12,000

Price Realised: €19000

  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 37½ x 43in. (95¼ x 109.22cm)
  • Provenance: Presented to Kearns Deane, architect of St. Mary's Dominican Church, Cork from the artist;Thence by family descent to the present owner
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1842, no. 232 as The Consecration of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's, Pope's Quay, Cork built from designs, and by Kearns Deane, Esq., Architect
  • Literature: Eds., Gillespie, Raymond & Foster, R.F., Irish provincial cultures in the long eighteenth century, Essays for Toby Barnard, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2012, illustrated plate no. 15
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GROUP PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY, c.1850
GROUP PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY, c.1850
Joseph Patrick Haverty RHA (1794-1864)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 30

Published Estimate: €30,000-50,000

Price Realised: €42000

  • Signature: indistinctly signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 48 x 61in. (121.92 x 154.94cm)
  • Provenance: Anonymous sale; Christie's, 25 May 1979, lot 210;Grace Pym Gallery, Dublin, October 1979;William and Joan Roth;Christie's, 14 May 2004, lot 67;Private collectionChristie's, 12 May 2006, lot 24, as Group Portrait of a Family, Thought to be the Reilly Famil
  • Exhibited: Possibly A Family Group, RHA, 1851, no. 76
  • Literature: A. Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, Ireland's Painters 1600-1940, New Haven and London, 2002, p.227 (referenced);Stratton Ryan, Mary, 'Vignettes of Family Life', Irish Arts Review, spring, 2008, p.105 (illustrated, fig. 9 as The Boating Party)
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PYRENEES
PYRENEES
Nathaniel Hone RHA (1831-1917)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 31

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: with artist's seal, his initials 'N.H.' contained within an oval, embossed lower left partially concealed by mount; numbered [758] in pencil on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 5½ x 8½in. (13.97 x 21.59cm)
  • Literature: Bodkin, Thomas, For Irish Landscape Painters, George Bennett RA, James Arthur O'Connor, Walter Osborne RHA, Nathaniel Hone RHA, Talbot Press, Dublin, 1920, p. 222 (listed)
  • The present work is listed in Bodkin under Appendix XVI. Pictures". Sketches and Studies by Nathaniel Hone RHA, in the collection of Mrs Hone at the time of her death; two of which will be offered to the National Gallery of London, and the remainder, or a selection of the remainder, to the National Gallery of Ireland, by William Jameson, Esq., the Executor and Trustee named in her will.""

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OUTSKIRTS OF PARIS
OUTSKIRTS OF PARIS
William Alfred Gibson (Scottish, 1866-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 32

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €0


PORTRAIT OF 'LILY' (SUSAN MARY) YEATS BY HER FATHER AT BEDFORD PARK, LONDON, c. 1887-1902
PORTRAIT OF 'LILY' (SUSAN MARY) YEATS BY HER FATHER AT BEDFORD PARK, LONDON, c. 1887-1902
John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 33

Published Estimate: €10,000-15,000

Price Realised: €12000

  • Signature: remains of original inscribed label on reverse; also with partial label and number 22 on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 14 x 11¼in. (35.56 x 28.58cm)
  • Provenance: Whyte's, Dublin, 28 April 2008, lot 105;Private collection
  • In a 1930s frame from the Victor Waddington Galleries, Dublin. The Yeats family have long been recognised as outstanding ambassadors for Ireland in the realm of literature and the arts. With a Noble Laureate poet, an internationally renowned painter, and two pioneers of the Arts and Crafts movement among their ranks, it might reasonably be said that the family defined the Irish cultural renaissance. As father of this extraordinary family, John Butler Yeats commands attention. Yet as an artist in his own right, he has long been ranked one of the most important portrait painters of his generation. Sarah Purser did much to promote his work when she arranged the joint show of his paintings in 1901 with Nathaniel Hone, two artists who, Purser rightly perceived, had been disgracefully neglected by the Academy. The Yeats family lived at Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, from 1879 to 1881 and at Bleinheim Road, Bedford Park, from 1887 to 1902. This work was probably painted at their Bleinheim Road home, and depicts the artist's favouritre daughter Lily.

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HEYBRIDGE, ESSEX, 1930
HEYBRIDGE, ESSEX, 1930
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 34

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €2500

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with Frederick Gallery [Dublin] exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 13 x 16in. (33.02 x 40.64cm)
  • Provenance: Frederick Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 7 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, 1931, catalogue no. 26;Crawford Gallery, Cork, 15 May to 7 June 1986, catalogue no. 115;Frederick Gallery, Dublin, 8 - 19 November 1999, catalogue no. 53
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EDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 1911
EDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 1911
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 35

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €600


ACHILL SOUND, 1906
ACHILL SOUND, 1906
William Percy French (1854-1920)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 36

Published Estimate: €4,000-6,000

Price Realised: €9500


BETTY ON THE ROCKS, 1919
BETTY ON THE ROCKS, 1919
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 37

Published Estimate: €5,000-7,000

Price Realised: €11500

  • Signature: signed [Miss M. Jellett] and with artist's address [36 Fitzwilliam Sq., Dublin] written twice on reverse; also with IMMA exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 x 16in. (50.80 x 40.64cm)
  • Provenance: Family of the artist;Thence by descent
  • Exhibited: 'Mainie Jellett', Irish Museum of Modern Art, December 1991 to March 1992, catalogue no. 31 (loaned by present owner)
  • Literature: Arnold, Bruce, Mainie Jellett and the Modern Movement in Ireland, Yale University Press New Haven & London, 1991, p. 34 (illustrated in colour)
  • In 1920 Mainie Jellett secured the coveted Taylor Prize with a magnificent oil on canvas entitled, Peace (also known as The Beach Pool). It was begun in Fintragh House, Donegal in the summer of 1919 and finished that autumn or winter. The present painting depicts a portion of the same scene. It focuses on the artist's sister Betty perched on lichen covered rocks, donning a hat, her legs stretched out over what would appear to be her sisters' jackets. An Orpen-esque expanse of blue sky and patchy clouds dominates the composition while Betty's gaze draws the viewer towards the foreground and a scene beyond the realm of the canvas. The Jellett family holidays in Donegal lasted many weeks and the sisters passed their days on the beach swimming, fishing and picnicking. Mainie spent her time sketching and in August of 1919 conceived the idea for a major painting. Bruce Arnold notes, …the studies for it [Peace] occupied most of her holiday. Among them was a sketch of Babbin [Rosamund] in a yellow dress which she gave to her mother as a birthday present. On another occasion, while Bay read to them, Mainie did a superb small sketch of Betty in a wide-brimmed hat, which became an oil [the present work], and subsequently featured as the central focus in the final canvas."For further reading see: Arnold, Bruce, Mainie Jellett and the Modern Movement in Ireland."

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FARM STUDY, WINTER
FARM STUDY, WINTER
Hans Iten RHA (1874-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 38

Published Estimate: €2,500-3,500

Price Realised: €0


TREES BY WATER
TREES BY WATER
Hans Iten RHA (1874-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 39

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €950


IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM
IN THE GLENS OF ANTRIM
Hans Iten RHA (1874-1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 40

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 12 x 16in. (30.48 x 40.64cm)
  • Provenance: William Rodman & Co., Belfast; Private collection;Whyte's, 10 October 2011, lot 94;Private collection
  • With another landscape on reverse.

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FOREST SCENE
FOREST SCENE
Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 41

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €1250


MURAL DESIGN and STATUE, c.1937 (A PAIR)
MURAL DESIGN and STATUE, c.1937 (A PAIR)
John Luke RUA (1906-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 42

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: pencil; (2)
  • Dimensions: 6½ x 14½in. (16.51 x 36.83cm)
  • Murals by Luke can be found in Belfast City Hall. Dimensions of Statue, 9.75 by 7in. Statue appears in the artist's finished work in oil Daffodils, 1937, illustrated in the John Hewitt text on John Luke (1906-1975) published by the Arts Council, 1978, p. 25.

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WOMAN IN HAT and TWO OTHER WORKS, 1927-1928 (SET OF 3)
WOMAN IN HAT and TWO OTHER WORKS, 1927-1928 (SET OF 3)
Marie Laurencin (French, 1883-1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 43

Published Estimate: €800-1,200

Price Realised: €0


FEMALE NUDE STUDY
FEMALE NUDE STUDY
John Luke RUA (1906-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 44

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €0


MADONNA AND CHILD, 1925
MADONNA AND CHILD, 1925
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 45

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €2000

  • Signature: signed and dated in pencil lower right; with Solomon Gallery exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: gouache and pencil on board
  • Dimensions: 10 x 4¼in. (25.40 x 10.80cm)
  • Provenance: Collection of Dr. Eileen McCarvill (Jellett and Hone’s friend and biographer); James Adam Salerooms, c.1989, (details untraced); John Heather, Dublin; Hon. Robert Fermor-Hesketh; His sale, Sotheby’s, London, 21 May 1999, lot 313 (illustrated);de Veres, 28
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ILLUSTRATION FOR THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD - FRONTISPIECE, 1923
ILLUSTRATION FOR THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD - FRONTISPIECE, 1923
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 46

Published Estimate: €35,000-45,000

Price Realised: €65000

  • Signature: signed in Irish lower right; signed again, dated Aibrean [April] 1922 and numbered [1] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 30 x 25in. (76.20 x 63½cm)
  • Provenance: Acquired at the Dawson Gallery, Dublin, early 1950s; Thence by family descent to the first owner; Whyte's, 30 April 2007, lot 90; Private collection;Whyte's, 30 May 2011, lot 33;Whence purchased by the present owner
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1923, catalogue no. 171, as illustration for The Playboy of The Western World" - Frontispiece"
  • Literature: Synge, J. M. , The Playboy of the Western World, George Allen and Unwin, London, 1927 (frontispiece); Fitzpatrick Dean, Joan, Riot and Great Anger, Stage Censorship in Twentieth-Century Ireland, The University of Wisconsin Press, Wisconsin, USA, 2010 (illustrated on front-cover)
  • See PDF catalogue for a detailed note on this work.

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PORTRAIT OF PAUL, c.1970-1975
PORTRAIT OF PAUL, c.1970-1975
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 47

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €0


MR DE VALERA IN THE PRO-CATHEDRAL, DUBLIN, 1973
MR DE VALERA IN THE PRO-CATHEDRAL, DUBLIN, 1973
Thomas Ryan PPRHA (b.1929)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 48

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated lower right; titled and dated on artist's studio label on reverse; also with Watercolour Society of Ireland label on reverse
  • Medium: coloured chalk on paper
  • Dimensions: 13½ x 8½in. (34.29 x 21.59cm)
  • Provenance: WCSI, 1974;Private collection
  • Exhibited: WCSI, Dublin, 1974, catalogue no. 55 [£40-0-0]
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STUDY FOR PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
STUDY FOR PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 49

Published Estimate: €2,000-4,000

Price Realised: €1400

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: pencil and pastel
  • Dimensions: 19¼ x 11½in. (48.90 x 29.21cm)
  • Provenance: Taylor Gallery, Belfast;Private collection
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
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THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD by John Millington Synge
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD by John Millington Synge
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 28 September 2015 / 50

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €700

  • Medium: deluxe edition; (no. 44 from an edition of 1,000)
  • A Comedy in Three Acts. With Ten Illustrations by John Keating RHA. London: George Allen, 1927. Edition de Luxe, one of 1,000 of which this is no. 44. Pages, 112. Folio, bound in quarter cloth, pale green paper boards. Title printed in black to upper cover and stamped in gilt on spine. Housed in original box with title label to cover. Neat ownership name to front free endpaper, otherwise a fine cope in well preserved box.A very handsome production of Synge's masterpiece with ten plates in colour by Keating, each with titled tissue-guards. There is no evidence that Keating ever met John Millington Synge, but in 1917 the artist exhibited a painting in the RHA titled The Outlandish Lovers, which was inspired by The Playboy of the Western World. Synge's nephew, known as 'Hutchie', approached Keating in 1922 with a commission to paint twelve illustrations for a proposed deluxe volume of The Playboy of the Western World. In the event, ten of the twelve images were published. The full set of paintings was to have been ready in 1926, but a delay on Keating's part meant that the book was finally published as a numbered series of one thousand copies in 1927.

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