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AUTUMN OAKS, BELLEWSTOWN, COUNTY MEATH, 1991
AUTUMN OAKS, BELLEWSTOWN, COUNTY MEATH, 1991
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 1

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2700


HOLY MOUNTAIN, SACRED SHADE [CROAGH PATRICK, COUNTY MAYO]
HOLY MOUNTAIN, SACRED SHADE [CROAGH PATRICK, COUNTY MAYO]
John Francis Skelton (b.1954)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 2

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €1250

  • Signature: signed lower left; titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 18 x 24in. (45.72 x 60.96cm)
  • Provenance: H.O.K. Fine Art, 29 November 2004, lot 84;Private collection
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FISHERMEN MENDING NETS
FISHERMEN MENDING NETS
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 3

Published Estimate: €1800-2200

Price Realised: €3800

  • Signature: signed lower centre; with Oisín Gallery [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 19½ x 29½in. (49.53 x 74.93cm)
  • Provenance: Oisín Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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OLD DONEGAL NETMINDER, DUNGLOE, 2003
OLD DONEGAL NETMINDER, DUNGLOE, 2003
John Skelton (1923-2009)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 4

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €950


THE CAMPSITE
THE CAMPSITE
James S. Brohan (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 5

Published Estimate: €1500-1800

Price Realised: €0


BIG TREE, AHERN, COUNTY CORK
BIG TREE, AHERN, COUNTY CORK
Desmond Turner HRUA (b.1923)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 6

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €380

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed and titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 19¾ x 23¾in. (50.17 x 60.33cm)
  • Provenance: Morgan O'Driscoll, 10 November 2014, lot 105;Private collection
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EARLY LIGHT, INAGH VALLEY, CONNEMARA, 2001
EARLY LIGHT, INAGH VALLEY, CONNEMARA, 2001
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 7

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €9000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 20 x 24in. (50.80 x 60.96cm)
  • Provenance: Manor Fine Arts, Banbridge, Co. Down;Private collection
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ACHILL ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO
ACHILL ISLAND, COUNTY MAYO
George K. Gillespie RUA (1924-1995)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 8

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 20 x 24in. (50.80 x 60.96cm)
  • Provenance: Manor Fine Arts Gallery, Banbridge;Private collection
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A SUMMER DAY ON THE GLENDUN RIVER, COUNTY ANTRIM
A SUMMER DAY ON THE GLENDUN RIVER, COUNTY ANTRIM
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 9

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €950


CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE
CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE
Rowland Hill ARUA (1915-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 10

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: €1500


CUSHENDUN, COUNTY ANTRIM
CUSHENDUN, COUNTY ANTRIM
Rowland Hill ARUA (1915-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 11

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €540


MARBLE STRAND, BALLYMORE, COUNTY DONEGAL, 1917
MARBLE STRAND, BALLYMORE, COUNTY DONEGAL, 1917
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 12

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; signed and titled on reverse; also with Bell Gallery [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 15½in. (29.21 x 39.37cm)
  • Provenance: Bell Gallery, Belfast;Private collection
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LOUGH CORRIB, COUNTY GALWAY
LOUGH CORRIB, COUNTY GALWAY
Rowland Hill ARUA (1915-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 13

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €640


NEAR TRAMORE, COUNTY DONEGAL
NEAR TRAMORE, COUNTY DONEGAL
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 14

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: titled on reverse; also with Del (deliver) to 58 Howard St./ 1st Floor" [McKelvey's studio address from c.1936] in pencil on stretcher on reverse"
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 20¼ x 24½in. (51.44 x 62.23cm)
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 26 November 2012, lot 80;Private collection
  • Exhibited: possibly exhibited as Tramore Bay, Co. Donegal, RHA, Dublin, 1949, catalogue no. 139
  • The setting for this work must be Tramore Strand, near Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, where McKelvey often worked from the mid-1920s onwards. Judged stylistically, however, this painting must date from the mid-to-late 1940s and it may be the Tramore Bay, Co. Donegal composition that was exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1949. Prior to the late 1920s and early 1930s McKelvey's style was much more representational, as his Children in a Park, 1922, or Evening, Ballycastle, c. 1924 (Ulster Museum), for example show (see S. B. Kennedy, Frank McKelvey, RHA, RUA: A Painter in his Time, 1993, plates 2 and 5 respectively); but thereafter his loose, Impressionist-derived manner took over (Kennedy, 1993, plate 36, illustrates the point) as can be seen here too. The free brushwork employed in the rendering of the sea, especially where it breaks upon the shore, and in the foreground, well exemplify these developments. The gentle hills and overall calm, fresh mood of the scene are also typical of McKelvey's way of recording the Irish landscape. The title of the picture is inscribed in pencil on the reverse of the canvas along with his studio address [on stretcher]. Dr S.B. Kennedy

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SAILING OFF THE IRISH COAST
SAILING OFF THE IRISH COAST
Maurice Canning Wilks RUA ARHA (1910-1984)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 15

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0


SUMMER YACHTING
SUMMER YACHTING
James Humbert Craig RHA RUA (1877-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 16

Published Estimate: €8000-12000

Price Realised: €9000


ATLANTIC DRIVE, COUNTY DONEGAL
ATLANTIC DRIVE, COUNTY DONEGAL
Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 17

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed lower left; titled in the artist's hand on reverse; also with artist's address [Studio, 58 Howard's Street, Belfast] and original price [£150] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 28 x 36in. (71.12 x 91.44cm)
  • Provenance: RHA, Dublin;Private collection
  • Exhibited: RHA, Dublin, 1960, catalogue no. 16
  • From the years 1937 to 1966 Frank McKelvey exhibited with the RHA Dublin with a studio address at 58 Howard Street, Belfast. The present work was shown at the RHA in 1960.

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CABINS BY A LOUGH: WEST OF IRELAND, c.1934-1939
CABINS BY A LOUGH: WEST OF IRELAND, c.1934-1939
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 18

Published Estimate: €30000-50000

Price Realised: €54000

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 11½ x 15½in. (29.21 x 39.37cm)
  • Provenance: Combridge Gallery, Dublin;Where purchased by the present owner's father;Thence by descent
  • Dated c. 1934-9 on stylistic grounds. Cabins by a Lough, West of Ireland is numbered 1299 in S. B. Kennedy's ongoing cataloguing of Paul Henry's oeuvre. We are grateful to Dr S.B. Kennedy for his assistance with cataloguing this lot.

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HARBOUR SCENE, c.1898
HARBOUR SCENE, c.1898
Walter Frederick Osborne RHA ROI (1859-1903)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 19

Published Estimate: €20000-30000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled 'Greystones' on Dawson Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board
  • Dimensions: 8 x 12in. (20.32 x 30.48cm)
  • Provenance: Purchased by the present owner's great-grandfather at the turn of the century
  • Literature: Sheehy, Jeanne, Walter Osborne, Gifford & Craven, Ballycotton, Cork, 1974, p.144, catalogue no. 494
  • The present picture is a small and atmospheric study of a quayside with fishing boats, some with sails unfurled, moored in the harbour, and silhouetted against the sky, with cottages behind, and a few figures present. Here Osborne employs a restrained palette of pale greys and browns, lavenders, mauves and pinks, to evoke a sense of subdued light and atmosphere, lifted by the lightness of the sky, which is represented by long horizontal stripes of very pale pinks and blues. The suggestion of pale sunlight on the gable walls of the cottages on the left, and the silvery gleam of water with reflections, are masterly. The artist was often at his best in painting small, informal studies of nature such as this, working in a relaxed, fluid style, with some passages of lightly-brushed strokes and scrolls of paint, as if the picture was executed in one sitting.Throughout his life Osborne was attracted by village and harbour scenes, and there are echoes in the present work of pictures set in other locations: for example a harbour scene at Lincoln, View of a Town, c.1884, including fishing boats; a sloping quayside and bollard at Walberswick in 1884; fishing boats moored On the Quay at Rye, 1889; small pictures painted near the harbour in Galway and scenes of the village street at Rush, for instance The Village Street, Rush and Lusk, Co Dublin, c.1898. (1)In Jeanne Sheehy's text on Osborne she records the present work as catalogue no. 494 'Greystones' and suggests that the scene was painted by Osborne in or around 1898. (2) Osborne made a less well-documented visit to Greystones, Co. Wicklow, a small fishing village south of Bray Head, which is set with a backdrop of the Wicklow mountains behind it and the Irish Sea in front of it. In the year 1898 he was also working in much in north Co. Dublin, preparing his large composition Milking Time at St. Marnock's, and also small studies of villages, harbours and coastal landscapes at locations in Rush, Lusk, Portmarnock and Malahide, often with passing figures present in the village street or on the seashore.Dr Julian CampbellJanuary, 2016Footnotes.1. See, Whyte's, Important Irish Art, 25 November 2013, lot 29. For two other paintings of Rush, see 'Irish Sale', Sotheby's, 13 May 2005, lot 25; and 'Irish Sale', Sotheby's, 11 May 2006, lot 23.2. Sheehy, Jeanne, Walter Osborne, Gifford & Craven, Ballycotton, Cork, 1974, page 144.

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A KERRY BOG, 1934-1935
A KERRY BOG, 1934-1935
Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 20

Published Estimate: €60000-80000

Price Realised: €66000

  • Signature: signed lower left; titled on label on reverse; also with number [9] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 16 x 18in. (40.64 x 45.72cm)
  • Provenance: Combridge Gallery, Dublin;Where purchased by the present owner's father
  • Exhibited: 'Recent Paintings of Kerry & Connemara by Paul Henry, R.H.A.', Combridge Gallery, Dublin, from 7 May 1935, catalogue no. 35
  • Paul Henry first visited County Kerry, staying at Glenbeigh, in late 1932 or early 1933. The visit marked a watershed in his life, for throughout the previous decade his domestic affairs had deteriorated to culminate eventually in the break up of his marriage to his first wife, Grace, in 1929. Thus when he returned to Glenbeigh his mood was lighter, as was his palette, as the Irish Press (7 May 1935) perceptively noted both in terms of tone and colour. Henry was enchanted with the Kerry landscape. 'It is lovely. Wherever one turns there is material for dozens of pictures … I felt that if I spent a lifetime … I would never exhaust all the possible subjects,' he told James Healy, a friend in New York. (1)The first fruits of that visit were shown at Combridge's Gallery in the Spring of 1935. A Kerry Bog was possibly one of the earliest pictures inspired by the trip-others include The Road to Coomasaharnn, 1934-5 (Queen's University, Belfast) and In the Kingdom of Kerry, 1935-1937 (private collection)-the artist's mood being revealed in the clouds which are heavyish, although the brightness of the bogland itself belies the ominous quality in the clouds. The subject matter, however, is typically 'Henry', as is the manner in which the eye is led into the composition, eventually reaching the distant mountains.A Kerry Bog is numbered 1300 in S. B. Kennedy's ongoing cataloguing of Paul Henry's oeuvre.Dr S.B. KennedyJanuary 2016Footnote:Henry to James Healy, letter of 13 December 1934 (James Healy Papers, James A. Healy Collection of Modern Irish Literature, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries).

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WATLING STREET, DUBLIN, 1933
WATLING STREET, DUBLIN, 1933
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 21

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 10½ x 14in. (26.67 x 35.56cm)
  • This streetscape has changed dramatically since 1933; however the smock tower (built 1757 and rebuilt 1805) remains. It was originally built as a smock windmill to power Roe's distillery. Roe's later merged with Jameson and the Dublin Whiskey Distillery in 1889.

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BEECH TREES, RENVYLE, CONNEMARA, 1933
BEECH TREES, RENVYLE, CONNEMARA, 1933
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 22

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2400

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with Godolphin Gallery [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 10½ x 14in. (26.67 x 35.56cm)
  • Provenance: Godolphin Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
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WESTERN COLLEEN, CONNEMARA, 1954
WESTERN COLLEEN, CONNEMARA, 1954
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 23

Published Estimate: €8000-12000

Price Realised: €8800

  • Signature: signed centre, right; titled in the artist's hand on reverse; also with artist's name [Harry Kernoff RHA], address [Stamer Street] telephone number and date on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 20 x 15in. (50.80 x 38.10cm)
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BRENDAN BEHAN, 1960
BRENDAN BEHAN, 1960
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 24

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €2900


THIRTY-SIX WOODCUTS, 1951
THIRTY-SIX WOODCUTS, 1951
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 25

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and numbered in red ink on title page; signed in green ink below each of the 30 images
  • Medium: limited edition book; (no. 189 from an edition of 400)
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8½in. (25.40 x 21.59cm)
  • Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist
  • Originally Thirty-Six Woodcuts, edited in manuscript by the artist. Six woodcuts have been removed.

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SELF PORTRAIT, 1936
SELF PORTRAIT, 1936
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 26

Published Estimate: €2500-3500

Price Realised: €0


THIRTY-SIX WOODCUTS, 1951
THIRTY-SIX WOODCUTS, 1951
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 27

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed and numbered in red ink on title page
  • Medium: limited edition book; (no. 126 from an edition of 400)
  • Dimensions: 10¼ x 8¼in. (26.04 x 20.96cm)
  • Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist
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JOHNNIE FROM GORT
JOHNNIE FROM GORT
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 28

Published Estimate: €1200-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: titled centre right
  • Medium: ink
  • Dimensions: 5 x 3½in. (12.70 x 8.89cm)
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 4 October 2010, lot 16;Private collection
  • This lot originates from a sketchbook by Jack Butler Yeats, dated, 1899, Gort, Co. Galway. The sketchbook was gifted by Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) and is listed in Hilary Pyle’s book 'Jack B. Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels', Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1993, p.184, nos. 15-17 [Three sketchbooks in the Ernie O’Malley Collection].

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WEAVER AT LOOM
WEAVER AT LOOM
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 29

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0

  • Medium: watercolour over pencil
  • Dimensions: 3½ x 2¾in. (8.89 x 6.99cm)
  • Provenance: Whyte's, 4 October 2010, lot 19;Private collection
  • This lot originates from a sketchbook by Jack Butler Yeats RHA, dated, 1899, Gort, Co.Galway. The sketchbook was gifted by Yeats to his friend and patron Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) and is listed in Hilary Pyle’s Jack B. Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1993, p.184, nos. 15-17 [Three sketchbooks in the Ernie O’Malley Collection].

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EVENING
EVENING
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 30

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €750

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower right; titled lower left; with Cuala Press Limited label on reverse
  • Medium: hand-coloured Cuala Press print
  • Dimensions: 8 x 12in. (20.32 x 30.48cm)
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MUST HAVE BEEN AN ALLEGORY, 1899
MUST HAVE BEEN AN ALLEGORY, 1899
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 31

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €1600

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; inscribed with title on reverse underneath backing board
  • Medium: pencil and wash on paper mounted on card
  • Dimensions: 4 x 6in. (10.16 x 15.24cm)
  • Provenance: Clausen Galleries, New York;The collection of Mr John Quinn;'Sale of John Quinn Collection', American Art Galleries, New York, 10 February 1927, lot 276A; Bought by J. M. Kerrigan;Private collection
  • Exhibited: ’Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland’, Walker Art Gallery, London, February 1899, catalogue no. 31; ’Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland’, Leinster Hall, Dublin, May 1899, catalogue no. 26;’Recent Watercolours’, Clausen Galleries, New York, 190
  • Literature: Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats: His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1983, catalogue no. 180, p. 81
  • In the frame of Rowley Gallery, London. It is unclear whether the present work is the same listed by Pyle as no. 180, as whilst the dimensions and description match, it may be a study for the same work; several other sketches for it exist in sketchbooks.

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THE MOUNTAIN FARM and THE VILLAGE (A PAIR)
THE MOUNTAIN FARM and THE VILLAGE (A PAIR)
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 32

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €440

  • Signature: signed in the plate lower left and lower right respectively
  • Medium: hand-coloured Cuala Press prints; (2)
  • Dimensions: 3½ x 13½in. (8.89 x 34.29cm)
  • Literature: Pyle, Hilary, The Different World of Jack B. Yeats His Cartoons and Illustrations, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1994, pp.285-286 (listed) catalogue nos. 2026 & 2027 (the latter illustrated p.286)
  • Framed uniformly. The original ink and watercolour drawings for these prints dates to c.1906 and were exhibited in London in 1913. It was later reproduced in the Dún Emer catalogue October 1907 and prospectus, May 1908.

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THE QUAY WORKER'S HOME, 1927
THE QUAY WORKER'S HOME, 1927
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 33

Published Estimate: €60000-80000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed twice lower right; titled on reverse; with McAlpine Collection stamp on reverse; also with Waddington Galleries label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on slateboard
  • Dimensions: 8¾ x 14in. (22.23 x 35.56cm)
  • Provenance: Victor Waddington (1946);The Collection of A. McAlpine;with Victor Waddington, London;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Jack B. Yeats', Engineer's Hall, Dublin, 25 February to 5 March 1927, catalogue no. 2;'Jack B. Yeats', Ruskin Galleries, Birmingham, 23 May to 4 June 1971, no. 18;'Jack B. Yeats Retrospective Exhibition', Waddington Fine Arts, Montreal, 12 March to
  • Literature: Pyle, Hilary, Jack B. Yeats: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Andre Deutsh, London, 1992, Vol. I, page 312, catalogue no. 344; also Vol. III (full page colour illustration, p.283);Rosenthal, T. G., The Art of Jack B. Yeats, Andre Deutsch, Lon
  • In the 1920s Jack Yeats' style of oil painting underwent a radical transformation, moving from its early realism to its later more radical approach. His works of the mid 1920s including the present work, The Quay Worker's Home, belong to an interim period in this development. In these paintings Yeats uses a murky palette where the paint is thickly applied so that it leaves an opaque quality. The subject of many of these works relate to urban themes or to the world of work especially that connected to shipping and the sea. Yeats frequently painted the dock workers of Dublin port as well as the fishermen and pilot men of Sligo and Kinsale at this time. The Quay Worker's Home depicts a man standing in the dim interior of his modest home, an unusual subject for Yeats who normally presented the workers on the quayside or in the open air. The figure stands warming his hands by the fire, with his back to the mantelpiece. The light of the fire casts a warm glow on the crowded interior of the room. Its yellow, pink and orange embers are reflected across the floor and furniture. A brown painted dresser stacked with delph dominates the back wall. Beside the man stands a low bench with a basin filled with water, which he presumably used to wash himself after his return from work. The ashen faced quay worker in his open shirt stares dejectedly straight ahead. The greyish tones of his flesh are echoed in the oblong form to the left of the dresser that may represent an opening into another room. The cluttered arrangement of the contents of his home jar with the evident tension of the man who seems strangely alienated from his domestic surroundings. The fact that the figure is alone in his home further enforces this idea of isolation. The deep empathy that Yeats felt towards the plight of working men and women is evident in this painting. It is a remarkably poignant and rare depiction of urban life in 1920s Ireland. Dr. Roisin KennedyJanuary 2016This work is recorded twice in the artist's Log Book I, under 'Q', where Yeats dates it 1927 and mentions the two exhibitions from that year.

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MADAME JAMMET
MADAME JAMMET
Sean O’Sullivan RHA (1906-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 34

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €800

  • Signature: signed and inscribed with title on reverse
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 18½ x 13¾in. (46.99 x 34.93cm)
  • Yvonne Jammet was a member of the ‘White Stag’ group and wife of the famous Dublin restaurateur Louis Jammet. She was a well-known member of Dublin’s avant-garde artistic community of the thirties and forties and a close friend of the sitter Mícheál Mac Liammóir. She was born in Paris and initially studied there at the Académie Julian and at the studio of Jean Paul Laurens. Upon arriving in Dublin in 1928, she held regular exhibitions with the Victor Waddington Galleries and later participated in the IELA shows. (See Snoddy, p.285).

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NUDE STUDY, 1930
NUDE STUDY, 1930
John Luke RUA (1906-1975)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 35

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: €900

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 12¾ x 6½in. (32.39 x 16.51cm)
  • Provenance: Purchased from the artist's brother, 1989;Private collection;Whyte's, 6 December 2008, lot 24;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'John Luke: Work from the Studio', Bell Gallery, Belfast, February 1980, catalogue no. 55
  • This student work dates from his days at the Slade school in 1927. It shows a draughtsmanship which would underlie all of his future work.

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STUDIO SCENE, 1939
STUDIO SCENE, 1939
Sean O’Sullivan RHA (1906-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 36

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €520


ERWIN SCHRÖDINGER, 1955-1956
ERWIN SCHRÖDINGER, 1955-1956
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 37

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2100

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled lower left
  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 18¾ x 13¾in. (47.63 x 34.93cm)
  • Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist
  • The present work was a study for a watercolour of the sitter exhibited by Keating at the RHA in Dublin in 1956. That watercolour was also included in the artist's retrospective exhibition at the Municipal Gallery, Dublin in 1963.Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist; he developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics. He was the author of several works in various fields of physics and his book What Is Life? addressed the problems of genetics, looking at the phenomenon of life from the point of view of physics. He is also known for his Schrödinger's cat" thought-experiment. His opposition to the Nazi regime forced him to leave Austria for Rome. In the late 1930s Schrödinger received a personal invitation from Ireland's Taoiseach, Éamon de Valera, to reside in Ireland and help establish an Institute for Advanced Studies in Dublin. When he migrated to Ireland de Valera was instrumental in obtaining visas for him, his wife and his mistress, Mrs. Hilde March with whom he had fathered a daughter. The ménage a trois took up residence in Clontarf in Dublin and he became the Director of the School for Theoretical Physics in 1940 where he remained for 17 years. He became a naturalised Irish citizen in 1948, but retained his Austrian citizenship. Schrödinger fathered two further daughters by two different women during his time in Ireland. Schrödinger stayed in Dublin until retiring in 1955 but returned to Vienna in 1956. To this day, Schrödinger is known as the father of quantum mechanics. The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics was established in Vienna in 1993 and a building is named after him at the University of Limerick.Schrödinger's portrait was the main feature of the design of the 1983-1997 Austrian 1000-Schilling banknote.We are grateful to Dr Éimear O'Connor HRHA for her assistance in cataloguing this lot."

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PORTRAIT OF ÉAMON DE VALERA
PORTRAIT OF ÉAMON DE VALERA
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 38

Published Estimate: €3500-4500

Price Realised: €0


A STUDY OF DUSTMAN REILLY FOR THE KEY MEN, c.1958-1960
A STUDY OF DUSTMAN REILLY FOR THE KEY MEN, c.1958-1960
Seán Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 39

Published Estimate: €20000-30000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 17¼ x 17½in. (43.82 x 44.45cm)
  • The painting for which Study of Dustman Reilly was made was originally entitled Dei Ex Machina, (The Miracle Workers), but is now better-known as The Key Men. It was commissioned as a gift for Felix Hackett, then Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at UCD, in 1958, and presented in 1960. The model in this study is known as Dustman Reilly because he worked as a bin man around Dublin city. However, Dustman Reilly was also the chairman of the George Bernard Shaw branch of the Irish Labour Party in Dublin. On the occasion of Shaw's ninetieth birthday that branch of the Labour Party sent him, via their chairman, a golden shamrock, which the writer duly attached to his belt. It was for this reason that Dustman Reilly also became known as the 'Golden Dustman'.Seán Keating was continually interested in the ability of the Irish people to run the country, whether as sports stars, civil servants, firefighters, or indeed, dustmen. When the commission came for The Key Men the artist used the recently-built dam at Poulaphouca as the backdrop to the painting, and then sought models for the work that might add to his intended meaning, evident in the title of the work. At that time the artist, as President of the RHA, was on the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery was, and is, in possession of a life-size bronze sculpture of George Bernard Shaw by Prince Troubetzkoy. There was some discussion between the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Ireland and the George Bernard Shaw branch of the Labour Party about the placement of the sculpture, and it was through these negotiations that Keating got to know Dustman Reilly. As an ordinary citizen, a dustman, and also chairman of a branch of the Labour Party, Dustman Reilly was an ideal model, indeed, role model, whose presence added a further level of allegorical meaning to The Key Men. A native of Richmond Place in Dublin, and something of a character, palpable in Keating's Study of Dustman Reilly, the well-known dustman and chairman found local fame after his appearance in The Key Men. Full of humour, he wrote to Keating to say that prior to his modelling debut he only had one or two relatives, and they wouldn't speak to him! But now, as a direct result of his celebrity, he had fifty or more, and not a penny among them! 'Intimidated I am', he wrote, 'and no one to blame only you, Seán Keating - yes you!' (1 )Dr Éimear O'Connor HRHAJanuary 2016Author of Seán Keating, Art, Politics, and Building the Irish Nation (Irish Academic Press: Kildare, 2013)FOOTNOTE:1 Undated letter from Reilly to Keating, private collection

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STILL LIFE WITH LAMP
STILL LIFE WITH LAMP
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 40

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €5000


SEA BIRDS, ROCKY COAST, c.1974
SEA BIRDS, ROCKY COAST, c.1974
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 41

Published Estimate: €3500-4500

Price Realised: €3400

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled on reverse; inscribed David Hendriks Gallery [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24½ x 29in. (62.23 x 73.66cm)
  • Exhibited: 'George Campbell RHA', presented by David Hendriks at the Cork Arts Society Gallery, Cork, May 1974, catalogue no. 4
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LAPWINGS IN DECEMBER II
LAPWINGS IN DECEMBER II
Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 42

Published Estimate: €4000-6000

Price Realised: €6600

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled and with artist's archive number on reverse; also inscribed on Dawson Gallery [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 16 x 22in. (40.64 x 55.88cm)
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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THE OLD ORCHARD, 1956
THE OLD ORCHARD, 1956
Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 43

Published Estimate: €15000-20000

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature: inscribed on Arts Council of Northern Ireland label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 18½ x 28½in. (46.99 x 72.39cm)
  • Provenance: de Veres, 21 November 2000, lot 302;Private collection
  • Exhibited: 'Basil Blackshaw Retrospective', Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 1995
  • Literature: Ferran, Brian, Basil Blackshaw - Painter, Nicholson & Bass Ltd., Belfast, 1995, p. 44 (illustrated in colour)
  • The Orchard forms part of a series of intense landscapes, half way between neo-Romanticism and Expressionism, that Basil Blackshaw painted in the mid 1950s; this series could arguably be seen as his first mature body of work after leaving Belfast College of Art. It has a more lyrical mood than some of the darker landscapes of this time, yet remains slightly unsettling. Many of the works of this period appear to be drawn from a specific place and motif, sometimes noted in the title, but they create such a strong sense of mood and of powerful natural forces at work that they transcend their particular local identity and take on a more universal quality.It is intriguing to see in the present painting Blackshaw's apparent awareness of a British contemporary, Alan Reynolds, whose tensely evocative paintings of gardens and farmlands eventually moved into pure abstraction. The twisted, interwoven branches of the trees that dominate the foreground here establish an abstract rhythm and pattern that goes beyond description to create an almost flat, two-dimensional surface that could also be connected with post-war gestural painting in Europe and the USA.The buildings in the distance provide a geometric framework that is dominated by three triangles. This appears to be the same architectural arrangement that is included in a more clearly defined form in Blackshaw's 1957 painting November Cottage. Buildings are often integrated within the landscapes he painted in this period, providing an architectural structure that Blackshaw was to begin to find within the landscape itself in the long series of paintings of Colin Mountain that he embarked on around this time. Dickon HallJanuary 2016

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UNTITLED, 1958
UNTITLED, 1958
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 44

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3200

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with Bell Gallery [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 15½ x 7¼in. (39.37 x 18.42cm)
  • Provenance: Collection of James MacIntyre (artist);with Bell Gallery, Belfast;Collection of Robert Workman;Ross's, 28 January 2009, lot 59;Private collection
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TRAVELLER'S CAMP
TRAVELLER'S CAMP
Nano Reid (1900-1981)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 45

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €0


CAROL SINGERS, MÁLAGA
CAROL SINGERS, MÁLAGA
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 46

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: €5800

  • Signature: signed lower right; titled and with original price [190 gns] inscribed on reverse; also with Ritchie Hendriks Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 39½ x 29½in. (100.33 x 74.93cm)
  • Provenance: Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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INTERIOR [LOUGH MASK, COUNTY GALWAY]
INTERIOR [LOUGH MASK, COUNTY GALWAY]
Evie Hone HRHA (1894-1955)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 47

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2100

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed on Dawson Gallery [Dublin] label on reverse
  • Medium: gouache
  • Dimensions: 8¾ x 11¾in. (22.23 x 29.85cm)
  • Provenance: Dawson Gallery, Dublin;Private collection
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THE FAMILY
THE FAMILY
Anne Yeats (1919-2001)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 48

Published Estimate: €3000-4000

Price Realised: €3600

  • Medium: oil and collage on board
  • Dimensions: 21 x 30in. (53.34 x 76.20cm)
  • Provenance: Estate of Anne Yeats (1919-2001);HOK, Dublin, 19 November 2002, lot 611;Private collection;Whyte's, 26 April 2005, lot 145;Private collection
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A BLUE PEACE
A BLUE PEACE
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 49

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €5000

  • Signature: signed lower left; titled on Tom Caldwell Gallery [Belfast] label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 12½ x 23in. (31¾ x 58.42cm)
  • Provenance: Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast;Collection of Robert Workman;Ross's, 28 January 2009, lot 22;Private collection
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FLOWERS IN VASE, 1960
FLOWERS IN VASE, 1960
Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29/02/2016 / 50

Published Estimate: €3000-5000

Price Realised: €4400


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