29 November 2010

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A YOUNG MAN LIGHTING HIS PIPE and AN OLD WOMAN WITH A RED SCARF (A PAIR)
A YOUNG MAN LIGHTING HIS PIPE and AN OLD WOMAN WITH A RED SCARF (A PAIR)
Erskine Nicol ARA RSA (1825-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 17

Reserve: €3000

  • Signature: the first bearing signature lower right
  • Medium: watercolour and bodycolour over pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 18 by 15cm., 7.25 by 5.75in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Whyte's, 26 April 2005, lot 128
  • Both works of equal dimensions. Framed and mounted uniformly.

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A SAMPLE FROM THE MOUNTAINS, 1851
A SAMPLE FROM THE MOUNTAINS, 1851
Erskine Nicol ARA RSA (1825-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 18

Reserve: €5000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower centre
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 37 by 27cm., 14.5 by 10.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'The Irish Sale', Sotheby's, 7 May 2008, lot 113
  • Contained in original gilt frame with title and artist's name printed centre.

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CONTEMPLATION
CONTEMPLATION
William Percy French (1854-1920)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 19

Reserve: €2500

  • Signature: inscribed on back with title and medium; also with Oriel Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 42 by 33cm., 16.5 by 13in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:The Oriel Gallery, Dublin
  • Further inscription on reverse reads: "panel from Percy French door".

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"AN OBSTINATE JURYMAN:- HE NEVER MET WITH ELEVEN MORE OBSTINATE MEN"
Erskine Nicol ARA RSA (1825-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 20

Reserve: €3000

  • Signature: signed in monogram lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 34 by 30cm., 13.5 by 11.7 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Adam's & Bonhams, 31 May 2000, lot 121
  • Contained in an antique gilt frame with title and artist's name within the mount lower centre.

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MAN PLAYING A PIPE
MAN PLAYING A PIPE
Attributed to Erskine Nicol ARA RSA (1825-1904)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 21

Reserve: €1500


STEPPING OUT, 1922
STEPPING OUT, 1922
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 33

Reserve: €12000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; with Oriel Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: crayon with charcoal and pencil on buff-coloured paper
  • Dimensions: 52 by 40cm., 20.5 by 15.7 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Oriel Gallery, Dublin
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:Possibly exhibited as In The Street at the Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts, 1922, catalogue no. 615 [£8-8-0]
  • Literature: Literature:Nulty, Oliver (ed.), 100 Years of Irish Art, Oriel Gallery, Dublin, Nicholson & Bass Ltd., 1998, p.27 (illustrated)
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DONEGAL DANCER
DONEGAL DANCER
William Conor OBE RHA RUA ROI (1881-1968)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 38

Reserve: €3000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with title on reverse; also with inscription regarding provenance on reverse; with original John Magee Ltd., Belfast label on reverse
  • Medium: crayon, pastel and pencil on buff-coloured paper
  • Dimensions: 31 by 15cm., 12.2 5 by 6in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:House sale, Lynn Doyle, Malahide, Dublin; where purchased by Nelson Bell (then of John Magee Ltd., Belfast)
  • Inscription on reverse reads: " Mr Nelson Bell of John Magee Ltd., told me on 6 August 1963 that he bought this drawing with other pictures by Conor at the sale at the late Lynn Doyle's house, Malahide. Conor and Doyle were close friends."

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AT THE WELL
AT THE WELL
Letitia Marion Hamilton RHA (1878-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 42

Reserve: €8000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right; with partial Daniel Egan framing label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 42 by 47cm., 16.5 by 18.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'The Irish Sale', Christie's, 10 May 2007, lot 121
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SIDE FACE PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
SIDE FACE PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
Sean Keating PRHA HRA HRSA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 43

Reserve: €2000


ON THE BEACH, COUNTY DUBLIN
ON THE BEACH, COUNTY DUBLIN
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 45

Reserve: €10000

  • Signature: signed lower right
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 76 by 102cm., 30 by 40in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'The Irish Sale', Christie's, 17 May 2001, lot 142; Private collection
  • A similar composition featuring the same central figure entitled, Bathers - Skerries, was illustrated on the poster for the RHA 156th Annual Exhibition, June-July 1985.

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WAITING FOR THE FERRY, WEXFORD, 1955
WAITING FOR THE FERRY, WEXFORD, 1955
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 48

Reserve: €2000

  • Signature: signed and dated and with location lower right
  • Medium: pastel on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 37 by 56cm., 14.5 by 22in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'Patrick Leonard HRHA', Adam's 26 April 2006, lot 51
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NICOLO'S, BOAT, JUNE, 1983
NICOLO'S, BOAT, JUNE, 1983
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 49

Reserve: €2500

  • Signature: signed lower left; signed again and variously inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 44 by 55cm., 17.5 by 21.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'Patrick Leonard HRHA', Adam's 26 April 2006, lot 112
  • Inscription on reverse reads: "Nicolo's Boat, from Dassia to Benitses dated 11am 10/6/83, Corfu."

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THEATRE ROYAL, STAGE DOOR, MAY 1951
THEATRE ROYAL, STAGE DOOR, MAY 1951
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 50

Reserve: €4000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left; signed again and inscribed with title and date on reverse
  • Medium: pastel on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 84 by 64cm., 33 by 25in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'Patrick Leonard HRHA', Adam's 26 April 2006, lot 38
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BY THE PIER, RUSH, 1942
BY THE PIER, RUSH, 1942
Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 51

Reserve: €2000

  • Signature: signed and inscribed with date and location lower left
  • Medium: pastel on tinted paper
  • Dimensions: 61 by 51cm., 24 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'Patrick Leonard HRHA', Adam's, 26 April 2006, lot 158
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NEAR BALLYCASTLE [COUNTY MAYO], c.1905
NEAR BALLYCASTLE [COUNTY MAYO], c.1905
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 59

Reserve: €12000

  • Signature: signed in monogram lower right; wth typed Waddington & Tooth Galleries exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: watercolour
  • Dimensions: 23 by 32cm., 9.25 by 12.7 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Waddington & Tooth Galleries Ltd., London; William Doyle, New York, 26 May 1999, Lot 14; Adam's, 30 May 2001, Lot 102; Private collection; Whyte's, 21 September 2004, Lot 65; Private collection
  • Literature: Literature:Pyle, Hilary; 'Jack B. Yeats: His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels', Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1993 catalogue number 652A
  • Hilary Pyle notes that Yeats stayed at Ballycastle in County Mayo in the summer of 1909, during which time he made numerous sketches, watercolours and oils. In particular he was impressed by the distinctive shape of Downpatrick Head and the formation of the rocky coastline.

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THE PILOT (also known as THE CAPTAIN GOES ABOARD), 1925
THE PILOT (also known as THE CAPTAIN GOES ABOARD), 1925
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 61

Reserve: €50000

  • Signature: signed lower right; with original typed Waddington Galleries, London label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 23 by 36cm., 9 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Sold to Lady Leconfield at the exhibition in London in 1926; Collection of Mrs John Mount; Waddington Galleries, London; Private collection, Dublin
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:Dublin, 1925, exhibition no. 2; London, 1926, exhibition no. 6
  • Literature: Literature:Pyle, Hilary, Jack B. Yeats A Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings, Volume I, p. 263, catalogue number 290, as The Captain Goes Aboard, 1925
  • In her Catalogue Raisonné, Hilary Pyle describes this work as follows, “A rowing boat carries a nautical man out to a tramp steamer. The picture is very blue, with touches of other warm colouring” and illustrates an image of Yeats’ drawing The Pilot, for A Broadside No. 11, second year (April 1910).

    1925 was a pivotal year in Yeats’ oeuvre and marks a turning point in the artist’s style and attitude. A more mature and abandoned technique comes to the fore during this period and Pyle reflects on this change as follows:

    “Looking at his work over the previous ten years, one can trace a gradual loosening of style , first in a broader, freer brushstroke, and subsequently in a relaxing of the strong - symbolist - outline from 1922 or 1923. The strong line of the Cuala Broadsides which dominated but assisted the narratives of his first West of Ireland oils, and was so useful as a descriptive instrument in the oil illustrations to George Birmingham’s Irishmen All (66-77), continued to draw, but in balance with the increasingly expressive colour and brushwork. By 1923 the line has more or less disappeared, and, while images are clearly formed, the whole approach is more naturalistic. Yeats himself recognised during the year 1924-1925 that something dramatic had happened within himself and his work from which he would never turn back. This was when he told his brother, ‘I know I am the first living painter in the world.’ He saw the life that had been epitomised for him in the West of Ireland, or in the ‘living ginger’ of his first drawings and oils, to be in the paint itself, and he now had the miraculous key to it...” (See Pyle, Vol. I, p. XXIV-XXV).

    The Pilot is indicative of this abandonment of the old in favour of an intuitive leap towards a less controlled and more instinctual artistic practice. This change in the artist’s attitude developed further in subsequent years as he became more concerned with his viewers and their interpretation of his paintings. By 1925 Yeats had turned his back on reproducing what his considered “diluted” versions of his work and went so far as to refuse transfer copyright of his pictures (e.g. Back from the Races, sold to the Tate in April 1925).
    The Pilot is a unique oil painting from this critical period in Yeats’ career and is testament to the artist’s new steadfast goal to communicate directly with the viewer through the “living pigment.” In his own words Yeats decreed, “I am not a great believer in broadcasted reproductions of pictures... I think when anyone sees a picture they should rest on the memory of it. If they buy a little photograph of the picture as they go out, that little photograph stands always between them and the picture.”

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GIRL AT A WINDOW WITH FISHERMEN AND GOATS ALONG THE SHORE
GIRL AT A WINDOW WITH FISHERMEN AND GOATS ALONG THE SHORE
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 71

Reserve: €20000

  • Signature: signed lower left; with the artists name inscribed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on masonite board
  • Dimensions: 51 by 81cm., 20 by 32in.
  • Dillon visited Spain in 1951 with his friends George and Madge Campbell who made frequent visits to an area called Pedregalejo, east of Málaga. This painting is reminiscent of the artist’s work during this period and the landscape is suggestive of this stretch of the Andalucian coast. James White notes,1 “It was Gerard’s only visit to Spain and it made a great impression on him for its painterly qualities. Unlike Italy he found the uneven terrain and the strong contrast of light and shade sympathetic to his style.” Some of the fruits of this trip were exhibited in the artist’s solo exhibition in the Victor Waddington Gallery in 1953.

    1. White, James, An Illustrated Biography, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1994, p.60

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"GOD BLESS THE WORK", SAID HE POLITELY, FROM THE JAMES STEPHEN'S CROCK OF GOLD, 1966
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 72

Reserve: €6000

  • Signature: signed lower left; inscribed with title and artist's address [13 Stamer Street, Dublin 8] on reverse
  • Medium: oil over pencil on board
  • Dimensions: 83 by 62cm., 32.7 5 by 24.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Whyte's, 17 September 2007, lot 74; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:RHA, Dublin, 1966, catalogue no. 128 [£175-0-0]
  • Whilst Kernoff apparently never produced a full set of illustrations to Stephen’s classic work, A Crock of Gold, he did illustrate a number of scenes from the book, including a watercolour dated 1925, sold through Whyte’s (16 September 2003, lot 61).

    A version of God Bless the Work was included in one of Kernoff’s earliest exhibitions with the Radical Club Painter’s Group exhibition at the Daniel Egan Salon May 3rd to May 17th 1926. It was also included as an illustration in the catalogue for his 1931 exhibition at the Grives Gallery, 22 Old Bond Street, W.1, London, in 1931.

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A BAKER'S DOZEN, 1971
A BAKER'S DOZEN, 1971
Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 74

Reserve: €8000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 75 by 59cm., 29.5 by 23.2 5in.
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:RHA, Dublin, 1971, exhibition no. 63 [£150-0-0]
  • This late work by Kernoff was one of four paintings, two watercolours and two oils, exhibited in the RHA in 1971.

    Placed in the social context of 1971 A Baker’s Dozen represents the impact of current affairs on Kernoff’s oeuvre. 1971 marked the beginning of the campaign by Senators Mary Robinson, John Horgan and Trevor West to introduce a bill to amend the acts preventing the sale and import of contraceptives in Ireland. It was also when the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement travelled by train to Belfast to purchase contraceptives and their members were stopped by customs officials in Connolly Station. In this painting Kernoff has chosen to depict a woman possibly identifiable as Roman Catholic by the crucifix around her neck, surrounded by her brood she looks plaintively out at the viewer - as though arguing the case for the introduction of new family planning legislation. The hardship of her life is shown through the lines of washing emanating from the house, the furniture around the grass hints at disarray in the home - and the open door of the outside lavatory suggests a lack of privacy in the domestic space. It was not at all unusual for Kernoff to take inspiration from the social events happening around him - the crises of unemployment and poverty are reoccurring motifs in his oeuvre, especially in his work from the 1930s.

    We are grateful to Kathryn Milligan, Trinity Irish Art Research Centre, for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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MOTLEY FOOLS
MOTLEY FOOLS
Gerard Dillon (1916-1971)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 75

Reserve: €5000

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

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ABSTRACT COMPOSITION WITH EYE
ABSTRACT COMPOSITION WITH EYE
Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 76

Reserve: €1500

  • Signature: with 1985 studio stamp on reverse
  • Medium: pen and ink with wash
  • Dimensions: 46 by 38cm., 18 by 15in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:'The Colin Middleton Studio Sale', Christie's, 4 October 1985, lot 167; Private collection
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LIGHTENINGS III
LIGHTENINGS III
Felim Egan (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 79

Reserve: €3000


DISCARDED DISHCLOTH, 1974
DISCARDED DISHCLOTH, 1974
Anne Yeats (1919-2001)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 81

Reserve: €800

  • Signature: signed lower right; inscribed with title and date on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner
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CELL WINDOW and MATHERS, 1977 (A PAIR)
CELL WINDOW and MATHERS, 1977 (A PAIR)
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 84

Reserve: €6000

  • Signature: both with typed David Hendriks Gallery exhibition labels on reverse; the first with second exhibition label affixed on reverse; the second with [Robert Ballagh, Works of Art] blind stamp in the margin lower right
  • Medium: the first, oil on canvas laid on board with mirror and perspex; the second, pencil with collage element on paper
  • Dimensions: 56 by 44cm., 22 by 17.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Paintings by Robert Ballagh', David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, 19 August -9 September, 1977, exhibition nos. 23 and 27, respectively; 'Robert Ballagh', Art Gallery, Lund Konsthall, 29 January-6 March 1983, catalogue no.30, as Cellfonster [loaned to exhibition]
  • Dimensions of Mathers, 22.25 by 17.75in.

    The Hendriks Gallery exhibition in 1977 contained twenty-eight paintings, ten of which comprised works from ‘The Third Policeman’ series of which these are two. These paintings are based on Myles na gCopaleen’s (Brian O’Nolan, who also wrote as Flann O’Brien) The Third Policeman and reflect the artist’s preoccupation with repetition and images within images. Cell Window was incorporated into the promotional material for this exhibition which, as the artist described himself at the time, was a new departure for him. This work was later loaned by the owner for Ballagh’s solo show in Stockholm in 1983.

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ACHILL MAN
ACHILL MAN
Charles Harper RHA (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 89

Reserve: €1500

  • Signature: signed and titled lower right; also with title on reverse
  • Medium: oil on paper
  • Dimensions: 69 by 98cm., 27 by 38.7 5in.
  • In 1980 Kilkenny Castle hosted a retrospective exhibition of Charles Harper’s work. The catalogue essay by Paul O’Reilly aptly likens Harper’s preoccupation with the head to that of the Celts, who saw the human head as a symbol of divinity and natural power, and similarly, with tendencies in Medieval and Romanesque architecture which incorporated the head in many of its designs.

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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Michael Mulcahy (b.1952)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 93

Reserve: €1500

  • Signature: signed and dedicated on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 91 by 100cm., 36 by 39.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:A gift from the artist to a friend; Private collection
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ENTRANCE
ENTRANCE
William Crozier HRHA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 97

Reserve: €2500

  • Signature: signed lower left
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 25 by 36cm., 10 by 14in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Taylor Galleries, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'William Crozier', Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 5 March - 3 April 2004, catalogue no. 32
  • We are grateful to Katharine Crouan for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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FOREST FIRE, 2005
FOREST FIRE, 2005
Jonathan Hunter (b.1966)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 98

Reserve: €4000

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated on reverse; with two inscribed RHA exhibition labels on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 152 by 168cm., 60 by 66in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:RHA, Dublin, 2005; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:RHA, 175th Exhibition, Dublin, 17 May-27 June 2005, catalogue no. 206, listed p. 97, illustrated p. 60 of exhibition catalogue
  • Hunter was born in England but completed his MA in Fine Art at NCAD. He has exhibited widely in Dublin including with the Catherine Hammond Gallery (2010), Hillsboro Fine Art (2007 and 2009), The Ashford Gallery and The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.

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LONG GONE, 1975
LONG GONE, 1975
Gerald Davis (1938-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 99

Reserve: €1500

  • Signature: inscribed with the title, signed and dated [16 II '75] on reverse; also with a sketch of three figures on reverse; with David Hendriks Gallery label affixed on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 89 by 121cm., 35 by 47.5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner
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RATH, 1990-91
RATH, 1990-91
Hughie O'Donoghue (b. 1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 100

Reserve: €12000

  • Signature: signed, titled and dated on canvas and on stretcher on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 107 by 183cm., 42 by 72in.
  • In May 2009 the Irish Museum of Modern Art hosted, ‘Hughie O’Donoghue: Recent Paintings and Selected Works from the American Ireland Fund Donation’. This was a major exhibition of twenty-seven works by the artist who has now a substantial body of work in the IMMA collection. Since the mid 1980s O’Donoghue has been exhibiting widely in solo and group shows internationally. From 1984-85 he was an artist in residence in the National Gallery in London and in 1991 exhibited there in a group show with nine other artists from the residency programme. That same year O’Donoghue also held two self-titled exhibitions in the Kilkenny People Gallery and at Galerie Helmut Pabst in Frankfurt.

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RED FIGURES, 2002
RED FIGURES, 2002
Brian Ferran HRUA HRHA (b.1940)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 101

Reserve: €3000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with inscribed Jorgensen Fine Art exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: acrylic, gold and metal leaf on canvas
  • Dimensions: 76 by 76cm., 30 by 30in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Brian Ferran', Jorgensen Fine Art, March 2003, catalogue no. 8, illustrated on p. 7 of exhibition catalogue
  • A copy of the original exhibition catalogue accompanies this lot.

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CITY BLOCK, 2006
CITY BLOCK, 2006
Gillian Lawler (b.1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 102

Reserve: €1200

  • Signature: with artist's name, title and date on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 70 by 80cm., 27.5 by 31.5in.
  • The Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast recently hosted an exhibition of Lawler’s new paintings, 28 October - 20 November 2010. Similar to this work from 2004, Lawler’s current body of work continues to focus on a sense of unease within an urban architectural framework.

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NATURE AND HISTORY II, 1998
NATURE AND HISTORY II, 1998
Nick Miller (b.1962)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 105

Reserve: €8000

  • Signature: signed lower left; dated [1994-8] lower right; signed, titled and dated on reverse; with inscribed Rubicon Gallery label on reverse; also with second typed exhibition label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on linen
  • Dimensions: 121 by 137cm., 47.7 5 by 54in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Art Space Gallery, London; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'Paintings and Drawings, 1994-97', Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 1998; 'Paintings', Art Space Gallery, London, 1999
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GRACE IN A TREE
GRACE IN A TREE
Mary Rose Binchy (b.1959)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 107

Reserve: €1000

  • Medium: pencil
  • Dimensions: 35 by 26cm., 13.7 5 by 10.2 5in.
  • Mary Rose Binchy's simple pen drawing responds to Ann Enright's interpretation of Article 25, Grace in a Tree, in which a mother has suffered a mental collapse.
    This lot is accompanied by a framed description of the artwork in calligraphy by Edward Kelly.

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CHOOSE YOUR WOUND
CHOOSE YOUR WOUND
Nick Miller (b.1962)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 108

Reserve: €2000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower left
  • Medium: watercolour with acrylic on wove paper
  • Dimensions: 71 by 104cm., 28 by 41in.
  • Nick Miller's response to Frank McCourt's wonderfully humorous take on Article 18, Choose your wound, offers a strikingly dark contrast. Frank loved it, describing it as "nothing less than startling".
    This lot is accompanied by a framed description of the artwork in calligraphy by Edward Kelly.

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TRYST (THE EARTHLY GARDEN), 2009
TRYST (THE EARTHLY GARDEN), 2009
Alice Maher ARHA (b. 1956)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 109

Reserve: €5000

  • Medium: charcoal on paper
  • Dimensions: 152 by 102cm., 60 by 40in.
  • Alice Maher's drawing Tryst (the Earthly Garden) 2009 Charcoal on Paper, is her response to Joseph O'Connor's Pages from an Alien Dictionary. An interpretation of Article 1 of the UDHR, the story's central theme is love.
    This lot is accompanied by a framed description of the artwork in calligraphy by Edward Kelly.

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MY FRIEND E
MY FRIEND E
Brian Maguire (b.1951)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 110

Reserve: €1000

  • Medium: oil with gouache and charcoal on paper
  • Dimensions: 48 by 38cm., 19 by 15in.
  • Brian Maguire's portrait My Friend "E", drawn during a workshop he gave in Portlaoise Prison, is the perfect accompaniment to Carlo Gebler's prison based response to Article 26. Christopher Jenkins focuses on the rights of one of the least sympathetic of characters, a convicted paedophile. This lot is accompanied by a framed description of the artwork in calligraphy by Edward Kelly.

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LEARNING TO GRIEVE FOR OUR ENEMIES
LEARNING TO GRIEVE FOR OUR ENEMIES
Barrie Cooke HRHA (b.1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 111

Reserve: €1200

  • Signature: signed and numbered lower right; with title lower centre
  • Medium: charcoal
  • Dimensions: 41 by 43cm., 16 by 16.7 5in.
  • Barrie Cooke has responded to Learning To Grieve For Our Enemies, Hugo Hamilton’s interpretation of Article 27. Hugo writes of the personal reconciliation he has made between his Irish and German grandfathers, both combatants in World War I, both casualties. He wonders will it ever be possible for the British to commemorate their dead alongside the German dead in one single act of remembrance.
    This lot is accompanied by a framed description of the artwork in calligraphy by Edward Kelly.

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AN ANTHEM FOR THE KING
AN ANTHEM FOR THE KING
Alan Clarke (b.1976)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 112

Reserve: €800

  • Signature: signed and inscribed by the artist on reverse
  • Medium: digital print
  • Dimensions: 25 by 16cm., 10 by 6.25in.
  • Alan Clarke has responded to Kevin Barry’s surreal take on Article 28, An Anthem for the King. In the story all redheads, citógs and anyone who can’t pronounce their “R’s” is being rounded up and sent to the swamp. Alan’s drawing is inspired by the line “At this moment, under Grandma’s skirts, Wee Frankie has a crayon clamped in his wee left mitt and was scrawling free verse on the floor.” This lot is accompanied by a framed description of the artwork in calligraphy by Edward Kelly.

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I HAVE DESIRED TO GO
I HAVE DESIRED TO GO
Vivienne Roche RHA (b. 1953)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 115

Reserve: €1000

  • Signature: signed with initials lower right
  • Medium: gouache with charcoal and wash
  • Dimensions: 35 by 35cm., 13.7 5 by 13.7 5in.
  • Vivienne Roche has responded to I Have Desired To Go, Jennifer Johnston’s interpretation of Article 15. Jennifer’s story, without any explicit references, subtly evokes the horror of the Holocaust. Vivienne was inspired by the words, “Sometimes I just sit with my eyes shut, not asleep, just staring at the insides of my eyelids.” This lot is accompanied by a framed description of the artwork in calligraphy by Edward Kelly.

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SUNLIGHT IN A ROCK POOL, INIS OIRR, 1993-1994
SUNLIGHT IN A ROCK POOL, INIS OIRR, 1993-1994
David Clarke (1920-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 120

Reserve: €1500

  • Signature: signed lower left; with inscribed label on reverse detailing title and date; also with Kenny Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 66 by 56cm., 26 by 22in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Studio of the artist
  • On the rockpool paintings David Clarke has said, “…it was on Inis Oirr that my parents fell in love, during one of the many summers they shared there with fellow art students. I went on a pilgrimage to the island ...In four dark days the sun shone with a brilliant intensity for just a few hours. I walked the beach and looking into the rockpools, became fascinated by the reflections of light on the water, in the water and under the water, on the sand.”

    For a work by the artist’s father, Harry Clarke RHA, see lot 54.

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THROW THE DICE, 1981
THROW THE DICE, 1981
David Clarke (1920-2005)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 121

Reserve: €1200


BULL ISLAND
BULL ISLAND
Willie Evesson (b.1960)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 123

Reserve: €2000


PINK BUOY, 2006
PINK BUOY, 2006
Comhghall Casey (b.1976)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 124

Reserve: €1500

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; with title, date, medium and artist's archival number [no. 0655] inscribed on reverse; also with typed Solomon Gallery exhibition label affixed verso
  • Medium: oil on linen
  • Dimensions: 41 by 30cm., 16 by 12in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Solomon Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
  • Exhibited: Exhibited:'New Paintings by Comhghall Casey', Solomon Gallery, Dublin, 14 August- 4 September, 2007, illustrated on frontcover of exhibition catalogue
  • In her introductory note to Casey’s solo exhibition Suzanne MacDougald notes, “In the still life works he chooses to study mundane, deliberately ordinary, everyday objects, such as houseplants, coins, cuts of meat, fruits or childrens’ toys. Each object is placed centrally against a neutral background, along the dividing line between a suggested tabletop and background wall. Devoid of any narrative or meaning, Casey explains that in some way he is, “trying to give an importance to these objects, to convey their tangibility, to freeze their presence.”

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CARRIGART, COUNTY DONEGAL
CARRIGART, COUNTY DONEGAL
Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 127

Reserve: €3000


"ENWISTLE", BLESSINGTON, WICKLOW
John Francis Skelton (b.1954)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 135

Reserve: €800

  • Signature: signed lower left; with title on stretcher on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41 by 51cm., 16 by 20in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Magil Fine Art; Private collection
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TRA-NA-ROSSAN BAY, ATLANTIC BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL
TRA-NA-ROSSAN BAY, ATLANTIC BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL
Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 138

Reserve: €2000


SPANISH FISHING SCENE
SPANISH FISHING SCENE
Fergus O'Ryan RHA (1911-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 142

Reserve: €1500


PASSEGGIATTA, SAN MARCO, VENEZIA, 2001
PASSEGGIATTA, SAN MARCO, VENEZIA, 2001
Cecil Maguire RHA RUA (b.1930)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 143

Reserve: €3000

  • Signature: signed and dated lower right; inscribed with title on reverse; also with inscribed Leinster Gallery label on reverse
  • Medium: oil on board
  • Dimensions: 61 by 76cm., 24 by 30in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Leinster Gallery, Dublin; Private collection
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FLOWER SELLERS, GRAFTON STREET, 2003
FLOWER SELLERS, GRAFTON STREET, 2003
Norman Teeling (b.1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 29 November 2010 / 147

Reserve: €1000

  • Signature: signed lower right; signed again and with title and date [February] on reverse
  • Medium: oil on canvas board
  • Dimensions: 36 by 46cm., 14 by 18in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:Magil Fine Art; Private collection
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