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IRISH ART AUCTION Monday 3rd October 2011

Monday 3rd October 2011

35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Tel: 676 8300 Fax 676 8305 info@deveres.ie www.deveres.ie


Illustrations: Front Cover: Lot 15 Walter

Frederick Osborne RHA 1859-1903, CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE (1892) Back Cover: Lot 64 Edward Delaney RHA 1930-2009, CUCHULAINN Inside Front Cover: Lot 16 Walter Frederick Osborne RHA 1859-1903, SHEPHERDING Inside Back Cover: Lot 6 Gerard Dillon 1916-1971, WASHING drying – mid-day rest

B Behan, J Bell, S Bewick, P Blackshaw, B Bradley, A Brady, C Brohan, J.S Brophy, E Brunker, L

103 106 21,32 19,75 38,42,62 1,9,72,92 50,51 55 105

C Campbell, G 22 Carr, T 76 Carroll, M 100 Clarke, D 115 Coen, J 108 Coleman, E 96 Collins, P 12,13 Collis, P 4,29,98,99,124 Conor, W 49 Cooke, B 116,117,118 Cope, E 56 Cullen, S  91

D Daly, J Davidson, C Davidson, L Delaney, E Dillon, G Dunne, D F Farrell, M Friers, J G Gillespie, G Guinness, M

102,104 39 35 64 6 111 94,95,112 44,47,90 33, 67 93

H Healy, H 89 Higgins, L 107 Hone, E 11,68,68A,69 J Jellett, M K Kernoff, H Kerr, P King, C Kingston, J Kingston, R

101,128 71 122 41 61 82

L Leonard, P Lyndsay, R

57,84 40

M Madden, B 113,114 MacCabe, G 24 Miller, N 66 Morris, J 80,81 McCormack, S 109 McCormack-Green, C110 McGuinness, N 10 McKenna, A 126 McQuitty, W 123 McSweeney, S 2,3 O Osborne, W.F 15,16 O’Malley, T 8,20,79 O’Neill, D 7,65A O’Neill, M 54 O’Ryan, F 23,25,28,34,36,52,77 P Patton, E

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R Reid, H 125 Robinson, M 26,31,45,48,58, 73,87,97,119,120,121 Ryan, T 74 S Scott, W Scully, S Sutton, I Stuart, I

43,46 82A,85 27,30,53 63

T Taggart, E  Taylor-Carson, R Teeling, N Teskey, D Treacy, L W Webb, K Wilmer-O’Brien, K Y Yeats, J.B  After Yeats

83 17 59,60 65 86 88 5 14,18 127


Auction:

Monday 3rd October at 6pm.

Venue: The D4 Berkeley Hotel, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4. On View:

Saturday 1st October 10am - 5pm Sunday 2nd October 11am - 5pm Monday 3rd October 9am - 3pm

Contact:

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COLLECTION:  D4 Berkeley, Tuesday 4th October 9am - 1pm. FEES: 17½% plus VAT

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18 Jack

Butler Yeats RHA 1871-1957, KERRY HILLS (1913)

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Auctioneers: John de Vere White

Rory Guthrie

John de Vere White Managing Director

Rory Guthrie Director

Aisling Foran Associate Director

john@deveres.ie

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1

Charles Brady HRHA 1926-1997

THE PAINTER'S BOX Oil on canvas, 21" x 20" (53.5cm x 51cm), signed; inscribed label verso. â‚Ź3,000 - 5,000

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2

Sean McSweeney HRHA b.1935

SHORELINE, BALLYCONNELL Oil on board, 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm), signed & inscribed verso. Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin (label verso). €600 - 900

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Sean McSweeney HRHA b.1935

WHITE BOGLAND POOL (1997) Oil on board, 7½" x 11" (18cm x 28cm), signed & dated 1997, signed & inscribed verso. Provenance: Taylor Galleries, Dublin (label verso). €1,400 - 1,800 6


4

Peter Collis RHA b.1929

MAYO SEASCAPE Oil on board, 8" x 9½" (20cm x 24 cm), signed. €1,000 - 1,500

5 Kitty

Wilmer O’Brien RHA 1910-1982

WESTPORT BAY, CO. MAYO Oil on board, 13" x 22" (33cm x 56 cm), signed with initials; inscribed label verso. €700 - 1000

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6

Gerard Dillon 1916-1971

WASHING drying – mid-day rest Gouache, 9" x 13" (23cm x 33cm), signed on the board verso. Dillon travelled to Spain in the early 1950s and spent some weeks in Malaga. There is no doubt he would have been drawn to the charm of Spain by his good friend and fellow artist George Campbell. Fishermen, farm workers etc resting after their labours was a favoured theme for Dillon. ₏4,000 - 6,000

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Daniel O’Neill 1920-1974

GREETING THE DAY Oil on board, 14" x 21" (35.5cm x 51cm), signed, inscribed verso. Provenance: The Dawson Gallery, Dublin (inscribed label verso). Belfast born O’Neill produced a large volume of work from 1940 right up to his death in 1974. In 1945 he received encouragement and help from the Dublin Dealer, Victor Waddington, holding his first one person show with Waddington in 1946. He went on to exhibit extensively in both London, Amsterdam and further afield. His work is included in numerous civic collections. This particular work most probably dates from the late 50s, early 60s and was exhibited at The Dawson Gallery which Leo Smith ran after Victor Waddington moved to London. The noted art critic Brian Fallon wrote “His work is dreamy, rather withdrawn, full of brooding beauties, erotic reverie, figures in half-light”. (See Snoddy: Dictionary of Irish Artists p. 493). These sentiments capture the appeal of “Greeting the Day.” €8,000 - 12,000

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Tony O’Malley HRHA 1913-2003

ARTIST’S ROOM FERRYBANK, ARKLOW, CO.WICKLOW Gouache, 11½" x 15¼" (29cm x 39 cm), signed. Provenance: Acquired by the present owner directly from the artist. This studio interior dates from the early 1950s and is almost certainly the interior of the artist’s makeshift studio at Ferrybank in Arklow. O’Malley was then a bank official with the Munster and Leinster Bank and he was transferred there in 1953. At this time the artist had gone through a long period of convalescence having suffered from various lung problems. Brian Fallon writes in Tony O’Malley: edited by Brian Lynch (p. 40) “the mid and late 1950s was a period of turmoil in O’Malley’s life, a period of fragile health and of strong tension between the artistic and banking careers and between his social and personal life” (p.42). In Ferrybank, Arklow, his landlady Mrs Porter, with whom he stayed from 1953 to 1955, gave him a garden hut in which to work. This interior may well be that hut. For many critics these early works, which were moving towards abstraction, are highly significant in terms of the artist’s oeuvre. €2,000 - 4,000

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Charles Brady HRHA 1926-1997

PENCIL CASE Oil on canvas, 13" x 10½" (33cm x 27cm), signed. €2,000 - 3,000

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10 Norah

McGuinness HRHA 1901-1980

THE SEASIDE PARK Oil on board, 14" x 19" (35.5cm x 48.2cm), signed & dated 53, inscribed label verso. €4,000 - 6,000

11 Evie

Hone HRHA 1894-1955

Continental VILLAGE Gouache, 15¾" x 11¾" (40cm x 28.5cm), signed. Provenance: Ex Collection of Margaret Clarke RHA. €2,000 - 3,000

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12 Patrick

Collins HRHA 1911-1984

TREE IN BAGGOT STREET Oil on canvas, 20" x 16" (51cm x 41cm), signed; inscribed verso. Provenance: The Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin (label verso). In the 1980s Collins resided in a flat at 11 Hume Street. Baggot Street and the canal provided material for several works. In this simple, yet beautifully executed work Collins shows off his skill as a draughtsman. The particular treatment of simple subject matter such as this bears similarities to Basil Blackshaw in both style and technique.  John deVere White, September 2011 â‚Ź4,000 - 6,000 12


13 Patrick

Collins HRHA 1911-1994

CITY PARK, SUNDAY MORNING Pen and crayon, 11¼" x 16" (28.5cm x 40.5cm), signed. €600 - 900

14 Jack

Butler Yeats RHA 1871-1957

stage set Pen, 8" x 10¼" (20cm x 26cm), signed. Jack B Yeats wrote and illustrated a number of children’s plays for the model (toy) theatre. Some were published by Elkin Matthews namely “James Flaunty – Terror of the western Seas”, “Scourge of the Gulf”, and “Treasure of the Garden” (1901-1903). However he also created and performed a number of other plays for children, whilst he was living in “Snails Castles” Strete in Devon, and this drawing is probably a set for one of these plays. €2,000 - 3,000

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15 Walter

Frederick Osborne RHA 1859-1903

CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE (1892) Oil on board, 7½" x 11¼" (19cm x 28.5cm), signed. Provenance: Collection of John C H Benson and by descent to the present owner. Osborne attended Rathmines School from 1870-1879. The headmaster was Rev. C.W. Benson, a relative of the present owner. Literature: WALTER OSBORNE, by Jeanne Sheehy, Catalogue No 328 (p.132). €10,000 - 15,000

These two charming works by Osborne have been in the Benson family collection for over fifty years. Though small in size, they show the artist at the height of his powers. Osborne became a portrait painter out of financial necessity; however his true love was on the spot (plein air) studies of Irish landscape with all its various inhabitants. In Jeanne Sheehy’s wonderful book on Osborne she quotes Osborne (p.48). “Landscapes were apparently not very profitable:- It was a grievance of his that pictures with sheep for their chief feature were difficult to sell, and pigs commercially quite impossible”. Sheehy writes (p.25) “dating from around 1887 is a group of small landscapes in which the painter uses a technique of hatching with fairly broad brush strokes and a hard brush. They are sensitive renderings of corners of the country side and convey a rustic atmosphere without being either sentimental or anecdotal”. Sheehy remarks how Osborne adopted a looser style towards the end of his life with elegant free brush strokes; these two works are very fine examples from this period.

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16 Walter

Frederick Osborne RHA 1859-1903

SHEPHERDING Oil on board, 5½" x 9" (14cm x 23cm). Provenance: Collection of John C H Benson and by descent to the present owner. Osborne attended Rathmines School from 1870-1879. The headmaster was Rev. C.W. Benson, a relative of the present owner. Exhibited: Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, Exhibition of the Collected Works by the late Walter Osborne RHA, 1903-1904. No.263 ‘Study of Sheep’ lent by Miss French, St Annes, Donnybrook (original labels verso). €8,000 - 12,000

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17 Robert Taylor

Carson HRUA 1919-2008

COTTAGE INTERIOR Oil on canvas, 20" x 24" (51cm x 61 cm), signed. €3,000 - 5,000

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18 Jack

Butler Yeats RHA 1871-1957

KERRY HILLS (1913) Oil on board, 9" x 14" (23cm x 36cm), signed. Exhibited: 1914 Dublin; 1914 London; 1918 London Allied Artists; 1919 London; 1981 London, Waddington Galleries. Provenance: Sold by the artist to Edward le Bas, ARA, London, June 1946; Sotheby’s 14 December 1979 (lot 25); Theo Waddington, London (label verso). Literature: JACK B YEATS: A CATALOGUE RAISONNE, by Hilary Pyle, No.59, pge 53. Jack Yeats visited Kerry in the Summer of 1913, partly with the object of learning Irish, – and he painted a series of small landscapes of Kerry, all 9" x 14". (Pyle 43-64). – some of these being, “A Lane in Kerry”, “Iron Roofed Cottage in Kerry”, and “A Dusty Lane in Kerry”, and a number of paintings of Castlegregory and Mount Brandon. Lighting was a preoccupation of Yeats in these Kerry Landscapes - Pale colours beneath a grey or white sky creates the impression of a misty, damp (soft) day. €30,000 - 40,000

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19 Basil

Blackshaw HRHA RUA b.1932

LANDSCAPE WITH CASTLE Oil on board, 8" x 10" (20cm x 25.5cm), signed, €2,000 - 3,000

20 Tony

O’Malley HRHA 1913-2003

BAHAMAS Oil on paper, 10¼" x 7½" (26cm x 19cm), signed & dated 1982; signed, inscribed & dated 1982 verso, Opus No. 1222. €2,000 - 3,000

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21 Pauline

Bewick RHA b1935

WOMAN, TREE AND WILD ROSES Pen and watercolour, 16" x 22" (41cm x 56cm), signed, inscribed & dated 2003. €1,500 - 2,000

22 George

Campbell RHA 1917-1974

CIRCUS MOOD Oil on board, 30" x 20" (76cm x 51cm), signed, inscribed verso. Campbell first visited Spain in 1951 and he was to return virtually every year until his death in 1979. Spanish festivals and circus’ provided constant subject matter for his work. This strong colourful abstract image of a clown is a good example. €3,000 - 5,000

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23 Fergus

O’Ryan RHA ANCA 1911-1989

CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN Oil on board, 32" x 60" (81cm x 132cm), signed; inscribed label verso. Exhibited: RHA, 1970, No.106 (£420-0-0) €4,000 - 6,000

24 Gladys

MacCabe ROI FRSA MA HRUA b. 1918

STILL LIFE WITH ARTIST'S PALETTE Oil on board, 23½" x 35½" (59.5cm x 90 cm), signed. €2,500 - 4,500 20


25 Fergus

O’Ryan RHA ANCA 1911-1989

GRAND PARADE, DUBLIN Oil on board, 28" x 44" (71cm x 112cm), signed; inscribed artists label verso. Provenance: Ex P.J. Carroll Collection (label verso); Sold these rooms 13th June 2006 (lot 106). €3,000 - 5,000

26 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

COTTAGE ON THE HILL Gouache, 18" x 21½" (46cm x 54.5 cm), signed. €1,500 - 2,000 21


27 Ivan

Sutton b.1944

O’DOWDS RESTAURANT AND BAR, ROUNDSTONE Oil on board, 20" x 30" (51cm x 76cm) signed; signed & inscribed verso. €2,000 - 3,000

28 Fergus

O’Ryan RHA ANCA 1911-1989

CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN AND THE HOUSES OF WINETAVERN STREET Oil on board, 16" x 19" (41cm x 48cm), signed; inscribed verso. Provenance: Combridge Fine Art, Dublin. €1,500 - 2,500

29 Peter

Collis RHA b1929

WICKLOW ROAD Oil on paper, 10½" x 14" (26.5cm x 35.5 cm), signed; inscribed verso. €800 - 1,200

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30 Ivan

Sutton b.1944

INIS OíRR SHAWLIES Oil on board, 20" x 30" (51cm x 76cm) signed; signed & inscribed verso. €2,000 - 3,000

31 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

POTATO PICKING Gouache, 12" x 23" (30cm x 38.5cm), signed. €2,000 - 4,000

32 Pauline

Bewick RHA b1935

WASHING LINE, SUMMER 1982 Pen, watercolour and collage, 22" x 31" (56cm x 79cm), signed, inscribed & dated 1982. €1,500 - 2,000

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33 George

K. Gillespie RUA 1924-1996

CUSHENDUN, CO. ANTRIM Oil on canvas, 20" x 24" (51cm x 61 cm), signed; inscribed verso. €2,000 - 4,000

34 Fergus

O’Ryan RHA ANCA 1911-1989

SKIPPERS ALLEY, DUBLIN Oil on board, 24" x 29" (61cm x 74cm), signed; inscribed label verso (price: 57 Gns), in its original Victor Waddington Gallery frame. Provenance: Victor Waddington Gallery, Dublin, whence purchased by Coletta Vaughan (Principal of the Hall School at Monkstown) and by descent to the previous owner; purchased Whytes 30th April 2007 (lot 56). A view of the Franciscan Friary of Adam and Eves on Merchants Quay, with the rear of St Audeons visible. €3,000 - 5,000 24


35 Lilian

Lucy Davidson ARHA 1893-1954

FARM WORKERS Watercolour, 22" x 28" (56cm x 71cm), signed with initials; inscribed verso. €1,500 - 2,000

36 Fergus

O’Ryan RHA ANCA 1911-1989

ST PATRICKS PARK, BRIDE STREET, DUBLIN Oil on board, 21½" x 26½" (54.5cm x 67cm), signed; inscribed artists label verso. €2,000 - 3,000 25


37 Eric

Patton RHA 1925-2000

STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS Oil on canvas, 20" x 24" (51cm x 61 cm), signed; signed, inscribed & dated 1966 verso. Provenance: Richie Hendricks Gallery, Dublin (label verso). €400 - 600

38 Aidan

Bradley, Contemporary

39 Colin

Davidson b1968

HALPENNY bridge

O’CONNELL BRIDGE FROM LIBERTY HALL

Oil on board, 23¾" x 23¾" (60cm x 60cm), signed, inscribed verso.

Oil on canvas, 20" x 24" (51cm x 61cm), signed; signed, inscribed & dated 2004 verso.

€1,500 - 2,000

€1,000 - 1,500 26


40 Roy

Lyndsay b.1945

THE PHOENIX PARK RACES Oil on canvas, 15" x 37" (38cm x 94cm), signed, inscribed verso. €2,000 - 4,000

41 Cecil

King 1921-1985

42 Aidan

Bradley, Contemporary

BREAKAWAY

nelson street

Oil on canvas, 30" x 30" (76cm x 76 cm), signed & dated 82 verso.

Oil on board, 23¾" x 23¾" (60cm x 60cm), signed, inscribed verso.

€1,500 - 2,000

€1,500 - 2,000

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43 William

Scott CBE RA 1913-1989

BLACK PAN, BEIGE CUP ON BROWN (1970) Silkscreen print, 23½" x 30¾" (60cm x 78cm) signed & dated 1970, artist’s proof. €2,000 - 4,000

44 Julian

Friers, Contemporary

CANAL WALK Oil on canvas, 18" x 24" (46cm x 61cm), signed. €1,500 - 2,000

45 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

MOUNTAIN PEAK Gouache, 19" x 19" (48.25cm x 48.25cm), signed; inscribed verso. €1,500 - 2,000

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46 William

Scott CBE RA 1913-1989

PAN AND BOWL, BLUES ON GREEN (1970) Silkscreen print, 23¼" x 30½" (59cm x 77cm) signed & dated 1970, artist’s proof. €2,000 - 3,000

47 Julian

Friers, Contemporary

GULLS ON THE LIFFEY Oil on canvas, 18" x 24" (46cm x 61cm), signed. €1,500 - 2,000

48 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

FOUR GABLE ENDS Gouache, 6½" x 9½" (16.5cm x 24 cm), inscribed Oriel Gallery label verso. €600 - 900

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49 William

Conor RHA RUA ROI 1881-1968

PORTRAIT OF A RED HAIRED GIRL Oil on canvas, 24" x 20" (61cm x 51cm), signed. Provenance: Purchased at Whytes, 21st September 2004 (lot 56), which detailed the following catalogue note: The sitter in this portrait has been variously identified as ‘Red-Haired Kitty’, ‘Lily’, ‘Miss Y’, and ‘Mrs T. Walker’. It seems likely that she is actually all of the above. A photograph exists in Conor’s papers (now in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum), that would appear to be the basis of the present portrait. It is squared up in preparation for transfer to a larger composition, and on the reverse is written: “To Billy with best love from Lily”. The same woman appears in a crayon drawing, in exact mirror image to the present work (see Young Woman in Yellow Dress, catalogue no. 78 in the Conor exhibition, Children of Ulster, held at the McClelland Galleries, Belfast, in 1969, illustrated on p. 9 of the catalogue). Judith Wilson traced two further portraits of the same sitter. The first known, simply titled Kitty, was exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London, 1930, and was illustrated on the front cover of Colour magazine (Vol. III, No. 2, December 1930). This work is now in the collection of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. A second portrait of the same woman, this time leaning against a table, was painted circa 1930, and reproduced in The Daily Express, 10 December 1930, where it titled as Mrs T. Walker. It was used to illustrate an article by R. Stephen Williams, for part of a series by him on “Beauty in Ulster”. Conor was asked to select the representative beauties and paint their portraits, after which Williams interviewed them. The portrait was later exhibited as Red-Haired Kitty at the Royal Academy in London, 1931, and was illustrated in the accompanying catalogue. The following year it appeared on the front of G.F.S. Magazine, along with a short ‘puff’ by journalist May Cunningham, eulogising the sitter’s “charming and racy” looks. Conor evidently liked the work too, for he showed it again, this time in Dublin at the 1936 RHA, where it was enigmatically titled “Miss Y” and illustrated in a review of the exhibition. The present work was presumably a favourite of the artist’s, as gallery owner Nelson Bell recollects that it formerly hung over the fireplace in Conor’s dining room in his home on Salisbury Avenue, Belfast.

€5,000 - 7,000

50 James

S Brohan, Contemporary

51 James

S Brohan, Contemporary

FARMYARD

MILKING TIME

Oil on canvas, 10" x 14" (25.5cm x 35.5 cm), signed.

Oil on canvas, 10" x 14" (25.5cm x 35.5 cm), signed.

€600 - 900

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52 Fergus

O’Ryan RHA ANCA 1911-1989

ANGEL ALLEY, DUBLIN Oil on board, 25 1/2" x 17" (65cm x 43cm), signed; inscribed indistinctly verso. €2,000 - 3,000

53 Ivan

Sutton b. 1944

54 Mark

O’Neill b1963

LAUNCHING THE CURRACH, INISMOR.

THE WHITE COLLECTION

Oil on canvas, 20" x 30" (51cm x 76 cm), signed; inscribed verso.

Oil on board, 18" x 36" (46cm x 91.5cm), signed & dated 2001.

€2,000 - 4,000

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55 Elizabeth

Brophy, Contemporary

56 Elizabeth

Cope b.1952

SUMMER DAY

STILL LIFE

Oil on board, 12" x 16" (30.5cm x 41cm), signed, inscribed label verso.

Oil on board, 24" x 30" (61cm x 76cm), signed. €1,500 - 2,000

€800 - 1,200

57 Patrick

Leonard HRHA 1918-2005

58 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

FARMYARD CORNER

THE WHITE ARCHWAY

Oil on board, 12" x 15" (30.5cm x 38cm), signed.

Gouache, 12¾" x 19¾" (32.5cm x 50cm). €800 - 1,200

€600 - 1,000

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59 Norman Teeling, Contemporary

60 Norman Teeling, Contemporary

HORSES AT ST STEPHEN’S GREEN

FLOWER SELLERS, ANNE STREET SOUTH

Oil on board, 30" x 30" (76cm x 76 cm), signed.

Oil on board, 30" x 30" (76cm x 76 cm), signed.

€800 - 1,200

€800 - 1,200

61 Jennifer

62 Aidan

Kingston, Contemporary

Bradley, Contemporary

WRECK – SUB SEA SERIES

smithfield market

Oil on canvas, 20" x 24" (51cm x 61 cm), signed; inscribed verso.

Oil on board, 23¾" x 23¾" (60cm x 60cm), signed, inscribed verso.

€600 - 900

€1,500 - 2,000

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63 Imogen

Stuart RHA b. 1927

MOTHER AND CHILD Portuguese Limestone, 20½" high (52cm), signed. €4,000 - 6,000

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64 Edward

Delaney RHA 1930-2009

CUCHULAINN Bronze, 21½" high (57cm). €3,000 - 5,000

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65 Donald Teskey RHA b.1956 POOLS AND SHADOWS Acrylic on paper, 28" x 36" (71cm x 92cm), signed & dated ’06. €8,000 - 12,000

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Daniel O’Neill 1920-1974

THE MEETING PLACE Oil on board, 16" x 24" (41cm x 61cm), signed. €5,000 – 7,000 36


66 Nick

Miller b. 1962

FIELDS RAIN Watercolour, 22¾" x 30½" (58cm x 77cm), signed & dated 2006. Provenance: Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. €1,000 – 2,000

67 George

K. Gillespie RUA 1924-1996

AUTUMN EVENING, BALLINAHINCH Oil on canvas, 24" x 36" (61cm x 91.5cm), signed; inscribed label verso. €3,000 - 4,000 37


Three cartoons for a 3-light stained glass window depicting symbols representing Noah’s ark, Abraham’s sacrifice, the Tablets of the Law, the Seven-branch Candlestick (LH); the Trinity, the Star of David, the Lamb, the five loaves and two fishes, a chalice and the Host (Centre); and the Dove with tongues of fire, the Crown of Mary, the keys of St. Peter, and the barque of the Church (RH) in All Hallows’ Church of England, Wellingborough, Northampton, Warwickshire, England (1955). 128” x 30” each; gouache on paper; signed and dated 1955; inscribed ‘Mrs Bardon, for Miss Hone’ and ‘Wellingborough cartoons’. These full-scale cartoons were designed by Hone preparatory to choosing and painting the glass she selected for the last window that she made before she died on March 13th, 1955. Two years earlier, she had been weakened by a stroke, having been conferred that year with an honorary LL.D. by Trinity College, Dublin for her contribution to the arts in Ireland. By then she had become well-known for her incorporation of symbols, sometimes semi-abstract, into the compositions of the fifty or so windows she had made during the previous twenty years. One of her earliest large windows, her prize-winning My Four Green Fields (12ft x 8 ft) made in Dublin for the 1939 Irish Pavilion of the New York World Fair, is composed of secular national symbols representing the four provinces of Ireland. Symbolic crests are central to her three windows for Rockwell College in Co. Tipperary (1940), while her treatment of the five windows formerly in the University Hall in Lr. Hatch Street, Dublin (now in Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street) is fundamentally symbolic and includes devices used in the Wellingborough window. Here, these are woven into an abstract pattern in three tiers within a large rectangular framework, rising at the entre top. The window combines some of the details to be found in her fine 5-light Last Supper and Washing of the Feet window for St. Michael’s Church, Highgate, London of 1954. Particularly relevant is her Symbols of the Passion and of the Sacraments rose window, completed in 1952 for the Jesuit Church in Farm Street, London, which incorporates no less than forty-one symbols, of whose knowledge she was particularly well versed. Although she is best known for her 18-light Eton College window (1947-52), which necessitated making an enormous 10.4 x 8.8 metre cartoon for its three sections, large commissions led her to break her overall design into a number of self-contained fragments, as can be seen here. Although her work was at its most intense when on a small scale, it is remarkable that she could overcome her impaired health, even at the very end of her life, to make a window on this scale. Her friend, the artist Hilda van Stockum, described how when she was preparing a window, she would send off the first sketch to the people who had commissioned the window. When this was approved, she “would start on the actual size cartoon, which had to be hung on the trolley” which she would “hoist or lower”. Because she had been crippled by infantile polio, this “was hard on her as she had to stand… unless it was laid out [on] the long table, where she could reach it more easily… Once the cartoon was finished it was traced and cut along the lead lines” in the traditional way. “Each paper piece had to be matched with a piece of glass, and Tommy, the glazier, had to cut it into the exact space… Each bit was matched by a piece of glass, taken from the crates under the table” of the studio where she worked in the Dower House at Marlay Grange, Rathfarnham. “When all the shapes were cut, Emmie, Evie’s housekeeper waxed them together. Later they would be put in lead, but that was irrevocable… Once they had been waxed together and put in a frame they could be hung in a window contraption and be painted.” Nicola Gordon Bowe September 2011

 

Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (Dublin 1988). Hilda van Stockum, 'Evie Hone as I knew Her', Martello Arts Review, Winter 1992.

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Cartoons for stained glass windows at Wellingborough Church in Northhamptonshire

68 Evie

Hone 1894-1955

68A

Evie Hone 1894-1955

69 Evie

Hone 1894-1955

STUDY I

STUDY II

STUDY III

Gouache, 128" x 30" (325cm x 76 cm), signed & dated 1955.

Gouache, 128" x 30" (325cm x 76 cm), signed & dated 1955.

Gouache, 128" x 30" (325cm x 76 cm).

€800 - 1,200

€800 - 1,200 39

€800 - 1,200


70 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

BREAKFAST Gouache on board, 5½" x 11" (14cm x 28 cm), signed. €2,000 - 3,000

71 Harry

Kernoff RHA 1900-1974

72 Charles

Brady HRHA 1926- 1997

MICK PRICE

PALETTE WITH WHITE PAINT

Pastel, 14½" x 11½" (37cm x 29 cm), signed & inscribed.

Oil on paper, 8¼" x 10½" (20.5cm x 26.6 cm), signed.

Provenance: Whyte’s Auction 29th April 2003 (label verso).

Provenance: Taylor Galleries (label verso). €1,500 - 2,000

€2,000 - 3,000 40


73 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

STILL LIFE WITH KETTLE Gouache on paper, 10" x 13" (25.4cm x 33 cm), signed. €1,000 - 1,500

74 Thomas

Ryan PPRHA b.1929

THE LIFFEY, ISLAND BRIDGE Oil on canvas, 12" x 20" (30.5cm x 50.75 cm), signed; signed, inscribed & dated 1965 verso. €2,000 - 4,000

75 Basil

Blackshaw HRHA RUA b.1932

LANDSCAPE Oil on board, 7½" x 11¾" (19cm x 30 cm), signed; inscribed verso. €3,000 - 5,000

41


76 Tom

Carr HRHA RUA RWS 1909-1999

RIVER LAGAN Watercolour, 20" x 29.5" (51cm x 75 cm), signed. €2,000 - 4,000

77 Fergus

O’Ryan RHA 1911-1989

WINTER SPATE Oil on board, 33" x 43½" (84cm x 110 cm), signed; inscribed label verso. €3,000 - 5,000

78 Annie

Robinson

GALWAY BAY Oil on canvas, 24" x 36" (61cm x 90cm), signed. €1,400 - 1,800

42


79 Tony

O’Malley HRHA 1913-2003

FIRENZE 1 Carborundum print, 50" x 64½" (127cm x 164cm), signed; signed and inscribed verso, ed. 24/50. Provenance: Fenton Gallery, Cork (label verso). €1,000 - 1,500

80 John

Morris, Contemporary

SURFER ON INCH BEACH Oil on board, 24" x 24" (61cm x 61 cm), signed; signed, inscribed & dated 2010 verso. €800 - 1,200

81 John

Morris, Contemporary

MAIN STREET BALLYBUNION Oil on board, 14" x 12" (35.5cm x 30.5 cm), signed; signed, inscribed verso. €400 - 600

43


82 Richard

Kingston RHA 1922-2003

82A

Sean Scully b.1945

CAUSEWAY NO.57, 1992

COLOURED WALL (2003)

Oil on canvas, 30" x 24" (76cm x 61 cm), signed; inscribed verso.

Coloured lithograph, paper size 11¼" x 9½" (28.5cm x 24cm), signed, inscribed & dated 03, ed. 53/150.

Exhibited: Solomon Gallery, Dublin, February 2001.

€2,000 - 3,000

€3,000 - 5,000

83 Elizabeth Taggart b.1943

84 Patrick

TERRACE

VIEW AT SKERRIES

Watercolour, 9" x 11" (23cm x 28cm), signed & inscribed.

Oil on board, 12" x 16" (30.5cm x 40.5 cm), signed.

€400 - 600

€800 - 1,200 44

Leonard HRHA 1918-2005


85 Sean

Scully b.1945

GREEN ASCENDING Woodcut, 40" x 50" (101.5cm x 127cm), signed, ed. 17/20. €2,500 - 4,000

86 Liam Treacy 1934-2005

87 Markey

HOWTH

FIGURE IN THE TREES

Oil on board, 12" x 16" (30.5cm x 41 cm), signed; inscribed artists label verso.

Gouache, 8" x 12½" (20cm x 32 cm), signed. €600 - 900

€700 - 1,000 45

Robinson 1918-1999


88 Kenneth

Webb RWA FRSA RUA b. 1927

FARMYARD Oil on canvas, 10" x 20" (25.5cm x 51 cm), signed. €1,000 - 1,500

89 Henry

Healy RHA 1909-1982

90 Julian

GRAND CANAL WITH VIEW OF RATHMINES CHURCH

Friers, Contemporary

PIGEON HOUSE

Oil on board, 24" x 20" (61cm x 51cm), signed.

Oil on canvas, 24" x 18" (61cm x 46cm), signed.

€800 - 1,200

€1,500 - 2,000

46


91 Stephen

Cullen, Contemporary

IN THE GARDEN Oil on canvas, 30" x 42" (76cm x 107 cm), signed & dated ’90. €800 - 1,200

92 Charles

Brady HRHA 1926-1997

93 May

Guinness 1863-1955

SKETCH BOOK

At Sienna

Oil on paper, 13" x 9½" (33cm x 24cm), signed and dated ’72.

Pastel, 12½" x 8½" (31.8cm x 21.5cm), inscribed label verso.

€800 - 1,200

Exhibited: The May Guinness Memorial Exhibition, Dawson Hall, April 1956, Cat.No.34, price £7.7.0 (label verso). €600 - 900 47


94 Micheal

Farrell 1940-2000

95 Micheal

Farrell 1940-2000

SELF PORTRAIT

STORM IN A TEACUP

Etching, 19½" x 25¼" (49.5cm x 64cm), signed, inscribed & dated 77, ed. 52/80.

Coloured etching, 19½" x 25¼" (49.5cm x 64cm), signed, inscribed and dated 77, ed. 27/80.

€400 - 600

€500 - 700

96 Eamon

Coleman b. 1957

97 Markey

Robinson 1918-1999

ABSTRACT

GABLE ENDS

Gouache, 22" x 29" (56cm x 74cm), signed.

Gouache, 5½" x 11" (14cm x 28cm), signed.

€700 - 1,000

€400 - 600

48


98 Peter

Collis RHA b1929

99 Peter

Collis RHA b1929

Seascape

SHORELINE

Oil on paper, 9" x 9" (23cm x 23cm), signed.

Oil on paper, 7½" x 8½" (19cm x 21.5cm), signed.

€800 - 1,200

€800 - 1,200

100

Marie Carroll

101

Mainie Jellett RHA 1897-1944

POSTER DESIGN FOR PROBERT & FRANKS AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS

DUBLIN AT NIGHT, SHELBOURNE HOTEL Oil on board, 28" x 40" (71cm x 102cm), signed.

Gouache, 51" x 30" (129.5cm x 76 cm), signed, inscribed & numbered 956.

€1,000 - 1,500

€600 - 900 49


102 Jarlath

Daly, Contemporary

TWO IN A BUSH Bronze, 24½" high (62cm), including base, signed. €1,200 - 1,500

105

Linda Brunker b.1966

103 John Behan RHA, Contemporary BIRDS

104 Jarlath

Daly, Contemporary

BIRDS Bronze, 22¾" high (58cm), signed.

Bronze, 17¾" high (45cm), signed.

€800 - 1,200

€1,400 - 1,800

106

Sandra Bell RHA b.1954

FACE

SUNBATHER

Bronze 10½" high (26.75cm), signed with initials, ed. 2/9.

Bronze, 27" wide (69cm), signed with initials. €1,000 - 1,500

€1,000 - 1,500 50


107

Leo Higgins b. 1951

108 John

Coen b.1941

UNTITLED

STANDING FIGURE

Bronze with gold leaf, 21½" high (54.5 cm).

Bronze, 13½" high (34 cm). €600 - 900

€700 - 1,000

109 Selma McCormack, Contemporary

110 Catherine McCormack Green, Contemporary

SUPLICATION

FIGURE

Bronze, edition of 9, 14" high, signed.

Bronze, 20" high (51cm), signed.

Bronze, 10" high, including base (25.5cm), signed & dated 2007, ed.2/8.

€800 - 1,200

€600 - 900

€1,000 - 1,500 51

111

David Dunne, Contemporary

THE REAL THING


112

Micheal Farrell 1940-2000

THE LAST BUT ONE HIBERNIAN FIGHTING THE BULL Coloured etching, 29½" x 41½" (75cm x 105.5cm), signed, inscribed & dated ‘94. Ed 5/20. €700 - 900

113 Bernadette Contemporary

Madden,

114 Bernadette Contemporary

Madden,

GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

SILVER SPIRES

Batik on linen, 28" x 24" (71cm x 61cm) signed, inscribed verso.

Batik on linen, 22" x 20" (56cm x 51cm) signed; inscribed verso.

€800 - 1,200

€600 - 900

115

David Clarke 1920-2005

AUTUMN, PHOENIX PARK Oil on board, 15" x 13", signed. Provenance: The Frederick Gallery (label verso). €600 - 900

52


116

Barrie Cooke HRHA b. 1931

RECLINING NUDE Charcoal, 29½" x 20½" (75cm x 52cm), signed & dated 86. €700 - 1,000

117

Barrie Cooke HRHA b. 1931

118

Barrie Cooke HRHA b. 1931

NUDE STUDY I

NUDE STUDY II

Charcoal, 29½" x 20½" (75cm x 52cm), signed & dated 86.

Charcoal, 29½" x 20½" (75cm x 52cm), signed & dated 86.

€700 - 1,000

€700 - 1,000 53


119

Markey Robinson 1918-1999

THE ROAD HOME Gouache, 14½" x 22½" (37cm x 52cm), signed. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner. €1,000 - 2,000

120 Markey Robinson 1918-1999

121 Markey Robinson 1918-1999

122

COASTAL LANDSCAPE (A PAIR)

COASTAL LANDSCAPE (A PAIR)

Gouache, each 4" x 5½" (10cm x 14cm), signed.

Gouache, each 4" x 5½" (10cm x 14 cm), signed.

Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16" (51cm x 41cm), signed & dated 2005; signed, inscribed & dated 2005 verso.

€300 - 500

€300 - 500

€300 - 500

54

Paul Kerr

The Kiss


123

William McQuitty

124

Peter Collis RHA b1929

JACK BUTLER YEATS IN HIS STUDIO

BEN BULBEN

Black and white photograph, 10½" x 10½" (27cm x 27cm), signed.

Oil on board, 30" x 28" (76cm x 71cm), signed. €3,000 - 5,000

€100 - 200

125

Harry Reid HRUA, Contemporary

126

Alex McKenna b.1943

A SMALL HARBOUR – EVENING LIGHT

ALONG THE CANAL

Oil on board, 4" x 6" (10cm x 15cm), signed with monogram; signed, inscribed verso.

Oil on board, 24" x 28" (61cm x 71cm), signed. €700 - 1,000

€200 - 300

Mainie Jellett RHA 1897-1944

127 SET OF PLAYERS CIGARETTE CARDS

128

IRISH PLACE NAMES ILLUSTRATED BY JACK B. YEATS

SKETCH FOR THE MADONNA

Set of 50 each 2¾" x 1½" (7cm x 4cm), circa 1930s.

Pencil on tracing paper, 22½" x 18½" (57.5cm x 47cm).

€200 - 300

€300 - 500 55


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Illustrations: Front Cover: Lot 15 Walter

Frederick Osborne RHA 1859-1903, CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE (1892) Back Cover: Lot 64 Edward Delaney RHA 1930-2009, CUCHULAINN Inside Front Cover: Lot 16 Walter Frederick Osborne RHA 1859-1903, SHEPHERDING Inside Back Cover: Lot 6 Gerard Dillon 1916-1971, WASHING drying – mid-day rest

B Behan, J Bell, S Bewick, P Blackshaw, B Bradley, A Brady, C Brohan, J.S Brophy, E Brunker, L

103 106 21,32 19,75 38,42,62 1,9,72,92 50,51 55 105

C Campbell, G 22 Carr, T 76 Carroll, M 100 Clarke, D 115 Coen, J 108 Coleman, E 96 Collins, P 12,13 Collis, P 4,29,98,99,124 Conor, W 49 Cooke, B 116,117,118 Cope, E 56 Cullen, S  91

D Daly, J Davidson, C Davidson, L Delaney, E Dillon, G Dunne, D F Farrell, M Friers, J G Gillespie, G Guinness, M

102,104 39 35 64 6 111 94,95,112 44,47,90 33, 67 93

H Healy, H 89 Higgins, L 107 Hone, E 11,68,68A,69 J Jellett, M K Kernoff, H Kerr, P King, C Kingston, J Kingston, R

101,128 71 122 41 61 82

L Leonard, P Lyndsay, R

57,84 40

M Madden, B 113,114 MacCabe, G 24 Miller, N 66 Morris, J 80,81 McCormack, S 109 McCormack-Green, C110 McGuinness, N 10 McKenna, A 126 McQuitty, W 123 McSweeney, S 2,3 O Osborne, W.F 15,16 O’Malley, T 8,20,79 O’Neill, D 7,65A O’Neill, M 54 O’Ryan, F 23,25,28,34,36,52,77 P Patton, E

37

R Reid, H 125 Robinson, M 26,31,45,48,58, 73,87,97,119,120,121 Ryan, T 74 S Scott, W Scully, S Sutton, I Stuart, I

43,46 82A,85 27,30,53 63

T Taggart, E  Taylor-Carson, R Teeling, N Teskey, D Treacy, L W Webb, K Wilmer-O’Brien, K Y Yeats, J.B  After Yeats

83 17 59,60 65 86 88 5 14,18 127


IRISH ART AUCTION Monday 3rd October 2011

Monday 3rd October 2011

35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Tel: 676 8300 Fax 676 8305 info@deveres.ie www.deveres.ie


de Veres Irish Art Auction 03 October 2011