Yesterday’s (29th Nov.) sale at the RDS saw almost 30% of the 191 lots go unsold which is probably more of a reflection of the times we are living in rather than the quality of art on offer. That said, top quality items still achieved decent prices and “Fisherman in a Currach” by Paul Henry sold for €145,000 (Est.€100-150,000) with “The Bog Road” by the same artist going for €44,000 (Est.€50-70,00). Sixteen out of the seventeen Percy French watercolours were sold at or above their pre-sale estimates, with the particularly seasonal “Girl with Toboggan” selling for €6,000 (Est.€2,500-3,500). The two Jack Butler Yeats paintings failed to sell.
Full realisation list online here: http://www.whytes.ie/i6.asp?Auction=20101129