Whyte’s Art for Christmas Sale – Monday 13th December, 2010

Whyte’s Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers
38 Molesworth Street,  Dublin .2.
Tel: (01) 676 2888  Fax: (01) 676 2880

iw@whytes.ie

ART FOR CHRISTMAS SALE

On: Monday 13th December 2010 at 6pm

226 Lots. An eclectic mix of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and art books, estimated from €100 to around €2,000. The ideal hunting ground for a thoughtful gift of real and enduring value.

Viewing: Wednesday 8th December to Monday 13th December
10am to 6pm daily (12 noon to 6pm on Sunday)

Catalogue online here: www.whytes.com

Amongst the interesting collection is Lot.128. a wonderful Paul Henry poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway. A fraction of the price of an original Paul Henry, and of infinitely superior quality to a print, but it’s not clear from the catalogue whether the poster header is missing. Even without the header it’s a nice item but if it is missing the value as an item of railway memorabilia will be greatly reduced – although perhaps not to an art collector.

Lot.128. LMS poster by Paul Henry. Est. €800-1,000.

“COME TO ULSTER FOR A BETTER HOLIDAY”

Printed by S. Callen & Co Belfast and London. A very rare and desirable collector’s item. Paul Henry’s paintings lent themselves to poster designs and he received many commissions, principally from the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, who ran the Irish Sea passenger ships in the 1920s to 1940s. Even after nationalisation British Railways continued to use his landscapes and the Irish Tourist Board were using a Henry painting in a poster design in the 1970s. Est. €800-1000

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