Three pre-Christmas Dublin sales for Irish Art Lovers

Whyte’s Irish Art Sale on Monday 28th November, de Vere’s Irish Art Auction on Tuesday 29th November and James Adams Important Irish Art Sale on Monday 5th December.

Whyte’s Irish Art Sale at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) on Monday 28th November kicks off the Christmas Art Auction season in Dublin, and there’s plenty of big names to choose from in the 224 lots.  Lot.12. ‘A Young Man’s Trouble’ (1900), a watercolour by Jack B Yeats, carries an estimate of €20,000 – €30,000. An example of the artist’s early work, when it was still possible to discern the subject matter without the aid of an art expert.

Lot.20. ‘The Street in Shadow’ (1933) – below – another Yeats work carries an estimate of €50,000 – €70,000 . A more typical work from Yeats where he used the oil paint directly from the tubes resulting in an appalling, but valuable, daub.

Lot.72. “Paris Red Wall”   More art (?) from Sean Scully – a man who shouldn’t have given up the day job. A limited edition lithograph (40) this is number 34 and closely resembles what my children used to bring home from Junior Infants. Priced at an outrageous €3,000 -€4,000 which it will no doubt achieve!

Just a few highlights from Whyte’s sale which has much to offer and prices to suit all pockets.
de Vere’s Irish Art Auction at the D4 Berkeley Hotel in Ballsbridge is next up on Tuesday 29th November and has 123 Lots including a nice Percy French watercolour at an affordable €2,500 – €3,000, a small sketchbook drawing by Jack B Yeats €1,500 – €2,000 but with the star attraction being a Paul Henry work titled “Reflections Across the Bog” which carries an estimate of €70,000 – €100,000. 

"Reflections Across the Bog" by Paul Henry. Est.€70,000 - €100,000

Finally comes the James Adams Important Irish Art sale on the 5th December and again all the big names feature with Lot.53. “Jazz Babies” (1929) by Jack B Yeats topping the bill with a whopping estimate of €500,000 – €800,000. There are eight further Yeats works included in the sale including Lot.54. ‘The Princess of the Circus’ (1946) €50,000 – €70,000; Lot.95. ‘The Unforgetting Background’ (1949) Est.€120,000 – €180,00 and Lot.96. The Water Chute (1949) Est. €60,000 – 80,000.

Lot.53. "Jazz Babies" (1929) by Jack B Yeats. Est. €500,000 - €800,000

Two Paul Henry works are also included – Lot.14. ‘The Roadside Cottage’ Oil on board Est.€60,000 -€80,000 and Lot.10. ‘Wind Blown Trees’  Est.€80,000  – €120,000.

Lot.14. "The Roadside Cottage" oil on board by Paul Henry. Est. €60,000 - €80,000

Other artists represented amongst the 151 Lots include Maurice Canning Wilks, Kenneth Webb, James Humbert Craig, Harry Kernoff, Mary Swanzy, Norah McGuinness, Mainie Jellet, Colin Middleton, Sir John Lavery, Mildred Anne Butler , and William Percy French.

Full details and catalogue links see the Auctions Page.


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