Two giants of the Irish Art World face off at the forthcoming Alderfer Auction, Pennsylvania, USA on Thursday 12th December.
Paul Henry’s iconic oil on panel “Lough Derg” (24″ x 22″) carries a low estimate of $30,000/$50,000 and comes with the provenance of at one time belonging to the late Sean T O’Kelly, President of Ireland (1945-59). This painting was used on various railway company and tourist industry posters over the years but they are as nothing to the original which has a real “wow” factor to it.
Up against this masterpiece is yet another indescribable oil on board daub from Jack B Yeats titled “Sea and Lake” (9.25″ x 14″) and carrying the same estimate as the Paul Henry! I know which I’d rather hang on my wall.
Online bidding is available through the invaluable.com auction portal at: www.invaluable.com/catalog/u4odjych7m
One for the one you love and one for the mother-in law?
Update: the Paul Henry sold for $37,500 and the Yeats for $42,500 both plus 25% buyer’s premium.