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Strong results at Whyte’s Sale of Important Irish Art

Some interesting stats provided by Whyte’s show that their sale at the RDS on the 27th May, 2013, grossed €450,000 with 73% of the lots on offer sold. Sold above estimate 24% and within estimate 51%. The growing importance of Internet bidders is shown by the fact that they accounted for 25% of bids and bought 20% of the lots sold. Bidders were from Ireland , UK , France , Netherlands , Switzerland , UAE , USA , Canada , Hong Kong and Australia .

The top price was paid for Lot.69. a pair of 19th century equestrian paintings by the artist William Brocas (c.1794-1868) which reached the lower end of their estimate and were knocked down to a London buyer for €29,000.

Lot.38. “Bringing in the Turf” by William Conor achieved the second highest price going to an American buyer for €21,000.

The third highest price was paid by another London collector for Lot.45. an early Paul Henry (pic below) for €13,000 – (pre sale estimate €8,000-10,000). Surely a very shrewd investment!

Lot.45. "Connemara Landscape c.1910/11 by Paul Henry (1876-1958) sold for €13,000

Lot.45. “Connemara Landscape c.1910/11 by Paul Henry (1876-1958) sold for €13,000

The sale catalogue with prices realised is available here: Catalogue icon