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Quality Irish Art at Ross’s (Belfast) Auction on Wednesday 26th March, 2014

QUARTERLY SALE OF IRISH PAINTINGS

Quality and value abound amongst the 231 Lots on offer in Ross’s Quarterly Irish Art Sale on Wednesday 26th March next.

All the usual suspects are here including the overrated Markey Robinson, the awful Graham Knuttel, the talented but repetitive Gregory Moore, Samuel McLarnon, Ken Hamilton and Dennis Orme Shaw but, for me, it’s the works by Maurice Canning Wilks and William Percy French that stand-out from the rest. Both artists are still just about within the budget of the ordinary art collector!

M C WILKS

If there’s one criticism that I have of many of William Percy French’s paintings, it is that they are too damn small – I like a bigger bang for my buck and that is where the likes of Maurice Canning Wilks, Dennis Orme Shaw etc. win out. Big walls need big paintings but it’s hard not to be seduced by the beauty and simplicity of French’s watercolours. There are two included in this sale with low four figure estimates.

W P French

Viewing:

Monday 24th March from 10:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday 25th March from 10:00am – 8:00am

Day of sale from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Dennis Orme Shaw

John Ross & Company  (MIAVI),

37 Montgomery Street, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT1 4NX

Tel: (028) 9032 5448  Fax. (028) 9033 3642

Searchable catalogue here: Catalogue icon

Enquiries about this sale:  

(028) 9032 5448 or email: dclarke@rosss.com

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Ross’s (Belfast) Sale of Irish Paintings

 

John Ross & Company  (MIAVI),

37 Montgomery Street, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT1 4NX

Tel: (028) 9032 5448  Fax. (028) 9033 3642

Email: info@ross.ie

AUCTION OF IRISH PAINTINGS

287 Lots including works by William Percy French, James Humbert Craig, Maurice Canning Wilks, Gregory Moore, Kenneth Webb and Wycliffe Egginton. Plenty of value and much to choose from – time to purchase an early Christmas present? Star of the sale, for me anyway, is Lot.33. “The Ben Crom Reservoir, Upper Silent Valley” an oil on canvas by Maurice Canning Wilks which carries a paltry reserve of £1,000 – £1,500! An iconic painting which perfectly captures the meeting of the industrial revolution with nature or it could just be a picture of a dam in the mountains. Either way, it’s a steal at that price.

Lot.33. “The Ben Crom Reservoir, Upper Silent Valley” oil on canvas by Maurice Canning Wilks. Est. £1,000 – £1,500

On: Wednesday 3rd October, 2012 at 7.00pm

At: The Salerooms, 37 Montgomery Street, Belfast

Viewing:

Tuesday 2nd October from 10.00am – 8.00pm

Day of sale from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Catalogue click here: 

Ross’s (Belfast) Online Auction of Irish Art

John Ross & Company  (MIAVI),

37 Montgomery Street, Belfast, Co.Antrim, BT1 4NX

Tel: (028) 9032 5448  Fax. (028) 9033 3642

Email: info@ross.ie

SEPTEMBER ONLINE IRISH ART AUCTION 

400+ Lots including more landscapes than you could shake a big stick at! Some real treasures here and many being sold with no reserve. My favourite is the painting below of  former Irish Lightship “Petrel” which now serves as the clubhouse for the Down Cruising Club at Strangford Lough in County Down.

Lot.17. “Ballydorn, Strangford Lough” oil on board by Colin Gibson. Est.£150 – £200

Starts: Thursday 6th September at 10.00am

Ends: Wednesday 12th September at 7.00am

Online catalogue click here: 

Great value to be had at Ross’s (Belfast) Irish Art Auction – Weds.13th June, 2012

335 Lots of quality Irish Art go under the hammer at Ross’s Irish Art Sale on Wednesday 13th June. Amongst the paintings on offer are a large number by notable Irish landscape artists such as Maurice Canning Wilks, James Humbert Craig, Frank Egginton, George W. Morrison and Gregory Moore. Many of the works are in the early to mid hundred pound range and represent a very modest outlay for real quality. My favourite from the sale is the work below entitled “Mending the Tracks, Kells Railway Station” by Noel Shaw which carries a paltry estimate of £200 – £300.

Quality art has rarely been cheaper and now is the time to buy.

Lot.81. “Mending the Tracks, Kells Railway Station” oil on canvas by Noel Shaw. Estimate £200 – £300

Full catalogue online here: http://www.rosss.com/searchresults.asp?AucID=102

Viewing details etc. on the NI Auctions page here: NI Auctions