Auction results and forthcoming fairs
One’s portrait sold for well over estimate at Sotheby’s
Lightness of Being, a 2004 photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Chris Levine, sold in London for £187,500
Monday, April 3rd Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Online art auction with 240 lots of “affordable” art. Sixty-five per cent of lots sold. For prices achieved, see whytes.ie
Tuesday, April 4th Sotheby’s, London. A complete set of Goya’s La Tauromaquia – 33 prints, depicting bullfighting, described as “virtually flawless examples of the first and only contemporary edition that was printed for Goya from large copperplates etched and aquatinted by him in 1815-1816, that were recently found in a French ducal library, sold for £512,750 (estimate £300,000-£500,000).
Tuesday (April 4th) De Veres, Irish Art Auction, The Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Eighty-six per cent of lots sold. Lot 34, Still Life (1973) by William Scott, €140,000 (€60,000-€90,000); Lot 96, From the Woods Shadow by Jack B Yeats, €82, 000 (€80,000-€120,000); Lot 112, Head of a Traveller V (Fat Bob) by Basil Blackshaw, €15,000 (€15,000-€20,000); Lot 75, Connemara Mare by Patrick Hennessy, €16,000 (€10,000-€15,000); Lot 35, Pear and Grapes by William Scott, €15,000 (€15,000-€20,000); Lot 15, Thinking of the South (France) by Camille Souter, €13,000 (€7,000-€10,000); Lot 76, The Race by Patrick Hennessy, €12,500 (€8,000-€12,000); Lot 11, Interior (1961) by Tony O’Malley €11,000 (€8,000-€12,000); Lot 19 Boats at Low Tide by William John Leech €7,100 (€5,000-€7,000); Lot 77, Out Hunting by Peter Curling, €5,000 (€5,000-€7,000). Lot 78, Guinness’ Best by Erskine Nicol, estimated at €3,000-€5,000, was withdrawn prior to sale. For more results see deveres.ie
Wednesday (April 5th) Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, London. Made in Britain design auction. Lightness of Being, a 2004 photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Chris Levine £187,500 (£50,000-£70,000); an Enignum II chair by Co Cork furniture-maker Joseph Walsh €13,750 (£5,000-£7,000).
Wednesday (April 5th) Bonhams, New Bond Street, London. Design Auction including some Irish-interest items: a rare 18th-century Irish provincial silver mug, by Mark Fallon, Galway, circa 1730, sold for £15,000 (£12,000-£15,000); and a Tiffany 19th-century silver and mixed metals three-piece after-dinner coffee service, formerly the property of the 7th Viscount Powerscourt, Mervyn Wingfield (1836-1904), sold for £11,400 (estimated at £10,000-£15,000).
Tomorrow, Sunday (April 9th) Hegarty Auction Rooms, the Bypass, Bandon, Co Cork. Antiques auction at 4pm includes contents from Glebe House, Lisheen, Skibbereen; 300 lots. Furniture highlights include a Killarney-ware tip-up centre table, inlaid with views of Muckross House, Glena Cottage and other views, estimated at €10,000-€20,000; an Irish Regency rosewood foldover card table, with inlaid brass detail, €2,500-€3,500; a pair of art deco-style aviation armchairs €1,200-€1,800. Also art and collectibles. Viewing from noon today. Online catalogue at hegartyantiques.com.
Tomorrow, Sunday (April 9th) The Kerry Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair, The Earl of Desmond Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry. 11am-6pm.