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Hot Weather/Hot Day by Jack B Yeats sold for €27,500 at O’Driscoll’s, less than its lower estimate, €30,000- €40,000

Hot Weather/Hot Day by Jack B Yeats sold for €27,500 at O’Driscoll’s, less than its lower estimate, €30,000- €40,000



December 2nd
Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Irish art auction

. 73 per cent of lots sold. Hot Weather/ Hot Day by Jack B Yeats, €27,500 (€30,000- €40,000); The Olive Pickers by Patrick Swift, €15,500 (€20,000- €30,000); Local Banter on a Sunny Morning by William Conor, €11,000 (€12,000- €15,000); Moving South by John Shinnors, €6,400 (€6,000-€9,000); Little Peggy by Charles Henry Cook, €5,500 (€7,000- €10,000).

December 3rd
Mealy’s, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.

Fine and decorative art sale. 65 per cent of lots sold. Chinese 18th-century jade candlestick, €25,000 (€2,000-€3,000); Irish Georgian brass grate, €8,200 (€3,000-€5,000); watercolour initially attributed to Adolf Hitler failed to sell.


December 4th
Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Irish art auction. 78 per cent of lots sold. The Day’s First Customer by Jack B Yeats, €115,000 (€80,000- €120,000); The Jockey by Gerard Dillon, €92,000 (€50,000-€70,000); Travellers (tapestry) by Louis le Brocquy, €80,000 (€80,000-€100,000); Pipes And Porter by Seá

n Keating, €80,000 (€80,000- €120,000); Mediterranean Harbour Scene by Nathaniel Hone,€60,000 (€30,000-€50,000); A Connemara Village by Paul Henry, €58,000 (€50,000- €70,000); The Emigrant’s Last Farewell by Alfred Grey, €2,000 (€1,000- €1,500).

The top lot, A Figure Of Erin by Daniel Maclise (€120,000-€160,000) failed to sell.

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