Irish art in Christie’s London auction

The Western Ocean by Jack B Yeats which sold at Christie’s London for €108,100

The Western Ocean by Jack B Yeats which sold at Christie’s London for €108,100


A 1942 painting by Jack B Yeats titled The Western Ocean, which depicts a man walking towards the village of Rosses Point in Co Sligo, sold for £86,500 (€108,100), in excess of the top estimate, at Christie’s auction of British and Irish Art in London on Thursday.

The Ryanair heir Danielle Ryan had mixed luck when her two Paul Henry paintings went under the hammer: Thatched Cottages with Mountains Beyond sold for £32,500 (€40,613) within the estimate; but Peat Stacks which had a higher estimate, failed to sell.

A bronze bust of George Bernard Shaw by the English sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, made £43,750 (€54,672).

A number of paintings by Sir John Lavery were offered: A portrait of ballerina Ana Pavlova as The Swan made £158,500 (€198,000); On The Clyde made £62,500 (€78,000); but the portrait of Miss Delphine Reynolds and her Sheltie failed to sell.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.