Roderic O’Conor tops Irish sales at Sotheby’s
Tuesday, May 21st Mullock’s Auctions, Ludlow, Shropshire, England. Sale of Historical Documents. A diary kept by Col Bertram Portal during the Easter Rising failed to sell. Bidding stalled at £28,000 (€32,689), estimate £50,000-£70,000.
Thursday, May 23rd Sotheby’s, London. Irish art. Red Rocks and Sea by Roderic O’Conor made £266,500 (€311,130); Noll; Son of Oliver St John Gogarty by Sir William Orpen, £194,500 (£100,000-£150,000); First Tractor In Randalstown by Basil Blackshaw, £134,500 (£100,000-£150,000); Achill Woman by Paul Henry, £122,500 (£70,000-£100,000); Portrait of William Butler Yeats by John Butler Yeats, £80,500 (£40,000-£60,000).
Wednesday, May 29th Bonhams, London. Modern British and Irish Art sale.