Monday & Tuesday (August 1st& 2nd) Dolan's Art Auction House, summer art auction, Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co Galway. 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 141, 'The Studio, New Ross, 1959' by Tony O'Malley €5,500 (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 142, 'Burning of the Kelp Stones on Clare Island' by Tony O'Malley €3,200 (€1,500-€2,500); Lot 143, 'Bennettsbridge Mills in April', watercolour dated 1953, and, on the reverse, a watercolour entitled 'Grand March Near Leighlin' €1,700 (€800-€1,200); Lot 150, 'Window Sill' by William John Leech €25,500 (€24,000-€28,000); Lot 151, 'Lobster Man' by Robert Taylor Carson €7,250 (€5,000-€8,000); and Lot 171, 'Clifden Market' by Eva Hamilton €3,000 (€3,000-€4,000).
Tuesday (August 2nd) Morgan O'Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibberreen, Co Cork. Irish Art Online Auction. 86 per cent of lots sold. Lot 10, 'Wild Meadow' by Kenneth Webb €4,800 (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 12, 'Summer Pool' by Sean McSweeney €3,000 (€2,500-€3,000); Lot 20, 'White Cow & Caragh Lake' (watercolour) by Pauline Bewick €5,000 (€5,000-€7,000); Lot 24, 'Gathering the Turf' by Markey Robinson €3,400 (€2,500-€3,500); Lot 30, 'Prisoner of the Earth' by Daniel O'Neill €4,200 (€3,000-€5,000); Lot 43, 'Towards Evening, Sligo' by Arthur K Maderson €5,000 (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 46, 'County Cork Bowlers' by Shane Johnson €900 (€1,200-€1,500); Lot 55, 'McCarthy's Garage, Schull, West Cork' by John Doherty €2,800 (€2,000-€3,000; Lot 94, 'Journey's End, Pallas Harbour, Beara Peninsula, Co Cork' by John Francis Skelton €420 (€400-€600), Lot 197, 'Crookhaven, West Cork' (2003) by Darren Paul €400 (€500-€750); Lot 15 'Turning for Home' by Liam O'Neill, estimated at €10,000-€15,000, failed to sell.
Monday (August 8th) Mullen's Laurel Park, Old Bray Road, Woodbrook, Bray, Co. Dublin/Wicklow. 'The Interior Sale of Antique and Contemporary Furnishings' at 11am with a big selection of 19th & 20th Century dining room tables and chairs, gilt overmantel mirrors, Waterford Crystal, chandeliers, light fittings, rugs, silver, jwellery, English & Continental paintings and objets d'art including: Lot 644: a set of 10 Georgian mahogany dining room chairs , €700-€900; Lot 717, an 18-arm cut-glass chandelier €1,200-€1,500; Lot 808, a mahogany-framed baby grand piano by Collard and Collard €600-€1,000; Lot 820, a Georgian mahogany linen cupboard €800-€1,200. Viewing today, Saturday, August 6th & tomorrow, Sunday, August 7th August from 10am – 5pm and on Monday, August 8th, before the auction starts from 9am – 11am. See mullenslaurelpark.com for full catalogue and online bidding details.