Auction results: Lucian Freud’s ‘Head of Esther’
Lucian Freud’s ‘Head of Esther’ sells at Christie’s for £4.7m (estimate £2.5m-£3.5m)
The Visit of Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in 1849 by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson, estimated at €25,000-€35,000
Thursday, February 11th: Christie’s, London. Post-war and contemporary art auction. Two Figures by Francis Bacon, £5.4 million (£5 million-£7 million); Head of Esther by Lucian Freud, £4.7 million (£2.5 million-£3.5 million).
Tomorrow: Matthews Auction Rooms, house contents auction at 11 Herbert Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, at 2pm. Catalogue at matthewsauctionrooms. co
Wednesday, February 24th: Victor Mitchell Auctioneers, Mount Butler Salesrooms, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. An early 20th-century uniform of Sir William Watson, a deputy lieutenant of the city of Dublin, including double-breasted navy velvet jacket, matching trousers, leather sword sling and a beaver bi-corn hat with maker’s label “J JONES and SON, Late Sexton’s Military Tailors DAWSON STREET, DUBLIN” (estimate €800).
Wednesday, February 24th: O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery and silver at 1pm to include an emerald-set pin, modelled as a shamrock, mounted in gold, “presented by Aer Lingus in 1989 to best-performing travel agent”. €600-€800.
Saturday, February 27th: Woodward Auctioneers, Cook Street, Cork. Auction of antiques and art at 11am. The Visit of Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in 1849 painted by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson €25,000-€35,000.