Auctions, results and fairs

Signed edition of James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man fetches £17,000


Wednesday September 25th
Adam's St Stephen's Green (82 per cent sold grossing €1.2m) – Paul Henry, Connemara Landscape €120,000 (€60,000-€80,000) Jack B Yeats, On Skibbereen Light Railway €120,000 (€150,000-€200,000); Paul Henry, Digging Potatoes €110,000 (€70,000-€100,000); Sir John Lavery, The Red House €69,000 (€70,000-€90,000); Gerard Dillon, Fighting Tinkers €52,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Rowan Gillespie, Peace II €26,000 (€15,000-€20,000); John Behan, Famine Ship €19,000 (€10,000-€15,000).

Thursday September 26th
Forum Auctions, UK – First signed edition of James Joyce Dubliners unsold, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man £17,000 includes buyer's premium (£15,000-£20,000).

Tuesday October 1st
Fonsie Mealy, Glengarriff, Thurles, Co Tipperary Sale – Empress Josephine's bed €2,200 (€2,000-€3,000); Arts and Craft chaise longue €3,200 (€1,000-€1,500); Arts and Crafts library table €2,700 (€2,000-€3,000); 12-piece Royal Doulton dessert service €900 (€400-€600); Champleve clock €2,800 (€800-€1,000); Original hand-coloured ordnance survey map of Tipperary €2,600 (€2,000-€3,000); Pair of Famille Vert 18th-century vases €2,600 (€2,000-€3,000).

Forthcoming Auctions

Sunday October 6th
Sotheby's Hong Kong – Works by Dublin-born abstract artist Sean Scully, who has been nominated twice for the Turner prize. See


Tuesday October 8th
De Vere's Art Auction, Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street – To include works by Sean Keating, Evie Hone, William Conor, Arthur Armstrong and Gaetano de Gennaro. Sculpture by John Behan and Cynthia Moran and mid-century furniture to include a pair of Wassily chairs and Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman. See

Sheppards, Maryborough House Hotel, Cork – Carraganes House sale, to include the entire contents of the house featuring garden statuary, musical instruments, period furniture and collectibles. See

Sunday October 20th
Matthews Auction, Napier Arms Hotel, Oldcastle, Co Meath – To include contents of the Napier Arms Hotel; over 650 lots of antique & modern furniture, hotel and bar fittings, old bar and shop signs and vintage advertising. Also to feature some contents from the Great Western Hotel Group. See

Monday October 21st
Morgan O'Driscoll, RDS, Dublin – Irish and International Art Sale, to include important works by Jack B Yeats, Roderic O'Connor, Donald Teskey, Barrie Cooke and Louis le Brocquy. See

 Forthcoming Fairs

Saturday October 5th & Sunday October 6th
Antiques Fair, Kilkea Castle, Castledermot, Co Kildare – Over 30 exhibitors to include antique jewellery, art, furniture and collectables.

Annual Dublin Book Fair, Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin – Antiquarian book sellers from Ireland and the UK to offer rare books and manuscripts, including works by Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney.

Until October 13th
The 165th exhibition by the Water Colour Society of Ireland at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park