‘By Merrion Strand’ by Yeats makes €450,000

Several paintings by the artist have been sold recently

Auction Results:

Wednesday (November 22nd) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Irish Art Auction, 80 per cent of lots sold.

Lot 49, By Merrion Strand by Jack B Yeats €450,000 (€300,000-€500,000); Lot 11, The Storm by Mary Swanzy (from the collection of the late PJ Mara) €100,000 – more than three times the top estimate (€20,000-€30,000); Lot 36, Night Rider by Basil Blackshaw (from the Eamonn Mallie collection) €90,000 (€100,000-€150,000); Lot 45, A Kerry Lake, Dingle Peninsula by Paul Henry €65,000 (€60,000-€80,000); Lot 164, Summer's Day on the Canal by Patrick Hennessy (PJ Mara Collection) €7,200 estimated at (€5,000-€7,000); Lot 86, Hazel Martin, St Ives Gardens by Rita Duffy (Eamonn Mallie Collection) €3,200 (€3,000-€5,000). Among the unsold were: Lot 48, The Boat Builder by Jack B Yeats (€70,000-€100,000); Lot 134, Portrait of Van Morrison by Basil Blackshaw (€5,000-€7,000); and, Lot 129, Doorway No 10 Downing Street, a sugar-cube sculpture by Brendan Jamison (€3,000-€5,000). For more results see adams.ie

Wednesday (November 22nd) Bonhams, London. Auction of British and Irish Art.


Two paintings by Sir John Lavery went under the hammer: Lot 26, Cigarette Makers in Seville sold for £35,000 (£25,000-£35,000); but, Lot 27, A Fair Spaniard, Mrs Chowne (£50,000- £80,000) was unsold.

Wednesday (November 22nd) O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery and watches.

Lot 164, a sapphire and diamond Art Déco plaque brooch €16,500 (€5,000-€9,000); Lot 112, a pair of diamond solitaire earrings €6,000 (€6,000-€7,000); Lot 390, a men’s vintage 18ct yellow gold ‘Jaeger-LeCoultre’ wristwatch €3,000 (€3,000-€4,000). Among the unsold were: Lot 200: a diamond solitaire ring (€50,000-€60,000); and Lot 111, a diamond graduated rivière necklace (€19,500-€20,000).

Tuesday (November 21st) de Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Irish Art auction. 85 per cent of lots sold.

Lot 46, The Night Has Gone by Jack B Yeats €255,000 (€250,000-€350,000); Lot 41, Muldoon & Rattlesnake by Jack B Yeats €82,000 (€80,000-€120,000); Lot 43, Nu au Canapé Rouge by Roderic O'Conor €50,000 (€50,000- €70,000); Lot 9, The Road by the Lough by Paul Henry €46,000 (€25,000-€35,000); ); Lot 8, Mountain Summit by Patrick Hennessy €22,000 (€14,000-€18,000); Lot 99, Toymakers by Aloysius O'Kelly €7,500 (€6,000-€8,000) Lot 53, Golden Bear (bronze sculpture) by Patrick O'Reilly €5,000 (€5,000-€7,000). Among the unsold were Lot 12, In the West of Ireland by Paul Henry (€50,000 -€70,000), which sold, the following day in a post-auction private sale, for €48,000. For more results see deveres.ie

Sunday (November 19th) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork.

Lot 5, an 18ct white gold halo diamond ring €7,400 (€7,000-€8,000); Lot 1, a late 19th-century desk €3,800 (€3,500-€5,000); Lot 14, an Edwardian mahogany fold-over card table €1,400 (€1,800-€2,000); Among the unsold was Lot 4, a pair of 18ct gold ruby and diamond earrings (€2,500 – €3,000).

Forthcoming auctions:

Tomorrow, Sunday (November 26th) Dolan’s Auction of Art & Antiques, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick at 2pm. Viewing today. Includes a selection of paintings by Limerick artists Henry Morgan and the late Jack Donovan. Among the antiques is a rocking horse (late 19th/early 20th century) €1,200-€1,600.

Saturday (December 2nd) Woodward Auctioneers, Cook Street, Cork. Antiques auction at 11am – art furniture and silver plus more than 100 lots of wine, port and whiskey. Viewing underway, See woodward.ie

Saturday and Sunday (December 2nd and 3rd) Damien Matthews Auctioneer two-day auction in Dukes Building, 7 Market Street, Kells, Co Meath, at 1pm each day. More than 1,200 lots. On view now. Day One: antiquarian and rare books from libraries including that of the late Senator Trevor West of Middleton, Co Cork; a set of WWI and Order of Malta medals owned by Lt-Col Charles Howard-Bury, of Mount Everest exploration fame (€2,000-€3,000); and, an American leather-bound travel box stencilled with the initials ‘J.F.K’, reputedly “left by John F Kennedy in the Dublin house he stayed at while in Europe as a Rhodes Scholar” (€300-€500). Day 2: Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian and modern furniture, paintings, porcelain, silver, jewellery, rugs, gilded mirrors and collectibles. For online catalogue see matthewsauctionrooms.com