Paul Henry painting, ‘Looking Towards Achill from the East of Achill Sound’, fetches €47,000 at Adam’s ‘Important Irish Art’ auction

Auctions and Fairs

Auction Results:

Sunday (March 25th) Hegarty's Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork. Lot 12, A Georgian mahogany wine cooler €1,200 (€1,200-€1,300); Lot 10, a marquetry inlaid centre table €1,050 (€900-€1,100); Lot 16, a 19th-century fold-over card table €600 (€800-€1,000); Lot 114, a 19th century Irish cut-glass butter dish €670 (€200-€400); Lot 70, Early Morning, Hungry Hill, From Adrigole Bay (painting) by Duncan Watmough €280 (€300-€400); Lot 44, a silver sauce boat made by Barker Bros (Herbert Edward and Frank Ernest), date letter for 1917-18, and with the Chester mark €90 (€100-€150).

Tuesday (March 27th) Adam's, 26 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. "Important Irish Art" auction. 85 per cent of lots sold. Lot 23, Looking Towards Achill from the East of Achill Sound by Paul Henry €47,000 (€40,000-€60,000) [see pic]; Lot 54, Portrait of Maria Susanna Ormbsy, seated holding a sketch book by Hugh Douglas Hamilton €26,000 (€25,000-€35,000); Lot 13, Judy by Colin Middleton €26,000 (€25,000-€35,000); Lot 29, Water Buckets by William Conor €20,000 (€20,000-€30,000); Lot 63, London Bridge and Southwark Cathedral by William John Leech €12,000 (€8,000-€12,000)[see pic]; Lot 57, The Pied Piper of Hamelin (watercolour) by Richard Doyle €10,000 (€10,000-€15,000); [see pic]; Lot 56, Two Figures in a Moonlit Landscape by James Arthur O'Connor €7,400 (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 7, Mother and Child by Gladys Maccabe €1,400 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 41, Returning Home at Dusk by Markey Robinson €1,800 (€800-€1,200). Among the unsold was Lot 12, Country Cart by Daniel O'Neill (€6,000-€8,000). For more results see

Wednesday (March 28th) O'Reilly's Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of Jewellery, Watches and Silver. Lot 64, a diamond line bracelet of approximately 10.60ct in total, mounted in 18ct white gold €11,200 (€11,500-€12,000); Lot 214, a diamond pave 'Pointer Hound' brooch with diamonds of approximately 2.37ct, mounted in 18ct white gold 3,500 (3,500-4,500); Lot 445, a gents stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Air King" wristwatch €2,900 (€2,100-€3,000). Among the unsold were Lot 250, a South Seas cultured pearl necklace by Wempe in fitted presentation case (€14,000-€20,000); Lot 215, a diamond pave "Scottie Dog" brooch, with black and red enamel coat, mounted in platinum (€3,500-€4,500). For more results see

Forthcoming Fairs:

Easter Monday (April 2nd) Dublin City Book Fair, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. 11am-5pm. Rare, Antiquarian, First-Edition books, ephemera, and coins on display and for sale. Free valuations and a bookbinder will provide advice on restoration.

Michael Parsons

Michael Parsons

Michael Parsons is a contributor to The Irish Times writing about fine art and antiques