Summer selling exhibition at the Gorry Gallery

 

For art buyers who dislike the hurly-burly of auction salerooms, the Gorry Gallery is holding a selling exhibition of 18th- to 21st-century Irish paintings from tomorrow at 3.30pm. The catalogue, featuring 81 canvases, doesn’t list prices although these are displayed in the gallery.

Highlights include: from the 18th century, A River Landscape with a Moorhen; a Snipe; Two Shelduck and a Swallow by Charles Collins (€46,500); from the 19th century, The Church of St Roch, Paris by James Mahoney (€7,850); from the 20th century, Rose and Butterfl y by Patrick Hennessy (€3,600); and, from the 21st century paintings by Paul Kelly
(b 1968) including Run Down to the Sea (€1,250).

The most expensive piece, at €65,000, is an Irish Classical River Landscape With Figures by George Barret (1732-1784) in a period Irish 18th-century carved giltwood frame.

The most interesting is The Competing Coachmen (€6,500) by Robert Richard Scanlan, a Victorian Dublin artist who specialised in depictions of the vicissitudes of travelling in Ireland in the 19th century, and shows passengers just disembarked from the steamboat at Dublin port and an altercation between coachmen competing for the fare. – MP

The Gorry Gallery, 20 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Exhibition continues
until June 8th

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