THE emphasis is very much on quality with realistic estimates according to de Veres at their Irish art auction in Dublin on November 29. The sale of 130 lots includes a substantial oil by Paul Henry. There is art by Colin Middleton, George Campbell, William Conor, Daniel O’Neill, Gerard Dillon, Frank McKelvey, Charles Brady, Sean McSweeney, Tony O’Malley, Hughie O’Donoghue and Camille Souter among others.
The sculpture section features work by Conor Fallon, Eddie Delaney, Patrick O’Reilly and John Behan. The venue for the sale is the D4 Berkeley Court Hotel. The catalogue is on-line. Here is a small selection:
Paul Henry RHA RUA 1876-1958 REFLECTIONS ACROSS THE BOG (70,000-100,000). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 70,000
Gerard Dillon 1916-1971 THE PAST IN THE PRESENT (25,000-35,000). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.
George Campbell RHA, 1917-1979 MY WINDOW, PALO (1952) (10,000-15,000). UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.
Tony O'Malley HRHA 1916-2003 IRISH INSCAPE - GOTHIC - JERPOINT ABBEY (1981) (10,000-15,000) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 12,000.