Highlights of this great auction were Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931) GLADYS COOPER which sold for €175,000 (estimate €80,000-€100,00) and Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (1856-1941) A BACCHANTE, 1910 which sold for €135,000 (estimate €60,000-€80,000).
Other notable results were Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958) MAAM VALLEY, CONNEMARA, illustrated below (estimate €30,000-€40,000) €52,000, Patrick Swift (1927-1983) GIRL IN A GARDEN, c.1953 (estimate €20,000-€30,000) €20,000, Walter Frederick Osborne RHA ROI (1859-1903) NEAR SAINT PATRICK’S CLOSE DUBLIN, c. late1890s (estimate €10,000-€15,000) €18,000, Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956) WATERSEDGE XVII, 2007 (estimate €10,000-€15,000) €16,000.
Overall the auction grossed just under one million euro with 85% of lots sold.
Don’t miss your opportunity to bid in this evening’s auction of Important Irish Art. Call 01 676 2888, email your bids to firstname.lastname@example.org or avail of the live bidding facility at www.whytes.ie
which is available throughout the sale.
We remain on view here in the RDS until the start of the auction which begins at 6pm tonight.
[Illustrated: Lot No. 113, John B. Vallely (b.1941), THE SESSION
Est: €8,000 – €10,000]
VISIT WHYTE’S AT THE RDS THIS WEEKEND TO ENJOY BEAUTIFUL ART & SCULPTURE ON DISPLAY
Viewing: Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th, 10am to 6pm daily.
Auction Monday 25th at 6pm.
[Illustrated: Lot No. 26 Sir William Orpen RA RI RHA (1878-1931)
GLADYS COOPER, oil on canvas. Est: €80,000 – €120,000]
The catalogue for our Important Irish Art Auction is now available both online and in print.
VIEWING: Wednesday 6 May – Friday 8 May (inclusive), 10am to 5pm and Saturday 9 May, 9am to 12 Noon.
AUCTION: Saturday 9 May at 1pm
VENUE: Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Illustrated Lot 175: A harp given to Maud Gonne by WB Yeats.
She used play it to accompany Yeats while he recited his verses.