A treasure trove for art collectors awaits at Whyte’s in their autumn auction on Monday 23 October at 6pm. The sale comprises 270 lots with guides from as low as €100 and all the well-known names one would expect to see in the major art sales.
Viewing opens this Wednesday to Friday 18-20 October and Saturday 21 October 1-5pm. Viewing will also be possible Monday 23 October – day of sale – 10am to 5pm all at Whyte’s Galleries, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin.
Among the artworks on offer are unique items from the Estate of Judge Desmond Windle – a portion of which already sold with excellent results in Whyte’s sale at the beginning of the month – as well as a further selection from the seemingly never ending collection from the Estate of renowned collectors George & Maura McClelland.
DAN O’NEILL DRAWINGS
Shrewd buyers will see value in the various “job lots” of unframed items such as lots 39 to 47 all by Daniel O’Neill. These comprise works on paper – acquired by the McClellands – including portraits, landscapes and some sketches for oil paintings. Suitably framed, these examples will make a wonderful addition to an established collection or represent a judicious early purchase for the novice buyer, not to mention great gifts for art buffs.
LOWRY FOR LESS
Not all examples in this sale are small in scale. There are sizeable examples too including a wonderful batik by Bernadette Madden, some large works in oil by Edward Delaney, Malcolm Bennett and Trevor Geoghegan and substantial watercolours by Martin Gale and Barrie Cooke. Can’t afford a painting by a famous artist? Buy a limited edition print! Paul Henry, L.S. Lowry, Jack B. Yeats, Elizabeth Rivers, John Luke, William Orpen, Dame Elizabeth Frink, Micheal Farrell, Robert Ballagh, Louis le Brocquy and the Cuala Press all feature with wonderful examples.
DECORATIVE ART TO ENHANCE YOUR HOME
Not chasing the big names but looking for attractive artworks to decorate your walls? There are a variety of lots comprising beautiful watercolours and oils by Irish and English artists of the 19th and 20th century some identified and others not. For those with a period home for example lots 237 to 243 will prove excellent value for money while lots 261 to 270 offer fantastic value on art books to grace the coffee table or reference shelves.
Buyers with a little imagination will also see value in the variety and quality of works by William Mason and Patrick Leonard in particular. Charming pastels of landscapes and cityscapes by Mason [lots 143-163] and fabulous studies of female fashions of the 1950s by Leonard are among the best [lots 165-180]. These works – suitably framed – offer superb value for money and a rare chance to acquire such pieces at extremely affordable guides.
SCARCE SCULPTURES BY MARKEY
A small selection of sculpture is offered including unique woodcarvings by Markey Robinson [lots 112-117] and a Carrara marble sculpture of a polar bear from the 1930s by George Frederick Morris Harding – an example of the same subject by him can be found in Queen’s University in Belfast.
Other names to watch out for include: Pauline Bewick, Basil Blackshaw, Brian Bourke, Elizabeth Brophy, William Conor, George Gillespie, Mainie Jellett, Gladys Maccabe, Seán McSweeney, Hughie O’Donoghue and Tory Island artists Patsy Dan & Ruairí Rodgers
Viewing opens this Wednesday to Friday 18-20 October and Saturday 21 October 1-5pm. Viewing will also be possible Monday 23 October – day of sale – 10am to 5pm all at Whyte’s Galleries, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin. The auction commences at 6pm on Monday 23 October at The Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street.