Enviable choice

Fireside is the title of this work by Mark O’Neill at Dolan’s art auction in Galway next Tuesday (May 22).

It is estimated at €2,500-€3,500.

Lavery, John Behan, Louis le Brocquy, Yeats and Paul Henry will offer lovers of Irish art an enviable choice next week.

There are sales at Christie’s in London, Whyte’s and de Vere’s in Dublin and Dolan’s in Galway.

John Lavery’s Aïda, a Moorish Maid, is at £150,000-£250,000 — the most expensively estimated Irish lot at Christie’s sales on Wednesday and Thursday (May 23-24). There is a selection of work by William Scott and a couple of heads by Louis le Brocquy.

In Dublin, viewing is underway for two sales of Irish art.

Whyte’s will offer more than 200 lots at the Serpentine Hall in the RDS at 6pm next Monday. The sale includes le Brocquy’s series of 20 Aubusson tapestries based on the Táin estimated at €250,000 to €300,000. On Tuesday it is the turn of de Vere’s, whose sale is at the Berkeley Court Hotel at 6pm.

In Galway, Dolan’s will hold an Irish art auction at the Pillow Hotel next Tuesday at 6.30pm. The auction is on view at Dolan’s premises on Woodquay.

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