Maclise watercolour at Morgan O’Driscoll sal

AN 1829 watercolour by Daniel Maclise RA, (1806-1870), of a young girl at play comes up at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin next Monday evening.

Maclise watercolour at Morgan O’Driscoll sal

From a private collection and previously at the Nicholas Gallery in Belfast it is estimated at €1,000-€1,500.

One of the most popular works at the National Gallery of Ireland, The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife by Maclise has been undergoing extensive restoration since 1910.

Morgan O’Driscoll will offer 160 lots representing a wide diversity of Irish art, artists and subject matter at his sale next Monday. The auction is on view in Ballsbridge from noon to 6pm today and tomorrow and from 10am to 4pm on Monday. The sale kicks off at 6pm.

Staying in the art world, major works by Paul Henry, William John Leech; Sir William Orpen; Sir John Lavery and Roderick O’Conor are among the temptations at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin next Wednesday at 6 pm. A Still Life of Fish by Nano Reid entitled Friday Fare was part of Ireland’s representation at the Venice Biennale in 1950 and is estimated at €15,000-€25,000. There is sculpture by John Behan, FE MacWilliam; Imogen Stuart; Melanie le Brocquy; Oisin Kelly and others. A self portrait by Dan O’Neill and a portrait of Bill Clinton by Brian Maguire entitled “The First African American President” are also included. Viewing is from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow, and from 10am to 5pm Monday to Wednesday.

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