Major Maclise, Hovenden sale

177 lots at Adams sale include Lavery, Yeats and Henry, Des O’Sullivan reports.

Major Maclise, Hovenden sale

IMPORTANT works by Cork-born artists Thomas Hovenden (1840-1895) and Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) feature at James Adam in Dublin next Wednesday at 6pm.

A Wayside Chat by Dunmanway-born Hovenden featured at The French Connection exhibition organised by James Adam at the Hunt Museum in Limerick in 2010. It is estimated at €50,000-€70,000.

The Maclise work, A Figure of Erin, is estimated at £120,000-160,000 and was a study for murals in the House of Lords in London in 1846.

The Adam’s catalogue, with 177 lots, contains an interesting selection, with stalwarts like Paul Henry, Sir John Lavery; Jack Butler Yeats; Nathaniel Hone; William Leech; William Conor; Harry Kernoff; Daniel O’Neill; Colin Middleton; Basil Blackshaw; William Scott; Sean Keating and John Luke.

Northern Irish sculptor, FE McWilliam is represented by significant work.

The sale is on view at St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow and from 10am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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