Dillon and Reid works lead sale

MASTER works by Gerard Dillon and Nano Reid lead Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art at the RDS on Monday at 6pm.

Dillon and Reid works lead sale

Among these is work, (mostly prints), by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore, Joan Miro and Banksy from the Taylor Gallery in Belfast, which is in administration. Home with the Catch by Dillon destimated at €60,000-€80,000, it was exhibited in 1947.

Salmon Fishing on the Boyne by Reid dates to the same period and depicts her native Drogheda, which she explored and painted regularly with Dillon. It is estimated at €25,000-€35,000.

Painting 1930 by Mainie Jellett was shown at an exhibition of Irish art in Brussels in that year. This Cubist work has an estimate of €20,000-€30,000. Trees by Mary Swanzy is of similar vintage and estimated at €15,000-€18,000. Colin Middleton’s Seated Figure dates to 1972 and was seen at his Arts Council retrospective in 1976. It is estimated at €25,000-€35,000. There is also work by John Lavery, Paul Henry, Walter Osborne, Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig, Jack Yeats, Charles Lamb and Louis le Brocquy. The first 14 of 229 lots are by Percy French with estimates from €700 .

Viewing is from 10am to 6pm today and tomorrow and Monday.

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