Affordability the key at Adam sale of important Irish art

Des O’Sullivan says a 1936 oil by Jack B Yeats, ‘Hearing The Nightingale’, is exciting featured lot.

Affordability the key at Adam sale of important Irish art

Affordability is the key to the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin next Wednesday. The most expensively estimated works from a catalogue of 180 lots is a 1936 oil by Jack B Yeats. Hearing the Nightingale is a London work set on Richmond Hill and it is estimated at €25,000-€35,000.

There is a good selection of work by Irish artists from Frank McKelvey, James Humbert Craig and Patrick Hennessy to Louis le Brocquy, Felim Egan and Cecil King with popular contemporaries Mark O’Neill and Arthur Maderson thrown in for good measure.

Sculpture is represented in work by Edward Delaney, Oisín Kelly, Beatrice Glenavy, Imogen Stuart, Cliodhna Cussen, John Behan and others.

There are two County Cork works by the photo realist painter John Doherty, Rock Island Light and Sheep’s Head Light. Each one is estimated at €6,000-€8,000.

There is a good selection in the under €3,000 estimate range. The sale is on view at St Stephen’s Green from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow and from 10am to 5pm next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The auction is at 6pm.

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