A busy three days in Dublin as leading works under hammer

Des O’Sullivan looks at a number of different art works on offer through three auction houses in the capital.

A busy three days in Dublin as leading works under hammer

Whyte’s will kick off a busy three days of art auctions at the RDS in Dublin next Monday.

This will be followed on Tuesday with a sale by de Vere’s at Buswell’s Hotel on Tuesday and Adam’s Important Irish art at St Stephen’s Green on Wednesday.

All sales are at 6pm.

Viewing is underway at Whyte’s and de Vere’s and Adam’s goes on view from tomorrow afternoon.

A Family Group c1850 by Joseph Haverty (€30,000-€50,000) is the top lot at Whyte’s.

There is an oil on canvas by John Lavery of The Earl of Lonsdale (€25,000-€40,000), James Mahony’s Consecration of St Mary’s, Pope’s Quay, Cork c1842 (€8,000-€10,000), which featured on these pages last week, and The Past in the Present by Gerard Dillon (€25,000-€35,000) unites his interest in west of Ireland landscape and medieval carving.

The sale includes work by Seán Keating, Louis le Brocquy, Rowan Gillespie, John Shinnors, Seán Scully, Nano Reid and many more sought-after Irish artists.

Hell for Leather is the title of a fine equine work by Peter Curling at de Vere’s. It is estimated at €25,000-€35,000.

The auction of 110 lots includes fresh work from the studio of Desmond Carrick RHA and oils by Patrick Collins, Felim Egan, Nick Miller and Seán McSweeney.

John Doherty’s Galley Head Light (€6,000-€8,000) will generate Cork interest at Adam’s.

The sale features George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson’s (1806-1884) HMS Conqueror off Queenstown (Cobh), €5,000-€7,000 and a view of the Cork-Crosshaven ferry at Monkstown by Joseph Poole Addey (1852-1922) estimated at €2,000-€4,000. The Old Landing Place by Yeats is estimated at €25,000-€35,000 and there are 233 works on the catalogue.

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