Astudy by Gareth Reid for his portrait of Graham Norton, on display at the National Gallery of Ireland, comes up as Lot 4 in Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish art online auction which runs till Tuesday at 6.30pm.
The Belfast artist — winner of the Sky Arts portrait artist of the year 2017 — was commissioned by the programme to paint the portrait. Afterwards, he and Norton discovered their great grandparents were siblings. The chalk on canvas study resembles the portrait in the National Gallery and is estimated at €1,500-€2,500.
Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale, on view in Skibbereen throughout this bank-holiday weekend, features work by Basil Blackshaw, George Campbell; Gladys McCabe; Mark O’Neill; Brian Maguire; Kenneth Webb; Charles Tyrrell; Peter Curling; John Kingerlee; Peter Blake and photographer John Minihan, among 189 lots. The catalogue is online at morganodriscoll.com.