Art that’s easy on the pocket at Whyte’s and de Veres

Collectable yet affordable Irish work is going for sale online, says Des O’Sullivan

'Dhuv Glen from Mangerton' and some other Killarney views attributed to John Steeple (1823-1887) at Whyte's (€300-€400).

THERE will be sales of affordable Irish art online at Whyte’s and de Veres next week.

Whyte’s has a sale of 344 lots by Irish and international artists with pre-sale estimates ranging from €100 to €1,000 at 6pm next Monday.

Subject matter is broad and embraces everything form landscapes of Connemara in 1950 and Summer Cove near Kinsale in 1978 to Fossett’s Circus to portraits, still-life work and a Victorian drawing of the Black Valley titled Dhuv Glen from Mangerton attributed to John Steeple (1823-1887).

There is work by a variety of artists including Markey Robinson, Basil Blackshaw, Tony O’Malley, Gerard Dillon, George Campbell, Dan O’Neill, Alexander William, Thomas Ryan and Patrick Leonard.

market Day Galway by Gladys MacCabe at de Veres (€1,000-€1,500).

Viewing is at Whyte’s on Molesworth St from 2pm to 6pm today and from 10am to 5pm on Monday.

The auction takes place at Buswell’s Hotel at 6 pm and all bidding is online.

The emphasis is also on the affordable at the online art and design auction at de Veres next Tuesday at 6 pm.

The auction of 175 lots will include residual pictures from the estate of Michael Carroll, whose collection went under the hammer at de Veres last April.

All were bought in the ’70s and ’80s from The Dawson Gallery, Taylor Gallery, and Oliver Dowling Gallery.

Summer Cove near Kinsale, 1978, by Desmond Turner HRUA at Whyte’s (€250-€350).

The auctioneers say these works offer a great entry point for someone looking to buy a piece of Irish art without breaking the bank.

Among the lots are a watercolour by Jack B Yeats and a sketch by William John Leech.

There is work by artists like George Campbell, Cecil King, Trevor Geoghegan, Mary Fitzgerald, Patrick Scott, Barry Castle, Anne Madden, John Doherty, Jane O’Malley
and Charles Tyrrell.

There are 40 lots of ’60s and ’70s design furniture and lighting.

A pair of Danish easy chairs at de Veres (€600-€900).

This auction is on view at Kildare St in Dublin from 9.30am to 5.30pm next Monday and Tuesday.


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