Des O’Sullivan previews the upcoming Woodward’s auction next week.

A visit from the White Squadron to Cork in 1843 is recalled at Woodward’s auction next Saturday. 

The sale will include a depiction of the event by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson estimated at €40,000-€60,000. 

The ships are the Caledonian, the Camperdoiun, and the St Vincent. 

The painting was exhibited at the RHA in 1844 and failed to sell. 

It was bought for £25 at the Art Union exhibition of 1845.

The sale, which includes contents from Garryhankard House in Upton and Underhill House in Dunmanway, will include original drawings by William Harrington for Seamus Murphy’s Stone Mad (€1,000-€1,500) and Harrington’s paintings of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera (€4,000-€5,000). 

A triple study of Michael Collins by William Harrington is part of the auction at Woodward’s.
A triple study of Michael Collins by William Harrington is part of the auction at Woodward’s.

There is an abstract by Patrick Hennessy, a view of Kinsale by Arthur Maderson and two Cork scenes by Kevin Sanquest.

Among the antique furniture pieces is a mirror backed sideboard, a Georgian bureau bookcase; a Georgian long case clock; a William IV card table; a Georgian oval table and an E1027 chrome table by Eileen Gray. 

The sale will include Waterford Crystal, Imari and Meissen porcelain, silver, coins, garden furniture and statuary. 

Viewing noon to 5pm today, 2pm to 5pm tomorrow and 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The sale is at 11am next Saturday and will be live online.


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