Yeats’ Baltimore attack art on sale

Jack Yeats’ pen and ink drawing The Sack of Baltimore dating from 1890/91 at Whyte’s Irish art sale at the RDS next Monday (May 27).

Yeats’ Baltimore attack art on sale

The estimate is €6,000-€8,000.

The sack of Baltimore by Algerian pirates in 1631 is recalled at Whyte’s sale of Irish Art at the RDS next Monday at 6pm

Irish art will come under the hammer at sales in Dublin and London next week.

The sack of Baltimore by Algerian pirates in 1631 is recalled at Whyte’s sale of Irish Art at the RDS next Monday at 6 pm.

A Yeats pen and ink drawing based on an 1844 poem by Thomas Davis about the raid depicts the hanging of Hackett of Dungarvan who steered the Algerians into Baltimore.

It is estimated at €6,000-€8,000.

The catalogue cover features a portrait by Leo Whelan of Alan Dempsey estimated at €5,000-€7,000 and among a strong selection on offer is a pair of equestrian oils by William Brocas (€30,000-€40,000).

At James Adam next Wednesday at 6pm there is a painting by Paul Henry entitled The Potato Diggers which was described by Dr S B Kennedy as “his masterpiece”. It is estimated at €250,000-€350,000.

In London Bonhams will offer a selection of work by Sir John Lavery and an important work by Harry Kernoff entitled The Byzantine Madonna also on Wednesday.

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