Affordability to the fore in first Irish art sale of 2012

Dolan’s catalogue lists 228 works from wide range of artists, writes Des O’Sullivan

Market Day by Arthur George Bell featuring Durer’s house is at the Dolan’s art auction at Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork tomorrow. It is estimated at €1,000-€1,500.

THE emphasis is on affordability at the first Irish art sale of 2012 which gets underway in Cork city tomorrow. Viewing is already underway for Dolan’s art auction at Rochestown Park Hotel at 3pm tomorrow. The catalogue lists 228 works from a diverse range of artists including Arthur Maderson, Edith Somerville, Robert Ballagh, Norman Garstin, Maurice Wilks, Markey Robinson, Kenneth Webb, Graham Knuttel, Evie Hone and John Kingerlee. Many will be sold without reserve. Lot 124, Market Day by Arthur George Bell (1849-1916) in an original ornate gilt frame, features the Nurnberg house of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). The house has since been restored as a museum and the watercolour is estimated at €1,000-€1,500. The Galway-based Irish art auction house’s annual January sale in Cork has proved to be very popular. Viewing at Rochestown Park is from 10am to 9pm today and from 10am to the start of the sale at 3pm tomorrow.

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