The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 28, 2014


New to the auction market: Images of boats at sea by Ireland's leading artists offered at Bonhams
Jack Butler Yeats (Irish, 1871-1957) Island Men Returning, 1919. Oil on panel. Estimate: £60,000-80,000. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- Two stunning paintings by Jack Butler Yeats and Paul Henry R.H.A will be offered for sale at Bonhams flagship salerooms in London’s New Bond Street on 28th May.

Both valued at £60,000-80,000, these two works, consigned from private collections in the UK and Canada, are among the top lots of Bonhams Modern British & Irish Art Sale.

Jack Butler Yeats’ Island Men Returning is an oil on panel painted in 1919, depicting two currachs pulling back into harbour. Yeats is considered the most important Irish artist of the 20th century, and was the first Irish painter to sell a work for over £1 million.

Though not politically active, Yeats was sympathetic to the Irish Republican cause. He was the brother of W.B Yeats who, in 1923, received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Despite his position as a titan of Irish art, he took no pupils and allowed no one to watch him work. He was a good friend of Samuel Beckett who, when Yeats died, wrote that "Yeats is the great of our time...he brings light as only the great dare to bring light to the issueless predicament of existence."

Another highlight in the sale is Boats at Sea, a peaceful oil on canvas by Paul Henry R.H.A., finished in 1936 and signed ‘Paul Henry’ on the lower left corner of the painting.

In light of the spare and sketchy style of his landscapes, Paul Henry can be seen as one of Ireland’s first post-impressionist artists and Ireland’s leading landscape painter.

Penny Day, Bonhams Head of Irish Art says “We are thrilled to be offering these two exceptional works by such stellar Irish names. Both featuring boats at sea and never before offered at auction, they present a golden opportunity to acquire a fresh and rare marine painting by two of Ireland’s most famous artists”.

Both works, among other highlights from the auction, will be on public view at Bonhams Dublin Gallery on Molesworth Street from 11 – 14 May.





Today's News

April 15, 2014

"Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner: British Painting and the Rise of Modernity" opens in Rome

Art Gallery of South Australia secures major Impressionist painting by Camille Pissarro

Woodblock prints by Japan's first Modern artist debut at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

Sotheby's to sell the only known marine work by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi

Magnificent jewels at Sotheby's to feature singular colored gemstones & jewels owned by Eydie Gorme

Irene Leache memorial gifts to Chrysler Museum strengthen collection, bridge past with future

Hillwood appoints curator of 19th-century art; Re-dates Faberge imperial Easter egg

Photographer Mario Testino named President of World Monuments Fund Peru

New to the auction market: Images of boats at sea by Ireland's leading artists offered at Bonhams

Opteres to hold Modern art unveiling and sale on eve of Art Basel Hong Kong

Beautiful Bentleys and a 'Rambo Lambo' amongst highlights for sale at Bonhams

Original watercolor illustrations by James Warhola on view at the Demuth Museum

Record-setting capsule, pressure suit and parachute donated to the Smithsonian

Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago examines the city's architectural legacy and future potential

Tiffany Kashmir sapphire gold ring may bring $175,000 at Heritage Auctions in New York

Jeffrey S. Evans auction of Palmer Collection shows strength of southern decorative arts market

The Estate of Ray Frost Fleming, owner of Robert Kidd Gallery, highlights Heritage Auctions sale

Nazi memorabilia sale stopped after Jewish protests

First UK retrospective of visionary French artist Chris Marker opens at the Whitechapel Gallery

Early 1990s works on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery

Viking Adventures from the British Museum to screen at cinemas across the UK

Exhibition of new works by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde opens at Ronchini Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site