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Important Irish Art

by Adam's


181 lots with images

December 4, 2013

26 St Stephen's Green

Dublin, 2 Ireland

Phone: +353 1 676 0261

Fax: +353 1 662 4725

Email: info@adams.ie

Hans Iten RUA (1874-1939) Swans Oil on canvas laid

Lot 1: Hans Iten RUA (1874-1939) Swans Oil on canvas laid

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Description: Hans Iten RUA (1874-1939) Swans Oil on canvas laid down on board, 20.3 x 21.5cm (6 x 8_'') Signed Provenance: From the Collection of George and Maura McClelland and on loan from them to IMMA from 1999 - 2004; Private Collection Dublin

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Cecil fFrench Salkeld ARHA (1904-1969) Leda

Lot 2: Cecil fFrench Salkeld ARHA (1904-1969) Leda

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Description: Cecil fFrench Salkeld ARHA (1904-1969) Leda (Beatrice Behan) Oil on canvas, 61 x 51cm (24 x 20'') Signed Provenance: From the Collection of George and Maura McClelland and on loan from them to IMMA from 1999 - 2004; Private Collection Dublin Literature: ''The Hunter Gatherer'' IMMA 2005, illustrated p.133, Fig.136

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John Luke RUA (1906 -1975) Swans & Cygnets (1935)

Lot 3: John Luke RUA (1906 -1975) Swans & Cygnets (1935)

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Description: John Luke RUA (1906 -1975) Swans & Cygnets (1935) Tempera, 19 x 26.5cm (7_ x 10_'') Signed & inscribed verso, exhibition label on reverse Provenance: From the Collection of George and Maura McClelland and on loan from them to IMMA from 1999 - 2004; Private Collection Dublin Exhibited: ''John Luke Exhibition'', Arts Council of Ireland 1978, Ulster Museum and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Cat. No. 26, where lent by George and Maura McClelland; and ''A Selection of works from the McClelland Collection'', IMMA, Sept 2000 - Jan 2001 Literature: ''The Hunter Gatherer'', IMMA 2004, illustrated Fig. 135 p.137 John Luke was born in Belfast and after a short period working in the city's shipyards and textile industry he entered Belfast School of Art where he won a major scholarship to the Slade School of Art in London. Here Luke studied under the prestigious Slade teacher Henry Tonks and was one of the last artists to emerge from an art school system that had produced major painters such as Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Edward Wadsworth and David Bomberg. Luke completed his Diploma at the Slade in the summer of 1930 and after a brief spell at the Westminster School of Art he returned to Belfast in 1931. During the early 1930s Luke painted a number of imaginative landscapes such as this. He often included small details of animals, such as birds, cats, dogs, horses and even foxes, in his compositions following the example of medieval and Renaissance art. However, the image of swans would recur in several important works from this period from the linocut of ''Shaw's Bridge'' (c.1933) to the major tempera painting ''Locks at Edenderry'' (1944). The cross-hatched brushwork and early use of tempera in this composition are evidence of Luke's increasing concern with issues of craftsmanship and technique that would come to be a defining feature of his subsequent work. Dr. Joseph McBrinn Belfast School of Art University of Ulster

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Gerard Dillon (1920-1971) The Nativity Wax crayon,

Lot 4: Gerard Dillon (1920-1971) The Nativity Wax crayon,

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Description: Gerard Dillon (1920-1971) The Nativity Wax crayon, 44.5 x 48cm (17.5 x 19'') This is a design for a Bord Failte Christmas card. Provenance: From the Collection of George and Maura McClelland and on loan from them to IMMA from 1999 - 2004;Private Collection Dublin Exhibited: ''Gerard Dillon Retrospective'', Droichead Arts Centre, Jan/Feb 2003; Art Tank Gallery, Belfast, Feb/March 2003; ''Nano Reid and Gerard Dillon Exhibition'', Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Nov 2009/ Jan 2010; F.E. McWilliam Museum, Jan/April 2010; and ''Gerard Dillion Art and Friendship'', Adam's, Dublin, July 2013, Cat. No.85 & The Ava Gallery, Clandeboye, Aug 2013 Literature: ''Nano Reid and Gerard Dillon'' 2009, full page illustration p.47; ''Gerard Dillon, Art and Friendship'' Karen Reihill 2013, full page illustration p.97

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Markey Robinson (1917-1999) Young Rascal and the

Lot 5: Markey Robinson (1917-1999) Young Rascal and the

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Description: Markey Robinson (1917-1999) Young Rascal and the Neighbours Oil on board, 39 x 60cm (15_ x 23_'') Signed, inscribed with title verso Provenance: From the Collection of George and Maura McClelland and on loan from them to IMMA from 1999 - 2004; Private Collection Dublin Literature: ''Markey Robinson: Maverick Spirit'' by Dr Michael Mulreany, 2003, Cat. No.20, illustrated p.58

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