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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) Boy on a Swing (1890) Oil on canvas, 35.5 x 25cm (14 x 10) Signed and dated 1890 Provenance: Private Collection, Dublin This oil on canvas painting entitled Boy on a Swing (1890) is fresh to the
        Mar. 27, 2024

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) Boy on a Swing (1890) Oil on canvas, 35.5 x 25cm (14 x 10) Signed and dated 1890 Provenance: Private Collection, Dublin This oil on canvas painting entitled Boy on a Swing (1890) is fresh to the

        Est: €5,000 - €8,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) Boy on a Swing (1890) Oil on canvas, 35.5 x 25cm (14 x 10) Signed and dated 1890 Provenance: Private Collection, Dublin This oil on canvas painting entitled Boy on a Swing (1890) is fresh to the market. It has been hidden away in a private collection for the past fifty years. The painting is in its original gold exhibition frame and it is signed and dated by the artist. The letters RHA accompanies the signature and that dates the work to the latter half of 1890. This was an important year in the painter’s life as on the 18th of July 1890 he gained full membership of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland’s elite society of professional artists. Moynan became an Associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy on the 18th of October 1889 and nine months later he was elevated to full membership. This unusually rapid promotion was a key feature of Moynan’s artistic career. He was 24 when he first embarked on his artistic training, as he had previously studied for the medical profession. However, from his commencement in art-school he constantly won awards for his drawing and painting, including the Taylor and the Cowper prizes. He concluded his Irish art-education by achieving the prestigious Albert Prize for the best picture shown in the Royal Hibernian Academy by a student. The painting was entitled The Last of the 24th at Isandula (1883). Gaining this award allowed him to travel to study under Karl Verlat at the Academy in Antwerp. Six months later he was the first Irishman to achieve the premier place for painting from the living model in an international competition called the Concours. He later travelled on to Paris where at the Academy Julian he was frequently placed first in drawing, painting and composition. Moynan began work on Boy on a Swing (1890) with a meticulous figure drawing executed in his careful academic style. A shy smile illuminates the child’s features as he expertly brings the swing to a halt by extending his left arm. The detailed rendering of the boy’s portrait contrasts with the artist’s animated treatment of the landscape as Moynan confidently employs broad brush-strokes to portray the lush rural setting. This is not an affluent child playing on a swing in his own garden. The boy’s raggy dress and bare feet suggest a rare treat when he was given unexpected access to a swing. Children were a constant source of pleasure and inspiration for the artist. He painted wonderfully intimate images of his own daughter, Eileen Norah and his son, Richard. Many of his large genre pieces featured children at play. Titles such as The Village Pump (1890), The Tug of War (1890), The See Saw (1891), Invitation to Go Haymaking (1892), A Travelling Show (1892), Ball in the Cap, (1893) and The Game of Marbles (1893), all depict groups of children in a village street or in a garden setting. The psychologist, Jean Piaget viewed play as being integral to the development of a child’s intelligence and social skills. Moynan’s sketchbooks in the National Gallery of Ireland illustrate his close observation of children engaging in recreational activities. Indeed, these sketchbooks demonstrates that he explored three different compositions before settling on the final narrative for his popular Leixlip street scene, Military Manoeuvres (1891), NGI Collection. This work was painted within six months of Boy on a Swing. While Military Manoeuvres tells the story of a large group of children with make-shift musical instruments pretending to be a military band, the subject draws the viewer into the excitement of the children’s game. Boy on a Swing is a much smaller and more focused composition yet this painting generates a similar effect. The child has an impish quality and he is clearly aware of his good fortune in trying out the make-shift swing. Dr. Maebh O’Regan

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      • La blanchisseuse
        Nov. 22, 2023

        La blanchisseuse

        Est: £40,000 - £60,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan 1856 - 1906 La blanchisseuse signed and dated R T Moynan. 1885. (lower right) oil on canvas unframed: 77.5 by 96.5cm.; 30½ by 38in. framed: 92.5 by 109cm.; 36½ by 43in. Executed in 1885.

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) Boy on a Swing (1890) Oil on canvas, 35.5 x 25cm (14x 10) Signed and dated 1890 Provenance: Private Collection, Dublin This oil on canvas painting entitled Boy on a Swing (1890) is fresh to the
        Mar. 01, 2023

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) Boy on a Swing (1890) Oil on canvas, 35.5 x 25cm (14x 10) Signed and dated 1890 Provenance: Private Collection, Dublin This oil on canvas painting entitled Boy on a Swing (1890) is fresh to the

        Est: €10,000 - €15,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) Boy on a Swing (1890) Oil on canvas, 35.5 x 25cm (14x 10) Signed and dated 1890 Provenance: Private Collection, Dublin This oil on canvas painting entitled Boy on a Swing (1890) is fresh to the market. It has been hidden away in a private collection for the past fifty years. The painting is in its original gold exhibition frame and it is signed and dated by the artist. The letters RHA accompanies the signature and that dates the work to the latter half of 1890. This was an important year in the painter’s life as on the 18th of July 1890 he gained full membership of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland’s elite society of professional artists. Moynan became an Associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy on the 18th of October 1889 and nine months later he was elevated to full membership. This unusually rapid promotion was a key feature of Moynan’s artistic career. He was 24 when he first embarked on his artistic training, as he had previously studied for the medical profession. However, from his commencement in art-school he constantly won awards for his drawing and painting, including the Taylor and the Cowper prizes. He concluded his Irish art-education by achieving the prestigious Albert Prize for the best picture shown in the Royal Hibernian Academy by a student. The painting was entitled The Last of the 24th at Isandula (1883). Gaining this award allowed him to travel to study under Karl Verlat at the Academy in Antwerp. Six months later he was the first Irishman to achieve the premier place for painting from the living model in an international competition called the Concours. He later travelled on to Paris where at the Academy Julian he was frequently placed first in drawing, painting and composition. Moynan began work on Boy on a Swing (1890) with a meticulous figure drawing executed in his careful academic style. A shy smile illuminates the child’s features as he expertly brings the swing to a halt by extending his left arm. The detailed rendering of the boy’s portrait contrasts with the artist’s animated treatment of the landscape as Moynan confidently employs broad brush-strokes to portray the lush rural setting. This is not an affluent child playing on a swing in his own garden. The boy’s raggy dress and bare feet suggest a rare treat when he was given unexpected access to a swing. Children were a constant source of pleasure and inspiration for the artist. He painted wonderfully intimate images of his own daughter, Eileen Norah and his son, Richard. Many of his large genre pieces featured children at play. Titles such as The Village Pump (1890), The Tug of War (1890), The See Saw (1891), Invitation to Go Haymaking (1892), A Travelling Show (1892), Ball in the Cap, (1893) and The Game of Marbles (1893), all depict groups of children in a village street or in a garden setting. The psychologist, Jean Piaget viewed play as being integral to the development of a child’s intelligence and social skills. Moynan’s sketchbooks in the National Gallery of Ireland illustrate his close observation of children engaging in recreational activities. Indeed, these sketchbooks demonstrates that he explored three different compositions before settling on the final narrative for his popular Leixlip street scene, Military Manoeuvres (1891), NGI Collection. This work was painted within six months of Boy on a Swing. While Military Manoeuvres tells the story of a large group of children with make-shift musical instruments pretending to be a military band, the subject draws the viewer into the excitement of the children’s game. Boy on a Swing is a much smaller and more focused composition yet this painting generates a similar effect. The child has an impish quality and he is clearly aware of his good fortune in trying out the make-shift swing. Dr. Maebh O’Regan, January 2023.

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) A Flemish Belle (1895) Oil on canvas, 76 x 51cm (30 x 20) Signed and dated 1895 Exhibited: Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy 1895, Cat. No. 19
        Dec. 07, 2022

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) A Flemish Belle (1895) Oil on canvas, 76 x 51cm (30 x 20) Signed and dated 1895 Exhibited: Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy 1895, Cat. No. 19

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) A Flemish Belle (1895) Oil on canvas, 76 x 51cm (30 x 20) Signed and dated 1895 Exhibited: Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy 1895, Cat. No. 19

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Portrait of a Young Boy in a Sailor Suit Oil on canvas, 52 x 35cm (20½ x 13¾'')
        Mar. 30, 2022

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Portrait of a Young Boy in a Sailor Suit Oil on canvas, 52 x 35cm (20½ x 13¾'')

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Portrait of a Young Boy in a Sailor Suit Oil on canvas, 52 x 35cm (20½ x 13¾'')

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      • MOYNAN, RICHARD THOMAS
        Jun. 09, 2021

        MOYNAN, RICHARD THOMAS

        Est: €600 - €601

        MOYNAN, RICHARD THOMAS 1856 - 1906 31 x 24 cm Young girl with a dog (the artist's daughter?). Black chalk, heightened white/paper, signed.

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) - Invitation to go Haymaking
        Jun. 02, 2021

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) - Invitation to go Haymaking

        Est: €40,000 - €60,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Invitation to go Haymaking Oil on canvas, 56 x 76cm (22 x 30) Provenance: Sold in these rooms, 28th May 1997 (front cover illustration), Lot. No. 41 , Sold in these rooms, 29-May 2013, Lot. No. 41 where purchased by the current owner. Moynan was born in Dublin and first studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, before attending the Metropolitan School of Art with Roderic O'Conor. He trained at the Antwerp Academy between 1883 and 1885 where he won first prize in painting from life, and shared lodgings with fellow Irish artist Henry Allan. He returned to Dublin in 1888 and was employed for a time by local newspaper The Union as a political cartoonist under the pseudonym 'Lex', but hoped to become renowned for large scale genre paintings such as this. He exhibited regularly at the RHA between 1880 and 1905. He was the principal recorder of Dublin city and county in the late Victorian era, and was influenced by Osborne in his portrayal of naturalistic scenes of village life. Moynan painted several pictures of children such as this, which were popular amongst late nineteenth century artists. Moynan brings his individual strong narrative quality and his cultivated naivety belies a keen eye for detail and composition. This is one of two known versions of this work, the other was sold at Christie's London, 15th March 1985, Lot No. 85 Starting Bid: € 28000

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)
        Dec. 12, 2019

        Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)

        Est: £20,000 - £30,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906) - 'Only a poor little crossing sweeper', oil on canvas, signed and dated 1892, 90 x 44 cm Exh: Royal Hibernian Academy 1894, no 15 Purchased by George Jameson from the Academy exhibition, and thence by descent

        Andrew Smith & Son
      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Hulk of a Wooden Boat at Clontarf (1889)
        Apr. 29, 2019

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Hulk of a Wooden Boat at Clontarf (1889)

        Est: €8,000 - €12,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Hulk of a Wooden Boat at Clontarf (1889) oil on canvas signed 'Moynan 1889' lower left h:35.25  w:53 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Depicting the hull of a wooden boat, resting on the beach at Clontarf, this painting fits in with Richard Thomas Moynan's interest in depicting everyday scenes. The derelict boat, probably a yacht or lugger, is silhouetted against the sky, its ribs dark outlines against the blue sky and white clouds. In the background can be seen the Dublin mountains. A jetty leads down the water's edge; beside the jetty a man stands, looking out to sea. A tall flagpole, with a flag flying from a crosstree, suggests that the hulk is beside a yacht club. Perhaps the most outstanding visual chronicler of life in Dublin in the later nineteenth century. Moynan's work is Realist in style, his genre paintings portraying both middle-class and working-class people. He seems not to have been greatly interested in a career as a society portraitist, although he did a number of such portraits. There is a modern feel to his work, an awareness of social divisions and of personal narratives. There is also a Proustian quality to his desire to capture the flavor of a moment, one that at the time might seem transitory or inconsequential. Many of his paintings, while large in scale and highly finished, are almost like snapshot views of an event. Born on the South Circular Road, Moynan studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, before enrolling at the Metropolitan School of Art (now NCAD), where he was a fellow student of Roderick O'Conor. Moynan's depiction of a famous scene in the Zulu wars, The Last Stand of the 24th at Isandula, painted when he was twenty-seven years old, shows his alertness to news and world events, and won him a scholarship. Continuing his studies in Antwerp in 1884, he gained more awards, his skill in figure painting resulting in personal tuition by Charles Verlat. After a spell in Paris, at the Academie Julian, Moynan returned to Dublin in 1886, setting up a studio in Harold's Cross. This is the large room that appears in his 1888 We Hope We Don't Intrude, looking every bit a Parisian atelier, down to the skylights and cast-iron stove. Another painting, What Does it Want? (1887) depicts the interior of an art college, the title suggesting a query posed, as to how a painting might be completed. The artist's sister Marguerite was the model for Moynan's 1889 painting Afternoon Tea, while his wife Suzanna, and their children, Eileen Nora and Richard Francis also appeared in his paintings-Susanna (who was also the artist's cousin) being the model for What Does it Want?. Politically a Conservative, Moynan worked also as a newspaper illustrator, working under the name 'Lex'. He was a popular artist and in 1889 was elected President of the Dublin Sketching Club. Exhibiting regularly at the RHA between 1880 and 1905, in 1890 he was elected a member of the Academy. The following year his most popular painting, Military Manoeuvres (NGI), depicting children playing at being a military band, was shown at the RHA. Moynan's work with the Masonic Orphan Schools resulted in other paintings depicting scenes of childhood; including Tug of War, Ball in the Cap (1893) and The Travelling Show, depicting a Punch and Judy show in a small country village, exhibited at the RHA in 1892. Ultimately, a combination of ill-health and heavy drinking resulted in his death, aged just fifty, in 1906. Peter Murray, March 2019

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND CHILD
        Nov. 26, 2018

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND CHILD

        Est: €1,000 - €1,500

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND CHILD

        Whyte's
      • RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN, R.H.A. | What Does it Want?
        Nov. 21, 2018

        RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN, R.H.A. | What Does it Want?

        Est: £40,000 - £60,000

        oil on canvas

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      • RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN | Ball in the Cap
        Sep. 11, 2018

        RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN | Ball in the Cap

        Est: £100,000 - £150,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF AN ARMY PENSIONER AT THE ROYAL HOSPITAL, KILMAINHAM
        Nov. 27, 2017

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF AN ARMY PENSIONER AT THE ROYAL HOSPITAL, KILMAINHAM

        Est: €1,500 - €2,000

        with Victor Waddington framing label on reverse

        Whyte's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND CHILD
        Nov. 28, 2016

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND CHILD

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND CHILD

        Whyte's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND YOUNG GIRL
        Nov. 28, 2016

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND YOUNG GIRL

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) WOMAN AND YOUNG GIRL

        Whyte's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)Fallen AngelOil on canvas, 65.5 x 50cm (25¾ x 50cm)Provenance: This work is a picture of the artist’s niece and was gifted by him to his sister Anna Allen and her husband Wentworth Allen. It was subsequently sold
        Sep. 28, 2016

        Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)Fallen AngelOil on canvas, 65.5 x 50cm (25¾ x 50cm)Provenance: This work is a picture of the artist’s niece and was gifted by him to his sister Anna Allen and her husband Wentworth Allen. It was subsequently sold

        Est: €2,000 - €4,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)Fallen AngelOil on canvas, 65.5 x 50cm (25¾ x 50cm)Provenance: This work is a picture of the artist’s niece and was gifted by him to his sister Anna Allen and her husband Wentworth Allen. It was subsequently sold in 1939 as part of the Shanganagh Castle Estate.Our thanks to Maebh O’Regan whose writings on the artist formed the basis of this catalogue entry.

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)The Little Newspaper BoyOil on canvas
        Dec. 02, 2015

        Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)The Little Newspaper BoyOil on canvas

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906)The Little Newspaper BoyOil on canvas, 56 x 40cm (26 x 15¾)The Irish artist, Richard Thomas Moynan (1856-1906), painted a variety of subjects that reflected the social, political and economic landscape of his day. As a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and the Royal Hibernian Academy, he won many academic prizes, but his crowning achievement occurred in 1883 when he was awarded the Albert Prize, 'for the best picture shown in the Academy by a student' (Strickland, 1989, p. 144). Roderic O'Conor, C.E. Lodge and H.C. Tisdell were also contenders for this coveted award. Winning the Albert Prize facilitated Moynan's move to the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp where he followed in the footsteps of Irish artists such as Walter Osborne, Joseph Malachy Kavanagh and Nathaniel Hill. It was only a matter of six months before: 'He gained the first place for painting from the living model in the annual 'concours,' in which a hundred students of all nationalities competed.'(Walter Strickland, 1989, p. 144)This entitled Moynan to private tuition from the Director of the Academy, Karel Verlat. During the artist's second year in Antwerp, the college admitted its most famous student, Vincent Van Gogh. However, the Dutchman's temperament proved to be incompatible with the Academy's ethos and, two months later, he moved on to Paris. In 1885, Moynan also moved to Paris to study portraiture at the Academy Julian under 'Collin, Courtois, Robert-Fleury and Bouguereau'. (Strickland, 1989, p. 144)Returning to Dublin in the winter of 1886, Moynan made several self-portraits to showcase his newly-developed skills. Two works from this series, The Artist in His Studio at Harold's Cross (1887) and Taking Measurements (1887), are in the National Gallery of Ireland collection, while a third adorns the dining room of University College Galway.Moynan was a dedicated father whose rapport with children was noted as far away as London:Mr Moynan was chiefly a figure painter, and his favourite subject was child life in the slums. (Obituary of Richard Thomas Moynan: London Times, 11th April 1906)He made many large compositions depicting children at play: Tug of War (1891), A Travelling Show (1892) Ball in the Cap (1893), Invitation to go Haymaking (1898), A Game of Skill (1890s). But, the most celebrated of these works is Military Manoeuvres (1891), (National Gallery of Ireland). This genre-piece depicts boys parading through Main Street Leixlip, pretending to be a military band. But the artist also painted smaller canvases featuring a single child. These so called Street Arabs were associated with an occupation. The Newspaper Seller (1891) is the first of many works dealing with this subject. Three years later the same child featured in Only a Waif, Cold and Wearied (1894). This signed and dated painting shows a sleeping boy in three-quarter view, clutching a sheaf of newspapers. He is seated in an alleyway, dressed in a coat, muffler, skull-cap and knee-length trousers. His left foot rests on his right, in an effort to avoid contact with the cold ground. The artist's palette reverts to his Antwerp days and is compiled chiefly of browns and greens, relieved only by the paleness of the boy's face, the whiteness of the newspapers, and the orange muffler at the child's throat.This canvas is very similar to the smaller painting The Little Newspaper Boy, in this catalogue. The child is seated in left profile, wearing identical clothing to the subject in Only a Waif, Cold and Wearied, with a newspaper secured under his arm, and his hands are similarly tucked into the sleeve of his jacket to provide warmth. Once again his left foot rests on his right to help fend off the cold, but his eyes are open and downcast. The clean face of the child suggests pride in his appearance despite his poverty. The detailed figure-painting coupled with a looser depiction of the clothing and background brings the plight of the boy into close focus. This unsigned work has all of the elements of Only a Waif, Cold and Wearied, but perhaps Moynan thought that a sleeping child would be more appealing and adjusted the composition accordingly. Having worked as a political cartoonist on The Union newspaper, these little paper-boys had a special place in Moynan's heart. His final unfinished work: Death of The Queen (1902, National Gallery of Ireland), tells the true story of a Dublin newsboy who commemorated Queen Victoria's passing by spending his last penny on a bunch of violets that he placed on a bill-board announcing her death. Moynan, who frequently looked to Dickens for his subject-matter, brought an empathetic eye to the activities of the Dublin Street Arab.Dr. Maebh O'Regan

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan, RHA (Irish, 1856-1906) Portrait of the artist's daughter, seated full length, in a turquoise dress, a doll at...
        Nov. 27, 2014

        Richard Thomas Moynan, RHA (Irish, 1856-1906) Portrait of the artist's daughter, seated full length, in a turquoise dress, a doll at...

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan, RHA (Irish, 1856-1906) Portrait of the artist's daughter, seated full length, in a turquoise dress, a doll at her feet signed upper left "R T Moynan, RHA, 1891" oil on canvas h:51 w: 41 cm Provenance: Christie's, London, Irish and Sporting Art, 8 May 2009, lot 16.

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) LANDSCAPE WITH DRY RIVERBED, COTTAGE AND SEA BEYOND
        Nov. 24, 2014

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) LANDSCAPE WITH DRY RIVERBED, COTTAGE AND SEA BEYOND

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) LANDSCAPE WITH DRY RIVERBED, COTTAGE AND SEA BEYOND oil on canvas signed indistinctly lower left h:14  w:21 in. Provenance: Acquired from the artist's family by the previous owner; Thence by descent

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
        Nov. 24, 2014

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

        Est: €2,000 - €3,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN oil on canvas h:17  w:13 in. Provenance: Acquired from the artist's family by the previous owner; Thence by descent

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) GIRL WITH A BOOK AND TOYS, 1893
        Nov. 24, 2014

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) GIRL WITH A BOOK AND TOYS, 1893

        Est: €5,000 - €7,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) GIRL WITH A BOOK AND TOYS, 1893 oil on canvas signed and dated lower left h:14  w:18 in. Provenance: Acquired from the artist's family by the previous owner; Thence by descent

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) BRIDGET WITH A MUFF
        Nov. 24, 2014

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) BRIDGET WITH A MUFF

        Est: €4,000 - €6,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) BRIDGET WITH A MUFF oil on canvas h:24  w:14 in. Provenance: Acquired from the artist's family by the previous owner; Thence by descent Richard Thomas Moynan (1856 -1906) was born in Dublin. Moynan originally set out to study medicine, but opted for a career in the arts shortly before his final examinations. He enrolled at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in 1879 and found quick success by winning both the Taylor and Cowper prizes. In 1883 Moynan attended Academie Royale des Beaux Arts in Antwerp along with Roderic O'Conor and Henry Allen. He studied there until moving to Paris in 1885 to study at Academie Julien . By the late 1880s Moynan had returned to his native Dublin to exhibit his paintings, and was elected to the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1890. This painting and lot 7, Bridget With A Book And Toys, are typical of his 1890s genre works, which often included his daughter Bridget as a model. It was around this time that Moyan produced some of his masterpieces including Military Manoeuveres and Tug of War.

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) RHA BRONZE PRIZE MEDAL TO RICHARD T. MOYNAN [FOR DRAWING FROM THE ANTIQUE], 1883
        Sep. 29, 2014

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) RHA BRONZE PRIZE MEDAL TO RICHARD T. MOYNAN [FOR DRAWING FROM THE ANTIQUE], 1883

        Est: €400 - €600

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) RHA BRONZE PRIZE MEDAL TO RICHARD T. MOYNAN [FOR DRAWING FROM THE ANTIQUE], 1883 engraved with artist's name and date 2½ x 2½in. (6.35 x 6.35cm) As a student of the RHA, Dublin born Moynan was awarded both a silver and a bronze medal and a prize for the best study in the painting class of 1883. In the same year the artist also won the Albert Scholarship for the best picture at the Academy by a student.

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Invitation
        May. 29, 2013

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Invitation

        Est: €20,000 - €30,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Invitation to go Haymaking Oil on canvas, 56 x 26cm (22 x 30'') Provenance: Sold in these room, 28th May 1997 (front cover illustration), Lot. No. 41 , where purchased by current owner Moynan was born in Dublin and first studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, before attending the Metropolitan School of Art with Roderic O'Conor. He trained at the Antwerp Academy between 1883 and 1885 where he won first prize in painting from life, and shared lodgings with fellow Irish artist Henry Allan. He returned to Dublin in 1888 and was employed for a time by local newspaper The Union as a political cartoonist under the pseudonym 'Lex', but hoped to become renowned for large scale genre paintings such as this. He exhibited regularly at the RHA between 1880 and 1905. He was the principal recorder of Dublin city and county in the late Victorian era, and was influenced by Osborne in his portrayal of naturalistic scenes of village life. Moynan painted several pictures of children such as this, which were popular amongst late nineteenth century artists. Moynan brings his individual strong narrative quality and his cultivated naivety belies a keen eye for detail and composition. This is one of two known versions of this work, the other was sold at Christie's London, 15th March 1985, Lot No. 85

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) The
        Dec. 04, 2012

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) The

        Est: €150,000 - €250,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856 - 1906) The Travelling Show (1892) Oil on canvas, 61 x 101.5cm (24 x 40'') Signed and dated 1892 Provenance: Purchased by the current owner 1979. Exhibited: RHA Annual Exhibition, 1892, Cat. No. 23 Irish International Exhibition, Dublin, 1901 Crawford Gallery, Cork, ''Whipping the Herring Exhibition'' 2006 National Gallery of Ireland, ''A Time and a place'' 2006/7, Exhibition Cat. No. 42 ''Ireland: Her People and Landscape'' The AVA Gallery, June - Sept 2012, Cat. No. 36 Literature: ''Dictionary of Irish Artists'' by Walter Strickland 1913 P p145 ''Irelands Painters 1600 - 1940, Ann Cruikshank and The Knight of Glin 2002 p267 (Fig 365) ''Whipping the Herring'' Published by The Crawford Gallery p104 (Note by Julian Campbell) Full page illustration p105 ''A Time and a Place'' Published by NGI p89 /90 (Note by Brendan Rooney) Illustrated Fig 40 ''One Hundred Years of Irish Art - A Millennium Presentation'' by Eamonn Mallie p222 Full page illustration p223 ''Ireland: Her People and Landscape'' Exhibition Catalogue, illustrated front cover and p43 Moynan was born in Dublin and first studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, before attending the Metropolitan School of Art with Roderic O'Conor. He trained at the Antwerp Academy between 1883 and 1885 where he won first prize in painting from life, and shared lodgings with fellow Irish artist Henry Allan. He returned to Dublin in 1888 and was employed for a time by local newspaper The Union as a political cartoonist under the pseudonym 'Lex', but hoped to become renowned for large scale genre paintings such as this. He exhibited regularly at the RHA between 1880 and 1905. He was the principal recorder of Dublin city and county in the late Victorian era, and was influenced by Osborne in his portrayal of naturalistic scenes of village life. Moynan painted several pictures of children such as this, which were popular amongst late nineteenth century artists. Moynan brings his individual strong narrative quality and his cultivated naivety belies a keen eye for detail and composition. Moynan painted several pictures of children playing marbles, ball games or see-saw in the village street. Such scenes of mischievous barefoot children or ragged urchins were popular amongst late nineteenth-century artists, like the work of Adrian Ceccioni (of the Macchiaioli in Italy), Bastien-Lepage in France, John George Brown in America and Moynan's friend Walter Osborne in Ireland. But Moynan brings his individual mark to this sub-genre in the large number of children featured in the one picture, in the receding perspective of the village scenes and in the strong narrative quality. In A Travelling Show Moynan captures the excitement when the Punch and Judy show arrives in a tiny village. Touchingly, he includes older and younger children, girls and boys, playing together. an he contrasts obedient children with mischievous urchins. In the background, the Punch and Judy man beats a drum in front of a striped tent, while in the foreground a barefoot boy shouts with excitement. Moynan made several preparatory sketches for this painting (NGI no. 19,171 and 19,172). It was exhibited at the RHA in 1892, and at the Irish International Exhibition in Dublin in 1901. Julian Campbell

        Adam's
      • RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN (IRISH, 1856-1906) A Shore Hulk 1889 oil on canvas
        Sep. 23, 2012

        RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN (IRISH, 1856-1906) A Shore Hulk 1889 oil on canvas

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN (IRISH, 1856-1906) A Shore Hulk 1889 oil on canvas signed and dated 'Moynan 1889' lower left 33.5 x 51cm EXHIBITED Possibly exhibited at the the Dublin Sketching Club held in Leinster Hall in Molesworth Street in Dublin in 1889. On Monday 4th November 1889, The Irish Times reported 'A Shore Hulk (839) and A Memory of the Past (873) are very fair specimens of the work of the President of the Club, R.T. Moynan'. OTHER NOTES Leonard Joel would like to thank Maebh O'Regan for assistance with cataloguing this lot

        Leonard Joel
      • Richard Thomas Moynan, R.H.A. (1856-1906)
        May. 08, 2009

        Richard Thomas Moynan, R.H.A. (1856-1906)

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan, R.H.A. (1856-1906) Portrait of the artist's daughter, seated full-length, in a turquoise dress, a doll at her feet signed and dated 'R. T. Moynan, R.H.A. 1891' (upper left) oil on canvas 21¼ x 16¼ in. (54 x 41.2 cm.)

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      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Boy with a
        Oct. 01, 2008

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Boy with a

        Est: €10,000 - €15,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Boy with a Cane Oil on canvas, 76 x 50.5cms, (30 x 20") Signed Richard Thomas Moynan's work is familiar to most through the impressive "Military Manoeuvres" (1891) which is on permanent display in The National Gallery of Ireland - one of their most popular works. Moynan studied at The Royal Hibernian Academy of Art, Antwerp in the company of Roderic O'Conor. He was the first Irishman to win, in 1883, the Albert prize for painting, ironically it was Roderic O'Conor who took second prize. This entitled him to private tuition from Karl Verlat and his own studio space, which enabled him to work on a much bigger scale than his contemporaries. He continued his studies in Paris at the famous Academy Julian under Robert Fleur and Bouguereau. He returned to Dublin renting studio space at Harold's Cross in 1886. Moynan was extremely popular and was elected President of the Dublin Sketching Club in 1889 and was also elected ARHA achieving full membership the following year 1890. He regularly used family to model in his paintings especially his daughter Bridget and his wife Suzanna and due to similarity of this child and Bridget the subject is thought to be the artist's son.

        Adam's
      • The last of the 24th, Isandlwana, 1879 'He reached a small cave in the rocks, into which he crept, and with his gun kept off his enemies, shooting every Zulu as he appeared...The shadows were long on the hills before this man, who was the last
        May. 22, 2008

        The last of the 24th, Isandlwana, 1879 'He reached a small cave in the rocks, into which he crept, and with his gun kept off his enemies, shooting every Zulu as he appeared...The shadows were long on the hills before this man, who was the last

        Est: £15,000 - £20,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan, R.H.A. (1856-1906) The last of the 24th, Isandlwana, 1879 'He reached a small cave in the rocks, into which he crept, and with his gun kept off his enemies, shooting every Zulu as he appeared...The shadows were long on the hills before this man, who was the last to die, met his fate' - Natal Times signed and dated 'R.T. Moynan/1883' (lower right) oil on canvas 50½ x 40¼ in. (128.3 x 102.2 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF
        Feb. 25, 2008

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF

        Est: €20,000 - €30,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST'S DAUGHTER, BRIDGET, SEATED WITH HER DOLL, 1891 signed and dated upper left oil on canvas 55 by 41cm., 21.5 by 16.25in. Provenance: James Adam Salerooms, Dublin, 17 June 1992, lot 92; Whence purchased by the present owner Literature: Niall Fallon, 'Moynan and Yeats stand out in Adam sale', Irish Times, 6 June 1992 (illustrated): Niall Fallon, 'Moynan works provide double treat', Irish Times, 13 June 1992 Painted in the same year as two of Moynan's best known works, Military Manoeuvres and Tug of War, this portrait of the artist's young daughter displays a more intimate aspect of the artist's oeuvre. As Maebh O'Regan has noted, Moynan was "a dedicated family man" who frequently used his family as models.1 Contemplation, 1892 shows Moynan's wife, Suzanna, with their daughter Bridget; his wife's gaze suggesting "a moment of realisation during the rough and tumble of play", providing "an insight into the informal interaction between parent and child within the artist's household". 2 When the present work first surfaced at auction, in 1992, it was singled out for praise by art critic Niall Fallon: "Of all the works in the sale, none is more captivating than Richard Thomas Moynan's portrait of his little daughter, Bridget. Moynan drew and painted her quite frequently, and this is a minor classic, beautifully composed and given an extra, strange dimension by the addition of a discarded doll lying at the girl's feet". 1 Maebh O'Regan, 'Richard Moynan: Painting Privilege and Poverty', Irish Arts Review, vol. 23 no. 4, December 2006, page 117 2 Ibid.

        Whyte's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) CATTLE GRAZING or AFTER THE MILKING signed and dated [1894] lower left oil on canvas 51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.
        Feb. 22, 2005

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) CATTLE GRAZING or AFTER THE MILKING signed and dated [1894] lower left oil on canvas 51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in.

        Est: €8,000 - €10,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) CATTLE GRAZING or AFTER THE MILKING signed and dated [1894] lower left oil on canvas 51 by 76cm., 20 by 30in. Exhibited: probably exhibited as After the Milking RHA, Dublin, 1894, catalogue no. 147 (œ30-0-0) Richard Thomas Moynan was born at Eldon Terrace, South Circular Road, Dublin in 1856. Having initially chosen to study at the Royal College of Surgeons, he later abandoned the medical profession to pursue his love of art. He exhibited at the RHA for the first time in 1880 and proceeded to win several prizes and medals for both drawing and painting over the following years at the RHA and the Royal Dublin Society's School of Art. In 1883 he entered the Academie Royal des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp with fellow artist Roderic O'Conor and studied under the Belgian artist Charles Verlat (1824-1890). His contemporaries Walter Osborne, Joseph Malachy Kavanagh and Dermod O'Brien were also studying in Antwerp at this time. After just six months study he won first place for figure painting, out of over 100 students of various nationalities He continued his studies in Paris where he had similar success in painting and drawing competitions. He returned to Dublin in 1886 and five years later exhibited his highest priced work at the time, Military Manoeuvres, now one of the most well known works in the National Gallery of Ireland. Moynan was a leading and most popular exhibitor at the RHA and had every prospect of a long and successful career. However, his output was limited due to ill health and in April 1906 he died at the age of 50.

        Whyte's
      • RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN 1856-1906
        Jul. 01, 2004

        RICHARD THOMAS MOYNAN 1856-1906

        Est: £30,000 - £40,000

        signed and dated l.r.: R T Moynan 1888 oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906)
        May. 26, 2004

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906)

        Est: €7,000 - €10,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan RHA (1856-1906) Woman wearing a plumed hat Oil on canvas, 75 x 55.5cm (29.5 x 21.75) Signed and dated 1888

        Adam's
      • Richard Thomas Moynan, R.H.A.
        May. 18, 2001

        Richard Thomas Moynan, R.H.A.

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        Richard Thomas Moynan, R.H.A. 1856-1906 what shall i say signed and dated 1888; also signed and inscribed with title on an old label attached to the reverse oil on canvas 35.5 by 46 cm., 14 by 18 in.

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