Sunday May 31, 2020

Fine Arts: Tumultuous times at Morgan O’Driscoll’s latest sale

Stormy works by William Orpen, John Butler Yeats and Maurice Canning Wilks are on show in the online auction which ends tomorrow

10th May, 2020
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Sir William Orpen’s 1901 A Storm, Kealkill

Morgan O’Driscoll was the first Irish art auctioneer to latch on to the potential of online-only bidding, and he is reaping the rewards.

Leading his sale (ending tomorrow) is William Orpen’s 1901 A Storm, Kealkill, 42.5 x 53.5cm (€12,000-€18,000). John Butler Yeats gives a domestic slant on the same theme with his watercolour of two little girls, Afraid of the Storm, 17 x 11cm (€800-€1,200). Maurice Canning Wilks depicts the weather up north...

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