Sunday September 27, 2020

Landscapes lead at online auction

Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry has been painted ad infinitum, but the most inspired depiction I’ve seen is Cecil Maguire’s, currently on offer in Morgan O’Driscoll’s Off the Wall online sale – bidding ends tomorrow.

22nd March, 2015
Francis Bacon posing with a triptych in the Claud Bernard Gallery in Paris

Painted in 1987, it measures 45.5x91 centimetres, estimate €2,500-€3,500. Other notable landscapes include Kenneth Webb’s The Twelve Bens, Connemara, 31x87 centimetres (€2,500-€3,500), and Harry Kernoff’s 1931 Landscape, 33x38 centimetres (€1,200-€1,800).

Less romantic is a scene west of Ireland commuters know well, Claus Leurer’s intriguing night vision of Salt Hill Road, Galway, 51x61 centimetres (€400-€600).

Equine images are a running theme through the sale,...

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