Sotheby’s Ireland & Northern Ireland Newsletter

November 2020

I hope that you and your family are continuing to stay safe and well.

Although currently Sotheby’s Dublin cannot open its premises to the general public except for collection of purchases made in live and on-line auctions, we continue to be available via email or by calling 01 6440200 to offer all other services to our clients.

Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 GBP
Price Realised: 378,000 GBP

We are happy to assist with valuations, absentee bids, private sales and arrange for the shipment of consigned or purchased property. At present, we are actively seeking consignments in all collecting areas for inclusion in Sotheby's upcoming sales worldwide. Valuations can be provided initially from digital images.

Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 GBP
Price Realised: 7,551,600 GBP

Sotheby’s global business continues to operate as normally as possible, with a number of very successful sales held in recent months and exciting upcoming sales

Please see our attached newsletter in the link below regarding the forthcoming sale 44 Fitzwilliam Square: Works from the Estate of the Late Patrick Kelly, 10 November and a list of our upcoming valuation days.

With my best wishes and continuing good health,

Arabella Bishop
Senior Director, Head of Sotheby’s Ireland / + 353 (0) 1 644 0200

44 Fitzwilliam Square: Works from the Estate of the Late Patrick Kelly

Postponed from 18 March, Sotheby’s sale 44 Fitzwilliam Square: Works from the Estate of the Late Patrick Kelly, is now scheduled to take place in London on 10 November 2020.

"I knew Patrick and his collection for many years. 44 Fitzwilliam Square was a truly stunning setting to showcase the paintings, furniture, and objects which he collected from around the world over a number of decades. In holding a dedicated auction, we are able to celebrate Patrick’s vision and look forward to sharing it with collectors not only in Ireland but internationally. The sale offers a stunning array of Irish pictures from the 18th to 20th centuries, as well as fine Georgian and Regency furniture, silver and decorative arts. Central to the collection are five paintings by Jack B. Yeats, including The Showground Revisited, painted in 1950 (est. £150,000-250,000 / €177,000-295,000) and Young Men, painted in 1929 (est. £150,000-250,000 / €177,000-295,000), and an exceptional work by William Scott, entitled Deep Blues (est. £300,000-500,000 / €354,000-590,000)."

44 FITZWILLIAM SQUARE: Works from the Estate of the late Patrick Kelly
London, 10 November 2020, 2pm

Upcoming Valuation Days, Ireland and Northern Ireland

Chinese Art, 23 November 2020

Our Chinese Art specialists will be hosting a virtual valuation day on 23 November. From the comfort of your home we can arrange a virtual valuation via Zoom or a video call to your mobile phone.

Important Chinese Art, 4 November 2020, 11:00 AM GMT, London.
Lot 182 - A Rare and Large Ge-Type Moonflask, Yongzheng, Seal Mark and Period ,
Estimate: 150,000 – 250,000 GBP

Books & Manuscripts, 10 December 2020

Our Books & Manuscripts specialists will be hosting a valuation day on 10 December.

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Juan Hamilton: Passage, March 2020, 10:00 EST, New York
Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

For all enquiries, please contact or telephone 01 644 0200

Upcoming Auctions - Including Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit