Lilian Lucy Davidson ARHA

Originally from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Lilian Davidson studied at Dublin Metropolitan School of Art where she won prizes in 1895 and 1896. In 1897 she won the RDS Scholarship which carried a free studentship, it didn’t come too soon as that was the year of her father’s death. She began exhibiting at...

Lived: 1879 - 1954

Edward Delaney

Best known for his public sculptures such as The Family and Wolfe Tone in St. Stephen’s Green, Edward Delaney was born in Claremorris, Co. Mayo and studied at the National College of Art and Design  and received funding from the Art Council of Ireland to study casting in Germany. Delaney is consi...

Lived: 1930 - 2009

Maurice Desmond

Maurice Desmond was born in Co. Louth and studied at the Limerick School of Art. He exhibited regularly at the Oireachtas shows and the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, where he won a first prize in 1969. Two decades later, he had three solo shows at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork in the 1980s. From...

Lived: 1944 -

Gerard Dillon

A mostly self taught artist, Belfast born Gerard Dillon began painting full time in the late 1930s, having left school at the age of fourteen to pursue a career as a painter and decorator and studying at the Belfast Technical School before moving to London in 1934. In the following decade Dillon spe...

Lived: 1916 - 1971

James Dixon

A native of Tory Island (Co. Donegal), James Dixon enjoyed a simple life of fishing and farming, and was introduced to painting late in life by Derek Hill in 1959 when he visited the island. A virtually self taught artist who was perhaps excluded from the influence of historical precedents due to th...

Lived: 1887 - 1970


Estimate EUR:

€4,000.00 - €6,000.00

Hammer Price: €4,250.00

Estimate EUR:

€15,000.00 - €20,000.00

Hammer Price: €26,000.00


1. Estimates and Reserves

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2. Artists Resale Rights (Droit de Suite) is NOT payable by purchasers

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3. Buyer's Premium, Payment & Delivery

Buyers Premium:

The buyer shall pay the Auctioneer a commission at the rate of 20% on the Hammer Price plus VAT @ 23% (applied only to the commission) on all individual lots.

For example on a hammer price of €1,000, the Buyer's Premium amounts to €200 and the VAT on the Buyer's Premium amounts to €46.00, giving a total amount due of €1,246


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Bidding by telephone may be booked on lots with a minimum estimate of €500. Early booking is advisable as availability of lines cannot be guaranteed.

6. Condition Reports

The property is sold "as is" therefore imperfections/defects are not stated in the catalogue description. It is up to the intending purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a lot(s) before bidding. Condition reports may be requested in advance of sale subject to our terms of business. The report is an expression of opinion only and must not be treated as a statement of fact.

7. Conditions of Sale

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