Charles Lamb RHA RUA

Born in Portadown, Co. Armagh, Charles Lamb initially studied life drawing at night at the Belfast School of Art before winning a scholarship to study full time at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin in 1917. In 1921 Lamb visited Carraroe in Connemara for the first time. Charles Lamb, like He...

Lived: 1893 - 1964

Sir John Lavery RA RHA

Originally from Belfast, John Lavery held his first art related job in a photographic studio in Glasgow where he coloured prints and touched up negatives. Having been orphaned at a young age and spending years with various relatives, this was his introduction to the art world. Lavery went on to stud...

Lived: 1856 - 1941

Melanie le Brocquy

Melanie Le Brocquy has exhibited work in several group exhibitions in Salzburg, 1962, Dublin at the Dawson gallery in 1973 and the Taylor Galleries in 1986 and 2000. Her work is represented in the collection of the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, the National Self Portrait Collect...

Lived: 1919 -

Louis le Brocquy HRHA

A self taught artist, Louis le Brocquy was born in Dublin and abandoned his job working in a lab in 1938 to pursue a career in painting. In 1947 le Brocquy moved to London which was to be his base for the next ten years, and showed his work in Paris, New York and Italy. He married Anne Madden in 195...

Lived: 1916 - 2012

James le Jeune

James le Jeune was born in Canada to an Irish mother and French/English father, but lived in Brittany from the age of two. After a period of study in Paris, he went on to Heatherley’s Academy and the Byam Shaw School in London, and then to the Student’s League in New York. Returning to London he...

Lived: 1910 - 1983


Estimate EUR:

€3,000.00 - €5,000.00

Hammer Price: €11,000.00

Estimate EUR:

€3,000.00 - €5,000.00

Hammer Price: €8,000.00


1. Estimates and Reserves

Estimates are shown below each lot in this sale. All amounts shown are in Euro. The figures shown are provided merely as a guide to prospective purchasers. They are approximate prices which are expected, are not definitive and are subject to revision. Reserves, if any, will not be any higher than the lower estimate.

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

3. Paddle Bidding (In Person)

All intending purchasers must register for a paddle number before the auction. Please allow time for registration. We recommend reading "Buying at Adam's" for first time buyers from our web site www.adams.ie for more information. Please be aware that photographic identification by way of passport or driving licence will be required for new registrants, together with a secure valid credit card. This is for security purposes only. Potential purchasers are recommended to register on viewing days.

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


All purchases must be paid for within two calendar days of the sale. Our payment terms are cash, banker's draft or cheque drawn on an Irish bank. Cheques will take a minimum of five working days to clear the bank, unless they have been vouched to our satisfaction prior to the sale, or you have a previous cheque payment history with Adam's. We also accept the following Credit Cards: Visa & Mastercard, subject to a credit card surcharge of 1.5% of the total invoice value, & American Express, subject to a surcharge of 3.65%. Debit cards, including Laser card payments, are not subject to a surcharge, however there are daily limits on Laser Card payments. Bank Transfer details are available on request. Please ensure that all bank charges are paid in addition to the invoice total, in order to avoid delays in release of the items. Goods will only be released upon clearance through the bank of all monies due.

Delivery takes place the day after the sale from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Uncollected lots may be subject to storage and handling charges unless specific arrangements have been made with the department. It is important to make contact with us in this regard to avoid any unnecessary charges. Adam's outsource all carriage & shipping requests to recommended third parties whom we deal with on a regular basis. This list is available upon request.

4. VAT Regulations

All lots are sold within the Auctioneer's VAT Margin Scheme unless advised to the contrary. Revenue Regulations require that the Buyer's Premium must be invoiced at a rate which is inclusive of VAT. This is not recoverable by any VAT registered buyer.

The VAT on buyer's premium may be zero rated for lots exported outside of the EU. This facility is available to non-residents and has strict guidelines in relation to availing of this scheme. Please contact a member of the accounts department to enquire further.

5. Absentee and Telephone Bids

We are happy to execute absentee or written bids for bidders who are unable to attend or can arrange for bidding to be conducted by telephone. Bid forms are available from our web site or you can leave absentee bids online by registering on www.adams.ie. Cancellation of bids must be confirmed 24 hours before the auction.

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

All lots are being sold under the Conditions of Sale as printed in the sale catalogue and on display in the salerooms or via our web site www.adams.ie