RESULTS: Lyons Demesne: Works of Art from the Collection of the late Dr. Tony Ryan - London, 14 July 2011

The sale of Lyons Demesne: Works of Art from the Collection of the late Dr. Tony Ryan realised £3,352,200/ $5,403,746/ €3,801,395, selling 90% by value and 83% by lot.

London

Sold:

£3,352,200

$5,403,746

€3,801,395

Lots Sold: 372

Lots Offered: 447

Sold by Lot: 83%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.612/  €1.134

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

75

Hugh Douglas Hamilton, R.H.A. (Dublin 1740-1808)

Portrait of Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire (1753-1801), small full-length, in a yellow frock coat and breeches, his left arm resting on a cane, with a coach and four beyond, in a landscape

 

200,000 - 300,000

£337,250

$543,647
€382,441

UK Advisor

50

A George III Pewter-Mounted Parcel-Silvered, Green And Pale Pink-Painted Demi-Lune Jardiniere Cabinet, circa 1775

30,000 -50,000

£103,250

$166,439
€117,085

European Private

15

Sir William Orpen, R.H.A., R.A. (Dublin 1878-1931 London), Portrait of Captain Marshall Roberts, Master of the South Notts Foxhounds

15,000 -25,000

 

£97,250

$156,767
€110,281

UK Private

305

Thomas Roberts (Waterford 1748-1778 Lisbon), A wooded landscape with a waterfall possibly at Powerscourt and riders on a path in the foreground, a church in the distance

40,000 - 60,000

£73,250

$118,079
€83,065

European Private

169

An Italian life-size marble and patinated bronze bust of Selika, by Pietro Calvi, Milan, last quarter 19th  century

20,000 - 30,000

£67,250

$108,407
€76,261

UK Advisor

170

An Italian marble group of Cupid and Psyche, entitled 'La Revelacion de Amor' (Love Awakening),
By Giovanni Battista Lombardi, Rome, third quarter 19th century

30,000 - 50,000

£61,250

$98,735
€69,457

European Private

73

A pair of George III giltwood and painted satinwood pier tables, circa 1790

50,000 - 80,000

£58,850

$94,866
€66,736

European Trade

419

A pair of late Victorian inlaid and painted satinwood, sabicu and rosewood-crossbanded semi-elliptical side tables, late 19th century

20,000 - 30,000

£58,850

$94,866
€66,736

European Private

79

Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxon 1753-1839 London), Double portrait of Misses Emily and Marie Ashworth, full-length, playing with a lamb in a landscape, a waterfall beyond

20,000 - 30,000

£55,250

$89,063
€62,653

European Private

78

Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Plympton, Devon 1723-1792 London), Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Edwards Freeman (1758-1782), three-quarter-length, in a white satin gown with a pink wrap, seated on a sofa in an interior

50,000 - 80,000

£49,250

$79,391
€55,849

European Private

 

Comment: Amelia Elborne, Specialist, Christie’s London and Christine Ryall, Director, Christie’s Ireland:

“This excellent result is a tribute to Dr Ryan’s eclectic taste and enthusiasm for both Irish and European works of art. In spite of the current economic situation in Ireland, the depth of demand for Irish works by both international and Irish buyers remains strong. We are particularly pleased with the result for the Hugh Douglas Hamilton which attracted fierce competition in the room, on the telephone and on Christie’s LiveTM. We look forward to the sale of The Duarte Pinto Coelho Collection at Christie’s South Kensington on 20 and 21 July.”

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