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FS30: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Georgette Rondel [1915-1942] - St Stephens Green, Dublin

Auction Lot FS30/293

Georgette Rondel [1915-1942] - St Stephens Green, Dublin - signed bottom right oil on board 60.5 x 73cm.

Georgette Rondel [1915-1942] - St Stephens Green, Dublin (FS30/293) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 19th April 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Georgette Rondel [1915-1942] - St Stephens Green, Dublin - signed bottom right oil on board 60.5 x 73cm.


The White Stag Group centred on a number of British artists who based themselves in Ireland in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The main protagonists, Rákóczi and Kenneth Hall, worked closely together, drawing insoiration from each other and sharing a number of exhibitions at the Fitzroy Street Studio in London. in the autumn of 1935 they established the White Stag Group for the advancement of subjectivity in art and psychological analysis, thus bringing together two of Rákóczi's passions. They brought with them the artistic vitality of the Bloomsbury Group, of which they were fringe acolytes in the years preceding World War II. The group represented and encouraged a move from the academic to modernism and their Subjective Art strongly influenced the work being made at the time by Irish artists such as Louis le Brocquy, May Guinness and Patrick Scott. The White Stag Group was not held together by a stylistic or formulaic theme, it was more a shared, geographical and cerebral collective. Rákóczi and Hall both extrovert, soon gathered around them in Dublin a small circle of friends who shared their interests. As in London they arranged lectures and discussion groups, which were open to all-comers, under the patronage of the Society for Creative Psychology and held exhibitions of paintings under the name of the White Stag Group. Judging by the names of those who were drawn into their company such as Evie Hone, Mainie Jellett, Georgette Rondel, Nano Reid, Doreen Vanston, Thurloe Conolly, Bobby Dawson and Paul Egestorff, they were indeed the centre of the then avant garde in the Irish capital. Dublin clearly provided the sort of atmosphere in which they could thrive and being the capital of a country neutral in the war there was a certain intrigue to which Rákóczi and many of his associates with the White Stag Group were not entirely impervious. in 2005 a major retrospective exhibition of the White Stag Group was staged at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin with an accompanying catalogue. The group took its name from the family shield of a patron of the group, the critic and writer Herbrand Ingouville-Williams.


Michael Scott, Architect, Patron Of The Arts, Chairman Of The Royal College Of Art, 1975 Recipient Of The RIBA Gold Medal For Architecture [presented By Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II], Thence By Family Descent, The Main Collection Sold At Christies, Dublin, 26th May 1989.


£3,000 - £5,000



Sale Information

FS30: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 19th April 2016
Wednesday, 20th April 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 2:30pm on Tuesday, 19th April 2016 as part of the Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Pictures section of the sale.


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