Irish Art


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Irish and Scottish Art: Border forces at work in the market

09 November 2020

Shifting Covid-19 regulations have complicated the Irish and Scottish art markets but online and phone bidding has helped to keep results relatively robust

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Yeats makes waves in Dublin

09 November 2020

As with fellow Dublin saleroom Whyte’s, Adam’s (25% buyer’s premium inc VAT) latest Irish art sale was led by a Paul Henry.

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A sunny day in Ireland as Whyte's sells 'the best Paul Henry we have ever handled'

09 November 2020

The Irish art market produced lively action just before new Covid-19 rules came into effect.

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‘Belfast Boy’ O’Neill shines in summertime

09 November 2020

Works by Daniel O’Neill (1920-74) are a common sight at auction, mostly paintings of mysterious female figures in unspecified landscapes.

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Wall hanging is a great Scott

09 November 2020

Among the works bringing competition at de Veres (25% buyer’s premium) of Dublin on October 20 was a handmade woollen wall hanging by Patrick Scott (1921-2014).

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Butler’s garden blooms in Wiltshire saleroom

09 November 2020

This small watercolour by Irish artist Mildred Anne Butler (1858-1941) titled 'The Garden, Kilkenny' sold for an unexpected £2500 at Wessex Auction Rooms (17% buyer’s premium) in Chippenham.

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Humbert Craig’s Irish outlook brings benefit to Locke & England

19 October 2020

Irish artist James Humbert Craig’s (1877-1944) passion for the outdoors and landscape painting took him frequently to Donegal, Connemara and the glens of Antrim.

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Artist record for James Dixon, naive champion from Tory Island

24 February 2020

Two pictures purchased from one of the first commercial exhibitions of the artist dubbed ‘the Irish Alfred Wallis’ soared above their estimates at auction this month.

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Bidders show a homing instinct

20 January 2020

Private domestic demand rather than trade drives bidding at Scottish and Irish art auctions.

‘Reverie’ by Jack Butler Yeats

Jack Butler Yeats dominates auction of Ernie O'Malley collection in Dublin

02 December 2019

One of the highest-ever totals for an art auction in Ireland was set last week when the sale of the Ernie O'Malley collection held by Dublin saleroom Whyte's in association with Christie's raised a premium-inclusive total of €5.42m (£4.65m).

Evening in Spring by Jack Butler Yeats

Irish auction house Whyte’s teams up with Christie’s to disperse the Ernie O’Malley collection

04 November 2019

Dublin auction house Whyte’s will be offering works from the collection of leading Irish revolutionary Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) on November 25. The sale is held in association with Christie’s and will take place at the Royal Dublin Society.

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Guinness is toast of Irish sales

21 October 2019

Cubist work by often-overlooked artist fuels keen bidding before heading to California.

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Patrick Procktor works prove popular at auctions thanks to Redfern provenance

14 October 2019

A near sell-out show at The Redfern Gallery in London in 1963 immediately established Patrick Procktor (1936-2003), the Dublin-born painter, as a star of the London art scene at the age of just 27.

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Missing painting by John Lavery discovered by Dublin auctioneer Whyte's

04 October 2019

A painting by Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) consigned to Irish auctioneer Whyte’s by a man in Lancashire, has been identified as having been stolen 25 years ago from a British public school.

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Turf stacks turn up Down Under

26 August 2019

Works by the Irish artist Paul Henry (1877-1958) appear frequently in Irish and UK salerooms but it is far more unusual for a painting by the Belfast-born painter – whose favoured subject matter was views of the west of Ireland – to emerge in Australia.

Turf Stacks in Connemara by Paul Henry

“A little landscape dad bought on his travels” – works from the Strachan art collection offered at Melbourne auction

21 August 2019

Among the pictures from a notable Australian art collection that have emerged at Melbourne saleroom Leonard Joel is a small landscape with turf stacks by Irish artist Paul Henry (1877-1958).

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A flight to quality in the Irish art market

01 October 2018

Pittsburgh entrepreneur Joseph Calihan and his wife Brenda bought their first piece of Irish art – an oil by Paul Henry – in the early 1990s.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

24 September 2018

Gracing the catalogue cover of Whyte’s Irish & International Art auction in Dublin on October 1 is this work by Séan Keating (1889-1977).

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‘One of the greatest’ Irish art collections makes auction debut

10 September 2018

“Isn’t it possible that the Irish could be just as brilliant in the visual arts as they have been in music and literature?”

Brian and Eileen Burns

10 highlights from Sotheby’s Irish art sales going on view in Dublin

30 August 2018

Works from two prominent collections of Irish art are going on view at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin this week ahead of being offered at Sotheby’s in London. They feature works by some of Ireland's greatest painters.

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