Whyte’s are an auction house based in Dublin, Ireland. They have been trading Irish art and collectables since 1783 with their main events held in the Royal Dublin Society’s Clyde Rooms and others in the Freemason’s Hall near the company’s central offices and viewing galleries.

In addition to their Important Irish Art and British & Irish Art sales, they hold regular History, Literature & Collectables sales, as well as occasional single-owner auctions.


Pick of the Week: Price is right on the gunmoney

14 May 2018

A rare James II ‘gunmoney’ half-crown sold for €10,500 (£8850) at Whyte’s sale titled the Eclectic Collector in Dublin.


Hammer prices and the silver screen

03 May 2018

Gothic literature is perhaps most alive in the public imagination today through cinema, with horror films inspired by the classic Gothic stories going back to the earliest days of the medium.


Le Brocquy heading back up in value

26 March 2018

The work of Dublin painter Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) is strengthening after the value of his work went spiralling downwards at the height of the Celtic Tiger crash nearly a decade ago.


Tolkien provides signature on a slip

12 February 2018

First-edition sets with well-preserved jackets and perhaps a signature or an inscription usually make the really big money where Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is concerned, but a recent Dublin sale produced something rather unusual.


Irish art scene hit by shortage of top works

23 October 2017

Since the Celtic Tiger’s demise a decade ago and the tailspin that ensued, the Irish art market has evolved into a more cautious and less speculative beast. The latest round of sales held towards the end of September and into October showed steady (if not spectacular) demand, especially for the big, bankable names.


Phoenix rises from tiger's ashes at Irish auctions

12 June 2017

Spring sale results provide promising upturn as Irish art market shows signs of recovery.

William Scott’s ‘Blue Still Life’

Mod Brit artist William Scott highlight of Whyte's latest auction

31 May 2017

Whyte's in Dublin was not left feeling blue after William Scott’s ‘Blue Still Life’ sold for €450,000.


Irish art on the road to recovery

18 March 2017

Private buyers hold strong in Dublin despite Brexit concerns keeping northern dealers at bay

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The Irish Easter Rising 1916 medals and memorabilia market

25 January 2017

Easter Rising 1916 memorabilia may be treasured now by collectors, especially after last year’s centenary, but a medal just sold at auction in Ireland once ended up in a bin rather than proudly displayed.

William Orpen drawing

Whyte’s broker sale of William Orpen archive to National Gallery of Ireland

21 December 2016

An archive of over 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) has been acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland in a deal brokered by Dublin auctioneers Whyte’s.

ATG quotes of the week

They said what?! The week (10-16 Oct) in quotes from the art and antiques world

16 October 2016

In a new weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from the future gazing to recalling past mistakes. For instance, which world famous art dealer sold a signed John Lennon album for a song?

Matriarch by Frederick Edward McWilliam

Irish art dealer’s collection chalks up over €600,000 at Dublin auction

29 September 2016

Works from the estate of the late Irish art dealer George McClelland helped Dublin saleroom Whyte’s post their best result for an art auction since April 2008.

1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic

Proclamation sells at €185,000 as Dublin prepares for centenary of Easter Rising

14 March 2016

An original example of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic sold for €185,000 at Whyte’s of Dublin yesterday. Estimated at €150,000-250,000, the document published by the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army was one of only 40-50 known copies left in existence and it drew competition from two phone bidders, one from Ireland and the other from the US who ended up as the successful buyer.

Solid annual results for Celtic auctioneers

18 January 2016

Leading auctioneers in Ireland and Scotland enjoyed a solid, if unspectacular, year of sales in 2015.

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Elvis and The Beatles top charts again

02 April 2013

If ever there was a single record that could lay claim to truly starting the Rock and Roll era, it must be Elvis Presley’s first single ‘That’s all right (Mama)’, recorded in Memphis in July 5, 1954.


Patron to the Penny Diners

10 January 2013

This portrait of Sinead O’Connor as a young girl was consigned to Whyte’s sale on November 26 by the singer herself.

Coming up at Whyte's....

05 September 2003

Prices at auction for works by Basil Blackshaw have been slowly creeping up over the past few years and Northern Ireland’s most famous living artist now enjoys international acclaim.

Orpen and Turner draw specialists to Essex

14 May 2003

ON the same day as Whyte’s Dublin sale, the Irish theme continued this side of the water at Essex when Sworders (15 per cent buyer’s premium) offered a drawing by Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) at their Stansted Mountfichet rooms on April 29 – a 16 by 14in (40 x 35cm) signed pencil and coloured washes piece entitled The Furniture Painter.

Why size is everything

11 March 2003

Specialist sales of Irish material are so few and far between that they are worth enumerating. The celebrated Lockett collec-tion was sold at Glendinings in 1956 and Whytes of Dublin held a landmark sale in April 2000.

The stamp of history…

19 March 2001

EIRE: WHYTES of Dublin held their spring coin sale on February 23. Their regular sale results are very useful for gauging the market in Irish material and with the enhancement of the Irish economy in recent years there is much interest in it. This is made manifest by the fact that most of the buyers reported by Whytes are resident in Ireland.