‘Reading The News’ by Richard Staunton Cahill in Whyte’s art auction on February 23rd

Before the internet, TV and radio, the role of newspapers is captured in art

Plate VI, titled: “Taken on the spot in the County of Downe, Representing Spinning, Reeling with the Clock Reel, and Boiling the Yarn”

Rare set of prints for sale for €6,570 from De Búrca Rare Books in Blackrock, Co Dublin

 Rock band U2, whose guitarist The Edge (second left) learned to play on the instrument being auctioned. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimmons

U2 guitarist learned to play on ‘modest little’ instrument expected to fetch up to €1,800

Porters at Sotheby’s of London with Turner’s ‘Rome from Mount Aventine’. It sold for €38.6 million

19th century artist is still ‘box-office’ more than 160 years after his death

Detail from ‘Boy Peeling A Fruit’: the fruit is believed to be a green (unripe) Seville or bergamot orange but has long been a subject of debate among art historians

‘Boy Peeling A Fruit’ goes to auction with a top estimate of $5 million

An ‘Aquarium’ vintage Dunhill cigarette lighter

Among the highlights are a selection of vintage Dunhill cigarette lighters

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