Fierce price: Tygers at Play by George Stubbs sold for €9.7 million at Sotheby’s, London

Irish fine art and antiques market worth more than €61 million

"Goodbye Old Man", watercolour, painted by Fortunino Matania (Italian, 1881-1963), showing a British soldier saying farewell to his dying horse. The painting was commissioned by The Blue Cross Fund in 1916 to raise money to help relieve the suffering of horses on active service in Europe.  Over one million horses saw service with the British Army during World War I and The Blue Cross treated thousands.

Moving painting by Matania rekindles memories of ‘Irish Times’ readers

A catalogue from 1950 for the sale of the contents of Shelton Abbey

Auction catalogues for house contents sales rise in value and are now collectable

Fresh air: Artists at the “paint-outs” in various locations around Wexford during the Art in the Open festival

The annual outdoor painting festival in the southeast draws artists from Ireland and overseas

Left: Highclere Castle. Right: Table setting at Highclere

Online-only auction offers real experience of Highclere Castle

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