Manet’s  “first version” of Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère, which sold for £16.9m

Tuesday (June 23rd) Bonhams  London. Nineteenth-century art. Boy on a Donkey in Snowy Landscape by Walter Frederick Osborne sold for (...)

A first edition copy – with the “very rare” dust-jacket – of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce’s  sold for £40,000

A first edition copy of Ulysses, inscribed “To Lewis Galantière” by James Joyce, estimated at £60,000-£80,000 (€82,000-€110,000) failed to sell at Bon(...)

‘Joe the Swineherd’ by Walter Frederick Osborne will feature in Bonhams art auction in London. It is  estimated at £50,000-£70,000

Two paintings by the 19th century Rathmines, Dublin-born artist Walter Frederick Osborne feature in Bonhams art auction in London on Tuesday (June 23r(...)

Detail from a photograph by Terry O’Neill of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor sharing a cigarette during their first meeting in Beverly Hills in 1975

The renowned English photographer Terry O’Neill, now aged 76, was born to Irish emigrant parents in London – his father was from Cork; his mother from(...)

First editions: ‘Ulysses’ signed by James Joyce, (€82,000-€110,000)

The sale, at a Sotheby’s literature auction in London last week, of a first edition copy of JRR Tolkien’s 1937 children’s novel , The Hobbit for £1(...)

The celadon jade seal, of a pale, olive- green colour and double-gourd shape has a carving depicting three hornless dragons from Chinese mythology

A matchbox-sized piece of carved jade sold for €260,000 at Sheppard’s auction in Dublin on Tuesday morning – the highest price achieved in any Irish f(...)

Bonhams will hold an auction in London on Wednesday entitled A Century of Iraqi Modernism, which it describes as “a comprehensive sale showcasing t(...)

An oil painting of daffodils made by the late Ted Kennedy and  inspired by the Wordsworth poem

The late US Senator Edward Kennedy dabbled in art, and his paintings occasionally surface at auction. When he married for the second time in 1992, he (...)

Detail from ‘Waltzers’ by Jack Vettriano: it is expected to go for £200,000- £300,000 at Bonhams auction next week

The Scottish self-taught painter Jack Vettriano (63) is one of Britain’s most successful artists. His most famous painting, The Singing Butler (1992) (...)

‘Peatstacks, Connemara’ by George Gillespie

Auction results Sunday (January 25th) Hegarty’s, Bandon, Co Cork. An early Queen Victoria gold sovereign, dated 1838, €1,500 (€1,000-€1,500). (...)