Prof James Watson, who jointly discovered the DNA double helix with Francis Crick, is to sell the Nobel medal he won in 1962. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the world’s best-known scientists is selling his Nobel Prize medal in a bid to allow him to “re-enter public life” after being shunned for the (...)

Dated from 1463, the map was made in Venice by the cartographer Grazioso Benincasa

The earliest known map of Ireland without Britain – found in a 15th century atlas valued at up to €3 million – has failed to sell at auction in London(...)

‘The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice’ by Sir John Lavery sells for £686,500

Monday, November 17th Bonhams, London. Paysage Breton by Roderic O’Conor £135,000 (£150,000 -£200,000). Tuesday, November 18th Sotheby’s, London. A w(...)

Christie’s: John Lavery’s The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice.

Next week’s art auctions in London feature some notable lots of Irish interest. On Monday evening at Bonhams in New Bond Street, Paysage Breton, by Ro(...)

Detail from watercolour drawings in the manuscripts of 17th-century German artist Johann Joachim Henneberger

Like the mysterious monks who created Ireland’s illuminated manuscripts, little is known about 17th-century German artist Johann Joachim Henneberger. (...)

Detail from ‘Seated Figure’ (Red Cardinal) by Francis Bacon has a top estimate of $60 million

In November last year, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, a triptych painting by Irish-born British artist Francis Bacon sold at Christie’s, New York for (...)

Detail from “Hibernia Mirror”, depicting the map of Ireland and similar to the mirrors found in London’s Connaught Hotel bar, which sold for £62,500 in Christie’s sale

Tuesday, (November 4th ) Christie’s, King St, London. The auction titled Luxury-Colour-Texture of the estate of the late David Collins, the London-ba(...)

The two famous pieces of Cartier tiger jewellery are now being sold by soprano Sarah Brightman.

Two pieces of tiger jewellery by Cartier, which were formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor, will go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva on Tue(...)

The map is contained in an atlas made in Venice in 1468. Photograph:  Christie’s

The oldest known separate individual map of the island of Ireland has come to light in a 600-year-old atlas which is expected to sell for more than €3(...)

The restored West Wing at Russborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

In arguably the most important act of philanthropy in Irish history, the late Sir Alfred and Lady Beit donated their €100 million art collection – in(...)