Rediscovered: detail from Three Studies for Self-Portrait (1980), a  triptych painting by Francis Bacon

Rediscovered self-portraits by Francis Bacon will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday evening. A triptych (a painting on three sep(...)

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 painting by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) of Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night, is the first of two works from the Beit collection at Russborough House to be auctioned this week at Christie’s in London.

The first of the Beit paintings from Russborough House will be auctioned at Christie’s in London tomorrow, Tuesday June 16th. Two paintings by 19th c(...)

‘Four Eggs on a Plate’ by Lucien Freud, which is estimated by Sotheby’s to sell for £100,000-£150,000

A postcard-size oil painting of four eggs on a plate, measuring just 4in by 6in, is expected to sell for £150,000 – or more – at Sotheby’s in London n(...)

Édouard Manet’s ‘Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère’ made in 1881

One of the world’s most famous – and popular – paintings is Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère made in 1881 by the French Impressionist artist Édouard Manet. I(...)

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(...)

 Firedance, an artwork by dancer Michael Flatley. Flatley is set to enter the global art market with a selling exhibition in London. 3:12

  Michael Flatley, the dancer who has embarked on a new career as a painter, is to offer 25 pictures for sale in London at prices ranging (...)

The first edition of JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ has been sold at an auction in New York to an anonymous bidder for £137,000.

A first edition of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit has been sold at an auction in New York to an anonymous bidder for £137,000 – twice what it was expected t(...)

The star and badge of the Order of St Patrick of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Marquess of Crewe

The star and badge insignia of the Order of St Patrick, inherited by the late Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe from her father, the 1st Marquess of Crewe – (...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)