‘Pregnant Girl’ by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley, sold for £16 million at Sotheby’s this week

Results Wednesday, February 10th: Sotheby’s, London. Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley(...)

Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud (1960-61), depicts Bernardine Coverley while pregnant with Bella Freud

A nude painting of a pregnant Irish teenager by Lucian Freud, one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century, is expected to sell for up t(...)

Medals awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, one of the Volunteers who was in the GPO and who later became the second president of Ireland, will be auctioned in New York next Thursday, with an estimate of $12,000-$15,000

Cometh the hour, cometh the auctioneer. After much anticipation, collectors of 1916 Rising memorabilia will discover the real value of their mementoes(...)

Copy of the 1916 Proclamation reputedly taken out of the GPO by James Ryan. It is due to be auctioned in Dublin in April.

A copy of the 1916 Proclamation, reputedly salvaged from the burning ruins of the GPO by the medical officer to the rebels, has come to light and is t(...)

Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ sold for €158 million

The past 12 months saw a recovery in the Irish market and a continuing boom in international art and antique sales. Auctioneers face 2016 with confid(...)

Eoin Mac Neill with sons Brian and Niall in 1917.

In December, an original copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic was sold for £305,000 (€420,000) by Sotheby’s, an amount far above its £(...)

An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic sold for £305,000 (€420,000)

MONDAY (December 14th) Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin. “Sport and entertainment.” A 1912 All-Ireland medal awarded to a member of the Louth GAA (...)

The first part of the 1937 letter written by Communist leader Mao Zedong to Clement Attlee of the Labour Party. Photograph: Sotheby’s/PA Wire

A 1937 letter written by Communist leader Mao Zedong to Clement Attlee of the Labour Party, later British prime minister, has gone under the hammer fo(...)

The document is one of an estimated 50 surviving copies of the 1,000 printed in Liberty Hall on Easter Sunday, 1916

An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation has sold at auction in Sotheby’s London on Tuesday for £305,000 (€420,000). Sotheby’s said the unnamed buye(...)

Only 50 copies of the Proclamation out of a print run of 1,000 are believed to have survived

Two weeks before centenary commemorations for the Easter Rising are set to begin, an original copy of the 1916 Proclamation is to be auctioned in Lond(...)