Detail from ‘Delphiniums’ by  Anne McLeod

The 161st exhibition of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, opening at the Concourse Gallery, Dún Laoghaire County Hall on Monday, features some 280 (...)

‘Horse With Jockey Up’ by Basil Blackshaw

All three major Dublin auction houses will hold their first art auctions of the autumn season on consecutive evenings beginning on Monday. Viewing (...)

Detail from The Learner by Jack B Yeats, one of the paintings already consigned to The Irish Sale at Sotheby’s in London on October 21st

Thinking of selling art or antiques? Some auctioneers have already announced auction dates and are actively seeking consignments this month. All offer(...)

One of the postcards from Lot 53 at Whyte’s ‘Eclectic Collector’ auction next Saturday depicts a scene from early 20th century on Grafton Street, Dublin

Whyte’s auction in Dublin next Saturday certainly lives up to its title: “The Eclectic Collector” with more than 500 lots of interest to collectors of(...)

Detail from ‘Spanish Lady at Bullfight’, a painting at the Adams of Blackrock auction of European and  Irish paintings, silver and furniture

Tuesday (May 19th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar. Coins. A “Russia, Peter the Great gold 2- Roubles coin dated 1721” €5,000 (€3,000-(...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunino Matania, which now hangs in Gleesons pub in Booterstown, Co Dublin

A harp given by the poet WB Yeats to Maud Gonne – which she apparently played while he recited his verse – made €37,000 and was the top lot in Whyte’s(...)

Detail from Sir William Orpen’s portrait of British actress Gladys Cooper is the top lot at Whyte’s upcoming auction

After this week’s record-breaking auctions in New York, the publication of catalogues for the pre-summer Dublin art auctions at Adam’s and Whyte’s mar(...)

Detail from ‘Landscape Connemara’ by Paul Henry, which sold for €68,000

The top lot in Whyte’s auction of Irish & International Art in the RDS, Dublin on Monday evening was Landscape, Connemara by Paul Henry which sold(...)

‘Reading The News’ by Richard Staunton Cahill in Whyte’s art auction on February 23rd

Newspapers have been an important element of Irish life since the first, Belfast’s News Letter, was established in 1737. Improved communication(...)

The boom – or bubble – in the international art market looks set to continue in 2015. The big international art auction houses are benefiting from unp(...)