A detail from ‘La Bocca della Verità’ by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder: a “masterpiece of German Renaissance painting”

Irish interest in last month’s London week of ‘Old Master’ auctions waned following the withdrawal from Christie’s by the Alfred Beit Foundation of th(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys has said her department did not have the funds, estimated to be in the region of €12 million, necessary to buy the paintings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys has said her “door is open” if the trustees who run Russborough House want to meet again over the sale of valuabl(...)

The Monk from the Beit Collection, which was granted an export licence and shipped to London, but apparently rejected by Christie’s auctioneers.

Doubts have been expressed about the authenticity of one of the three paintings by Rubens from the Alfred Beit Collection at Russborough House. In Ma(...)

Art teacher Elena Hughes outside the National Gallery of Ireland during her peaceful protest relating to the sale of paintings from Russborough House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than €2 million in public funding has been invested in Russborough House, near Blessington, Co Wicklow, over the past decade or so, with all of t(...)

 Entrance hall of Russborough House. The foundation reports that it made just €187,678 on admissions to the house and maze last year

Losses at Russborough House last year came to almost €395,000, according to figures just filed by the Alfred Beit Foundation at Companies House. The (...)

Detail from a painting by David Teniers the younger (1610-1690), with an estimate of £1.2-£1.8 million (€1.6-€2.4), is among the paintings consigned to Christie’s

More than 2,400 people have signed an online petition calling for a halt to the planned sale of paintings from the Beit collection at Russborough Hou(...)

Russborough House, Co Wicklow: as well as valuations and  free lectures on collecting antiques, there will be a guided tour of the house each afternoon at 3.30pm

Wondering if an unsigned west of Ireland painting you inherited might be a Paul Henry or just a very good copy? Anxious to value a family heirloom? Th(...)

Daffodils in the gardens at at Russborough House in Co Wicklow. The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland is restoring the 18th century walled garden

Small sponsors are being sought to bring the garden of Russborough House in Co Wicklow back to its former glory. The Royal Horticultural Society of (...)

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(...)

A black-ground famille rose bowl of the Yongzheng period (1723-1735) sold for €517,000.

An antique Chinese bowl, just 14cm high, from Russborough House in Co Wicklow sold at a Sotheby’s auction in London yesterday for more than €500,000. (...)