Camille Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee de Printemps, sold for €24 million (double the estimate) creating a new record price for the artist at auction

Half-way through an art auction in London on Wednesday evening, Sotheby’s issued a newsflash that records were tumbling. And sure enough, throughout t(...)

Sotheby’s employees hanging the ‘Le Boulevard Monmartre, matinee de printemps’ by Camille Pissaro, at their showroom in central London, which was sold for £19.9 million, almost five times the previous record for a single work by the impressionist artist. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Sotheby’s made its highest ever London sale yesterday with an auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art, a day after rival Christie’s set a (...)

Simon Lawlor  and Peter Billing hanging the Edouard Manet portrait of Eva Gonzales at the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of the Hugh Lane Collection, which returned from the National Gallery in London Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four priceless pieces of art have returned to Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery after six years on display in the National Gallery London. The paintings, (...)