Detail from ‘The Boat Builder’ by Jack B Yeats

After modest results in recent London auctions at both Bonhams and Sotheby’s, Irish art had a good night in London on Wednesday at Christie’s “(...)

Sunday (November 22nd) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Fine Period Interiors auction. 70 per cent of lots sold. Lot 386, a George I gilt(...)

A Showroom for Granby Workshop by Assemble. Photograph: Keith Hunter Photography

The shortlisting of the architectural firm Assemble for this year’s Turner Prize says a lot about the judges and even more about the contemporary a(...)

Detail from In The Long Grass, Near Killaloe, by John Murphy, estimated at €2,500-€4,000

Results: Wednesday (November 18th) Bonhams, London, modern British and Irish art. House Tops, Tetuan, View from the House of the British Minister by S(...)

Detail from Sir John Lavery’s The Maid was in the Garden Hanging out the Clothes is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Last month, Japanese Switzerland, a painting by Sir John Lavery was the top lot at Sotheby’s “Irish Sale” in London where it sold for £509,000 (app(...)

A ‘poison’ or ‘relic’ ring with a hidden compartment

Results: Wednesday (November 11th) Bonhams, London. A copy of the so-called Wicked Bible – published in London in 1631 – containing the infamously (...)

‘Winter in Florida’ by Sir John Lavery sold for $200,000

Auction Results Tuesday (November 3rd) Sotheby’s, New York. Winter in Florida (oil on canvas) by Sir John Lavery, $200,000 ($200,000- $250,(...)

Undated picture of Barbara Walsh.

There can be few burial grounds more beautiful than Maínis in south Connemara. With Saint Macdara’s and Mason islands to the west, it looks out on a r(...)

Sir John Lavery’s ‘Winter in Florida’ dates from around 1927

Another painting by Sir John Lavery – his Japanese Winter sold for £509,000 (€693,000) in last week’s Irish Sale in London – is going under the hammer(...)

Hastings Railway Station by Walter Frederick Osborne: sold for £62,500 at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s much-anticipated Irish art sale in London on Wednesday afternoon didn’t quite live up to expectations, with 26 of the 71 lots remaining unso(...)