Grant Ford, a Sotheby’s auctioneer and expert on Irish art: Sotheby’s Irish art sale will include work by Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats

Sotheby’s has decided to re-introduce a standalone Irish art sale in London in 2015 – another step in the gradual recovery of the market which was (...)

John and Roberta Hewitt with May Morton at the PEN conference, Vienna, 1955

When someone becomes a friend, you have a natural curiosity about their past, about what has made them. My first meeting with John Hewitt was not a(...)

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(...)

Detail from The Fishing Fleet by Paul Henry

Tuesday (Dec 2nd) De Veres, Art & Design Auction, Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. 70 per cent of lots sold. Mayo Road by Donald Teskey €19(...)

Brownswood House, a 19th-century estate in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and No 21 Rue Bonaparte in Paris’s Latin Quarter share one thing in common – Ei(...)

‘The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice’ by Sir John Lavery sells for £686,500

Monday, November 17th Bonhams, London. Paysage Breton by Roderic O’Conor £135,000 (£150,000 -£200,000). Tuesday, November 18th Sotheby’s, London. A w(...)

The Co Mayo-born author, David Hicks,  “criss-crossed the country gathering information in relation to the portraits”

Irish Country Houses – Portraits & Painters is the title of a new book that tells the stories behind portraits associated with former residents of(...)

Christie’s: John Lavery’s The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice.

Next week’s art auctions in London feature some notable lots of Irish interest. On Monday evening at Bonhams in New Bond Street, Paysage Breton, by Ro(...)

Contender: part of Into the West of Ireland, by Paul Henry. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

Joseph Stalin called artists “engineers of the human soul”, and to show that he meant this as a high compliment he added that the production of souls (...)

Portrait of a Lady by Sir John Lavery, which measures 65cm by 30cm,  was one of three paintings stolen from a house in Donard, Co Wicklow last week.

Gardaí are appealing to the public for information after three valuable paintings by Sir John Lavery, Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats were stolen from a h(...)