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(...)

Desolation: part of Zonnebeke, painted in 1918 by William Orpen. Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

Ireland, poetry and the first World War is a story of contradictions, of contrasts and, a century later, of reconciliation. It should not pass us b(...)

A set of four pencil sketches by Sir William Orpen of Kiki (his mistress Yvonne Aubicq’s dog)  achieved a price of €7,400 (€8,000-€10,000)

Auction Results: Sunday (March 22nd): Hegarty’s Fine Art & Antiques Auctioneers, Bandon, Co Cork. A set of four pencil sketches of Kiki (his mistr(...)

Pencil drawing by Sir William Orpen at Hegarty’s auctioneers in Bandon, Co Cork

A set of four pencil drawings of a dog by Sir William Orpen has turned up in a house clearance in west Cork and will go under the hammer in Hegarty Fi(...)

Detail from ‘The Portrait of Gertrude, Countess of Dudley’ by  Sir William Orpen. The painting depicts Gertie Millar  who grew up to be one of most photographed women of the Edwardian era

A portrait of an Edwardian lady by the Stillorgan, Co Dublin-born, Anglo-Irish artist Sir William Orpen is expected to sell for up to £40,000 (€55,000(...)

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 (...)

Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy sold for £266,500 in London, having sold in Dublin for €963,000 in 2006

Three paintings by Louis le Brocquy, which last changed hands at auction in Dublin in 2006, have fallen dramatically in value by two-thirds. They went(...)

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(...)

The signing of peace: Orpen’s subjects included President Woodrow Wilson, the French prime minister, Georges Clemenceau, and the British prime minister, David Lloyd George. Photograph: IWM via Getty

After the 1916 Rising William Orpen’s pupil and protege Seán Keating tried to persuade his master to return to Ireland from London and lead a revival (...)

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(...)