Fr Francis Gleeson was chaplain to the Royal Munster Fusiliers as they faced battle on the Western Front and is depicted in the well-known painting The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunino Matania

The diaries of a priest who was chaplain in the first World War are to go on public display for the first time on Friday as part of the Catholic Archd(...)

‘Boulonnaise allaitant son enfant,’ a life-size terracotta sculpture of a mother feeding her child, by Aimé-Jules Dalou sold at Sotheby’s for  €445,332 – a world record price at auction for the artist

The National Gallery of Canada has bought a French sculpture which adorned Westport House, Co Mayo for over a century. Sotheby’s in London said a gall(...)

The Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn; formerly Miss Edna May, painted by William Orpen in 1915, is the top Irish lot with an estimate of £120,000-£180,000 (€146,000- €218,000), in Sotheby’s British and Irish Art sale in London on May 22nd.

Yet another magnificent portrait, of yet another Edwardian society beauty, by Dublin-born painter Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) is to be sold at aucti(...)

The Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1914 was the star lot in an auction of finest and rarest wines, selling for £24,910

Somewhere in the world this week, very expensive corks were popped to celebrate New Year. Before Christmas, Sotheby’s in London sold six bottles of 10(...)

Lady Idina Wallace (1893-1955) was married five times and was immortalised as “The Bolter” by novelist Nancy Mitford

A major portrait by Irish artist Sir William Orpen sold for over €1.1 million at a Sotheby’s art auction in London yesterday.‘Portrait of Lady Idina W(...)

Lady Idina Wallace (1893-1955) was married five times and was immortalised as “The Bolter” by novelist Nancy Mitford.

One of the most significant paintings by Irish artist Sir William Orpen is to auctioned at Sotheby’s in London later today.A Portrait of Lady Idina Wa(...)

Sotheby’s, London. British and Irish Art auction on Tuesday, November 19th includes Portrait of Lady Idina Wallace by Sir William Orpen, £800,000-£1.2 million
Auctions

Auction resultsMonday, November 11th Hegarty’s Auctioneers of Bandon. Famine cottage, Connemara, Co Galway, by Eileen Meagher, €2,600 (€3,000-€5,000);(...)

Detail from The Portrait of Lady Idina Wallace by Sir William Orpen

Sotheby’s has announced the sale of a “stunning” portrait by Irish artist Sir William Orpen on November 20th in London with a top estimate of £1.2m (€(...)

A portrait by Sir John Lavery, The Lady Parmoor, was sold prior to auction to a collector in Belfast, for €50,000 (€30,000-€50,000).

Whyte’s art auction in the RDS in Dublin on Monday attracted a large attendance and internet bidders from Ireland, the UK, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerl(...)

Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Captain Colin David Brodie, dating from 1928, (€20,000-€30,000)

A painting once stolen by the notorious Dublin criminal Martin Cahill, known by his nickname, “the general” is among the highlights in Whyte’s art auc(...)