‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens - part of the Beit collection which had been due for auction this month

A legal challenge by An Taisce alleging export licences were not lawfully issued by the National Gallery of Ireland for a number of valuable paintings(...)

‘Joe the Swineherd’ by Walter Frederick Osborne will feature in Bonhams art auction in London. It is  estimated at £50,000-£70,000

Two paintings by the 19th century Rathmines, Dublin-born artist Walter Frederick Osborne feature in Bonhams art auction in London on Tuesday (June 23r(...)

 Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night, by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893), one of the paintings from the Beit collection at Russborough House that was auctioned at Christies’s in London earlier this week.

Full statement by the board of the Alfred Beit Foundation Wednesday June 17th, 2015 The Alfred Beit Foundation (ABF) is the owner of the relevant pai(...)

A detail from Portrait of a Bearded Man by Peter Paul Rubens.

A legal challenge by An Taisce has been brought alleging export licences were not lawfully issued for 10 paintings, some of which are scheduled for sa(...)

Benfactors: Sir Alfred and Lady Beit at Russborough House in 1978 with Adoration of the Shepherds, by Adriaen van Ostade, one of paintings destined for Christie’s. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

On Saturday, March 20th, 1976, this newspaper reported that Russborough House, the Co Wicklow home of Sir Alfred Beit and Lady Beit, was to open to th(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s Venus and Jupiter, oil on oak panel, which is to be sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation to raise funds for the upkeep of the house. The old master artwork has been estimated to sell at £1.2 million to £1.8 million.

The custodians of valuable paintings due to be sold in London have been urged not to “rush ahead” as Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys (...)

Portrait of a bearded man, in three-quarter profile – Rubens (1577-1640).  Photograph: The Irish Times

The National Gallery of Ireland has said it cannot be blamed for allowing valuable paintings from the Alfred Beit collection to leave the country. Th(...)

Detail from a painting by David Teniers the younger (1610-1690), with an estimate of £1.2-£1.8 million (€1.6-€2.4), is among the paintings consigned to Christie’s

More than 2,400 people have signed an online petition calling for a halt to the planned sale of paintings from the Beit collection at Russborough Hou(...)

 ‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens  - part of Beit collection, for auction at Christie’s London in July

The sale of Old Master paintings from Russborough House in Co Wicklow is “an absolute necessity” if the stately home is to remain open to the publi(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s  Portrait of a Bearded Man, which is estimated at £2-3£ million in the auction.

“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in Lo(...)