‘Pregnant Girl’ by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley, sold for £16 million at Sotheby’s this week
Sunday, February14th: De Veres, 35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Affordable art auction at 2pm. 200 lots with “nominal” reserves including paintings by Daniel O’Neill, Patrick Scott and George Russell (AE). Viewing today.
Tuesday, February 16th: John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction of jewellery, silverware and coins at 2pm. An Irish silver tea-set made in Dublin in 1966, with An Claidheamh Solas (The Sword of Light) hallmark used to commemorate the golden jubilee of the 1916 Rising, €500-€1,000; an Ireland 1940 penny, “uncirculated, in capsule”, €180-€240.
Sunday, February 21st: Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green. Fine Period Interiors auction at noon. Viewing begins on Thursday, February 18th.
Sunday, February 14th: Antiques and Vintage Fair, Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, 11am - 6pm.