Dance of Time III by Salvador Dali being installed in the gardens at Russborough House in Co Wicklow

Mad man, con man or genius? The jury is still out on Salvador Dalí, the Spanish surrealist painter and master of self-promotion, whose largest collect(...)

Russborough House which is run by the Alfred Beit Foundation. The house is reopening to the public after major refurbishment. Photograph: Alan Betson

Russborough House in Blessington, Co Wicklow – one of Ireland’s grandest stately homes – has just reopened to the public for the 2018 season. During t(...)

‘Adoration of the Shepherds’ by  Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685)

What is it? It is an Old Master painting, The Adoration of the Shepherds by 17th-century Dutch artist Adriaen van Ostade. The oil-on-canvas was made(...)

‘A Village Kermesse Near Antwerp’  by David Teniers II which Lochlann Quinn bought for €2 million and donated to the National Gallery of Ireland

Two 17th-century Flemish Old Master paintings worth a combined €5.5 million – from the Alfred Beit Collection at Russborough House that were withdrawn(...)

Russborough House: a  spokesman said the 200-acre estate near Blessington had “about 105,000 visitors” in 2016 – a new record. Photograph: Eric Luke

The threatened closure of Russborough House, the stately home in Co Wicklow, has been averted following the sale of old master paintings from its coll(...)

Russborough House, near Blessington in Co Wicklow, built  in 1741.

For a few decades in the second half of the 20th century, Russborough House near Blessington, Co Wicklow was an unlikely home to one of the world’s mo(...)

Aurora and Cephalus, a drawing by François Boucher, went for £74,500 at Christie’s

Auction results Tuesday (July 5th) Christie’s, London. Auction of Old Master Drawings. Aurora and Cephalus, a drawing by François Boucher (sold b(...)

Sir Alfred and Lady Beit in Russborough House. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

The saga surrounding the sale of Old Master paintings from the Beit collection has acquired a Groundhog Day quality. The Alfred Beit Foundation has an(...)

Pamela Mitford, painted in Paris c1925, by Paul César Helleu (1859-1927). The portrait will go under the hammer in Dublin next month

In the 1950s Pamela Jackson, an Englishwoman who lived at Tullamaine Castle near Fethard, Co Tipperary decided to leave Ireland. She had separated fro(...)

A detail from ‘La Bocca della Verità’ by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder: a “masterpiece of German Renaissance painting”

Irish interest in last month’s London week of ‘Old Master’ auctions waned following the withdrawal from Christie’s by the Alfred Beit Foundation of th(...)

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