Head of a Boy: Lucian Freud’s portrait under the hammer at Sotheby’s. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty

A Lucian Freud portrait of the late Guinness heir Garech Browne as a boy has been sold in London for €6.7 million. Head of a Boy was painted in 1956, (...)

‘A jewel of a painting’: Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy, a portrait of the young Garech Browne. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The late Guinness heir Garech Browne was proud of his portrait by Lucian Freud, which shows him as a young boy with a thatch of blond hair. Browne, w(...)

Johanne Mullan, collections programmer at Imma, with Lucian Freud’s  “The Painter’s Mother Resting” at a preview of the Freud Project 2016-2021. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thanks to the Freud Project, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) is the place to go to if you want to see a first-rate, representative collection of(...)

Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud (1960-61), depicts Bernardine Coverley while pregnant with Bella Freud

A nude painting of a pregnant Irish teenager by Lucian Freud, one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century, is expected to sell for up t(...)

Detail from Head of a Woman (1906) by Walter Sickert

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda ****   As a writer and editor and not a curator p(...)

Photograph: Haydeny West/PA

Northern Irish fiction is currently having a bit of a moment: novels have been picked up by major publishing houses and Bernard McLaverty, Lucy Cal(...)

Lord Dufferin (in the top hat, back row) at a family gathering in Barrackpore, India, around 1880. Photograph: Alinari via Getty

‘He is I suppose the most popular man in Europe, but what a bore it must be, having to keep up such a reputation.” This 1879 judgment of the first (...)