Jack B Yeats

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Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

Those hardy Irish souls who swim in the sea – regardless of weather – will surely identify with the figures in a Jack B Yeats painting Old Men Bathing(...)

Detail form Gorta, 1946, by Lilian Lucy Davidson (1879-1954). Oil on canvas. 69.85x90.17cm. Copyright Estate of Lilian Lucy Davidson. Photograph: Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum/Quinnipiac Iniversity

The statistics are well known: by 1841, the population of Ireland was more than eight million. More than one million died during the Great Hunger(...)

David Bowie poses for a portrait in 1976. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Two years ago, music promoter, booker and David Bowie aficionado John Brereton thought it would be a great idea to devise a celebration of all things (...)

A view of Lake Geneva entitled ‘Evening, Montreux’ by Sir John Lavery

A view of Lake Geneva entitled Evening, Montreux by Sir John Lavery is the top lot in Whyte’s art sale in the RDS on Monday evening, November 27th. Th(...)

By Merrion Strand by Jack B Yeats.

Auction Results: Wednesday (November 22nd) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Irish Art Auction, 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 49, By Merrion (...)

By Merrion Strand is an oil-on-canvas, dating from the late 1920s

Adam’s Irish art sale on Wednesday, November 22nd just like the previous evening’s auction at de Veres – leads with Jack B Yeats whose By Merrion Stra(...)

Lot 46, “The Night has Gone” by Jack B Yeats: has an estimate of €250,000-€350,000.

The first of the big Dublin winter art auctions takes place at de Veres on Tuesday, November 21st, and includes two major oil paintings by Jack B Yeat(...)

‘West of Ireland Bog’ by Paul Henry  made €100,000 at Whyte’s – the top price in the Dublin autumn art auctions

Paul Henry’s west of Ireland landscapes dominated the Dublin sales and Francis Bacon hit a rare stumbling block in London. Auctioneers have reason to (...)

‘Mrs Herbert of Muckross with a Maltese Terrier’

Nearly 150 years after it was rejected by her husband, a commissioned portrait of “Mrs Herbert of Muckross” by John Butler Yeats is returning to her f(...)

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