Leo Whelan

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Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

 Jack B Yeats  claimed £47.5s for three three oil paintings   but was awarded only £26.7s. The correspondence shows that Yeats contested the settlement and wrote to “formally protest against any reduction in the amount”. The committee, however, rejected his complaint

While the 1916 Rising may have precipitated Ireland’s freedom from British rule it also spawned one of the biggest mass-compensation claims in the co(...)

Auction Results: Thursday (November 17th) Christie’s, London. The English Collector auction. Lot 50, an Irish George II mahogany side table, 1750-(...)

Waiting by Leo Whelan, up for auction at €60,000 to €80,000 after selling in 2007 for €265,000

Dublin art auctioneer John de Vere White recalls that 20 years ago he was “reaching a stage in life where the phrase ‘pension planning’ was being band(...)

Our Lady - Queen of Ireland by Leo Whelan, sold for €700 (€150-€200)

Auction results: Monday (July 25th) Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Online Summer Art auction, 75 per cent of lots sold. Lot 136, a signed(...)

Detail of a signed print of  ‘Our Lady – Queen of Ireland’ by Leo Whelan (€150-€200)

Art auctions in the principal Dublin salerooms won’t resume until the autumn, but Whyte’s is holding an online-only summer art sale that ends on Monda(...)

Retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his son Blake and daughter Alexandra. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The family of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell, the Gorse Hill one, were in court again this week. The official overseeing his bankruptcy secured per(...)

File photograph of Blaise, Blake and Alexandra  O’Donnell. File photograph: Collins Courts

Retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell’s adult children face questioning in court over a number of valuable gifts given to them by their parents. These in(...)

 All Hallows College:  The former seminary, now a third-level college, is on the verge of closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrnew

They were once more powerful than cabinet ministers but this week their portraits sold for a few thousand euro in an auction of religious art. Painti(...)

 Brian Cowen: It could be that Mr Cowen is reluctant to sit for a portrait, given that he ended his period as taoiseach under a cloud after the State was forced to accept an international bailout. Photograph: David Sleator

The Department of the Taoiseach has yet to give the go-ahead for an official portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen almost three years after he r(...)

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