William Orpen

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 Detail from Woman Seated at a Table (1951) by Stella Steyn. National Museums Northern Ireland

Described by one of her art tutors as “a pupil of genius”, Stella Steyn trained in Dublin, Berlin and Paris in the 1920s. She is thought to be the onl(...)

   The launch of Burning the Big House by Terence Dooley at the Irish Architectural Archive

The catalyst for CP Curran’s book Remembering James Joyce, which we were discussing yesterday, was a haunting exchange Curran once had with the great (...)

Jack B Yeats’s The Boat, painted in 1948, €80,000-€120,000, Adam’s.

You can now step inside the lives of many of Ireland’s best-loved artists through the recent launch of a new digital archive collection. Source, at t(...)

Bleu de Hue dragon porcelain plate achieved €175,000 against a reserve of €6,000- €8,000 through Adam’s

“A thriving market” is how Rory Guthrie of de Vere’s describes 2021, adding that the “demand for pictures at the top was strongest of all”. Two fine a(...)

A Welcome, Jack B Yeats ( €177,678- €296,129) Sotheby’s Modern British and Irish Art sale

It’s been some week in the world of fine art auctions. In the space of just six days, from November 9th to 15th, Christie’s New York achieved in exces(...)

After the Ball, Sir William Orpen €150,000–€250,000

De Vere’s catalogue for its November art sale certainly lives up to its title of Outstanding Irish Art. Four Paul Henrys, a William Orpen and Roderic(...)

Lavery, In Morocco (£100,000-£150,000/ €116,760- €175,150), Bonham’s

A newly discovered Lavery painting, a rarely seen Jupe-style table, and the last of Michael Smurfit’s artworks are some of the highlights of upcoming (...)

Self Portrait Wearing a Hat, Sean Keating €30,000- €50,000 Whyte’s

Limerick-born artist Seán Keating, who died in 1977 aged 88, was often regarded as the official artist of the Irish Free State. The noted portrait pai(...)

Aer Lingus, ‘Send your gift turkey by air’ poster from 1962, €300-€500, Sheppard’s

A quirky poster promoting air transport for turkeys being sent as presents to Britain is among advertising ephemera in a two-day sale next month. The(...)

Baccarat crystal and silver bowl €200- €300

Whyte’s Christmas timed online auction – currently open for bidding and ending on December 16th – offers those in search festive gifts an array of unu(...)

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