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(...)

Venus Supplicating Jupiter by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, the 17th century Flemish painter, has been acquired by an unnamed bidder.

An Old Master painting by Rubens from the Beit art collection was sold for £1.3 million (about €1.5 million) at Christie’s auction house in London ton(...)

Aurora and Cephalus, by François Boucher: the sale is  the latest in a   series by the Alfred Beit Foundation, the charitable trust that runs Russborough House in Co Wicklow

A drawing from the Beit art collection was sold at auction in Christie’s in London yesterday for £74,500 (€87,500). The sale of Aurora and Cephalus,(...)

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(...)

Detail of the cover of the catalogue, from 1904,  which is priced €1,500

An “extremely rare” catalogue of the original Alfred Beit art collection – as it was constituted in 1904 – has come to light at Healy Rare Books in Ga(...)

‘A Village Kermesse near Antwerp’ by David Teniers II, purchased by Lochlann and Brenda Quinn and donated to State

One of the Beit paintings withdrawn from auction in London last year has been bought for €2 million and donated to the State. Businessman Lochlann Q(...)

Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ sold for €158 million

The past 12 months saw a recovery in the Irish market and a continuing boom in international art and antique sales. Auctioneers face 2016 with confid(...)

‘Head of a Bearded Man’, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has spent more than €2 million on on a Rubens painting from Russborough House in Co Wicklow, which will be donated to the St(...)

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): Venus and Jupiter oil on oak panel, unframed. Alfred Beit Foundation

Fianna Fáil has claimed that the Russborough House trust would have been granted full tax relief for its art works if the historic house was based in (...)

Fianna Fáil has claimed that the Russborough House trust would have been granted full tax relief for its art works if the historic house was based in the Limerick constituency of the Minister for Finance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil has claimed that the Russborough House trust would have been granted full tax relief for its art works if the historic house was based in (...)

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