Venus and Jupiter, by Peter Paul Rubens. The painting is one of the pieces from the Beit collection that is to be sold in order to raise funds for Russborough house. The trust that runs the house has refused a request by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys to cancel or delay the sale of valuable paintings.

The trust that runs Russborough House in Co Wicklow has refused a request by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys to cancel or delay the sale of valuab(...)

Beit painting: Lot Number 83 John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) ’Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night’ which sold for £56,250

The first of the Beit paintings from Russborough House have been sold in London for a combined total of £112,500 (approximately €156,000). The first o(...)

A detail from Portrait of a Bearded Man by Peter Paul Rubens.

A legal challenge by An Taisce has been brought alleging export licences were not lawfully issued for 10 paintings, some of which are scheduled for sa(...)

A spokeswoman  for Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys said the Minister “was not consulted in advance and she had no role in the decision-making process” on the sale of the Beit paintings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decision by the trust that runs Russborough House to sell valuable paintings in London to raise funds was presented as a “done deal” to Minister f(...)

The Monk from the Beit Collection, which was granted an export licence and shipped to London, but apparently rejected by Christie’s auctioneers.

Doubts have been expressed about the authenticity of one of the three paintings by Rubens from the Alfred Beit Collection at Russborough House. In Ma(...)

A painting by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) of Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night, is the first of two works from the Beit collection at Russborough House to be auctioned this week at Christie’s in London.

The first of the Beit paintings from Russborough House will be auctioned at Christie’s in London tomorrow, Tuesday June 16th. Two paintings by 19th c(...)

 Entrance hall of Russborough House. The foundation reports that it made just €187,678 on admissions to the house and maze last year

Losses at Russborough House last year came to almost €395,000, according to figures just filed by the Alfred Beit Foundation at Companies House. The (...)

Is it really the case that the trustees of Alfred Beit Foundation had no choice about the auction of nine paintings – starting tomorrow – from the Rus(...)

Benfactors: Sir Alfred and Lady Beit at Russborough House in 1978 with Adoration of the Shepherds, by Adriaen van Ostade, one of paintings destined for Christie’s. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

On Saturday, March 20th, 1976, this newspaper reported that Russborough House, the Co Wicklow home of Sir Alfred Beit and Lady Beit, was to open to th(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s Venus and Jupiter, oil on oak panel, which is to be sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation to raise funds for the upkeep of the house. The old master artwork has been estimated to sell at £1.2 million to £1.8 million.

The custodians of valuable paintings due to be sold in London have been urged not to “rush ahead” as Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys (...)

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