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Host of famous Irish artists' work to go under hammer

Paintings from Paul Henry, Jack B Yeats, Harry Clarke and Louis le Brocquy to be sold in London this month.
Nov 3rd 2012, 8:45 AM 8,430 8

Paul Henry’s A Storm in Connemara. Image: Sotheby’s.

IRISH ART LOVERS have a final chance today to see masterpieces of Irish art here before they are shipped to London for auction.

Sotheby’s will be auctioning paintings from such high-profile Irish artists as Jack B Yeats, Harry Clarke, Louis le Brocquy, Paul Henry, Cecil Maguire, Patrick Swift and Nathaniel Hone at their London auction rooms on Tuesday week, 13 November.

The price tags on all of the works are in the tens of thousands of euro with top estimates for a Sean Keating painting, entitled Fear Sorrdha (Man At Ease), rising to €100,000.

That estimate is also on Paul Henry’s A Storm in Connemara, which is one of five landscapes by Henry to go under the hammer.

The collection of paintings can be seen in Sotheby’s showrooms in Molesworth Street, Dublin today from 9.30am to 5pm.

The auction in London later in the month is a huge sale of British and Irish art, with 162 lots to be auctioned off. Some of the British artists whose work will be sold include Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Everett Millais and Ford Maddox Brown.

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