Irish Art


Sotheby’s Irish Art sales offer the best of Irish art on an international stage. They include paintings, drawings and sculpture by Ireland’s leading artists from the 19th century to the present day, such as Sir John Lavery, Roderic O’Conor, Paul Henry, Sir William Orpen, Jack Butler Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, Colin Middleton, Gerard Dillon, Basil Blackshaw, John Behan and Hughie O’Donoghue. Our sales are supported by a travelling exhibition in Ireland before the exhibition and auction in London.

Sotheby’s pioneered the development of the Irish art market when we became the first auction house to hold a sale in London dedicated to Irish works of art in 1995. Since then, this category has grown from a Dublin-based market into a fully international collecting arena at which Sotheby’s has been at the forefront. Our major highlights include auction records for William Orpen (£1,983,500), Jack Butler Yeats (£1,233,500), Roderic O’Conor (£792,000) and Louis le Brocquy (£1,158,500).

We have the unrivalled ability to maximise the value of your artwork through our national and international network and our extensive knowledge of collectors and new buyers alike.

Our offices are located in London and Dublin and our next sale of Irish Art takes place in London in September 2018.

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