Irish Art


Sotheby’s next Irish Art sale will take place in Autumn 2019.

We are the only international auction house to hold a dedicated sale of Irish Art, which we exhibit in Ireland before the exhibition and auction in London. 2018 saw our strongest results in a decade with £6 million / €6.7 million of Irish Art sold. Each auction offers the best of Irish art on an international stage, representing 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, Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellett, Basil Blackshaw, Rowan Gillespie and Hughie O’Donoghue.

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.

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