Irish Art


Please note the auction of 44 Fitzwilliam Square: Works from the Estate of Patrick Kelly will now take place on 10 November 2020 at Sotheby's London.

Our annual Irish Art sale will take place on 9 September 2020 at Sotheby's London, including a pre-sale exhibition in Dublin.

For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Arabella Bishop in Dublin ( or Charlie Minter in London (

Sotheby’s Irish Art sale on 19 November 2019 achieved £2.9 million / €3.3 million, with exceptional results for Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Hughie O’Donoghue.

Sotheby’s is the only international auction house to hold a dedicated sale of Irish Art, which we exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin before the exhibition and auction in London. In the last two years alone, Sotheby’s have sold £9 million / €10.4 million worth of Irish Art at auction – more than any other auction house. Our sale 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. Major highlights include auction records for William Orpen (£1,983,500), 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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If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Irish Art sales, please click here.

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