Sotheby’s was hoping that art lovers wanting to brighten their walls might also want to give their bank accounts a spring cleaning when works of the 7th Irish Sale were viewed in New York, Boston, Belfast and Dublin. The show featured paintings by some of Ireland’s most estimated artists including pickpocket in a Dublin pub that was painted during his last years in a nursing home. It is estimated at £200,000 t0 £300,000.
Other works likely to sell high are Roderic O’Conor’s Houses at Lexaven, Pont-Aven; Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Gardenia in Riding Clothes and Harry Kernoff’s Davy Byrne’s Pub and On Howth Head.
The sale will also include Ceramics and furniture, and is scheduled for May 1st at London. ♦