O’Malley’s passion for art and politics

Ernie O’Malley’s collection, one of the finest of Irish art ever assembled, features works by Yeats and Le Brocquy and reflects his political interests

17th November, 2019
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The Enfolding Night by Jack B Yeats (€500,000-€700,000)

Passion was the moving force behind one of the finest collections of Irish art ever assembled, that of Ernie O’Malley, which is going under the hammer at Whyte’s in association with Christie’s next week.

O’Malley was born with an appetite for art, but politics filled his horizons until the late 1920s. An IRA officer during the War of Independence, he then served time in Mountjoy Prison for his activities...

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