Hidden art comes into the open

It pays to know what you own, particularly if it dates back a generation or two.

22nd April, 2006

It pays to know what you own, particularly if it dates back a generation or two. For years, a painting deemed surplus to requirements had been stored behind a chest of drawers until the owner decided to look up the artist on the internet.

In the west of Ireland, painted by Paul Henry around 1934 and given to the owner’s grandmother that same decade, will go under the hammer at Whyte’s on Tuesday with an...

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