Men at work

From Jack B Yeats to Seán Keating, Whyte’s first sale of the year lifts a lid on labours lost

21st February, 2016
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Portrait of Bono by Louis le Brocquy, €1,800-€2,200

In Whyte’s first sale of 2016, artists range from Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats, to Joan Miro and Helmut Newton.

Henry and Yeats lead, with two paintings each expected to realise €60,000-€80,000. While Henry celebrates the Irish landscape with A Kerry Bog, 1934-35, 40.64x45.72, Jack B Yeats’s concern is social conditions. Once in the collection of A McAlpine, The Quay Worker’s Home shows a solitary, downcast worker warming his hands by the fire...

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