Nelson Mandela rarity a highlight in art connoisseur’s collection

Family features strongly in George McClelland’s collection, which is under the hammer at Whyte’s

18th September, 2016
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Singing Under the Canopy of Heaven by Jack B Yeats

Never let it be said that dyslexia is a barrier to success. The condition forced George McClelland to leave school at 14, but he went on to become one of our most perceptive, influential and generous art collectors. He had an eye for art that captured the essence of Ireland; as a patron, he put Tony O’Malley on the map, and his loan of 400 works to Imma played a key role in its early...

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