Private collection offers Irish gems

'Fresh to the market' is a phrase that is very much on the agenda at Adam's next week, writes Ros Drinkwater.

19th May, 2012
Good Evening Men by Jack B Yeats (estimate €200,000-€300,000).

"Fresh to the market" is a phrase that is very much on the agenda at Adam's next week. A painting so atmospheric you can almost smell the coffee and cognac is William John Leech's 1908 Interior of a Café, the top lot from a private collection assembled over 80 years by two generations of the same family.

The setting is possibly the Hotel des Voyageurs in Brittany, where Leech stayed in 1907. When it was first...

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