Friday August 7, 2020

Sothebys sale is a panoramic sweep of Irish art

From Lavery to Dillon to Yeats, this is an auction not to be missed

11th September, 2016
Mary Borden and Her Family at Bisham Abbey by John Lavery (£150,000-£250,000)

Should a Martian land on London’s New Bond Street this Tuesday and decide to sit in on the Sotheby’s sale, he’ll get an excellent handle on Irish art over the last century. There are Paul Henry’s West of Ireland landscapes, Mary Swanzy’s cubist canvases that heralded in a new age circa 1925, Rita Duffy’s stark recollection of life on the Falls Road during the 1970s, and in a 2016 abstract by Martin Finnin, a blast...

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