Under starter’s orders for Yeats

Le Brocquy and Henry pieces are among the contenders at Whyte’s sale of Irish and International Art

19th February, 2017
Seán Keating’s Rest After Toil (€20,000-€25,000)

It’s heartwarming to learn that when Lawrence of Arabia elevated Peter O’Toole to superstar status, one of the things he chose to spend his well-gotten gains on was a piece of Irish art – a night scene by Jack B Yeats.

Fresh Horses shows a pair of prancing steeds being led out by a well-dressed coachman. Did the picture bring back happy memories? Horses loomed large in O’Toole’s infancy. Among various...

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