Yeats and Le Brocquy lead the charge into autumn

The first big sale of the new season is spearheaded by two legends of Irish art

8th September, 2019
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Samuel Beckett by Louis Le Brocquy, 1984

Ireland’s first major autumn art auction gets off at a gallop at Whyte’s with headline lots by Jack B Yeats and Louis Le Brocquy. Leading the sale is Yeats’s 1946 oil, Hope, 35.56×45.72, expected to realise €150,000-€180,000. Given the ongoing nightmare in the Mediterranean, its subject is tragically topical – a small boat carrying a man and a woman at night on the ocean, their hope possibly focused on the large vessel they appear to...

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