Yeats treasure trove is a collector’s dream

Generations of the famous family are celebrated in a once in a lifetime Sotheby’s sale later this month

17th September, 2017
Arabella Bishop holding The Captain by Jack B Yeats, ahead of “one of the most exciting sales” in recent years Pic: Fergal Phillips

Sotheby’s has landed a collection the likes of which we may not see again in our lifetime. Yeats: The Family Collection consists of 224 lots of art and antiques that tell the story of one of Ireland’s most important families. The catalogue itself is a collector’s item. “One of the most exciting sales I’ve worked on in my 18 years with Sotheby’s,” is how Arabella Bishop, senior director at Sotheby’s Ireland, sums it up....

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