Fine Arts

Compelling historical scenes from well-known Irish names

Highlights of the upcoming Important Irish Art auction include works by top painters such as Paul Henry and Louis le Brocquy

Paul Henry’s Turf Stacks in West of Ireland, estimate of €120,000-€180,000

Taking place later this month is Whyte’s Important Irish Art auction, comprising 133 lots.

The sale features many familiar names and compelling history paintings, such as lot 6, by James Brenan, Morning Prayer, Cottage Interior, County Cork, 1901.

Dublin-born Brenan is considered one of the most important genre painters of his generation, with many of his works offering insight into the lives of the rural poor. He held the position of headmaster of the Cork ...