Fine Arts: A fine Dalkey collection that spans the decades

The contents of

The City by Jack B Yeats (£150,000-£200,000), from the Monte Alverno collection at Sotheby’s

Ireland’s finest homes stud the landscape like jewels, the contents of the best a testament to the discerning eye of an accomplished collector.

Such a house is Monte Alverno that sits high on the terraces of Dalkey overlooking the Irish Sea. Amassed over three decades, its collection comprises fine Irish, Georgian and Regency furniture, 20th-century Irish art, magnificent garden statuary, and Chinese art and ceramics.

The prize piece of art is a late work by ...