Fine Arts: A parade of Irish masters from Morgan O’Driscoll

Big names like Paul Henry, Louis Le Brocquy and Bridget Riley take pride of place at the upcoming October 26 auction

Jack and Jill by Banksy (€60,000-€90,000)

Buoyant is the word to describe the Irish art market right now. In Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale this month, the first with a Dublin viewing since the dawn of the pandemic, we have masters past and present – Henry, Yeats, O’Conor, Keating, O’Neill, Bacon, Le Brocquy, Crozier, Scully, Teskey, Banksy, Hirst and Riley.

There’s a poignancy to Paul Henry’s Turf Stacks, Connemara, 35 x 40.5cm (€120,000-€160,000). Although the quaint whitewashed cottages he so often depicted are ...