Henry and Le Brocquy lead the way at Whyte’s sale

Works by the likes of Jack B Yeats and Harry Kernoff also catch the eye at the auction house’s latest online event

Louis Le Brocquy’s portrait of Francis Bacon has an estimate of €120,000-€150,000

Art endures through time for a number of reasons, two key factors being their power to evoke an emotional response from the viewer, and their contribution of an entirely new vision to the canon.

Paul Henry belongs to the first category with landscapes of universal appeal. Whyte’s sale this month has his Springtime in Wicklow, 80.01 x 74.2cm, estimate €150,000-€200,000. When exhibited in Boston in 1930, a local art critic’s verdict was that it looked ...