Fine Arts

History and humour go under the hammer at Fonsie Mealy

Among the highlights of an upcoming Irish and International Art Sale are works by Sean Keating, Kilroy and Jack B Yeats

Jack B Yeats’s The Ballad Singers’ Children, estimate €10,000-€15,000, goes on sale at Fonsie Mealy’s Irish & International Art Sale this Wednesday

On Wednesday, Fonsie Mealy’s Irish & International Art Sale will see more than 400 unique artworks coming to market, many for the first time.

Leafing through the catalogue not only provides an excellent survey of Irish art, but also a bit of humour – provided by Micheál Ó Nualláin (Kilroy), painter, cartoonist and civil servant – that is as appropriate today as it was when first created.

His satirical cartoons appeared in Dublin Opinion, The ...