Fine Arts

Tempting works by Leech, Lavery and Henry at Whytes

The 134 lots on offer at the Important Irish Art sale include fascinating historical and modernist works by prominent artists

Sir John Lavery’s Switzerland (€180,000 - 220,000)

Fine Art auctioneers, Whyte’s in Dublin 2, hosts its Important Irish Art sale on Monday, December 4.

The 134-lot sale offers collectors many tempting works, from an 1825 forest landscape by James Arthur O’Connor and a unique bronze by sculptor F E McWilliam to an impressive oil painting by contemporary artist Hughie O’Donoghue.

Among the fascinating lots that caught my attention, many with interesting back stories, was Lot 12, a most charming oil on board titled Le Chateau, Nice by Dublin-born artist William John Leech.