Up close and personal at Adam’s latest auction

Bidders will be able to see Paul Henry’s mountains and Yeats’s painting of the Dublin Waxworks in the flesh as in-person viewing returns to Adam’s

Cottages in Achill by Paul Henry is expected to realise €140,000-€160,000 at Adam’s Important Irish Art Online Auction on June 2

“Mountains can have that effect on a person” – so inscribed Paul Henry on the back of a headline lot at Adam’s, Cottages in Achill, 35 x 45cm and expected to realise €140,000-€160,000.

As Henry wrote in his 1951 Irish Portrait, prior to his first visit to Achill, he was a plains-dweller and the abruptness of the mountain contours disturbed him – on Achill there is no getting away from Slievemore, its 671 metres dominate ...