Sotheby’s Presents the Irish Art

Pioneering Painters: Ireland’s Avant-Garde

Sotheby’s Presents the Irish Art

Scenes of Ireland: Life and Landscape

Following the re-introduction of a dedicated Irish Art sale last year, Sotheby’s are delighted to present another rich and diverse collection of works to the market – from a fine early 19th century view of Dublin Bay to Rowan Gillespie’s sultry bronze, Lazy Lady. There have been discoveries from private collections, including a fiery Brittany seascape by Roderic O’Conor which appears at auction for the first time, along with an exquisite drawing by William Orpen, The Fiddler, which is a study for The Western Wedding, 1914, (since destroyed).

A superb group of works have come from the extraordinary collection of the late George McClelland, with Colin Middleton especially well represented. Alongside these familiar names of Irish art, including John Lavery, Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Louis le Brocquy, we are thrilled to be presenting an equally exciting selection of contemporary Irish art to the international market.


  • THU, 08 SEP 16 | 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM BST
  • FRI, 09 SEP 16 | 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM BST
  • SUN, 11 SEP 16 | 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM BST
  • MON, 12 SEP 16 | 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM BST