Sotheby's Irish Art with Highlights from Sir Michael Smurfit’s Collection

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Sotheby’s are delighted to be exhibiting works from our annual Irish Art sale at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin from 27 - 30 August.

About this Event

On view will be a rich variety of work spanning Irish artists from the 19th century right through to the present day, including highlights from the renowned collection of Sir Michael Smurfit, which furnished his K Club luxury golf and hotel resort, and private residence, in Co Kildare. The Collection features not only many of Ireland’s most famous painters, but some of their best works, including John Lavery, William Orpen, William Conor, Louis le Brocquy and Jack B Yeats. The auction will take place at Sotheby’s London on 9 September 2020. Highlights from the collection to be auctioned over the next year will also be on view, as too will highlights from the forthcoming sale 44 FITZWILLIAM SQUARE, Works from the Estate of the Late Patrick Kelly, to be auctioned in London on the 10 November.

We would like to invite you book an appointment to view the works.

For all enquiries about the sale or exhibition, please contact:

Arabella Bishop

+353 (0)1 644 0200

We ask clients to adhere to the following measures when entering the building:

· Use hand sanitiser immediately on arrival

· Wear a mask. Masks will be provided as needed

· Adhere to social distancing of 2 metres apart

. Limit their group to no more than 4 people

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Louis le Brocquy

Travelling Woman with Newspaper

Estimate £700,000 - £1,000,000 / €786,000 - €1,123,000

Irish Art, London, 9 September 2020

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