Whyte’s, founded in 1783, are today Ireland’s premier specialist art and collectibles auction house. They hold six to eight sales per year, featuring a wide range of Irish art and collectibles, primarily from private collections and estates.
Whyte’s major art sales are conducted at the Royal Dublin Society’s Clyde Rooms, while their other sales (including History, Literature and Collectibles auctions) are held at their Molesworth St. premises and the historic Freemasons Hall. The Molesworth St. terrace that houses Whyte’s galleries is the last remaining intact terrace of Georgian shopfronts in Dublin, completed 1831.
Whyte’s combines their 200-year history of business in Dublin with an enthusiasm for modern technologies, offering both the advantages of a traditional auction house and the convenience of live web bidding.
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- How the Butler Yeats family became part of the fabric of 20th century Ireland
- During the 20th century, the Butler Yeats family made an incredible impact on the political, literary and art fabric of Ireland. In 1841, William Butler Yeats married Susan Pollexfen. The couple had six children William Butler Yeats; Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats; Elizabeth Corbett "Lolly" Yeats; Robert Corbet Yeats; John "Jack" Butler Yeats; and Jane Grace Yeats.
- Moments that made history: The Easter Rising and The Good Friday agreement
- On 21st January, Whyte's Eclectic Collector sale features historical items from two significant periods of The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland's history.
- The Society of Dublin Painters and the beginnings of Irish modernism
- Born in Belfast, Paul Henry holds his place in the artistic canon as one of Ireland's most important 20th century artists. His depictions of the west of Ireland are an important part of Irish art history.
- Artist Spotlight: Harry Kernoff
- Harry Kernoff, was a leading figure in Irish Modernism and is best remembered for capturing the people of Dublin with a sympathetic paintbrush.
- Irish art could fetch £1 million at auction this month
- Works by Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Gerard Dillon as well as contemporary Irish artists Barrie Cooke, Donald Teske and Tony O’Malley are expected to reach a combined total of €1.2 million (£910 000) at Whyte's this month.
Realised prices "Whyte's "
- 1920s Rene Lalique, Violettes vase.
- 1920s Rene Lalique, Violettes vase. A frosted opalescent glass vase No. 930, designed 1921, moulded to the everted rim with a band of African violet leaves, the base wheel engraved ''R LALIQUE FRANCE No. 930''. h:6 w:7 in. Provenance: Collection of George and Maura McClelland. Whyte's
- Basil Blackshaw HRHA RUA (1932-2016) LEITRIM LAKE
- signed upper right; signed and titled on reverse; also with typed Gordon Gallery [Derry] label on reverse Whyte's
- Michael Colman (b.1951) DESCENT, 1990
- Michael Colman (b.1951) DESCENT, 1990 oil on canvas signed with initials and dated on reverse; with typed Oliver Dowling [Dublin] label on reverse h:31.50 w:31.50 in. Provenance: Oliver Dowling, Dublin; The Collection of Jim O'Driscoll SC Whyte's
- Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) THIRTY-SIX WOODCUTS, 1951
- signed and numbered in red ink on title page; signed in green ink below each of the 30 images Whyte's
- [DEFOE ( Daniel )]
- [DEFOE ( Daniel )]. The True-Born English-man. A satyr. [Dublin ?] Printed in the Year 1740 36-pages, 12mo, sewn in recent marbled paper wrappers, with the fore and lower edges uncut : a fine copy. An unrecorded edition of Defoe's most famous poem, first published in 1701. It is not in ESTC, Foxon, WorldCat or on-line in D or Dt. Between 1730 and 1750 most of the recorded separate printings are Irish : this may well be another example. ENGLISH PRE 1801; DUBLIN PRINTED; ENGLISH LITERATURE; VERSE; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Whyte's
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