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.

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Roy Orbison and Friends "A Black and White Night", promotional poster for the 1989 video release.
Roy Orbison and Friends "A Black and White Night", promotional poster for the 1989 video release. An extremely rare four-sheet-sized poster for the release, on VHS, of the 1988 broadcast. Accompanying Roy Orbison on the night were Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Steven Soles, k.d. lang, Jennifer Warnes, and Bonnie Raitt h:60  w:40 in. Whyte's
1907-16 Sinn Féin Propaganda 'Stamps'. A scarce unused block of 24.
Commissioned by Arthur Griffith and designed by Lily Williams this stamp depicted the Cross of Cong with "ÉIRE" at centre. Sinn Féin members paid a halfpenny each for the stamps and affixed them to letters as a propaganda move. The 1908 Post Office Act outlawed their use after protests by MPs in the House of Commons. They were continued however up to 1916 and beyond. The Cross of Cong design was adopted by the Irish Free State for some values of Irish definitive postage stamps- 3d, 10d and 11d - which were in use up to 1968. Whyte's
Sarah Henrietta Purser HRHA (1848-1943) YOUNG WOMAN IN PROFILE, 1878
Sarah Henrietta Purser HRHA (1848-1943) YOUNG WOMAN IN PROFILE, 1878 Medium: red and black chalk on buff-coloured paper Signature: signed with initials and dated [14/9/78] Dimensions: 52 by 39cm., 20.5 by 15.2 5in. Provenance:Collection of Sarah Purser; Her estate's sale as Mespil House, Dublin, 1943; Whence purchased by the previous owner's sister-in-law; Whyte's, 2 March 2009, lot 118; Private collection Exhibited: Literature: Literature::O'Grady, John, The Life and Work of Sarah Purser, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1996, catalogue no. 11 (illustrated p.168) Notes: As O'Grady Notes:s in his book this work is Purser's earliest extant life-size portrait; her family identify the sitter as a Mallet cousin; head and shoulder in profile to left." Whyte's
Currency Commission 'Lady Lavery' One Hundred Pounds 10-9-28
Currency Commission 'Lady Lavery' One Hundred Pounds 10-9-28 Z/01 003445. Signed Brennan and McElligott. Tape removal, writing on back, few pinholes, heavy folds. Good to very good. Whyte's
1922 (13 September) Freedom Anti-Treaty newspaper issue 5
1922 (13 September) Freedom Anti-Treaty newspaper issue 5 Issue number 5 of Freedom with drawing on front cover by Countess Markievicz. Also with The Irish Nation Vol. 1 No. 1 24 June 1916 and Vol 1 No. 2 1 July 1916. (3 items) Whyte's
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