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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Constance Gore-Booth, Countess Markievicz (1868-1927) ANNIESLAND, 1923
Constance Gore-Booth, Countess Markievicz (1868-1927) ANNIESLAND, 1923 gouache on card signed, dated and with location lower left h:10  w:14 in. Whyte's
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) THE TÁIN. ARMY MASSING, 1969
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) THE TÁIN. ARMY MASSING, 1969 lithographic brush drawing; (no. 53 from an edition of 70) signed, numbered and dated lower right h:14.75  w:21.25 in. Provenance: Whyte's, 30 April 2007, ex lot 52; Private collection Printed in Dublin in 1969 by Frank O'Reilly in an edition of 70 plus one artist's proof. The present example is no. 24 in the series. Whyte's
Currency Commission Consolidated Banknote 'Ploughman' Bank of Ireland One Pound collection 1935-39 (3)
Currency Commission Consolidated Banknote 'Ploughman' Bank of Ireland One Pound collection 1935-39 5-12-35, 29-5-36, 10-1-39, good fine. (3) Whyte's
Cumann na nGaedheal Election Poster
Cumann na nGaedheal Election Poster "Fianna Fail - Has Failed - De Valera said at Athlone, May 30th - 'Those who took the oath not meaning to keep it - are nothing lrss than perjurers' - Dont give the perjurers - a chance to perjure - themselves again - Vote - Cumann na nGaedheal - Government Party". Printer Woods & Fleming's Paper Mills Ltd., High Street, Dublin. h:30  w:20 in. Whyte's
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)
STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT AND FLOWERS BY A WINDOW; gouache and acrylic on card; signed lower left Whyte's

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Dublin 2
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