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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- Sean Fingleton (b.1950)
- COCK III, 1987; oil on canvas; signed, inscribed and dated on reverse Whyte's
- 1913 Ulster Volunteer Force- The Tyrone Regiment. Record of Camp of Instruction, Baronscourt
- Compiled by Philip Cruikshank this scarce booklet includes a list of Tyrone Volunteers who attended the Baronscourt Camp Whyte's
- 1894 Patriarch Militant of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, fraternal sword.
- 1894 Patriarch Militant of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, fraternal sword. The ceremonial sword of an officer of the fraternal society. The etched blade named for C.W. Moore, with intertwined 'PM' for Patriarch Militant. Total length h:37 in. Other Notes: C.W. Moore war a signatory on the Charter of the Davy Crockett Lodge No. 193 in Houston, Texas in 1894. Antiques & Collectibles. Whyte's
- Derek Cummins (b.1979) GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI - "BE CAREFUL HOW YOU PAT THE CAT", 2012
- signed and dated lower right; signed, titled and dated on reverse Whyte's
- Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)
- GIRL EATING NOVEMBER APPLE, 2009signed and dated lower right; with title lower left Whyte's
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