Monthly Archives: April 2015


Our forthcoming auction of History & Literature will comprise of over 300 lots of historical collectibles including antiquities, artefacts, manuscripts, documents, printed ephemera, maps, prints, photographs, picture postcards, medals, militaria, weapons, newsreel films, antiquarian and collectable books.

VIEWING:  Wednesday 6 May – Friday 8 May (inclusive), 10am to 5pm and Saturday 9 May, 9am to 12 Noon.
AUCTION: Saturday 9 May at 1pm
VENUE: Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.



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We are currently inviting final consignments to our Important Irish Art auction which will be held on 25 May.

There are some lovely pieces already consigned, among them this striking portrait of MRS RALPH (ROSEMARY) PETO AS BACCCHANTE, 1910 by Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (1856-1941) – Estimate:€60,000-80,000.

20150525Our February auction was hugely successful with over 92% selling on the night.  All the top lots had strong bidding; there is a demand for quality pieces at the top end of the market at the moment.

We will be accepting entries to this Important Irish Art sale until 25 April.

For further information, contact Adelle Hughes
on +353 1 676 2888 or by email:

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Dublin Painting and Sketching Club 137th Annual Exhibition – Sponsored by Whyte’s

The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club’s  Annual Exhibition, taking place in the Concourse Gallery in County Hall Dun Laoghaire  from the 13th to the 26th April is one  of the country’s largest group shows and features a diverse range of paintings by well known contemporary artists. This year’s exhibition is particularly exciting, as among the 280 paintings on display almost fifty will be paintings inspired by the life and work of W.B. Yeats.

John Butler Yeats was an active early member of the Club in the 1880s and W.B. Yeats who was student in the  Dublin Metropolitan School of Art  at this time visited Club exhibitions.. He has stated that his visit to the 1884 exhibition, in which James McNeill Whistler was a guest exhibitor ‘had made him happy for days’. Because of these connections to the Yeats family the Club invited members to submit paintings inspired by the life and work of W.B. Yeats. While some paintings are in homage to Yeats,  the majority are inspired by his poetry and represent a visual interpretation of a wide range of his poems.

The additional paintings on show include landscapes, urbanscape, still life and figure painting in oil, watercolour, acrylic and etchings.  They include a wide spectrum of approaches from representational to abstract,  ensuring an eclectic mix of subject and style.


This popular annual show is open to the public, Monday the 13th to Sunday 26th April, 10.00 am to 5.00pm  daily.

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Step into history this Easter Monday and experience the sights and sounds of the capital in 1915.

WHYTE’S experts will be in the GPO to identify, appraise and advise on 1916 Rising collectibles.

Ian Whyte will give a talk on the Rising Values of Rising Collectibles at Liberty Hall at 3pm.

O’Connell Street will come alive with street theatre, music and vintage attractions as RTÉ recreates the atmosphere of Ireland before the Easter Rising. The street will be devoted to pedestrians for the day. So, jump on a vintage carousel, hop on board a steam train and feast your eyes on some of the finest motor cars from that time and lots more besides. Of course, Dublin a century ago was not all frivolity. Near O’Connell Street lay one of the largest slums in Europe, where people lived in unimaginable poverty.

RTÉ Road to the Rising will reflect the lives of all Dubliners – rich and poor and that small, determined group that was plotting rebellion. Choose from more than 60 talks and exhibitions and be part of live broadcasts throughout the day. Explore all aspects of social, political and cultural life during this period in the company of RTÉ presenters and leading historians.


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