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Yeats's used art tools go for €24,000 at auction

Published 31/05/2011 | 05:00

USED paints, stained palettes and an array of equipment once used by celebrated Irish artist Jack B Yeats to create his masterpieces have sold at auction for more than €24,000.

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The auction, held at the RDS, also saw a painting by Paul Henry fetch more than €105,000 -- a record for Whyte's so far this year.

An assortment of the contents of Yeats's studio went under the hammer last night as part of a major auction of Irish art.

The artist's niece Anne had carefully catalogued and managed the collection.

Some of it had been left as if the artist was just about to return to his easel.

The items included Yeats's sketchbooks, paints, an address book and other belongings, which she presented to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1996.

Irish Independent

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