Wednesday 23 October 2019

Living legacy: Burns's Irish art goes up for sale

‘Misty Morning’ by Jack B Yeats is going under the hammer
‘Misty Morning’ by Jack B Yeats is going under the hammer

A hundred pieces of Irish artwork from the collection of Brian P Burns is going up for auction at Sotheby's.

The Irish-American entrepreneur, attorney and philanthropist provided the collection of watercolours, oils and sculptures for sale.

Mr Burns has said it is was "a personal mission to inform the American-Irish diaspora about the beauty and the visual tapestry that Irish art has bequeathed the world".

Works by Jack B Yeats, Roderic O'Conor, John Lavery, William Orpen, Walter Osborne, John Leech, Mary Swanzy, Rowan Gillespie and a host of others are for up auction on November 21.

Irish Independent

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