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.
Great Irish: Seán Keating and John Millington Synge at Whyte's
Whyte's sale this month features Seán Keating's illustration for the Playboy of the Western World, 1923, one of ten works in oil created for John Millington Synge's deluxe edition of the play which was published in 1927.

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Mateu, Julia. Connemara - Trenta Dibuixos.
Mateu, Julia. Connemara - Trenta Dibuixos. Galeria Trece. Barcelona, 1983. Attractive large folio, 2 volumes in slip case, with drawings of Connemara landscape and people by Julia Mateu, prologue by Manuel de Pedrolo, poems by Dorothy Molloy, published in Catalan and English. No. 31 of 300. This edition one of sixty with an additional set of the 30 drawings in sanguine. Printed on handmade paper, bound in sackcloth in slipcase. Accompanied by an exhibition catalogue of Masteu's drawings, 1972-73. h:13.50  w:17.50 in. Whyte's
1811 (11 July) Early Carlow Infantry officers commission certificate
1811 (11 July) Early Carlow Infantry officers commission certificate A scarce early Irish Militia commission certificate appointing William Browne to be 1st Captain of the Carlow Corps of Infantry. Issued by Dublin Castle under Royal warrant with "...full power and authority to issue commissions in His name to such persons as we shall deem expedient for His Majesty's Service... for the preservation of the public peace and to quell insurrection and resist invasion..." Interestingly John Ryan in The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow records a 2nd Captain William Browne serving with the Carlow Cavalry during 1798. Whyte's
20th Century: Large collection of mixed cigarette cards
20th Century: Large collection of mixed cigarette cards A large collection of cigarette cards in a wooden box. Some sets complete others incomplete. Including Will's Hurlers, Association Footballers, Speed. Player's Racehorses, Racing Caricatures, Natural History, Flags of the League of Nations. Carreras Popular Personalities, Did You Know? etc. Whyte's
Stuart Morle (b.1960) - STILL LIFE WITH POMMEGRANTE, 2010
oil on canvasboard signed lower right Whyte's
Bernadette Madden (b.1948) THE DENBY TEAPOT
Bernadette Madden (b.1948) THE DENBY TEAPOT Medium: batik Signature: signed lower right; titled and numbered [9259] on reverse Dimensions: 30 by 25cm., 12 by 10in. Provenance:Tom Caldwell Galleries, Dublin; Private collection Exhibited:: 'Bernadette Madden' Tom Caldwell Galleries, Dublin, October 1983, catalogue no. 14Literature: Notes: The original Caldwell exhibition catalogue accompanies this lot. Whyte's
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38 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
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