The Irish Times reports that some long lost works by Irish painter Jack B. Yeats are coming to market in London:
TWO PAINTINGS by Jack B Yeats, bought more than 60 years ago by the English novelist Graham Greene in Paris, have reappeared on the international art market.
They will be sold at auction in London next week by fine art auctioneers Christie’s, which said that one of the paintings alone may be worth more than €500,000.
A Horseman Enters a Town at Night was painted by Yeats, then aged 77, in 1948 and has never been seen in public.
Bernard Williams, the international director of Irish art at Christie’s, described it as a major work which would “appeal to collectors worldwide and not just in the 32 counties”. He added: “A Yeats with a horse always makes more than a Yeats without a horse.” The oil on canvas measures 24in x 36in and has a pre-sale estimate of £300,000-£500,000.