The Irish Times is excited that Bonhams has decided to sell Irish art with its own dedicated sales in London looking for a global audience:
Bonhams believes it can provide sellers of Irish art with an international window through its network of international offices and clients, from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. […]
Bonhams will hold its first sale exclusively devoted to Irish art in London next month. Many of the paintings in the sale have been consigned by collectors in Britain, Canada and the United States. […] 107 works which will be offered in the inaugural Important Irish Art sale in London on February 9th.[…]
Ironically, an item with one of the lowest estimates, (£1,500-£2,000/€1,780-€2,374) is attracting most interest.Roundabout Ponies is the last sketch drawn by Jack B Yeats two days before he died in a Dublin nursing home in March, 1957. He gave it as a gift to the matron and it is being sold by her heirs.
Bonhams Move on Irish Art (Irish Times)