Paintings by Yeats, Lavery and Henry are to be offered at Sotheby’s Irish art sale in London on September 13. The three works were stolen from a house in Co. Wicklow in 2015 and are now being offered for sale by insurance company Chubb. The combined estimate for the works is £47,000-70,000.
The painting are Jack Butler Yeats’ The Fern in the Area, Paul Henry’s Landscape with Cottage, and Sir John Lavery’s Portrait de femme au chapeau.
Charlie Minter, Sotheby’s Irish Art Specialist, said: “The remarkable recovery of these paintings has ensured that their fate looks immeasurably brighter and we look forward to finding new homes for them. The Lavery and Henry passed through our doors fifteen years ago and we’re thrilled to be able to offer them at auction again.”