Painting shown 19 years after theft

Painting shown 19 years after theft

A famous painting by one of the Republic’s most celebrated artists which vanished for 17 years after being stolen in an art heist has gone on show to the public.

The Jack B Yeats work Bachelor’s Walk, in Memory was taken during a robbery at Dunsany Castle, Co. Meath, in 1990, never to surface again until two years ago when it went on sale at a Sotheby’s auction.

Scotland Yard stepped in after being contacted by the National Gallery of Ireland who spotted a photograph of the missing piece in a catalogue for the Irish sale.

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