Fine Arts: Adam’s Townley Hall auction offers an array of artefacts

A Garrett Morphy portrait of Lady Anne Boyle and a splendid secretaire bookcase are among the leading lots at Adam’s annual Townley Hall auction

10th October, 2021
Fine Arts: Adam’s Townley Hall auction offers an array of artefacts
Lady Anne Boyle, 2nd Lady Mountjoy by Garrett Morphy. The painting has an estimate of €30,000-€40,000

Adam’s catalogue cover image sets the tone for this year’s Townley Hall auction, Garrett Morphy’s entrancing portrait of Lady Anne Boyle, 2nd Lady Mountjoy. A vision in satin and cascades of lace, she holds a dove, and has Cupid by her side – a nod to her recent marriage to the 2nd Viscount Mountjoy. Morphy is regarded as the first Irish-born artist of stature and this is surely his most beguiling achievement. Painted in 1676,...

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