Brendan Behan ballad archive up for sale
It's expected to fetch up to €4k
Edith Somerville earned her place in literary history as co-author of the hugely popular Experiences of an Irish RM novels, but her first love was painting and Fonsie Mealy’s Dublin sale has a comprehensive archive of her original paintings and drawings.
Seen here is a 1903 portrait of Paddy, Patrick Coghill, her nephew, godson and eventual heir, 52×41 cm (€2,500-€3,500).
The top pictorial lot comprises Lieutenant SG Cresswell’s coloured sketches of an...
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