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4th December, 2016
Discovery of The North West Passage by Lt SG Cresswell

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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