Monday September 28, 2020

Lady Lavery portrait could fetch €660,000

Hazel Lavery’s self-assurance trancends vanity in one of her husband’s finest paintings, writes Ros Drinkwater

24th April, 2010

The Golden Turban is seen as the most important late portrait by John Lavery of his glamorous wife, and seeing is believing.

A dazzling image of a sophisticate in her prime, it portrays the re al Hazel , as opposed to the depiction of her as the mythical Kathleen Ni Houlihan that once graced Irish banknotes, and truth has a potency. Measuring 76 by 63 centimetres, it is expected to realise between €441,000 and €665,000...

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