Landscapes and Luftwaffe raids lead de Vere’s latest sale

Sharply contrasting works by Paul Henry and Colin Middleton are sure to drum up plenty of interest

3rd June, 2018
Paysage des Rêves Mauvais by Colin Middleton (€50,000-€70,000)

Surrealism leads at de Vere’s sale next week with Paysage des Rêves Mauvais, Colin Middleton’s prescient fantasy nightmare, 46×61cm (€50,000-€70,000). From the collection of George and Maura McClelland, it dates from 1940 when Germany had invaded France, prompting fears that Belfast could be the next Luftwaffe target. The following April, four bombing raids devastated the city.

Paul Henry’s love affair with the Irish landscape was lifelong. A...

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