Leech’s serene beach beauty meets Keating’s men of war

The most stylish lady in Dublin this week is May Botterell, a vision of summer loveliness gracing the cover of de Vere’s catalogue for the sale of Irish art on June 13.

3rd June, 2006

The most stylish lady in Dublin this week is May Botterell, a vision of summer loveliness gracing the cover of de Vere’s catalogue for the sale of Irish art on June 13. The painting is Beach Parasols by William John Leech, a luminous depiction of the artist’s lover lost in thought on the beach at Concarneau, painted in 1920 and quite simply a love letter to the woman destined to be his second wife and...

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