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The star Irish lot in Sotheby's British and Irish sale this month is Roderic O'Conor's savage Red Rocks and Sea.

11th May, 2013
Paul Henry's Achill Woman (€82,201-€117,430).

The star Irish lot in Sotheby's British and Irish sale this month is Roderic O'Conor's savage Red Rocks and Sea, the largest and most impressive of a series of 30 seascapes executed in the last two years of the 19th century.

O'Conor gives us wild Finistere on the Brittany coast as a crescendo of pulsing colour - pink granite, and turquoise and violet foam-flecked sea.

Not seen on the market since it was bought from the...

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