Worshipping the female form

The timeless endurance of the female spirit is among the themes celebrated in two forthcoming sales

6th June, 2009

Two forthcoming sales feature extraordinary portraits of women by past masters. Both must have seemed unlikely subjects when they were painted - neither is a conventional beauty - but each in her own way is a testament to the resolve and endurance of which the gender is capable.

The first is the star lot at Adam’s, A Woman from Connemara, Paul Henry’s homage to those hardy souls he encountered during his sojourn on Achill. A...

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