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A majestic Paul Henry and portraits from Lavery and le Brocquy feature in a wonderful collection of Irish works

In Paul Henry’s Western Landscape, the overpowering magnificence of the cumulus clouds is a reminder of how we mortals are no more than specks on the planet. Leading Whyte’s forthcoming sale, it dates from 1935-1940, measures 46 x 61cm and is expected to realise €100,000.

Henry painted exactly what his eye saw, as did Lilian Lucy Davidson in her 1931 canvas Potato Pickers, a work revealing the reality of the 19th-century Irish peasant’s reliance on...

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