Object of desire
While Genesis records that Eve tempted Adam, not everyone believes that she did it with an apple.
There are a number of theories as to what the “fruit of the tree” might have been, but what could be more tempting than the luscious flesh of a peach? Louis le Brocquy painted a beauty, Peach, oil on board, 14.x17.4 centimetres. Bid for it at Bonham’s Knightsbridge sale, Modern British and Irish Art, March 10, estimate €6,700-€9,400; bonhams.com
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