The lake and the girl

The lake and the girl View Gallery

Two stunning Irish mid-century masterpieces elevate a de Veres auction, which already boasts Jelletts and Le Brocquys

Now and again the psyche needs a jolt of something out of the ordinary and Patrick Scott delivers it with two works in de Vere’s forthcoming sale, The Lake (St Stephen’s Green), and Girl Carrying Empty Boxes. Each is as revitalising as an ice-cold shower on a sultry day.

The Lake dates from 1944, measures 46 x 89cm and has an estimate of €6,000-€9,000). The Girl Carrying Empty Boxes, painted in 1958, was...

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