Yeats’s romantic riverbank interlude leads De Veres sale
The 1924 painting Tralee captures the artist at a moment of stylistic change in his career
To quote the late Terence de Vere White, author, lawyer, literary editor of the Irish Times and astute art critic: “With most art, the first time you look at a painting you get maximum pleasure. Every time after, you get slightly less.” De Veres’ forthcoming sale contains a number of works by artists to whom in no way does this apply – Yeats, Le Brocquy, Jellett, Scully, Leech and O’Donoghue. In my own experience it is paintings by the artists who demand a good deal of the viewer that deliver the richest, and most long-lasting rewards.
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