A French landscape by Sir John Lavery is to be a highlight at the Whyte’s art sale in Dublin on March 14. Whyte’s is conducting research into the location depicted in the work, once owned by the actress Maureen O’Sullivan (1911-1998). It is thought to be around Deauville, Normandy. Lavery’s love affair with France began in the 1880′s. It was there he was first introduced to Hazel Martyn, the future Lady Lavery. In subsequent years the couple would return to France together.