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    Sir John Lavery's portrait of his wife Hazel in a gold turban

    The Gold Turban is considered one of the finest portraits by Lavery of his wife Hazel (1880-1935). Painted in 1929, it is the most significant late portrait of one of Lavery’s most glamorous subjects and his favourite model. Estimated at £400,000-600,000 (€441,000-665,000), the picture showcases the artist’s skilful handling of paint in the sitter’s headwear – rendered in shimmering tones – luminescent skin and slash of red lipstick. These elements are accentuated by the contrasting dark background and costume.

    Spanish Shawl by Louis le Brocquy

    Spanish Shawl, A Study in White painted in 1941 by Louis Le Brocquy is the most important early masterpiece by the artist. It was exhibited in 1943 at the inaugural ‘Irish Exhibition of Living Art’. Never before offered at auction the painting captures an informal gathering at le Brocquy’s family home in Dublin. Spanish Shawl, A Study in White is estimated by Sotheby’s at £300,000- 500,000 (€331,000-555,000).
    Over 65 works from the Sotheby’s Irish Sale for 2010 will be on view at Lismore Castle Arts in Co. Waterford on Saturday April 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on April 18.  Highlights from the sale of over100 lots go on view at 16 Molesworth St. in Dublin from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday April 20 and from 10 a.m to 5 p.m on Wednesday April 21.  Viewing takes place at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day.
    The sale takes place in London on Thursday, May 6 and it will be on
    view at Bond St. from Friday, April 30.

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