Sir John Lavery RHA RA (1856-1941) Arthur Griffith and Mich...

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Sir John Lavery RHA RA (1856-1941) Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins A pair, lithographic prints, 44.5 x 36.4cm (17.5 x 14.25''); & 43.5 x 34 cm (17.25 x 13.25'') respectively. Artists' proof blindstamp on margin, published by Wilson Hartnell & Co., Dublin (1922) Each signed in pencil by the artist and the sitter. Lavery and his wife Hazel got to know Griffith and Collins during the Treaty negotiations in London, where the original portraits were painted. The couple used their social connections to assist the Irish delegates while negotiations were ongoing. Within months however the two men were dead, Griffith having suffered a heart attack, while Collins was assassinated at Béal na Bláth. The original portrait of Griffith is in Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, while Collins’ portrait is believed lost.

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