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Affectionate Couple

Affectionate Couple not only demonstrates Beatrice Glenavy’s ability to draw, but to draw in pastel. The delicacy of the lady – her pale, intense expression and flame-coloured hair – evokes the work of the pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne Jones, or Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s paintings of his wife, Lizzie Siddon, or later, Jane Morris, as his model. In Glenavy’s work, the couple embraces in the privacy of a wooded glade, absorbed in their own intimacy.
  • Beatrice Glenavy
  • Painting
  • Pastel on paper
  • 36 x 39 cm
  • Donation 1963 Presented by Mrs. Aileen Bodkin through FNCI, in memory of her late husband Dr. Thomas Bodkin, Director of National Gallery of Ireland, 1927-1935, (1963)

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