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An oil on panel depicting a young woman, Florence Forsyth, by the celebrated society portraitist Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, is estimated at €20,000-40,000 in the June 12 auction at Adam’s in Dublin.

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Painted by the celebrated society portraitist Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890-1978), this work will be offered on the market for the first time on June 12 at Dublin saleroom Adam’s.

The 23 x 18in (58 x 45cm) oil on panel depicts a young woman, Florence Forsyth, holding a sprig of snowdrops against a stylised mountain backdrop. The painting was commissioned by her father, an executive at Norwich Union in Dublin, and is thought to date from the late 1920s when the sitter was training to be a dancer in London.

It has been consigned to sale from the sitter’s son and is estimated at €20,000-40,000.

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