|"Eileen in Green"|
The Lavery portrait of Lady Mary shows her in her ambulance driver's uniform standing beside a car. It was painted by Lavery when he was on war artist duties in France and remains in the house of a distant relative in Co Limerick.
* Here is a painting by Sir John Lavery of a much younger Eileen. It's called "Eileen in Green".
From the Hugh Lane Art Gallery Website:
An Irish Pilot
This fine portrait is in good condition, but its valuable, ornate frame is suffering from extensive flaking of the gilding. This requires urgent attention from a gilding conservator before it can be displayed. Intriguingly, the portrait appears to have been painted over a different composition and we hope to investigate this fascinating possibility by x-raying the painting.
Conservation costs €3000