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SCHOOL SCOOPS FORTUNE BY SELLING PAINTING

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A Victorian painting bought for£250 in 1954 to cheer up the austere interior of a post-war school is to become its...
A Victorian painting bought for£250 in 1954 to cheer up the austere interior of a post-war school is to become its saviour by being sold to provide funds for new classrooms, reported The Sunday Telegraph (p8).

The Daughters of Eve, a study of three girls picking apples in an orchard, was painted by George Dunlop Leslie and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1883. Now it is expected to make up to£300,000 at Sotheby's in London on 15 June.

The money will be used for an extension to replace leaking mobile classrooms at the 1,250-pupil Llantarnum Comprehensive School at Cybrym near Newport, south Wales.
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