Freud's muse ignored? Row breaks out over sale of June Furlong's art collection

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The Liverpool artist’s model, who was also drawn by John Lennon, was understood by some to have left her paintings to a museum

She was a Liverpudlian life model who posed for thousands of artists, including Lucian Freud, who described her as “an exotic creature with a deep penetrating mind”, and John Lennon who, as an art student in his pre-Beatles days, asked if it would be “all right” to draw her.

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June Furlong befriended many of those artists and, just months before her death last year, she was understood to have donated artworks that she acquired over the years to a public museum in the Wirral.

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