View 1 of Lot 9. Portrait of Avenal St. George.
View 1 of Lot 9. Portrait of Avenal St. George.
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Sir William Orpen, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.

Portrait of Avenal St. George

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

Sir William Orpen, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.

Sir William Orpen, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.

Portrait of Avenal St. George

Portrait of Avenal St. George

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

18,900

GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

Sir William Orpen, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.

British

1878 - 1931

Portrait of Avenal St. George


oil on canvas

Unframed: 132 by 81cm., 52 by 32in.

Framed: 156 by 106cm., 61 by 42in.

Mrs Evelyn Florence St George and thence by family descent
Frost & Reed, London
Sotheby’s, London, 2 June 1995, lot 277
Mealy’s, Castlecomer, Ireland, 27 November 1995, lot 432, where purchased by the present owner
Artist’s Studio Book for 1915 – “Portrait of Avenel St George killed 15th Nov 1914 £1000”
William Orpen, An Onlooker in France, 2nd edition., Williams and Norgate, London, 1924, p.91
P G. Konody and Sidney Dark, Sir William Orpen, Artist & Man, Seeley Service & Co. Limited, London, 1932, Appendices, Chronological List of Paintings, for 1915, p.270;
Apollo, Volume XVI, Number 96, December 1932, Mrs. St. George’s Collection of Paintings by Sir William Orpen by Herbert Furst, illustrated p.268
Vivien Winch, A Mirror for Mama, Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Limited, London, 1965, opposite p.108 (reproduction of original 1914 photograph of Avenel St George, upon which the subject portrait is based)
Bruce Arnold, Orpen, Mirror to an Age, Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, pp.241 and 297