SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A. | PORTRAIT OF MRS GEORGIANA ALICE DRUM
Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit
SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.
PORTRAIT OF MRS GEORGIANA ALICE DRUM
signed l.r.: ORPEN
oil on canvas
127 by 102cm., 50 by 40in.
Painted in 1920.
Original canvas. Some faint signs of craquelure in the background to the right of her right arm and shoulder which appear stable, and some minor retouchings - only visible upon very close inspection. Overall the work appears in very good condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals some areas of retouching along each edge. Also flecks of retouching to the left of her head and elsewhere in the background, mainly the lower half. A larger area of retouching approximately 8cm across in the upper right quadrant which relates to a repaired tear, corresponding to a patch vero.
Held in a decorative gilt plaster frame.
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The sitter, and thence by descent;
Christie's, London, 22 May 1998, lot 28
P.G. Konody & S. Dark, Sir William Orpen, Artist and Man, London, 1932, p.271