View 1 of Lot 21. SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A. | THE WINDOW: NIGHT.
View 1 of Lot 21. SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A. | THE WINDOW: NIGHT.
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SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A. | THE WINDOW: NIGHT

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A. | THE WINDOW: NIGHT

SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A. | THE WINDOW: NIGHT

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:

138,600

GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

SIR WILLIAM ORPEN, R.W.S., N.E.A.C., R.A., R.H.A.

1878-1931

THE WINDOW: NIGHT


signed l.r.: ORPEN

oil on canvas

107 by 79cm., 42 by 31in.

Painted circa 1907.

Goupil Gallery, London, 1907 (as 'Night');

Edmund Davis Esq.;

Barbizon House, London, by 1919;

James Howden Hume, Glasgow (President of Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts 1919-24);

Thence by family descent;

Their sale, Phillip's, London, 7 June 1994, lot 68

Unpublished letter to Hugh Lane (Hugh Lane Papers, Dublin), 16 November 190[7];

Art Journal, 1908, p.30, illustrated p.31 (as Night);

Art Journal, 1909, Frank Rinder, William Orpen, R.H.A., p.22, (as Night);

The Studio, May 1915, Vol.64, no.266, The Edmund Davis Collection II, p.241, illustrated p.230, (as Solitude);

Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, 58th Exhibition Catalogue, 1919, no.263, illustrated pl.5 (as Solitude);

The Studio, Dec 1919, Vol.78, no.321, Glasgow Exhibition Review, p.118, illustrated p.114 (as Solitude);

Bruce Arnold, Orpen, Mirror to an Age, Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, p.214-15);

Hayden Proud (ed.), The Sir Edmund and Lady Davis Presentation: A Gift of British Art to South Africa, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 1999, p.115, illustrated fig.21.2

London, Goupil Gallery Salon, Winter Exhibition, October - December 1907, no.91 (as Night);

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Summer Exhibition: Twenty Years of British Art 1890-1910, 10 May – 19 June 1910, Lower Gallery, no.10, (as Solitude), lent by Edmund Davis Esq.;    

Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery, Autumn Exhibition, September 1910, no.3, (as Solitude), lent by Edmund Davis Esq.;

London, French Gallery, 105th Exhibition: The Edmund Davis Collection, 4 March – 25 March 1915, no.34, (as Solitude);

Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, 58th Exhibition, 4 October – 13 December 1919, no.263, (as Solitude, illustrated in exh. cat. p.l.5), lent by J. Howden Hume Esq.