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SIR WILLIAM ORPEN R.A., R.H.A.

THE BAR IN THE HALL-BY-THE-SEA, MARGATE

SIR WILLIAM ORPEN R.A., R.H.A.

SIR WILLIAM ORPEN R.A., R.H.A.

THE BAR IN THE HALL-BY-THE-SEA, MARGATE

THE BAR IN THE HALL-BY-THE-SEA, MARGATE

SIR WILLIAM ORPEN R.A., R.H.A.

1878 - 1931

THE BAR IN THE HALL-BY-THE-SEA, MARGATE


signed ORPEN (lower left)

oil on canvas

unframed: 91.5 by 71cm., 36 by 28in.

framed: 111 by 89.5cm.; 43¾ by 35¼in.

Executed circa 1907-8.


We are grateful to Dominic Lee for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. For further information, visit sirwilliamorpen.com.

Original canvas. The work has benefited from a recent clean and appears in very good overall condition with minimal intervention in the past. A restoration report from Hamish Dewar Ltd advises that the painting would benefit from a strip-lining at some stage but is currently stable.


Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish which makes the surface difficult to read conclusively. There appears to be some occasional and minor spots of retouching to isolated parts of the canvas.


Held in a gilt plaster frame.


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Acquired by Knoedler, 1910
Grosvenor Galleries, London, 1913
Colnaghi & Co., London, 1947
Acquired from the above by Hunter's Gallery, Dublin, where acquired by the father of the present owner circa 1947, and thence by descent

Artist's Studio Book Reference: 17/04-1908

Konody & Dark, William Orpen, Artist and Man, Seeley Service, London, 1932, in their chronological list for 1907, p. 267

Untitled photograph (Source Knoedler, London, 1922), in the Witt Library, London

Marguerite Steen, William Nicholson, Collins, 1943, pp. 104-5

Bruce Arnold, Orpen: Mirror to an Age, J. Cape, London, 1981, p. 282

Andrew Nicholson, William Nicholson, Painter, Giles de la Mare, London, 1996, p. 92

Patricia Reed, William Nicholson: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, pp. 128, 151

London, White City, 'Irish Village' (organised by Hugh Lane) at Franco British Exhibition, 10 July - 31 October 1908, no. 15
Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, 1909, no. 638
Possibly Dusseldorf, 1910 (details untraced)
London, White City, The Coronation Exhibition, 18 May - 23 October 1911, no. 795
New York, M. Knoedler & Co, Recent Works by William Orpen, March 1914, no. 22
Buffalo, Fine Arts Academy, Recent Works by William Orpen, April 1914, no. 18
Toronto, Exhibition Place, Canadian National Exhibition, 1923, no. 44
New York, M. Knoedler & Co, Orpen Memorial Exhibition, 18 - 30 January 1932, no. 26
New York, Museum of Irish Art, Sir William Orpen Memorial Exhibition, 1934, no. 29
Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, William Orpen Centenary Exhibition, 1978, no. 84