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Sir William Orpen, R.A.

Myself and Cupid

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

Sir William Orpen, R.A.

Sir William Orpen, R.A.

Myself and Cupid

Myself and Cupid

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit


Sir William Orpen, R.A.

1878 - 1931

Myself and Cupid


signed ORPEN (lower right)

oil on canvas

unframed: 102 by 86.5cm.; 40¼ by 34in.

framed: 130 by 115cm.; 51¼ by 45¼in.

Executed in 1910. 


We are grateful to Kenneth McConkey for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. 

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Lady Orpen, and thence by descent until 1974
Fine Art Society, London, where acquired by Alan Fortunoff, New York
Fine Art Society, London, 1994
Sale, Christie's London, 9 May 1996, lot 100, where acquired by the present owner
‘The New English Art Club’, The Daily Telegraph, 29 May 1911, p. 11
‘The Picture Galleries - The New English Art Club’, The Field, 27 May 1911, p. 59          ‘Art Notes’, The Illustrated London News, 3 June 1911, p. 880
‘The New English Art Club’, London Daily News, 23 May 1911, p. 3
‘The New English Art Club’, Pall Mall Gazette, 25 May 1911, p. 5
Martin Hardie, ‘The World of Art – The New English Art Club’, The Queen, 27 May 1911, p. 66
‘The New English Art Club’, The Scotsman, 22 May 1911, p. 7
‘The New English Art Club’, The Times, 22 May 1911, p. 5
‘Art: The New English Art Club’, Truth, 31 May 1911, p. 1423
‘The New English Art Club – An Interesting Exhibition’, Western Daily Press, 27 May 1911, p. 8
‘The New English Art Club’, Westminster Gazette, 8 June 1911, p. 3
Paul Konody and Sydney Dark, William Orpen Artist and Man, Seeley Service & Co., London, 1932, p. 269 (as Portrait of the Artist (mirror in the background))
Charles Ince, ‘The Winter Academy: A Memorial Exhibition’, West Sussex Gazette, 12 January 1933, p. 6
Terence Mullaly, 'Fascination of the Self', The Daily Telegraph, 7 December 1974, illustrated
Bruce Arnold, Orpen, Mirror to an Age, Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, illustrated p. 217, pp. 261-3
London, New English Art Club, Spring, 1911, no. 164
London, Royal Academy, Late Members, January - March 1933, no. 35 (as Portrait of the Painter)
London, Fine Art Society, Winter Exhibition, December 1974, no. 24, illustrated in the catalogue n.p.
Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, William Orpen A Centenary Exhibition, November - December 1978, no. 73
London, Fine Art Society, Spring Exhibition, 1994, no. 41, illustrated in the catalogue n.p.