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Sir William Orpen R.A., R.H.A.

A Woman Thinking - Portrait of Miss Sinclair

Estimate:

70,000 to - 100,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

Sir William Orpen R.A., R.H.A.

Sir William Orpen R.A., R.H.A.

A Woman Thinking - Portrait of Miss Sinclair

A Woman Thinking - Portrait of Miss Sinclair

Estimate:

70,000 to - 100,000 GBP

Lot sold:

81,900

GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

Sir William Orpen R.A., R.H.A.

1878 - 1931

A Woman Thinking - Portrait of Miss Sinclair


signed ORPEN (upper right)

oil on canvas

unframed: 79 by 66cm.; 31 by 26in.

framed: 95 by 82cm.; 37½ by 32¼in.

Executed in 1930. 


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

The canvas is lined. The work appears in good overall condition. A surface abrasion near upper right corner. A few minor losses along the lower edge, by the sitter's hand. Under ultraviolet light there is an opaque varnish. There appears to be some areas of retouching to the vertical edges. Also some retouchings to her neck, to her left elbow and to one of the aforementioned losses. Held in a gilt plaster frame. Please email charlie.minter@sothebys.com if you have any questions regarding the present work.


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Albert Henry Stanley, Lord Ashfield (1874-1948)
Sale, Sotheby’s, London, 13 May 1987, lot 89
Taylor Gallery, London, where acquired by Sir Michael Smurfit
P. G. Konody & Sidney Dark, Sir William Orpen, Artist and Man, Seeley Service & Co, London, 1932, p. 276
London, Royal Academy, Commemorative Exhibition of Works by Late Members, 1933, no. 5 (lent by Lord Ashfield)
Probably Manchester, City of Manchester Art Gallery, April 1933
London, Taylor Gallery, Royal Arcade, Recent Acquisitions, n.d., [c. 1988], no. 29, illustrated on cover of exhibition catalogue (as Portrait of Miss Sinclair)