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Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

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

Portrait of Grace Orpen (Grace by Candlelight)

Lot Closed

November 23, 04:30 PM GMT

Estimate

50,000 - 70,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

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

1878 - 1931

Portrait of Grace Orpen (Grace by Candlelight)


signed William Orpen (lower left)

oil on canvas

unframed: 92.5 by 61cm.; 36 by 24in.

framed: 107 by 75cm.; 42 by 29½in.

Executed in 1899-1900.

Sotheby’s, London, 14 July 1971, lot 17

Leicester Galleries, London

Christie’s, London, 13 June 1980, lot 82

Pyms Gallery, London

Private Collection, from where acquired by Sir Michael Smurfit in 1988

A. Rutherston ed., Sir William Orpen, Ernest Benn, 1923, illustrated pl. 5
P.G. Konody & Sidney Dark, Sir William Orpen, Artist and Man, Seeley, Service & Co, 1932, p. 265
Bruce Arnold, Orpen, Mirror to an Age, Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, illustrated opp. p. 97 (as Grace by Candlelight)