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

Portrait of Grace Orpen (Grace by Candlelight)

Estimate:

50,000 to - 70,000 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.

Portrait of Grace Orpen (Grace by Candlelight)

Portrait of Grace Orpen (Grace by Candlelight)

Estimate:

50,000 to - 70,000 GBP

Lot sold:

56,700

GBP

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.

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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)
London, Royal Academy, Commemorative Exhibition of Works by Late Members, 1933, no. 31
London, National Gallery, 20th Century British Painters, 1940, no. 135 (lent by F. D. Samuel OBE, DSO)
London, Leicester Galleries, Orpen, 1972, no. 30
London, Pyms Gallery, William Orpen, 1878-1931, Early Work, May - June 1981, illustrated on catalogue cover (as Grace by Candlelight)
London, Pyms Gallery, Orpen and the Edwardian Era, 1986, no. 4, illustrated in the catalogue