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

Portrait of Mary, Lady Gerard in a Green Dress

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 Mary, Lady Gerard in a Green Dress

Portrait of Mary, Lady Gerard in a Green Dress

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

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

1878 - 1931

Portrait of Mary, Lady Gerard in a Green Dress


signed ORPEN and dated 1904 (lower right)

oil on canvas, oval

unframed: 99 by 67cm.; 39 by 27in.

framed: 124.5 by 93cm.; 49 by 36½in.

Executed in 1904. 


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

The canvas is lined. Overall the work appears in good condition. Some small spots of surface dirt and discolouration near centre of right edge, and to her brow, cheek and chest. Some tiny spots of paint loss a over her right shoulder and below her right hand. Some fine traces of craquelure in her hair and in lower half of composition. Ultraviolet light reveals an opaque varnish. There appear to be retouchings to her hair, possibly some minor ones to her brow, and to her dress. Also a horizontal line of retouching along lower edge and a few further retouchings elsewhere. Held in a gilt plaster frame.


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Lady Gerard, and thence by family descent circa 1955
Sale, Christie’s, London, 8 November 1990, lot 48
Sale, Christie’s, Dublin, 29 June 1994, lot 186
Sale, Christie's, London, 9 May 1996, lot 106, from where acquired by the present owner 
P.G. Konody & Sidney Dark, Sir William Orpen, Artist and Man, Seeley, Service & Co, 1932, p. 266
Bruce Arnold, Orpen, Mirror to an Age, Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, p. 116-118