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Roderic O'Conor

The Artist's Studio

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

Roderic O'Conor

Roderic O'Conor

The Artist's Studio

The Artist's Studio

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

Roderic O'Conor

1860 - 1940

The Artist's Studio


signed and dated R.O'Conor '19 (lower left); also stamped atelier O'CONOR (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

unframed: 92 by 73cm.; 36½ by 28¾in.

framed: 119 by 99cm.; 47 by 39in.

Executed in 1919. 

Original canvas. The work appears in very good overall condition. Some minor abrasions near the centre of upper edge, and a few minor instances to the other edges, and one within the dark door frame near centre of left edge. Faint upper stretcher bar mark near left edge. Some instances of paint shrinkage to the shadowed side of the figure. Under ultraviolet light, there are possibly some minor retouchings corresponding to above mentioned abrasions near centre of upper edge and stretcher bar mark. 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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The Artist's Studio;
Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Vente O'Conor, 7 February 1956
Musée du Petit Palais, Geneva
Private Collection, Northern Ireland
Sale, Christie's, London, 17 May 2001, lot 150, as Self-Portrait Holding Palette, where acquired by Sir Michael Smurfit
Petit Palais, Geneva, L'Aube du XXe Siècle, 1968, Vol. I, 'De Renoir à Chagall', illustrated
Revue ABC Décor, no.41, March 1968, p. 89
Jonathan Benington, Roderic O'Conor, a Biography with a Catalogue of his Work, Dublin, 1992, pp. 124, 216, no.218, illustrated pl.61
P. Spellman, Recollections of Roderic O’ Conor: An Interview with his Grandniece, Irish Arts Review, vol. 14, 1998, p.84, illustrated
Paris, Salon d'Automne, 1921, no.1776 (as Le peintre)
South Africa, National Museums of Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Ecole de Paris, de Renoir à Kisling, n.d., illustrated in catalogue
Geneva, Petit Palais, Le Tour de l'Europe en 80 Tableaux, 15 June - 31 October 1990
Yamanashi, Japan, Departmental Museum of Art, Paris, la joie de vivre, 2 April - 11 October 1993, no.79, with tour to Navio Museum of Art; Museum and Cultural Institute of Miyazaki; Municipal Museum of Art, Hamanatsu; Departmental Museum of Art, Okoyama, illustrated in catalogue p. 101
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, When Time Began To Rant and Rage, Figurative Painting from Twentieth-Century Ireland, 16 October 1998 – December 1999, no.21, with tour to Berkeley Art Museum, University of California; Grey Art Gallery, New York University and London, Barbican Art Gallery, illustrated in the catalogue p. 165