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Property from the Swinton Family Collection

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

The Swinton Family

Auction Closed

November 23, 03:04 PM GMT


150,000 - 250,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from the Swinton Family Collection

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

1878 - 1931

The Swinton Family

signed William Orpen and dated 1901 (lower right)

oil on canvas

unframed: 112 by 150cm.; 44 by 59in.

framed: 119 by 157cm.; 47 by 62in.

Executed in 1901. 

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

George Sitwell Campbell Swinton and thence by family descent to the present owners
‘Celebrities at Home, Mrs George Swinton at 36 Pont Street’, The World, 19 February 1908
P.G. Konody and Sidney Dark, Sir William Orpen, Artist and Man, Seeley, Service & Co, 1932, pp. 146, 199, 265
Bruce Arnold, Orpen, Mirror to an Age, Jonathan Cape, 1981, illustrated p. 97
David Greer, A Numerous and Fashionable Audience, The Story of Elsie Swinton, Thames Publishing, 1997, pp. 62-3, 98