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

The Swinton Family

Property from the Swinton Family Collection

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

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

The Swinton Family

The Swinton Family

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. 

For a condition report for this work please email bryn.sayles@sothebys.com.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

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
London, Royal Academy of Arts, Winter Exhibition, 1933 (possibly, ex-catalogue)