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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 76

    Sir William Orpen, R.H.A., R.A. (1878-1931)

    Self-portrait

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir William Orpen, R.H.A., R.A. (1878-1931)
    Self-portrait
    ink
    7 x 4 in. (17.8 x 10.2 cm.)


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    According to the artist's daughter, Kit, the present work portrays William Orpen in despair over the death of his friend, Hugh Lane, in 1915, when the Lusitania sank off the west coast of Cork.

    This work will be included in the catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Christopher Pearson of the Orpen Research Project.

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    Provenance

    with Abbott & Holder, London.