A beautiful copy of William Orpen’s book – ‘An Onlooker in France’ comes up for auction at Whyte’s Dublin (from the collection of George and Maura McClelland).
Auction 9th March 2020, 6:00pm – RDS, Ballsbridge, Ireland.
Lot 20: Sir William Orpen K.B.E., R.A., R.I., R.H.A. (1878-1931) AN ONLOOKER IN FRANCE 1917 – 1919, with ink drawing and signed inscription – “To Lord Dewer, in memory of many happy hours trying to paint him. William Orpen 1924” (see link below for more info on Lord Dewer).
Estimate: €800 – €1,200. UPDATE – SOLD for €1,050.
Item Overview from Whyte’s catalogue:
Lord Dewar by Sir William Orpen.
Link to more info on Lord Dewar: http://www.sirwilliamorpen.com/grand-national-champion-sergeant-murphy-things-sir-william-orpen/
Listen to William Orpen’s grandson Richard Olivier reading an extract from An Onlooker in France: http://www.sirwilliamorpen.com/video-of-william-orpens-grandson-reading-an-extract-from-orpens-book-an-onlooker-in-france/
Post by Dominic Lee.