CAPTAIN WOOD OF THE ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS, by William Orpen (1919).

CAPTAIN WOOD OF THE ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS, by William Orpen (1919).

Very little information is available on Captain Wood however, records from Inniskilling Fusiliers show a Lieutenant R Woods (with an S) who was discharged in 1915 due to his nerves.

Sadly there is no photograph of him so it’s hard to confirm if it is the same man. His discharge card also refers to him as a Captain but there is no information about him being appointed a Captain so it’s all a bit vague.

CAPTAIN WOOD OF THE ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS, by William Orpen (1919).

Oil on canvas; the original canvas stamped Chenille, relined; signed ‘Orpen’ lower right. 30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 centimeters).

Badge of The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

 

Most recent sale: – Lot 147 Waddingtons, Toronto (June 12, 2012).

Sir William Orpen (1878-1931),  Irish.

Estimate $25,000-$35,000.

Realised: $21,600 (Private Collection).

About artist/note: Mr. John Cox, a famous restorer in London, relined the painting. There is a photographic record taken by Cox of the original canvas with the name: “N. Dunsmuir” in the upper left of the back.

Provenance:

Christie’s, London, June 10, 1983, Lot 73;
From whom acquired by a Private Collection, Canada.

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