IMPORTANT IRISH ART Auction at Adam’s Dublin.

Wednesday 29th May 2024 6:00pm

LOT 71.

Estimate EUR: €6,000 – €8,000.

Sir William Orpen by James Sinton Sleator PRHA (1889-1950).
Oil on canvas, 46 x 36.5cm (18¼ x 14½”).
Signed, with Victor Waddington Gallery, Dublin framing label verso.

Provenance: The Orpen Family, thence by descent.

Sleator studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, under Sir William Orpen and then onto The Slade Art School in London. He was Orpen’s assistant in London, and following the death of Orpen in 1931, Sleator completed some of Orpen’s commissions.

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Photo of James Sinton Sleator and William Orpen beside the statue of Venus in the front garden of Oriel, Chelsea.

Post by Dominic Lee, Orpen research Archives.