Still Life-Reflections by Sir William Orpen (1904).
Oil on Canvas – 30 x 25 inches.
Sold for €90,000.
Sir William Orpen painted several self-portraits where he depicted himself as the French painter – Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin (1699 – 1779) whom he greatly admired. Including ‘Still Life-Reflections‘ (1904) which is part of the Mary & Ben Dunne art collection for sale. Viewing at Gormleys Dublin – 27 Frederick St. South,
Dublin D02 EP03 from 8th – 24th September 2022 and then to their Belfast showroom – 471 Lisburn Road,
Belfast BT9 7EZ from 26th September – 10th October 2022.
The following paintings are not included in the collection, see link at the bottom.
Self-Portrait – The Painter as Chardin by Sir William Orpen (1908).
Self-portrait with Glasses (1907).
Self Portrait – The Painter by Sir William Orpen.
Photo of Self-Portrait – Man With A Paintbrush by Sir William Orpen.
The Chelsea Arts Ball (Self-Portrait as Chardin) by Sir William Orpen.
And finally, a self-portrait of Chardin himself –
Chardin Self-portrait (1771), pastel, Louvre, Paris.
Other works in the exhibition include J.B. Yeats, Daniel O’Neill, Roderic O’Conor, Mary Swanzy, Walter Frederick Osborne, Paul Henry, Sir John Lavery, William Leech, and John Luke amongst others.
Link to the exhibition/sale: – https://www.gormleys.ie/exhibition/the-mary-and-ben-dunne-collection/6736/
Post by Dominic Lee, Orpen Research Archives.