WILLIAM ORPEN SIGNED ALBUMEN PRINT OF THE ARTIST.
“To Hollander with regards William Orpen, 1931”.
Auction at Lyon & Turnbull 19th June 2019. Estimate £500 – £700.
UPDATE – Lot 352 – UNSOLD.
This painting of Orpen by Francis Hodge looks remarkably like the photo.
The date 1929 – 31 implies that Hodge did the painting in 1931 from a 1929 photograph.
Orpen died in 1931 and as he was quite ill that year, it’s unlikely he had his photo taken during his illness.
Anyone got any idea who Hollander was?
Orpen obviously sent copies of this photo to at least two of his friends. Here’s a sketch by Walter Badger which again replicates the photo above.
Sir William Orpen by Walter Badger.
Badger was Chef- du- Train on The Golden Arrow train service between London & Paris.
Photo in Auction, see- http://www.lyonandturnbull.com
Post by Dominic Lee – info at priorystudios.ie