Works by two members of the Orpen family for auction at Morgan O’Driscoll – ‘Off the Wall’ Online Art Auction.
Bidding Ends Monday 9th August 2021.

Lot 122 ‘Sowing the Seed’ by Sir William Orpen and Lot 41 ‘Dingle, Co. Kerry’ by William Orpen’s niece Bea Orpen.

Viewing in Our Skibbereen Offices Under Current Guidelines by Appointment:

Thursday 5th August: 11am – 5pm.
Friday 6th August: 11am – 5pm.
Monday 9th August: 11am – 3pm.


Dingle, Co. Kerry’ by Bea Orpen HRHA (1913-1980).

Lot 41.

Signed lower left.

Medium: gouache and watercolour.

Size: 36 x 51cm (14.2 x 20.1 inches).

Framed Size: 55.5 x 69cm (21.9 x 27.2 inches).

Provenance: Private Collection. Estimate: €700 – €1000.




 ‘Sowing the Seed’ by Sir William Orpen.

Lot 122.

Signed and titled in the plate.

Medium: photogravure (Print from a study).

Size: 31.30 x 21cm (12.3 x 8.3 inches).

Framed Size: 44.2 x 34cm (17.4 x 13.4 inches).

Provenance: Private Collection.

Estimate: €300 – €500.

UPDATE: Sold for €480 (Hammer Price).

This print is one of a set of ten different reproductions authorised by William Orpen. They were sold separately or as a folio set of ten images.

The finished work (not in sale) –

 ‘Sowing New Seed’ by William Orpen (1913). Mildura Arts Centre, Australia.

See a previous post on Sowing the Seed : –



Post by Dominic Lee – Orpen Research Archives.