International Art Auction

December 13, 2011

LOT 111
Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)
  • Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)
  • Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)
  • Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)


Sir William Orpen (1878-1931), Irish


Charcoal drawing on “JAC France” watermarked laid paper; signed and dated 1910 lower right, annotated above the bear’s head
Image 10" x 21" — 25.4 x 53.3 cm.; 18.75" x 24.4" — 47.6 x 62 cm.

Estimate $900-$1,200

Realised: $780
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Although dated 1910, the drawing appears to be a study for the 1909 “In The Dublin Mountains” (Oldham Art Gallery), “George, Edith And The Bear”, circa 1909; and “The Hungarians” of 1910.

We are grateful to Christopher Pearson of The Orpen Research Project for his assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.


Phillips, London, May 8, 1990, lot 50 from whom purchased by the present private Collection, Canada

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Works on Paper
Nationality: Irish