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)

111

Sir William Orpen (1878-1931), Irish

THE BEAR

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.

Provenance:

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
Signed