Catalogue entry

N03549 LADY ORPEN (?) 1907

Inscr. ‘Orpen’ b.l.
Canvas, 38 1/4×34 (97×86·5); a strip 2 (5) wide along the bottom was previously turned over a smaller stretcher.
Presented by Alfred A. de Pass 1920.
Exh: N.E.A.C., autumn 1907 (59); R.A., Late Members, winter 1933 (121); Manchester, April–May 1933 (43).
Lit: Konody and Dark, 1932, pp.82, 222 and 271, repr. pl.18.
Repr: Frederick Wedmore, Some of the Moderns, 1909, after p.102; Pickle, 1923, pl.8.

Orpen married Grace Knewstub, the sister-in-law of Sir William Rothenstein, in 1901.

The date ‘1907’ recorded in previous catalogues as inscribed after the signature is no longer visible.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II