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