18 December 2009

Orpen at the Ashmolean

'Major Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, KBE, RA, RHA (27 November 1878 - 29 September 1931) was an Irish portrait painter. He studied art at the Metropolitan School and at the Slade School in London where, at the time, great emphasis was put on the study of old masters. Orpen was a highly sought after society portraitist in his day.'

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © Flickr user Martin Beek under
Creative Commons.

Portion of a larger work. Follow the first link for the complete painting.

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