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Summer Afternoon (Artist in his Studio with a Model)

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Orpen studied in Dublin and then at London's Slade School, becoming one of the most successful, and most honored, portrait painters of his generation. Here, in one of his numerous forays into self-portraiture, Orpen (who was known for his wit and humor) depicts himself at work in his Chelsea...

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Lower right: O R P E N


1920, Mrs. John F. Carroll; February 5, 1920, sold at Carroll sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, no. 112, and bought by John Taylor Spaulding, Boston, MA (d. 1948); 1948, bequest of Spaulding. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)

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Bequest of John T. Spaulding

about 1913


96.5 x 86.4 cm (38 x 34 in.)

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Oil on canvas