DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
William ORPEN | Self-portrait with glasses

ORPEN, William
Ireland 1878 – 1931
England from 1897, with regular visits to Ireland and France
Self-portrait with glasses 1907
oil on canvas
77.0 (h) x 56.0 (w) cm
Mildura Arts Centre, Senator R.D. Elliott Bequest, presented to the city of Mildura by Mrs Hilda Elliott in 1956

Orpen painted many self-portraits. He once dressed up as the French painter Jean-Baptiste Chardin for a Covent Garden ball. In Self-portrait with glasses he presented himself in a similar manner to the way Chardin had portrayed himself in his Self-portrait with pince-nez 1771 (Louvre, Paris).

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