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  • ONLY KNOWN ORPEN PORTRAIT OF HIS DAUGHTER VIVIEN AT SOTHEBY’S

    The only known portrait by William Orpen of the daughter that resulted from his love affair with Mrs. Evelyn St. George comes up at Sotheby’s sale of British and Irish art in London on December 10. The  1918 portrait of shows  Vivien St. George depicted, aged six, in a green bridesmaid dress for the wedding of her sister Gardenia. The portrait has remained within the family since it was painted and is estimated at £60,000-80,000.  Orpen’s portrait of Gardenia with Riding Crop sold for £1.9 million at Sotheby’s in 2001. The auction features five works by Louis le Brocquy as well as art by Paul Henry, William Orpen, Jack Butler Yeats, Gerard Dillon, Mainie Jellett and Basil Blackshaw.  Paul Henry’s The Fishing Fleet comes to the market for the first time and is estimated at £80,000-120,000.
    The Fishing Fleet, Co. Galway by Paul Henry.

    The Fishing Fleet, Co. Galway by Paul Henry (£80,000-120,000). UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £98,500

    Portrait of Vivien St. George by Sir William Orpen (£60,000-80,000)

    Portrait of Vivien St. George by Sir William Orpen (£60,000-80,000)  UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £134,500

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