Sir William Orpen, KBE, RA, RHA (1878-1931)
Oil on canvas
Support: 508 x 406 mm; frame: 682 x 580 x 75 mm
Tate Gallery, Ref. N02940
Presented by Mrs Coutts Michie through the Art Fund in memory of the George McCulloch Collection 1913
According to the Tate's catalogue, Orpen's model here was Emily Scoble, to whom he was briefly engaged, and the setting was his own studio. [Commentary continues below.]
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