Saturday, April 23, 2011

(Sir) William Orpen - Augustus John

oil on canvas
exhibited 1900
991 x 940mm


Hels said...

Augustus John was a very sleazy, albeit talented character. William Orpen was a bit sleazy and a lot talented himself.

I hope Orpen's portrait did John justice.

Hermes said...

It is now considered one of Orpen's finist portraits but John didn't like it at all.

Anonymous said...

Eh........William Orpen was Irish!

Hermes said...

Very true Anon but since I'm part Irish I like to stray a bit lol