The Mirror

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.]

Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee, with caption material from the Tate.

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