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Pulsating portraits by Clarke and Orpen

27th January, 2019
Portrait of Dorothy Stiles by William Orpen

Highlights in the Fine Art Society sale in London next week include two contrasting portraits by Irish artists, and two rare tables, each by a master of his era.

Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1916, William Orpen’s portrait of Dorothy Stiles was commissioned by her parents to celebrate her 21st birthday. Measuring 61×51cm, it is expected to fetch £40,000–£60,000.

Dolly, as she was known, is unlikely to have moved...

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