WHYTE'S THE CHRISTMAS SALE Ends 13 December 2021 from 6PM

74 66 Sir William Orpen KBE RA RI RHA (1878-1931) THE ROSCOMMON DRAGOON, c. 1919 colour collotype; (from an edition of 300) signed in pencil lower right, also signed in the plate lower right 16 by 13.50in. (40.6 by 34.3cm) Frame Dimensions: 24 by 19.25in. (61 by 48.9cm) Published by the Fine Art Society, London, in a limited edition of 300, circa 1919. The sitter is Vera Hone, wife of W. B. Yeats’ biographer Joseph Hone and a neighbour of Orpen’s at Howth. Renowned as Orpen’s favourite model, she is depicted here in an Armagh Infantry militia tunic of about 1865, holding a shako of the Roscommon Infantry militia of about 1830 (see Arnold, Orpen: Mirror to an Age, page 285). €600-€800 (£500-£670 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot66