• William Orpen
  • Bathers, The Smugglers Cave 1908

    oil on canvas 

    signed lower right 

    41 ½ x 33 ½ in / 105.4 x 85 cm 



    H P Adams, London 1930

    Sotheby’s London 1934

    Sotheby’s London 1969

    Hon Mrs A Agnew Somerville



    Goupil Gallery, London, 3rd Exhibition 1908, no.46

    Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow, 48th Exhibition, 1909, no.590

    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 39th Autumn Exhibition, Sept 1909 – Jan 1910, no.1018

    Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London, 46th Exhibition, 1929, no.58 ill.



    Studio book 1930, p.47 as The Smugglers Cave 

    Frank Rinder, William Orpen, RHA, The Art Journal, 1909, p.18 ill. and Goupil Gallery Review, p.26

    P G Konody and Sidney Dark, William Orpen; Artist and Man, 1932, p.277

    Bruce Arnold, Orpen: Mirror to an Age, 1981, p.217