1 of 29 portraits by Sir William Orpen
by Sir William Orpen
pencil, circa 1898
7 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in. (191 mm x 146 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir William Orpen (1878-1931), Painter, Royal Academician. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist associated with 29 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir William Orpen (1878-1931), Painter, Royal Academician. Artist associated with 29 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This self-portrait was made when Orpen was a student at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 471
Events of 1898back to top
Current affairsThe UK Parliament passes the Irish Local Government Act, which establishes a mixed system of local government in Ireland similar to that in Great Britain, notably creating new, directly elected county councils, and extending the electoral franchise to include all male householders and occupiers.
Charles Pelham Villiers, Britain's longest-serving Member of Parliament, dies. Villiers entered Parliament in 1835 as Liberal MP for Wolverhampton.
Art and scienceThe French physicists Pierre and Marie Curie discover the strongly radioactive elements polonium and radium, paving the way for cancer therapy and nuclear physics.
H.G. Wells's highly influential science fiction novellaThe War of the World is published, describing an invasion of England by aliens from Mars.