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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of a girl riding a horse]
Handwritten letter, on Clonsilla Lodge headed paper, in which Orpen thanks Mrs St George for sending him some of her daughters clothes to assist him in painting her portrait. There is also a humorous sketch of a girl riding a horse.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
25.7 x 20.2 cm.
Ink and pencil on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen painted four portraits of Gardenia St George between 1907 and 1910, all at Screebe Lodge, Co. Galway. 'Gardenia on a Donkey' (1910) was the last of the four.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen