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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Cropped letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist on the cliffs at Howth on the reverse]
Handwritten letter which has been cropped to remove a protion of the text. In the section that remains Orpen informs Mrs St George that he wrote a letter to his father and mother requesting to paint their portrait. On the reverse there is a sketch of the artist standing bare-foot on the cliffs at Howth.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
19 x 20.4 cm.
Ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Mrs St George involved herself in the creation of many of Orpen's paintings. It was she that suggested to Orpen to paint a portrait of his parents.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Cropped letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George, Howth, 1911