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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
['Isolation Ward' an illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George]
Handwritten letter in which Orpen writes from hospital that 'they can't find any pyjamas to fit the miserable little woppy'. There is also a humorous sketch of the artist in the hospital isolation ward, dressed in an oversized pair of Pyjamas.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
(Winter 1917)
22 x 18 cm.
Pencil on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen wrote this letter while in hospital in Cassel. He was suffering from a severe case of blood poisoning.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
William Orpen's Letters to Mrs St George