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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George]
Handwritten letter on British Delegation, Paris headed paper in which Orpen describes a painting he is working on. The letter is continued on the reverse where Orpen mentions the peace conference paintings.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
25th January 1920
25.2 x 20.5 cm.
Pencil on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
In 1919 Orpen was commissioned by the Ministry of Information, supported by Lloyd George, to paint three paintings to commemorate the Peace Conference in Versailles, 28th June 1919.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Prints & Drawings Department