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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Study for the oil painting 'Gardenia St George' with drawings by a child on the reverse]
Preparatory study for the 1909 oil painting 'Gardenia St George'. The study includes a grid drawn over the sketch to assist the artist in transfering the image to a larger canves. On the reverse are numerous drawings by a child, including a donkey and figures resembling William Orpen and Mrs St George.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
35.3 x 25.3 cm.
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.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Prints & Drawings Department