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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist painting on a cliff]
Humorous illustration, on Metropolitan School of Art headed paper, of the artist sketching on the cliffs in Howth, Co. Dublin.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
23.5 x 18.6 cm.
Ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
From 1909 to 1915 Orpen rented a house every summer at the Cliffs, Howth, where he and his family spent the summer holidays. Orpen often painted out of doors while staying in Howth, usually painting members of his family on the beaches and cliffs.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen