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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist and three women]
Final-page of a handwritten letter on graph paper in which Orpen mentions Nathaniel Hone's portrait. He also includes a humorous sketch of himself asking three women to leave a room.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
[1907]
33.5 x 20.5 cm.
Ink on Paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen painted Nathaniel Hone's portrait in 1907. The portrait was part of Hugh Lane's collection of portraits of distinguished Irishmen for the modern gallery in Dublin. Orpen painted six portraits which completed the series started by John Butler Yeats.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen