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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist in a train carriage]
Humorous illustration, on 8, South Bolton Gardens headed paper, of the artist and others on a train carriage. Below the illustration is inscribed 'Terrible effect on a railway carriage of a young boy who painted a bear badly'.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
[1909]
25.5 x 20.3 cm.
Ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
In this letter William Orpen mentions the painting of a bear. This may relate to his oil painting 'Gipsies and the Bear' (1909) or 'The Rest' (Edith, George, and the Bear) (1910), both of which he painted while on holidays in Howth.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen