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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist during the painting of 'The Artist's Parents']
Handwritten letter in which Orpen expresses to Mrs St George how he feels every afternoon when he stops painting 'mother and father's picture'. Orpen illustrates this in a humorous sketch above the text.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
(1911)
33.2 x 20.4 cm
Ink and pencil on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen painted the oil painting 'The Artist's Parents' in 1911.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
William Orpen's Letters to Mrs St George