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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch the artist and Mrs St George at the Berkeley Hotel]
Illustrated letter on 25, Berkeley Square, London headed paper showing the artist and Mrs St George together at the Berkeley Hotel. In this Orpen has humorously emphasised their height difference by depicting her wearing an enormous hat.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
20.1 x 15.6 cm.
Ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen was very conscious when socialising, of the difference in height between himself and Mrs St George. Due to this noticeable difference in height they became known as 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in English society.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen