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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist at the Savile Club]
Handwritten letter on Savile Club headed paper with a sketch of the artist and another man at the Savile Club, Picadilly. Orpen writes that the sketch illustrates club life and he hopes Mrs St George will come up the following day and save him from it.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
15.9 x 10 cm.
Ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen enjoyed London's club life and was a member of a number of them. He would usually go to the Savile Club after a days painting and return home for dinner.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen