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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Sketch of 'Gardenia on a Donkey']
Preparatory sketch for the 1910 oil painting 'Gardenia on a Donkey'. Below the sketch are notes by the artist concerning compositional details.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
(1910)
33 x 20.7 cm.
Pencil and ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen painted four portraits of Gardenia St George between 1907 and 1910, all at Screebe Lodge, Co. Galway. 'Gardenia on a Donkey' was the last of the four.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Sketch
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen