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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Cropped letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist at Howth on the reverse]
Handwritten letter which Orpen sent to Mrs St George while on holiday with his family at Howth. The letter has been cropped to remove a portion of the text. In the section that remains Orpen informs Mrs St George that he gave a family lunch yesterday. On the reverse is a sketch of the artist standing on the cliffs at Howth, looking out to sea.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
19.4 x 20.4 cm
Ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
From 1909 to 1915 Orpen rented a house every summer at the Cliffs, Howth, where he and his family spent the summer holidays.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department