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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 has been cropped to remove a large portion of the text. In the section that remains Orpen expresses to Mrs St George, his disapointment at not being able to go to America for the 'Pittsburgh Buisness'. He also writes that the picture of 'Poppy' is getting a bit better. On the reverse is a sketch of the artist sitting at the cliffs in Howth.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
12.8 x 20.4 cm.
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. 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