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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist looking at a miniature on the reverse]
Handwritten letter, on Metropolitan School of Art headed paper, which Orpen wrote to Mrs St George while on holiday in Howth, County Dublin. Orpen asks where Mr Baker would like his portrait to be painted. He also mentions that Jennie French showed him the miniature she painted of Alcie (Ferris St George) and writes that Asquith will 'sit 3 days next week'. On the reverse is a sketch of the artist looking at the miniature of Ferris.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
18.8 x 23 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, County Dublin where he and his family spent their holidays. Orpen painted George F Baker's portrait in 1910. Jennie French, miniature painter, exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1907 and 1930.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department