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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
[Illustrated letter from William Orpen to Mrs St George with a sketch of the artist standing on top of a water cart]
Handwritten letter in which Orpen mentions Mrs Asquith. He also mentions that his brother came over from Dublin and that he has 'started Mr Clark again'. He complains of rheumatism in his arms and writes that the war has aged him ten years. Below the text there is a sketch of the artist standing on a water cart.
Graves Collection of William Orpen Letters
26.5 x 20.6 cm.
Ink on paper
Presented by Mrs Vivien Graves to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1974.
Orpen Painted Mr Robert Clarke's portrait in 1921. He also painted Mrs Robert Clarke, Mrs Stephen Clarke and Miss Clarke in the same year. In 1922 he also painted portraits of 'Mr and Mrs Robert Clarke', 'Mr Stephen Clarke' and 'Mrs Stephen Clarke'.
By appointment only
Private Collection
Illustrated letter
Prints & Drawings Department
Sir William Orpen