Collection SC089 - Sir William Orpen collection

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Sir William Orpen collection

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CA UVICARCH SC089

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  • ca. 1901-1920 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Sir William Orpen, born in Dublin, Ireland, was a portrait painter. He resided in Ireland and England and was friend of W.B. Yeats. Orpen studied at the Metropolitan School of Art (Dublin) and Slade School, and became an official artist in World War I.

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The collection consists of 36 letters from Sir William Orpen to Beatrice Elvery (Lady Beatrice Glenavy), all illustrated with ink or pencil sketches, and one ink sketch entitled "Howth". Most are addressed to "Bridjit" from "Dijit".

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See also Sir William Orpen Illustrated Letters available through UVic Libraries Digital Collections: http://contentdm.library.uvic.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/collection32

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sir-william-orpen-collection-2

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Revised by JF, August 9, 2013.

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  • English

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