The William and Grace Orpen Collection


Collection includes 453 items of correspondence received by Grace Orpen, William Orpen, and their daughter Christine ‘Kit’ Orpen (later Mrs Kit Orpen Casey, and Mrs Barrie Nicoll). Collection also includes 22 photographs of William Orpen and others; 150 reproductions of Orpen paintings; 42 academic certificates awarded to Orpen whilst a student at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, and at the Slade School of Art, London; 4 scrapbooks comprising news cuttings pertaining to Orpen's life and career; 4 sketchbooks from Orpen’s student days; 2 published works; a framed drawing of Orpen by Laboureur; and a photocopy of Orpen's 'Day Book' noting his paintings and sales.


Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931

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Orpen, Sir William, 1878-1931

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TitleThe William and Grace Orpen Collection
CreatorOrpen, Sir William, 1878-1931
LocationCentre for the Study of Irish Art
Extent16 boxes & 7 folders

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Irish Art Archive (Irish Art Collections)William Orpen (1878-1931)The William and Grace Orpen Collection
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