Letters to Grace Orpen (née Knewstub)

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Correspondents include Elizabeth Asquith, Max Beerbohm, [Dame Madge Kendal], [Mabel Nicholson], Anne Orpen, William Orpen, [James Pryde], Charles Ricketts, P. Wilson Steer, and the Royal Hibernian Academy. Topics discussed range from dinner invitations to the sharing of family news amongst friends. Also includes a letter from James Pryde informing Grace of Mabel Nicholson's death in 1918; three letters from Annie Orpen updating her daughter-in-law Grace on family aquaintances and activities; and a letter from P. Wilson Steer sending his sympathies to Grace on the death of her husband in 1931. Letters have been arranged by correspondent with lengthier correspondence given individual files. The largest file pertains to her husband William Orpen, and contains 379 letters which the artist sent to Grace during their years of courtship and marriage

Creator

Elizabeth Asquith, Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), Dame Madge Kendal (1848-1935), Mabel Nicholson (1871-1918}, Anne Orpen (1834-1912), William Orpen (1878-1931), James Pryde, (1866-1941), Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), P. Wilson Steer (1860-1942), Royal Hibernian Academy.

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Elizabeth Asquith Sir Max Beerbohm Dame Madge Kendal Mabel Nicholson Anne Orpen William Orpen James Pryde, Charles Ricketts P. Wilson Steer Royal Hibernian Academy.

Record data
TitleLetters to Grace Orpen (née Knewstub)
CreatorElizabeth Asquith, Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), Dame Madge Kendal (1848-1935), Mabel Nicholson (1871-1918}, Anne Orpen (1834-1912), William Orpen (1878-1931), James Pryde, (1866-1941), Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), P. Wilson Steer (1860-1942), Royal Hibernian Academy.
Date[1899-1929]
LocationCentre for the Study of Irish Art
TypeComponent
RefIE NGI/IA/ORP1/5/1/1
LevelSub-series
FormatManuscript, Drawing
ConditionGood
Extent4 files & 10 items

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