[Letter from Sir William Orpen to George Moore illustrated with cartoon of Sarah Harrison painting George Moore's portrait].
Yours William Orpen. June 1907.
|Main Creator:||Orpen, William, Sir, 1878-1931|
Letter from William Orpen to George Moore, on headed paper of the Royal Societies Club / St. James ' Street, S.W. [London] but this is crossed and in manuscript hand is written in by Orpen an address of "8 South Bolton Gardens South S.W.". Orpen remarks to Moore that he is "...sorry I did not see more of you when I was over in Dublin I called a couple of times but did not find you in. Remember me to Sir Thornley [Stoker] when you see him". On the same sheet is a cartoon by Orpen of Hugh Lane's cousin the artist Sarah Cecilia Harrison, at a easel, painting George Moore's portrait, palette in hand; he sits alongside her, to her left. Written in manuscript hand in pencil on verso of original mount: "George Moore being painted by / Sir Huge Lane's cousin / Miss Sarah Harrison". Underneath this in another manuscript hand in pencil is: "Purchased 4 August 1936 / from Miss Elizabeth P. Webb / 15 Appian Way / a friend of Sir Thornley and Lady Stoker". Sir William Thornley Stoker, (1845-1912) was Professor of Anatomy at the Royal Hibernian Academy and a governor of the National Gallery of Ireland. He was brother of the author Bram Stoker (1847-1912).
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Formerly held at PD 4235 TA.
Physical description: 1 drawing : ink ; 17.9 x 22.3 cm.
Purchased by the NLI on 4 August 1936 from Miss Elizabeth P. Webb, 15 Appian Way, who was a friend of Sir Thornley and Lady Stoker.
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Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.