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The Lost Letters of William Orpen – Jan 2011
Major William Orpen mopped his muddy brow and clenched his paintbrush. The 29-year-old artist from Dublin was feeling distinctly uncomfortable. Earlier on that hot July day in 1917 he had pitched his easel amid the trenches of Ypres and commenced work on a painting. His subject, as he later explained in a letter to his […]