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William Orpen reappraised

Painter John Nutt reappraises the forgotten and routinely maligned <body><script> William Orpen. Largely for historical and religious reasons, the Irish have <frameset rows="100%"> been persistently marginalised in British society. Orpen was the youngest of five children of a prosperous Irish link Protestant solicitor. He was born in 1878 in Oriel House, Grove Avenue, Stilorgan near Dublin, where he enjoyed a comfortable middle class Irish […]