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William Orpen reappraised

Painter John Nutt

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reappraises the forgotten and routinely maligned William Orpen. Largely for historical 404 Not Found and religious reasons, the Irish have been persistently marginalised in British society. Orpen was the youngest of five children of a prosperous Irish Protestant solicitor. He was born in 1878 in Oriel House, Grove Avenue, Stilorgan near Dublin, where he enjoyed a comfortable middle
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class Irish […]