Sir William Orpen's The Man from Aran
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 The Man from Aran
Sir William Orpen  (1878-1931) Irish painter
Oil on canvas
  47 x 34  in.
signed bottom left - 'Orpen' 
 Jpg:  Friend of the JSS Gallery
From: Wendy & Gordon Hawksley 
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002  
There is no apparent evidence that Orpen ever visited Aran. Orpen's intention in this painting was to produce a symbolic self portrait which identified with the cultural regeneration in Ireland at that time.  

Special thanks to Wendy & Gordon Hawksley, of Sheffield, England, friends of the JSS Gallery, for sending me a note regarding this image. 


By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2002 all rights reversed
Created 8/11/2002