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Video of William Orpen’s WW1 paintings & sketches with ‘The Green Fields of France’ sung by Finbar Furey.
The Imperial War Museum refused to pay Orpen for his final painting but accepted it several years later when Orpen agreed to paint out the two ghosts and angels. The original and the final paintings are part of this slideshow.
Painted by Orpen as a wedding present from the Orpen family to Daphne Harmsworth on the occasion of her marriage to Capt Colin Brodie in 1928.