Photo of Grace Gifford & William Orpen at the Metropolitan School of Art Dublin.

Grace who was an art student of William Orpen married her fiancé Joseph Plunkett in Kilmainham Gaol only a few hours before he was executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Auction at Fonsie Mealy, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Auction 7th July 2020. Lot: 434.

UPDATE: Sold for €180 (Hammer Price).

Original photograph (cut-down) on card, inscribed on reverse, approx. 4 3/4″ x 3″. Estimate – €30 – €40.

Digitised colour version (not in auction) by Old Ireland in Colour.

Post by Dominic Lee, Orpen Research Project.