1 12, 2013

Video of William Orpen’s WW1 paintings & sketches with ‘The Green Fields of France’ sung by Finbar Furey.

By |2021-11-22T21:20:14+00:00December 1st, 2013|Art and Culture, Orpen, Orpen Research Project, Orpen Researsh Archives, Sir William Orpen, TV, William Orpen Research Archives|3 Comments

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.

29 09, 2013

William Orpen Slideshow by Priory Studios with ‘Roses of Picardy’ sung by Niamh Murray.

By |2023-02-07T22:10:48+00:00September 29th, 2013|Art and Culture, Art Gallery, Orpen, Orpen Research Project, Orpen Researsh Archives, Sculpture, Sir William Orpen, TV, Videography, William Orpen Research Archives, WW1|0 Comments

There are a number of reasons why I chose the song "Roses of Picardy" to accompany this slide show of paintings by Sir William Orpen: The song was written in 1916 (by Frederick Weatherly) and Orpen would have been familiar with it.

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