Orpen at War

Orpen at War

Bombarded by artillery, dodging bullets, crawling through trenches in the Somme, Irish artist Major William Orpen, society portrait painter, witnesses the grim reality of conflict as he paints the war. This is his story.

‘Provides valuable insight into Orpen and his world’

Irish Times

‘A marvellously elegant feat of storytelling’

Sunday Independent

‘A compassionate and closely-observed portrait of a talented artist and a flawed human being, that succeeds both as a novel and as a work of art history’

Historical Novel Society Review

‘Nothing in Orpen’s privileged life had prepared him for what he saw as the barbarism and madness of war’

The Gloss

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