Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

Back Yard Bettystown

Bea Orpen

b. 1913 - d. 1980
1945 Gouache on paper

The work depicts 'Nissan Huts' at Bettystown, County Meath where the Trench-Orpen family took holidays during the 1940's.

A gouache painting showing in the middle-ground a clothesline with three items hanging from it. In the right middle-ground is a tree next to a wooden shed. In the background is another wooden building. There is a fence with wire to the left of the wooden building. In the left background several houses can be seen in the distance. In the right foreground two white rectangular shapes can be seen.