Monday, September 23, 2013

1931 Sketch of Matt Talbot

Seán Dixon (1905-1946) completed this sketch in 1931 after the Oblate Fathers in Inchicore commissioned him to paint a portrait of Matt Talbot.
Dixon studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, and this sketch can be viewed at the The Little Museum of Dublin.

(Note the source link describes Matt as the “patron saint of
dipsomaniacs” rather than the more common “patron saint of alcoholics” or “patron saint of sobriety.”)

Matt Talbot

Note:  We appreciate Grzegorz  Jakielski, creator of  and the website, alerting us about this sketch.