Sotheby’s is honoured to present Yeats: The Family Collection, in which will be offered a treasure trove of works – many never before seen – that come directly from the Yeats family. It comprises paintings, drawings, prints, letters, furniture, silver and other personal items that relate to John Butler Yeats, his four remarkable children William, Jack, ‘Lily’ and ‘Lolly’, and ending with W.B. Yeats’ daughter Anne.
The sale is a testament to the family’s extraordinary talent and their influence upon Irish culture and beyond since the turn of the 20th century. From childhood sketches to major oils, photographs and Cuala prints, personally decorated trunks, model ships, silver teapots, chessboards, chairs and candlesticks, the collection offers a fascinating insight into the Yeats household, their interests, personal connections and endless creativity.
Highlights Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin