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Yeats Family
ALBUM CONTAINING 7 PHOTOGRAPHS OF SANDYMOUNT CASTLE AND GARDENS
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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10
Yeats Family
ALBUM CONTAINING 7 PHOTOGRAPHS OF SANDYMOUNT CASTLE AND GARDENS
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Yeats: The Family Collection

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Yeats Family
ALBUM CONTAINING 7 PHOTOGRAPHS OF SANDYMOUNT CASTLE AND GARDENS
depicting a Yeats family gathering, with Grace Yeats (1846-1935), Mary Wise (née Yeats, 1841-1895) and her husband Robert, Jenny Yeats (1847-1938), Ellen Yeats (d.1869), Isaac Yeats (1848-1930), their uncle Robert Corbet (d.1870), with an unnamed cousin and Michael the butler, three of the photographs depicting the group in the gardens before the front door of the house, one of them in the formal gardens to the rear of the house, two of the group riverside, and one of an avenue of trees alongside the river, vintage albumen prints, various sizes (all c.175 x 235mm), mounted in an album and captioned on the mounts by Lily Yeats, with two pages of additional notes by Lily Yeats on the family and Sandymount Castle on front endpapers and verso of one album leaf, in green morocco gilt lettered on the upper cover "Sandymount Castle 1867", in a collector's green cloth folding box
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Catalogue Note

A UNIQUE RECORD OF THE YEATS FAMILY IN THE 1860s AND AN IMPORTANT FAMILY HOME. Sandymount Castle, in fact an 18th century castellated house with beautiful and extensive gardens, was the Dublin home of Robert Corbet. John B. Yeats's father, Rev. William Butler Yeats (1806-62), had married Robert's sister Jane Grace Corbet (1811-1876) in 1835. In later years he and his wife moved nearby and spent much time at the house, as did the next generation of the family. These photographs depict five of the children of the Rev. W.B. Yeats - J.B. Yeats's siblings, and his children's uncles and aunts - gathered at the grand family home when they were young adults. They were taken in the year that J.B. Yeats abandoned the law for a career as an artist. The family's connection with Sandymount Castle ended the following years when Corbet, a stockbroker, was forced to sell as a result of his worsening financial circumstances; he committed suicide two years later. 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London