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Grace Gifford
1888-1955
'LOOKING FOR MR ELLIOT, WHO HAS LOST HIMSELF IN HIS SPEECH'
200 x 128mm., pen, ink and watercolour drawing, signed and dated 'Grace Gifford | 1906' lower right, some folds
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Catalogue Note

The Irish artist and caricaturist Grace Plunkett studied with William Orpen and, later, at the Slade School. She would achieve a certain notoriety for her marriage to Joseph Plunkett in Kilmainham Gaol only a few hours before he was executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising. She would later provide some illustrations to Yeats' play, The Words Upon the Window Pane. The Mr Elliot noted in the title may refer to Robert Elliott, a regular contributor to the periodical Nationist.

Yeats: The Family Collection

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