138
138
John Butler Yeats
PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH CORBET 'LOLLY' YEATS
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
138
John Butler Yeats
PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH CORBET 'LOLLY' YEATS
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH CORBET 'LOLLY' YEATS

Exhibited

Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Paintings and Drawings by John Butler Yeats, 1972, no.99;
Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, At a GlancePortraits by John Butler Yeats, 24 October 2015 - 17 January 2016

Literature

James White, John Butler Yeats and the Irish Renaissance, Dolmen Press, 1972, fig.6;
Hilary Pyle, Yeats: Portrait of an Artistic Family, London, 1997, p.36, fig.32;
Hilary Pyle, 'Pilgrim Father' in Irish Arts Review, vol.23, no.4, 2015, p.554, illustrated fig.6

Catalogue Note

The present portrait was painted circa 1899, around the same time as the painting of her sister (lot 137). John Butler Yeats had written enthusiastically to Sarah Purser: 'I am making a real effort this time for the RA, a portrait of Lily and another of Lolly' (14 March 1901). Both were rejected; however this led Purser to action, outraged his talent was being neglected, she arranged the historic exhibition of JBY and Nathaniel Hone's work in Dublin in October 1901, finally giving the artist the recognition he deserved. 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London