A label attached to the reverse states: painted by her father John B Yeats R.H.A/ in his studio, 7 Stephens Green in 1887/ the year he left Harold's X for London/ I leave this picture to my nephew/ Michael B Yeats if he cares to have it
Original canvas. Faint stretcher bar marks. Some craquelure, mainly visible in sitter's hair. Some small paint loss in upper left corner. The surface is dirty and should benefit from cleaning.
No sign of retouching under ultraviolet light.
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