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Yeats: The Family Collection

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Susan Mary 'Lily' Yeats
1866 - 1949
THREE EMBROIDERIES
Quantity: 3
each signed l.r.: Lily YEATS
embroidery
largest 28 by 38cm., 11 by 15¼in.
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Catalogue Note

After originally learning her craft under May Morris's embroidery workshop at Kelmscott House, Oxfordshire, in the late 1880s, Lily along with her sister Lolly played a central role in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement in Ireland at Dun Emer and later Cuala Press. Her designs were sometime influenced by her brother Jack's Broadside manner in their bold outline. They show a strong feeling for form, evident in the present examples, which also show her aptitude for stitching, employing different knots and clever spacing to bring depth and texture to her work. 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London