36
36
John Butler Yeats
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
36
John Butler Yeats
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

|
London

John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

Catalogue Note

The present work may depict J. F. Taylor Q.C. (1850-1902), a member of the Contemporary Club in Dublin (compare with a sketch of Mr Taylor by JBY in PyleYeats, Portrait of an Artistic Family, p.67). William Butler Yeats also met him through the Contemporary Club and recalls an encounter at John O'Leary's house: One constant caller looked at me with much hostility - jealous of my favour in O'Leary's eyes perhaps, though later on he found solider reason for hostility - John F. Taylor, an obscure great orator (quoted in Autobiographies, pp.96-97). 

Yeats: The Family Collection

|
London