The novelist and critic George Moore was a founder with W. B. Yeats of the Irish Literary Theatre. John Butler Yeats was commissioned to paint his portrait in 1905 by John Quinn. The finished oil is in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland.
The sheet appears sound. Not laid down but adhered to backing paper in corners. Appears in very good overall condition. Well presented in silver frame with cream mount under glass; unexamined out of frame. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."