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45
John Butler Yeats
JENNY MITCHELL
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
45
John Butler Yeats
JENNY MITCHELL
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
JENNY MITCHELL
together with a pencil sketch by John Butler Yeats of Mrs Paget Knitting, inscribed l.r.: Mrs Paget
Quantity: 2
inscribed l.l. (in Lily Yeats' hand): Jenny Mitchell
pencil
25 by 17cm., 9¾ by 6¾in.
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Catalogue Note

Jenny Mitchell was the sister of the Irish poet and literary critic Susan Mitchell (1866-1926), who lived with the Yeats family at Bedford Park, London from 1897-99. Susan Mitchell gave a fascinating insight into life in the Yeats household, writing: 

'In the house of Mr. Yeats I found myself in what seemed to me a wonderful society, a society where ideas were valued above all other possessions... In the Irish men and women I met under Mr Yeats’s roof I was having my first contact with a movement that was bringing about a revolution in thinking and feeling in my own country.' (quoted in W. Murphy, Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats, 1978, p.207)

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London