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John Butler Yeats
SELF PORTRAIT WITH HAT
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
55
John Butler Yeats
SELF PORTRAIT WITH HAT
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
SELF PORTRAIT WITH HAT
signed and dated u.r.: J B Yeats, Nov. 1907; inscribed on old backing paper to the reverse: W. B. Yeats/ 82 Merrion Sq
watercolour and gouache
37 by 26cm., 14¼ by 10¼in.
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Literature

Hilary Pyle, Yeats: Portrait of an Artistic Family, London, 1997, p.39, fig.40;
Bruce Arnold, Jack Yeats, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1998, p.215, fig.173;
Hilary Pyle, 'Pilgrim Father' in Irish Arts Review, vol.23, no.4, 2015, p.555

Catalogue Note

The present work was painted shortly before John Butler Yeats left Ireland for New York in December 1907. Exploring the theme of JBY as a pilgrim father - a seeker and philosopher - Pyle comments that in the present work, 'Yeats inclines his head in a position of enquiry, holding his pilgrim's hat in readiness to put on his head.'  

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London