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John Butler Yeats
ISABELLA POLLEXFEN (LATER VARLEY)
Estimate
8001,200
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7
John Butler Yeats
ISABELLA POLLEXFEN (LATER VARLEY)
Estimate
8001,200
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
ISABELLA POLLEXFEN (LATER VARLEY)
studies of a mandolin and other figures verso
inscribed l.l.: Isabella Pollexfen
pencil, double-sided 
16.5 by 21.5cm., 6½ by 8½in.
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Catalogue Note

Isabella Pollexfen was the younger sister of Susan Yeats and herself an artist. In 1876 she met at the Academie Julian in Paris the landscape painter John Varley (1850-1933). They married and had two daughters, Cecilia and Ida. Along with her husband, they became very interested in the occult. They were drawn to Theosophy and were of the Inner Circle who gathered round Madame Blavatsky in London in 1883-4. It was Isabella who sent WBY A. P. Sinnett's Esoteric Buddhism, which was to have a great influence upon him. 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London