71
71
John Butler Yeats
PORTRAIT OF W.B. YEATS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
71
John Butler Yeats
PORTRAIT OF W.B. YEATS
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

|
London

John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
PORTRAIT OF W.B. YEATS
inscribed and dated l.r.: WB Yeats/ Jany 28/ 1899
pencil
23.5 by 19.5cm., 9¼ by 7¾in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Literature

William Murphy, Family Secrets, William Butler Yeats and his Relatives, Syracuse University Press, New York, 1995, p.85, fig.29

Catalogue Note

W. B. Yeats greatly admired the present portrait and it was used as the frontispiece to the second English edition of W.B. Yeats' Poems (London, 1899) (see Wade 17). In his 1940 memoir of Yeats, John Masefield recalled the poet's rooms at 18 Woburn Buildings (around 1900) and wondered '...on the wall to the left side of the window was there not a big black chalk or pencil drawing of him by his father, the original of the portrait reproduced as a frontispiece to the Poems (of 1899)?'

Yeats: The Family Collection

|
London