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Mary Klauder
BUST OF W.B. YEATS
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
72
Mary Klauder
BUST OF W.B. YEATS
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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Mary Klauder
1899-1973
BUST OF W.B. YEATS
signed Mary Klauder; also signed with monogram, dated 1936 and inscribed W B Yeats
bronze
height: 24cm., 9½in.
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Literature

J. S. Kelly, W. B. Yeats Chronology, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, p.20;
E. B. Loizeaux, Yeats and the Visual Arts, Syracuse University Press, 2003, p.298

Catalogue Note

Mary Klauder was an American sculptor who studied and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 

'Yeats, looking from the beginning for a self-image, had always been interested in his own portraits. Several were sculpted: a bronze mask by Kathleen Bruce (1908), a bronze bust “mounted on a rough block of green marble” by Albert Power (1917), and “a fine bust” by Mary Klauder (1936). These sculpted portraits and Yeats’s admiration for the last two in particular suggest that his desire for poetic self-portraiture may be a sculptural as well as a pictorial analogy.' (Loizeaux, op. cit., p.178)

Yeats: The Family Collection

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