73
73
John Butler Yeats
W.B. YEATS READING IN THE GARDEN, BEDFORD PARK
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
73
John Butler Yeats
W.B. YEATS READING IN THE GARDEN, BEDFORD PARK
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
W.B. YEATS READING IN THE GARDEN, BEDFORD PARK
inscription by Lily Yeats on a label attached to reverse: Portrait Sketch/ W. B. Yeats by his father/ J. B. Yeats painted in or about 1888-/89 in the garden 3 Blenheim Rd/ Bedford Park Chiswick London. in those days W.B.Y had a beard/ Lily Yeats
oil on canvas
46 by 61cm., 18 by 24in.
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Exhibited

Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Paintings and Drawings by John Butler Yeats, 1972, no.98 

Catalogue Note

'William Butler Yeats might seem as solitary as an eagle; but he had a nest. Wherever there is Ireland there is the family; and it counts for a great deal…. The intensity and individualism of genius itself could never wash out of the world’s memories the general impression of Willie and Lily and Lollie and Jack: names cast backwards and forwards in a unique sort of comedy of Irish wit, gossip, satire, family quarrels, and family pride.’

G. K. Chesterton quoted in W. Murphy, Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats, 1978, p.207

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London