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Yeats: The Family Collection

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Alice Boughton
1865 - 1943
THREE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF W.B. YEATS
one showing Yeats seated, reading at a desk, another head-and-shoulders, THESE TWO BOTH WITH AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER AT BOTTOM ("copyrighted by Alice Boughton"); together with a a second print of the first portrait, unsigned; platinum prints, each 190 x 150mm., 1903
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Catalogue Note

RARE AND FINE PORTRAITS OF YEATS BY THE AMERICAN PHOTGRAPHER ALICE BOUGHTON (c.1866-1943). John Quinn arranged for Yeats to be photographed by Alice Boughton in New York in December 1903. Quinn is recorded as writing to Boughton on 7 January 1904, thanking her for two solio prints and two platinum prints, telling her that "Yeats received the three photographs which you sent him and was charmed by them." Quinn particularly liked one of Yeats reading a book, which was published in Florence Brooks's article in the New York Herald on 17 January 1904; another image was published in the Gaelic American on 5 March 1904.

Yeats: The Family Collection

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