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Yeats: The Family Collection


[W. B. Yeats]--Photographs
(i) G.C. Beresford, head-and-shoulder portrait of Yeats, platinum print (150 x 105mm), mounted (mount size 220 x 160mm), photographer's stamp on reverse of mount, [15 July 1911]

(ii) Underwood & Underwood, photographic portrait of Yeats seated and wearing prince nez, matt sepia photograph (253 x 204mm), photographer's stamp on the negative, in a folder with the photographer's stamp, dated in pencil New York, February 1920

(iii-iv) A.R. Hogg of Belfast, two portraits of Yeats in a BBC recording studio in Belfast, one three-quarter length, the other half-length, seated and reading from a script, matt silver prints (200 x 150mm), photographer's stamps on the reverse, later inscription in pencil ("1st Belfast Broadcast"), [8 September 1931]

(v-vi) Graphic Studios, two portraits of Yeats, standing, one quarter length, one three-quarter length, thought to have been taken at the Abbey Theatre, matt silver prints (c.200 x 155mm), mounted (mount size 245 x 185mm), one with photographer's stamp on the mount, the other loose in a folder with photographer's stamp, [1932]

(vii) Howard Coster, portrait of Yeats seated and in profile, matt silver print (235 x 190mm), mounted (mount size c.260 x 200mm), signed by the photographer on the mount, inscribed on the reverse "Reproduced in The Listener, June 17 1943 (a Broadcast by James Stephens)", [1935]

(viii) Violet Keene, quarter length portrait of Yeats, matt silver print (225 x 171mm), mounted (mount size 290 x 219mm), signed by the photographer on the image, [c.1930s]

(ix) Studio portrait of Yeats standing, three-quarter length, half-tone photograph (209 x 174mm.), mounted (mount size 305 x 250mm), pencil note on the reverse ("This was used in the 'Yeats' film"), ink note below ("Property of Mrs. W.B. Yeats. | Dublin"), [c.1930s]

(x-xi) Lafayette Ltd., two studio portraits of Yeats, one head-and-shoulders in profile, the other head-and-shoulders, seated, matt silver prints (c.145 x 100mm), mounted (mount size c.230 x 175mm, one slightly smaller), one with ink inscription of studio on the mount and stamp on reverse

(xii) The Graphics Studios, oval family portrait of Yeats, his wife Georgie Hyde-Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael, matt silver print (140 x 186mm.), mounted (mount size 245 x 345mm), stamp of studio on mount, loose in folder, [early 1930s]

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Yeats: The Family Collection