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John Butler Yeats
SELF-PORTRAIT HOLDING A PALETTE
Estimation
20 00030 000
Lot. Vendu 18,750 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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59
John Butler Yeats
SELF-PORTRAIT HOLDING A PALETTE
Estimation
20 00030 000
Lot. Vendu 18,750 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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John Butler Yeats
1839-1922
SELF-PORTRAIT HOLDING A PALETTE

Exposition

Possibly Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Paintings and Drawings by John Butler Yeats, 1972, no.137

Description

The present portrait was probably painted in New York, where John Butler Yeats moved to from Dublin in 1907. The artist holds a palette and observes himself seriously. It is interesting to draw comparisons with the other self-portraits within this sale, notably the full-length portrait that obsessed him until the end of his career (lot 64). There, although heavily worked, there is a lightness in atmosphere and in the presentation of himself. By contrast, this work bears a gravitas more reminiscent of the Old Masters and in tone is more similar to the small watercolour self-portrait, lot 55, in the sale. 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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Londres