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W. B. Yeats
SKETCHBOOK, CONTAINING PENCIL SKETCHES, EARLY DRAFTS OF THE ISLAND OF STATUES, AND OTHER NOTES
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70
W. B. Yeats
SKETCHBOOK, CONTAINING PENCIL SKETCHES, EARLY DRAFTS OF THE ISLAND OF STATUES, AND OTHER NOTES
Estimation
6 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 35,000 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Yeats: The Family Collection

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W. B. Yeats
1865-1939
SKETCHBOOK, CONTAINING PENCIL SKETCHES, EARLY DRAFTS OF THE ISLAND OF STATUES, AND OTHER NOTES
containing more than 10 pages of sketches by W.B. Yeats, including portraits, statues, and other studies made whilst studying at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin, with 10 pages with autograph notes by W.B. Yeats, in pencil and ink, notably two pages of heavily revised drafts of 22 lines from The Island of Statues, also two fragments of unknown verse (in total six lines), a list of occult books, London addresses, and working notes, the remainder of the volume later filled by J.B. Yeats with about 20 further sketches, mostly portraits, including two of W.B. Yeats, one of Susan Pollexfen, and one possibly of John O'Leary, with an additional leaf from a different sketchbook loosely inserted at the back, altogether 47 pages, oblong 8vo (130 x 185mm), inscribed by W.B. Yeats on the front free endpaper ("W B Yeats | 10 ashfield Terrace | Rathmines"), boards with "Sketch Book" lettered in gilt on the upper cover, c.1884-1888, hinges split, two leaves loose
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Description

W.B. Yeats was enrolled by his father at the Metropolitan School of Art in Kildare Street, Dublin, in May 1884, but ceased to attend classes in the summer of 1885. His skills in draftsmanship were limited and his primary interest was already in poetry, as is shown by the presence in this sketchbook of early drafts of his verse drama The Island of Statues, published in the Dublin University Review in April 1885.

Yeats: The Family Collection

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