John Butler Yeats
W. B. YEATS AS A BOY
together with two further examples by John Butler Yeats
one inscribed l.r. (in Lily Yeats' hand): W. B. Yeats
18 by 25.5cm., 7 by 10in.
Executed circa 1872-74.
Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Paintings and Drawings by John Butler Yeats, 1972, no.13;
New York, Albany Institute of History & Art, The Drawings of John Butler Yeats, 11 April - 31 May 1987, no.6 (illustrated in exh. cat.)
William M. Murphy, The Yeats Family and the Pollexfens of Sligo, Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1971, illustrated no.5;
Times Literary Supplement, 17 March 1972, p.292;
William M. Murphy, Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats, Cornelll University Press, Ithaca and London, 1978, illustrated p.100;
William M. Murphy, Family Secrets, William Butler Yeats and his Relatives, Syracuse University Press, New York, 1995, fig.13, p.31, fig.19, p.43;
R. F. Foster, W. B. Yeats, A Life, Oxford University Press, 1998, illustrated pl.6