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Yeats (John Butler). A good pencil

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Estimate: €300 - €500
ca. US$353 - US$589
Price realised:  €1,700
ca. US$2,005
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Yeats (John Butler). A good pencil Sketch, circa 4 « ins x 6 « ins, showing William Butler Yeats on his nurse’s knee, dated Sept. 28th 1865, Sligo, inscribed ‘A good likeness but the nose a little too large, JBY’, on verso a watercolour drawing showing women at a lakeside with swans, framed. * WBY was born 13 June 1865, so was just over 3 months old on 28 September. This must be the earliest documented likeness of the future poet.Provenance: The Yeats Family Collection.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Fonsie Mealys Auctioneers
Title: 14 November 2017 - 0300 Chatsworth Fine Arts Sale - Yeats Family Collection - The Final Chapter Nov. 2017
Date of the auction: 14 Nov 2017
Address: Fonsie Mealys Auctioneers
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