Yeats (John Butler, 1839-1922) Profile portrait of a lady wearing a large hat; Bust-length portrait of a lady wearing a hat, two works, pencil on sketchbook leaves, the first mentioned initialled and dated '1910', the latter signed and dated 'May 1910', sheets 175 x 130 mm. (6 7/8 x 5 1/8 in), and 145 x 100 mm. (5 3/4 x 4 in), respectively, both under glass, the first mentioned with small nick and two ring-binder holes in the upper edge, both with minor surface dirt, uniformly framed, 1910 (2)
Argosy, New York
⁂ John Butler Yeats (1839-1922), the father of William Butler Yeats, Lily Yeats, Elizabeth Corbett "Lolly" Yeats and Jack B. Yeats, moved to New York in 1907 where he stayed until his death in 1922; by 1910 the artist had moved in to his final residence at 317 West Twenty-Ninth Street, New York. The present two portraits are excellent examples of the compassion and warmth that the artist achieved in his sketches of family members, friends and acquaintances.