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W.B. Yeats

(1865-1939), Poet and dramatist; son of John Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

Sitter in 59 portraits
Poet and dramatist of Irish origin, son of the artist J.B. Yeats. Yeats was prominent in both English and Irish literary circles and played a large part in the revival of Celtic literature and the Irish theatre; helped to establish the Abbey Theatre in Dublin as a national institution and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1923). A poet of expressive force and lyrical beauty whose work underwent profound development between The Celtic Twilight (1893) and The Winding Stair (1929). His 'Easter 1916' (1916) and 'An Irishman Foresees his Death' (1919) offer an unusual perspective on the First World War- a conflict that bitterly divided his own country. Senator, Irish Free State (1922-8).

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W.B. Yeats, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 3061

W.B. Yeats

by Augustus Edwin John
etching, 1907
NPG 3061

W.B. Yeats, by (Edith Agnes) Kathleen Scott (née Bruce), Lady Scott (later Lady Kennet) - NPG 3644

W.B. Yeats

by (Edith Agnes) Kathleen Scott (née Bruce), Lady Scott (later Lady Kennet)
plaster cast of mask, 1907
NPG 3644

W.B. Yeats, by (Edith Agnes) Kathleen Scott (née Bruce), Lady Scott (later Lady Kennet) - NPG 3644a

W.B. Yeats

by (Edith Agnes) Kathleen Scott (née Bruce), Lady Scott (later Lady Kennet)
bronze head, 1955 (1907)
NPG 3644a

W.B. Yeats, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 4105

W.B. Yeats

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil and wash, circa 1910
NPG 4105

W.B. Yeats, by Ivan Opffer - NPG 3965

W.B. Yeats

by Ivan Opffer
chalk, 1935?
NPG 3965

W.B. Yeats, by Alvin Langdon Coburn - NPG Ax7786

W.B. Yeats

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 24 January 1908
NPG Ax7786

W.B. Yeats, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6397

W.B. Yeats

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 15 July 1911
NPG x6397

W.B. Yeats, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6623

W.B. Yeats

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 15 July 1911
NPG x6623

W.B. Yeats; Bertha Georgie Yeats (née Hyde-Lees), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG x140876

W.B. Yeats; Bertha Georgie Yeats (née Hyde-Lees)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1920
NPG x140876

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG x144308

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1920
NPG x144308

W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140871

W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax140871

W.B. Yeats; Marc Allégret; André Gide, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140875

W.B. Yeats; Marc Allégret; André Gide

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax140875

W.B. Yeats; Bertha Georgie Yeats (née Hyde-Lees), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140876

W.B. Yeats; Bertha Georgie Yeats (née Hyde-Lees)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax140876

W.B. Yeats; Bertha Georgie Yeats (née Hyde-Lees), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140879

W.B. Yeats; Bertha Georgie Yeats (née Hyde-Lees)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax140879

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140877

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax140877

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140878

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, September 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG Ax140878

W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141697

W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 15-16 July 1924
NPG Ax141697

W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141698

W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 15-16 July 1924
NPG Ax141698

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