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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 Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141699

W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 15-16 July 1924
NPG Ax141699

Philip and Julian Morrell with friends at Garsington, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142413

Philip and Julian Morrell with friends at Garsington

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1926
NPG Ax142413

W.B. Yeats; Walter de la Mare, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143156

W.B. Yeats; Walter de la Mare

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1930
NPG Ax143156

W.B. Yeats; Walter de la Mare and others, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143159

W.B. Yeats; Walter de la Mare and others

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1930
NPG Ax143159

Walter de la Mare; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143162

Walter de la Mare; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1930
NPG Ax143162

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, possibly by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax143288

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1930
NPG Ax143288

What can we talk about (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143304

What can we talk about (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143304

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143305

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143305

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143306

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143306

'Lytton agrees and admires' (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143307

'Lytton agrees and admires' (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143307

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143308

Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1931
NPG Ax143308

'Lytton agrees and admires' (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG x143307

'Lytton agrees and admires' (Lytton Strachey; W.B. Yeats)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
snapshot print enlargement, 1931
NPG x143307

W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143873

W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1935
NPG Ax143873

W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143874

W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1935
NPG Ax143874

W.B. Yeats, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143875

W.B. Yeats

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1935
NPG Ax143875

W.B. Yeats, by Howard Coster - NPG x1961

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
print, 1935
NPG x1961

W.B. Yeats, by Howard Coster - NPG x1963

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
print, 1935
NPG x1963

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