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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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x1964

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
print, 1935
NPG x1964

x1965

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
print, 1935
NPG x1965

x137606

John Masefield; W.B. Yeats

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1 January 1935
NPG x137606

x1962

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1935
NPG x1962

Ax144062

'William Butler Yeats in his garden in Ireland'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
NPG Ax144062

D32980

W.B. Yeats

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, published 1899 (1898)
NPG D32980

D36250

W.B. Yeats

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, published 1899 (1898)
NPG D36250

Ax35903

W.B. Yeats

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 24 January 1908
NPG Ax35903

Ax3510

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
print, 1935
NPG Ax3510

x15298

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x15298

x15299

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x15299

x15300

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x15300

x15301

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x15301

x15302

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x15302

x15303

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x15303

x15304

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x15304

x15305

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x15305

x15306

W.B. Yeats

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x15306

x6398

W.B. Yeats

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
NPG x6398

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