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

Sitter in 56 portraits
Poet and dramatist of Irish origin, son of the artist J.B. Yeats; prominent in both English and Irish literary circles, played a large part in the revival of Celtic literature and the Irish theatre; a poet of expressive force and lyrical beauty whose work underwent profound development between The Celtic Twilight (1893) and The Winding Stair (1929); helped to establish the Abbey Theatre in Dublin as a national institution; was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1923); senator, Irish Free State (1922-8). 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.

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John Masefield; William Butler Yeats

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1 January 1958
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William Butler Yeats

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, published 1899 (1898)
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William Butler Yeats

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, published 1899 (1898)
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William Butler Yeats

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 24 January 1908
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
print, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
print, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
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William Butler Yeats

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
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