5 of 59 portraits of William Butler Yeats
by Augustus John
pencil and wash, circa 1910
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (353 mm x 253 mm)
Sitterback to top
- William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Poet and dramatist; son of John Butler Yeats. Sitter in 59 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Painter. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 103 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 682
Events of 1910back to top
Current affairsGeorge V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.