Yeats fam­ily items for sale at auc­tion

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A hoard of items from the Yeats Fam­ily Col­lec­tion will go on sale at an auc­tion in Lon­don this week.

For sale on the day will be “a trea­sure trove of works – many never be­fore seen - that come di­rectly from the Yeats fam­ily. It com­prises paint­ings, draw­ings, prints, letters, fur­ni­ture, sil­ver and other per­sonal items that re­late to John But­ler Yeats, his four re­mark­able chil­dren Wil­liam, Jack, ‘Lily’ and ‘Lolly’, and end­ing with W.B. Yeats’ daugh­ter Anne,” ac­cord­ing to the Sotheby’s cat­a­logue.

The sale is a tes­ta­ment to the fam­ily’s ex­tra­or­di­nary tal­ent and their in­flu­ence upon Ir­ish cul­ture and be­yond since the turn of the 20 th cen­tury.

The Sotheby’s auc­tion takes place to­mor­row ( Wed­nes­day) at 10.30.

Much of the com­men­tary sur­round­ing the auc­tion cen­tres around the fact that Ire­land could very well lose some im­por­tant Yeats col­lec­tion items in the auc­tion.

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