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Cradle of Genius [Yeats, W.B.] Schwabe (R).

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1,900 EUR
Dublin 4
Cradle of Genius[Yeats, W.B.] Schwabe (R). Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash, 14 ½ ins x 8 ins, signed, in an oak frame, showing the House in Woburn Buildings, London, where W.B. Yeats took rooms in 1896. WBY's study was the room with the large window, directly above Sawyer's cobbler's shop on the ground floor, looking out on a pedestrian court where there was no traffic, within reach of Euston Station and the British Museum. Yeats first occupied these rooms in spring 1896, mainly to facilitate his affair with Olivia Shakespeare. He decorated the rooms with tall candlesticks and prints by Blake and Beardsley, and entertained friends there on Monday evenings. He came and went to Dublin, Coole Park and other places, and sometimes lent the property to friends, including Maud Gonne and her daughter Iseult, but he did not finally give up the property until 1920, when he had become a father. It was there that he truly grew to be a man. He evidently kept the drawing all his life.Randolph Schwabe was a painter, lithographer, illustrator and theatre designer, born in Manchester in 1865. He studied at the Slade, and illustrated books by Walter de la Mare, Arthur Symons and others. He probably knew Yeats, and the drawing may have been commissioned. Reproduced in Foster, W.B. Yeats Vol. 1, plate 15; also reproduced by Yeats as a postcard.Provenance: W.B. Yeats, to George Yeats and Anne Yeats. Purchased by the present vendor at the sale of items from Anne Yeats' estate, H.O.K., November 2002
Cradle of Genius[Yeats, W.B.] Schwabe (R). Original drawing, pen-and-ink and wash, 14 ½ ins x 8 ins, signed, in an oak frame, showing the House in Woburn Buildings, London, where W.B. Yeats took rooms in 1896. WBY's study was the room with the large window, directly above Sawyer's cobbler's shop on the ground floor, looking out on a pedestrian court where there was no traffic, within reach of Euston Station and the British Museum. Yeats first occupied these rooms in spring 1896, mainly to facilitate his affair with Olivia Shakespeare. He decorated the rooms with tall candlesticks and prints by Blake and Beardsley, and entertained friends there on Monday evenings. He came and went to Dublin, Coole Park and other places, and sometimes lent the property to friends, including Maud Gonne and her daughter Iseult, but he did not finally give up the property until 1920, when he had become a father. It was there that he truly grew to be a man. He evidently kept the drawing all his life.Randolph Schwabe was a painter, lithographer, illustrator and theatre designer, born in Manchester in 1865. He studied at the Slade, and illustrated books by Walter de la Mare, Arthur Symons and others. He probably knew Yeats, and the drawing may have been commissioned. Reproduced in Foster, W.B. Yeats Vol. 1, plate 15; also reproduced by Yeats as a postcard.Provenance: W.B. Yeats, to George Yeats and Anne Yeats. Purchased by the present vendor at the sale of items from Anne Yeats' estate, H.O.K., November 2002

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To Include : The Library from Moyne, Co. Laois.  The final portion of the Library from Barne, Co.Tipperary and select items from other Private Clients.  A selection of Fine Wines. 

 

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Abbreviations  Rare Books , Literature , Manuscripts, etc ;  mls  Manuscript Letters signed, als  Autograph Letters signed  acs  Autographed Cards signed   pbPaperback 

a.e.g. All edges gilt   t.e.g.  Top edges gilt   w.a.f. With all faults   S.N.S.R.  Sold not subject to return   As is  With all damages, faults, restorations   As a lot  With all faults

L.S.s  Library Stamps   Publ.  Published  t.e.p. Top end paper    mor  morocco   n.d No date   n.p.  No place      d.j.  Dust jacket   L.P.  Large paper   h.m.p.  hand-made paper   

vell  Vellum  hf  Half   d.w.s.  Dust wrappers   I.M.C. Irish  M/ss Commission  A.M.S. Armorial motif on spine   cont.  Contemporary  n.a.t.  Not affecting text  frontis  Frontispiece

engd.  Engraved  cold. Coloured   hd  Hand   port.  Portrait


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Dated:  Is so dated and in our opinion was executed at about that date. 
Bears Date:  Is so dated and in our opinion may have been executed at about that date. 

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O.O.C. Oils on Canvas O .O.P. Oils on Panel 

O.O.B. Oils on Board W/C Watercolour 

GOU Gouache MAH. Mahogany 

VICT. Victorian ED W. Edwardian 

W.A.F. With all faults As Is With all damages, faults, restorations, etc. 

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