W.B Yeats

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WB Yeats wearing his signature glasses.

The Yeats family collection – art, antiques, letters and various collectibles associated with Ireland’s best-known 20th-century cultural family – is t(...)

A letter from the Yeats and family collection auctioned by Sotheby’s in London. The star lot was a collection of 130 letters between the poet and his life-long friend and first lover Olivia Shakespeare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A four-hour long auction of Yeats family art and heirlooms at Sotheby’s in London has realised £2 million (€2.2 million). Among the top sellers was (...)

Series of 133 letters between William Butler Yeats and his close friend and early lover Olivia Shakespear.  (Estimate: £250,000-£350,000/€281,000-€394,000)

The adult grandchildren of poet WB Yeats are set to receive a huge financial windfall when the “Yeats Family Collection” is sold at auction in London (...)

Jack Butler Yeats: ‘The Sunset Belongs to You’, oil on board. (Estimate: £100,000-£150,000/€113,000-€169,000)

One of the biggest auctions of Irish cultural heritage will take place in London next month when Sotheby’s sells the “Yeats Family Collection” in the (...)

In the letter, WB Yeats writes to Maud Gonne: “You will find a reference to your self in ‘Among School Children’ – a Waterford school I went over – I do not think it will offend you.”

A handwritten letter from poet WB Yeats to his “dear Maud”’ (Gonne), on his headed paper (82 Merrion Square, Dublin), and dated June 13th (1928), was (...)

WB Yeats in Walter de la Mare’s garden at Taplow in 1935. Passengers on London’s Underground system have been able to read the works of a half-dozen Irish poets, led by WB Yeats, as they make their way to and from work

The rush hour journey on London’s Underground is usually the time when commuters’ attention flags as they stare into space, avoiding eye contact, retr(...)