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Yeats’s night at the theatre leads Bonham’s sale

2nd June, 2019
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Romeo and Juliet by Jack B Yeats#

A prize for the Irish collector in London next month is Jack B Yeats’s Romeo and Juliet (The Last Act), painted in 1927, 45.8 x 61.2cm, estimated to fetch £80,000-£120,000. The scene is from Gounod’s 1867 opera, based on Shakespeare’s play and performed at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre in 1926.

An avid theatregoer, Yeats attended and captured the scene in his sketchbook. Central to the image are the ghostly bodies...

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