Kate in pensive mood

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On our bookshelves at home was a book, "Portrait of a Lady". I never got to read it but somehow this image of Katharine Tynan reminded me of it, and the regret that I never took the time. A really nice image, well posed and beautifully taken by Chancellor. Katharine’s hair style is surely one that many ladies would be happy to have now, after four months of no hair salons being open?

Photographers: Chancellor, Dublin

Collection: Irish Personalities Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1880-1887 (illustration of this photo in a book)

NLI Ref: NPA PERS77

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    John Spooner

    • 28/Apr/2021 07:13:54

    If this was taken in Chancellor's Dublin studio, she would have just used the movable boudoir, thus obviating the trouble of ascending the stairs.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/Apr/2021 08:14:00

    Here's how she looked in a 1887 portrait by John Butler Yeats - Katharine Tynan (1859–1931) From - mypoeticside.com/poets/katharine-tynan-poems This biography says she married and went to live in London in 1893, which would have made a trip on Chancellor's movable boudoir difficult. - dib.cambridge.org/viewReadPage.do?articleId=a8692

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    Foxglove

    • 28/Apr/2021 08:28:13

    ah but from 1914 to 1919 she was in Mayo (Wikipedia) and was yet another one of WB Yeats love interests ....

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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Apr/2021 08:33:29

    At wikipedia. She was in England for the censusses of 1901 and 1911, I think. The archive has another photo with those glasses from the Yeats portrait.

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    John Spooner

    • 28/Apr/2021 09:28:12

    Her glasses got a mention in the Belfast Newsletter in an announcement of her death: "Her portrait from that period looks down from the wall of Dublin's Harcourt Street Gallery - with eager, parted lips, and short-sighted eyes, questioning life behind their glasses."

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    John Spooner

    • 28/Apr/2021 10:13:40

    With glasses, after 1893 (when she married) and before 1902 (when the book containing the woodcut was published) Katherine Tynan

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    acceptable lip

    • 28/Apr/2021 10:20:00

     Cool image ;-)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/Apr/2021 10:42:59

    💡FLICKR IS SOMETIMES AMAZING !!💡 Via https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/, an illustration which must have been drawn from the Chancellor photo, published in a book "The Poetry and Song of Ireland" Edited by J. B. O'Reilly, New York, 1889. - https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11291978093/ So the photo is at very latest 1889 ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/Apr/2021 10:57:04

    Update - Above book is the second edition; the book was copyrighted in 1887. So photo is latest 1887 ... ?

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 28/Apr/2021 11:45:15

    I guess that's grass in front of her, I thought the image was scratched.

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    John Spooner

    • 28/Apr/2021 13:12:11

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Presumably an attempt to make an upstairs room of 55 Sackville Street* appear like a field . *"Sackville Street, which, after the manner of the policeman and the muzzling order, half the population calls O’Connell Street" as it is described in Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland, by Katharine Tynan, available with several other of her works in a variety of formats from Project Gutenberg

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    Niall McAuley

    • 28/Apr/2021 13:30:11

    Date range should be 1880-87, no?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Apr/2021 14:03:15

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley D'oh! My apologies. Only had one Weetabix this morning.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Apr/2021 14:04:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner As our resident movable boudoir expert, was it at 55 Upper or Lower Sackville Street?

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    John Spooner

    • 28/Apr/2021 15:04:36

    Lower Just round the corner from the Gunpowder Office Gun Powder Office

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 28/Apr/2021 15:43:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner I thank you!

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Apr/2021 16:06:41

    "​HINKSON, Katharine Tynan; b. Dublin, 1863: fourth dau. of Andrew C. Tynan, of Whitehall, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. Educ. Sienna Convent, Drogheda, and at home in her father's fields under the Dublin Mountains; m. in 1893, H. A. Hinkson, who died 1911; two sons, one dau. Has written a hundred novels, many volumes of poetry, four of Reminiscences, and other books. Has contributed generally to the periodical press, from the "Times" to the "Irish Daily Independent" and the "Freeman," from the Fortnightly and the National Reviews to the fashion papers. Has been always an ardent politician, and still after thirty years a devoted adherent of the late C. S. Parnell. Recns.: work and play. Club: The Lvceum, 138 Piccadilly, London, W.1." Thom's Irish Who's Who

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    silverio10

    • 28/Apr/2021 19:13:33

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    suckindeesel

    • 28/Apr/2021 20:28:16

    "I have always believed that hair is a very sure index of character." Katharine Tynan

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    epicjeff

    • 04/Jun/2021 19:54:59

    I think her face resembles Elon Musk.