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172 161 Robert Gregory (1881-1918) THE WOODCOCK ink inscribed lower right 4.25 by 6.75in. (10.8 by 17.1cm) Frame Dimensions: 12.5 by 17in. (31.8 by 43.2cm) Robert Gregory was the only child of the godmother of the Irish Literary Revival and Director of the Abbey Theatre, Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory (1852-1932). Robert, a true Renaissance man of his age, excelled not only in the arts, but was an outstanding athlete and distinguished military man, joining the war e ort as a member of the 4th Connaught Rangers and transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross for “conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.” In his desire to become an artist Robert studied at the prominent Slade School of Art and later in Paris, under Jacques Émile Blanche (1861-1942), who openly praised his skill and intellect. His work was exhibited in 1912 and 1914 at the Baillie Gallery and the Chenil Gallery, in London. Robert’s premature death in 1918, aged 37, had a lasting e ect on W. B. Yeats, and he became the subject of four poems by him; including; In Memory of Major Robert Gregory and An Irish Airman Foresees his Death. €500-€700 (£420-£590 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot161