W. B. Yeats by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1908)

This photograph is titled “W. B. Yeats,” captured by the artist Alvin Langdon Coburn in the year 1908. It features a black and white portrait of a bespectacled man who appears to be staring directly at the camera. His gaze is intense and somewhat piercing; his eyes are wide open, and he wears round, wire-rimmed glasses. The man’s hair is slightly disheveled and combed back away from his forehead. The focus is soft, giving the image a slightly ethereal or dreamy quality. The man is dressed in what seems like a dark, high-collared garment, which was typical for the time period. The background of the photograph is indistinct, leaving the man’s expressive face as the central focus of the composition.

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