Jack Butler Yeats' Early Away is estimated to make £40,000-60,000 ($68,560-102,840) in Christie's auction of British and Irish art in London on July 16.
It was described by Hilary Pyle in his catalogue of Yeats' oil paintings thus: "A man in the early morning assumes a theatrical appearance as he is lit by two lights: the cold light of the dawn at his back, and a warm beam from the open kitchen door lighting his face and his side.
"The whole painting is sketched finely in indigo on a stained ground, with a concentration of impasto in the foreground emphasizing the man, and the cat, who is the centre of the painting".
Yeats (1871-1957) was the brother of the celebrated poet WB Yeats and moved in similar circles. He was close friends with the playwright Samuel Beckett and wrote a series of novels and poems in addition to his work as an artist.
In 2011, his A Fair Day, Mayo made $1.3m - setting a new world record for an artwork sold in Ireland.
William Scott's Blue Still Life (1958) carries an identical estimate of £40,000-60,000 ($68,560-102,840).
His auction record stands at £1m ($1.7m), set for Bowl, Eggs and Lemons in 2008.
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