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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door

The Car is at the Door

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    The Car is at the Door
  • Date
    1904
  • Dimensions
    21.5 × 53.5cm
  • Medium
    Watercolour
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented to Sligo County Library and Museum in 1965 by James A. Healy as a memorial to his parents John and Catherine Healy.
Description

This dramatic yet simple image reveals Yeats’s ability to extract the maximum effect from ordinary events. It shows a jaunting car driver standing in an open doorway. He wears a large overcoat and hat to protect himself from the weather. These add to the large scale of his body which almost fills the open space of the door frame. Behind the driver, depicted in warm brown and red is the teaming rain of a dark winter’s evening. The foreboding figure of the man is offset by the door itself. Its glass panels pick up on the red of the exterior while the white panes of clear glass suggest the warmth and light of the interior space out of which the driver is anxious to get going with his passengers.

This work was exhibited in a one-man show of Jack Yeats’s paintings in New York in 1904 and acquired by John Quinn. It was subsequently presented to Sligo by James A. Healy.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
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  6. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  7. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  8. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  9. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  10. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  11. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  12. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  13. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  16. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  17. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  19. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  20. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  22. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell