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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

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

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  2. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  3. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  6. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  7. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  8. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  9. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  10. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  11. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  13. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  14. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  15. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  17. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  19. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  21. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  22. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  24. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats