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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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  1. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  3. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  4. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  6. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  7. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  8. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  9. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  11. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  14. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  17. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  18. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  19. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  20. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  22. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel