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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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  4. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
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  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  10. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
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  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  13. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  14. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  15. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  18. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  19. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  23. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  24. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals