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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. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  4. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  5. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  6. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  7. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  10. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  15. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  16. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  17. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  18. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  19. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  20. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  23. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  24. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)