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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. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  3. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  5. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  6. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  7. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  8. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  9. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  11. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  12. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  13. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  14. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  15. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  16. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  17. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  19. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  20. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  21. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  23. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  24. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower