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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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  3. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
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  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  10. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  12. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  16. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  18. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  20. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  21. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  22. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  23. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian