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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)- Leaving the Far Point
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  4. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  6. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  7. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  8. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  9. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  14. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  15. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  16. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  18. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  19. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  22. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  23. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  24. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering