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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man

The Metal Man

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    The Metal Man
  • Date
    c. 1895
  • Dimensions
    25.5 × 16.5cm
  • Medium
    Watercolour
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Purchased by Dawson Gallery, Dublin in 1966
Description

The Metal Man stands on a plinth at the mouth of the harbour at Rosses Point, Co. Sligo. It was erected in Napoleonic times as is evident from its distinctive costume. Its purpose was to guide ships into the safe channel. The extended arm of the Metal Man shows the way. This very early watercolour gives a close-up view of the monument as though sketched from the sea immediately beneath. The Metal Man recurs in several subsequent paintings and drawings by Yeats, most notably as an illustration in his book, Life in the West of Ireland, (1912). The much-loved figure symbolised both childhood memories of Sligo and the adventure of the sea-faring life.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  1. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  2. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  4. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  6. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  7. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  9. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  11. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  13. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  14. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  15. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  16. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  17. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  19. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  20. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  21. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  22. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  23. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  24. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait