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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. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  2. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  3. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  4. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  5. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  6. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  8. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  9. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  11. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  14. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  18. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  19. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  21. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  22. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  24. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)