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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. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  2. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  3. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  4. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  6. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  8. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  10. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  11. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  16. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  18. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  20. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  21. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  22. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  23. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  24. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower