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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. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  2. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  3. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  6. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  8. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  9. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  11. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  13. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  14. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  15. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  16. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  17. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  20. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  21. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  23. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats