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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. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  5. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  7. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  11. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  14. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  15. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  17. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  18. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  19. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  20. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  21. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  22. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  23. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea