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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 (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  2. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  3. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  4. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  6. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  8. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  9. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  11. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  12. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  13. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  14. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  16. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  18. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  19. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  20. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  22. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  23. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins