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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. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  2. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  4. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  5. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  6. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  10. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  13. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  14. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  15. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  17. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  22. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy