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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. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  4. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  5. Sir William Orpen RHA, RA AWS (1878-1931) - Portrait of Michael Davitt
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  8. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  9. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  12. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  15. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  16. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  17. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  18. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  19. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  20. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  23. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  24. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)