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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. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  5. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  6. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  7. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  8. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  9. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  10. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  11. Patrick Scott (b. 1921) - Bog Sun (16)
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  14. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  16. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  17. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  20. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  22. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman