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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. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  6. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  7. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  11. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  12. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  13. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  14. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  15. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  17. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  18. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  22. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  23. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  24. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows