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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)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  3. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  4. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  5. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  6. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  7. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  9. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  11. Patrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  12. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  13. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  14. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  17. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  18. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  20. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  21. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  22. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  24. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl