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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. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  4. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  7. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  8. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  9. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  10. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  12. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  14. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  15. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  16. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Strand Races, West Of Ireland
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  19. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  23. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  24. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait