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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. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  3. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins
  5. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Untitled, the interior of a shop
  8. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  12. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  14. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  15. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  16. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  17. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  21. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  22. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  23. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  24. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden