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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. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Jennie Mitchell
  2. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  3. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  4. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory
  5. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  6. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  7. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  8. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  11. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  12. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  14. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  16. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  18. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  19. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  21. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  22. Jack B. Yeats - White Shower
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- He wins