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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. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  2. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  5. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- An Island Funeral
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  9. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  11. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  13. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Sailor home from the sea
  18. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  20. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  21. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  23. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window