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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. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Leaving the Far Point
  5. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  7. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  8. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  9. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  10. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  11. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  12. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  13. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  14. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Mare and Foals
  15. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  18. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  19. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  20. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  21. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  22. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  23. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Mary Colum
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door