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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. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  3. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  4. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  5. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  6. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  7. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  8. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  10. Patrick Hall - Angels Ascending and Descending with Heavenly Spectators
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  12. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  13. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  15. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  16. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  17. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Turf-Gatherer
  18. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  19. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Toy Theatre
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  23. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  24. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy