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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
1871-1957
1871-1957
A TALE OF PIRACY
signed and dated l.r.: JACK.B.YEATS
pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and gouache
26 by 35.5cm.; 10¼ by 14in.
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Provenance

Wells Central Hall, Dublin, whence purchased by John Quinn, August 1902 and listed in the Quinn inventory, 1924, as Tale of a Pirate;
Sale, American Art Galleries, New York, The John Quinn Collection, 11 February 1927, lot 416a, whence purchased by Cornelius J. Sullivan;
Private Collection

Exhibited

Dublin, Wells Central Hall, Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland, August 1902, no.8.

Literature

Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1993, no.425, p.119.

Catalogue Note

Executed in 1902, the present work attracted the attention of the United Irishman, whose journalist specifically noted that a 'boy...reads 'The Black Avenger' (23 August 1902).

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