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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
1871-1957
1871-1957
THE PIRATE
signed l.r.: JACK.B.YEATS
watercolour and gouache
71 by 52cm.; 28 by 20½in.
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Provenance

Central Hall, Dublin, whence purchased by John Quinn, September 1903, and listed in the Quinn inventory, 1923;
Sale, American Art Galleries, New York, The John Quinn Collection, 9 February 1927, lot 57, whence purchased by Cornelius J. Sullivan;
Private Collection

Exhibited

London, Walker Galleries, Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland, February - March 1903, no.33;
Dublin, Central Hall, Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland, August - September 1903, no.33.

Literature

Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1993, no.495, p.130.

Catalogue Note

Executed in 1903, The Pirate was recorded by the Freeman (5 September 1903) who noted 'a fearful - looking figure is stepping up the poop stairs of a ship. His slouched hat hides a bandaged forehead...his hands are bound behind him...he has been taken prisoner, and is about...to 'walk the plank''.

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