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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
A COLLECTION OF EARLY SKETCHES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
A COLLECTION OF EARLY SKETCHES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
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Yeats: The Family Collection

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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
1871-1957
A COLLECTION OF EARLY SKETCHES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
dating from mid to late 1880s, comprising illustrations and cartoons from sketchbooks, scraps of paper and on old envelopes; subjects include tennis, horse racing, rollerskating, swimming, a view of Sligo and various sequences and sketches titled, such as: History of a Proposal; Irish Parliament; A Sightseeing Citizen of Sligo; Freddy The Strongest Man on Earth and Alphonso, Charles and Freddy.
Quantity: 48
variously signed, some dated 18811884, 1885, 1886, 1889 and variously inscribed
variously pencil and pen and ink
largest 18 by 22cm., 7 by 8¾in.
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Catalogue Note

This rare and hitherto unseen collection offers a fascinating insight to the artist's early development around the age of fifteen. Sequences such as the gentleman travelling to 'Timahoe' (1885) and 'History of a Proposal' (1886) anticipate his comic strip work of the 1890s and are probably the earliest examples known. The racing sketches demonstrate his developing grasp of one his favourite subjects, and point to his sporting work for publications such as Paddock Life. By the late 1880s early 1890s, Jack was establishing a career for himself as a regular illustrator for the likes of Vegetarian, Daily Graphic and Ariel. There are also two printed reproductions of Jack's cartoons cut out from Punch. 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London