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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
BANNER RAMMER RAMMER OF EDWARD VII'S VISIT TO THE VERY POOR OR THE KING AMONG THE PICTURES, DUBLIN, JULY 24TH 1903
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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
BANNER RAMMER RAMMER OF EDWARD VII'S VISIT TO THE VERY POOR OR THE KING AMONG THE PICTURES, DUBLIN, JULY 24TH 1903
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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
1871-1957
BANNER RAMMER RAMMER OF EDWARD VII'S VISIT TO THE VERY POOR OR THE KING AMONG THE PICTURES, DUBLIN, JULY 24TH 1903
a fourteen-fold booklet
signed with monogram, titled and inscribed on the cover; also signed with monogram on the last sheet 
pen and ink with watercolour
extended: 9.5 by 124.5cm., 3¼ by 49in.
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Literature

Bruce Arnold, Jack Yeats, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1998, p.122

Catalogue Note

The work offers a humourous re-telling of King Edward VII's visit to an International Art Fair at Ballsbridge during his first royal visit to Ireland in July 1903 (which included works by Jack B. Yeats) and was recorded in the press. The booklet plays on the King's responses to pictures seen at the exhibition, subjects including John L. Sullivan, O'Donnell, C. S. Parnell, Douglas Hyde and his mother, Queen Victoria. The royal visit was controversial at the time. Jack's brother, W. B. Yeats, was one of several prominent Irish citizens to publicly discredit the visit. 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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