182

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

|
London

Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
1871-1957
A BROAD SHEET. [1901]
single leaf, 380 x 320mm., printed in black, red, blue and green, caption added by hand by Jack B. Yeats, laid-down to board
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

This appears to be an early trial printing of an aborted project (although the title A Broad Sheet was used later) from 1901.

Pyle notes that Jack B. Yeats told John Quinn, 'I had a weird thing called the Broad Sheet two years ago, just stencils that I used to print myself...' (see Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats, His Cartoons and Illustrations, 1994, p. 32). It appears that Reading University Library holds an issue on a pirate theme.

In this copy, there are six woodcut or stencil printings together with some letterpress (at times indistinct). It appears that Jack B. Yeats was experimenting on a piscine theme with two titles reading ‘The Fishman in the Orchard’ and ‘The Jolly Signboard for an Angler’. Another illustration has an indistinct title and Yeats has added by hand, ‘This trout weighing all but half a pound was caught May 1901 – by a younger brother of Isaac Walton Esq.’ One illustration comprises the author's monogram signature.

Yeats: The Family Collection

|
London