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Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.
1871-1957
TWO INK DRAWINGS FOR A BROADSIDE, COMPRISING:
i) The Pirate Sentry, 235 x 166mm., ink drawing, signed lower right, [Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats – His Cartoon and Illustrations 1869]; ii) The Old Buccaneer, 255 x 188mm., ink drawing, signed lower right, [Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats – His Cartoon and Illustrations  1872]; both mounted, framed and glazed (2)
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Catalogue Note

Reproduced in A Broadside number 7 fourth year (December 1911) and number 8 fourth year (January 1912) respectively. ‘The Pirate Sentry’ is, of course, Theodore the pirate cabin-boy (see note to lot 167). The code scrawled on the wall spells ‘Constanza Pity Me’ (see Philip W. Errington, ‘McGowan’s Code: Deciphering John Masefield and Jack B. Yeats’, ed. Warwick Gould, Yeats Annual No 13, London, 1998, p. 311).

Yeats: The Family Collection

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