JACK BUTLER YEATS, R.H.A.
BUNGAY 1896, 'THE TIPPLER RUSH'
signed and dated l.l.: JACK B/ YEATS 96.
watercolour and gouache
19 by 31cm., 7½ by 12¼in.
The sheet appears sound. It has discoloured slightly and one or two spots of foxing in the sky, otherwise the work appears in good overall condition.
Held under glass in a wood frame with a green-blue mount; unexamined out of frame.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
J. C. Miles;
Mrs G Miles, Yarmouth;
Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats, His Watercolours, Drawings and Pastels, Dublin, 1993, no.14, p.60
Bungay is located on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, and this watercolour was likely given by Yeats to his friend J. C. Miles when sailing with him at Great Yarmouth.