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YEATS, JACK B. | Two ink drawings for A Broadside (The Salcombe Seaman's Flaunt... and The Pirates Ashore)

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December 8, 05:38 PM GMT

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4,000 - 6,000 GBP

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YEATS, JACK B.


Two ink drawings for A Broadside, comprising:


i) Illustration to ‘The Salcombe Seaman’s Flaunt to the Proud Pirate’, 110 x 128mm., ink drawing, signed with monogram lower edge, [Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats – His Cartoon and Illustrations 1818];


ii) The Pirates Ashore, 137 x 258mm., ink and pencil drawing, signed lower right, [Pyle, The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats – His Cartoon and Illustrations 1820];

both mounted, framed and glazed (2)


both mounted, framed and glazed (2)


Both reproduced in A Broadside number 2 third year (July 1910). The first illustration is for a poem by John Masefield incorporating an old refrain. Masefield confessed authorship in a letter to Jack B. Yeats on 4 August 1911 and also included the poem in his anthology A Sailor’s Garland (1906). The second illustration is a Theodore illustration relating to the series of adventures of the pirate cabin-boy devised by Yeats and Masefield.