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JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) A Fair Day, Mayo Oil on canvas
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JACK BUTLER YEATS RHA (1871-1957) A Fair Day, Mayo Oil on canvas, 61 x 91.5cms (24 x 36'') Signed.. Provenance : Lent by the Artist to Eamon De Valera for his office in Suffolk Place Waddington Galleries Dublin 1942 Dawson Gallery Dublin 1944 where purchased from Leo Smith by the current owners Father and has remained as part of the Collection at their family home ''Deepwell'' ever since. A photocopy of the original receipt dated 31st Oct 1944 where it was one of two Yeat's paintings bought that day accompanies this lot. Exhibited:-RHA Annual Exhibition Dublin 1927 Cat. No. 55 ''Irish Art from Private Collections 1870 - 1930'' Wexford Arts Cemtre 1977 Cat. No. 42 ''Images in Yeats'' Centre de Congr?, Monaco June 1990 National Gallery of Ireland July 1990 Cat. No. 15 ''The Moderns'' IMMA October 2010 - February 2011 Cat. No. 20 Literature: ''Images in Yeats'' 1990 Monaco/Dublin Cat. No. 15 illustrated ''Jack B. Yeats - a catalogue Raisonn? of the oil paintings'' by Hilary Pyle 1992 P277 Cat. No. 303. Further reproduced in colour Vol III P279. ''The art of Jack B. Yeats'' by TG Rosenthal Andr? Deutsch 1993 No. 34 illustrated P81. ''Jack Yeats - a biography'' by Bruce Arnold 1998 - Yale University Press - illustrated on easel with artist - back cover. ''A time and a place - two centuries of Irish social life'' National Gallery of Ireland 2006 Illustrated P145 ''The Moderns'' IMMA 2011 Full page illustration P51. 1925 was a major milestone in the development of the artists work,changing from his early narrative style to expressionism. ''Fair Day Mayo'' was described by Hilary Pyle as ''perhaps his last straight painting of the bustle and excitement of a country fair''.,
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