Life in The West of Ireland. First Edition (1912)

Author: Jack B. Yeats

Book ID: 68029

Price: 595.00

Life in The West of Ireland. Drawn and Painted by Jack B. Yeats. Dublin: Maunsel & Co., 1912. First Edition. Pp 111. Publisher’s blue cloth boards with gilt title and illustration on front cover. Age-toning to covers, scattered spotting to page margins throughout, not affecting plates.

Contains seven plates in colour, thirty-two line drawings and sixteen reproductions from paintings.

While Jack B. Yeats was London-born, he spent his boyhood in Sligo with his grandparents & the influence of these early years remained with him all his life. Yeats at first painted the west of Ireland from afar before the first of a series of trips there in 1898; over the following years he held a number of exhibitions, entitled Sketches of life in the west of Ireland, in London and Dublin.

Jack B. Yeats also illustrated Synge’s book The Aran Islands (1907) and was consulted by Synge about the costumes for The Playboy of the Western World.

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