Life in The West of Ireland. Limited Edition Issue (1912)
Book ID: 65480
Life in The West of Ireland. Drawn and Painted by Jack B. Yeats. Publisher’s quarter linen, brown paper boards, title label to upper cover and spine. In original pictorial dust jacket, chipped at spine ends, with some loss. Scattered foxing to contents, otherwise a very well preserved copy.
The scarce limited issue, rarely seen, which contained a colophon page with an original drawing by the Artist. Unfortunately that page has been removed from this copy.
Illustrated with seven plates in colour, 32 line drawings and 16 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. 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.