Life in The West of Ireland. Limited Edition of 150 Copies (1912)

Author: Jack B. Yeats

Book ID: 67726

Price: 1,250.00

Life in The West of Ireland. Drawn and Painted by Jack B. Yeats. Publisher’s blue cloth boards with gilt title and illustration on front cover, in the scarce dust jacket. Neat ownership name to front free endpaper, dust jacket lightly worn & chipped along edges, small, section cut from tail of spine; overall a very good copy.

Limited Edition of 150 Copies, (this copy unnumbered and without the original sketch by the Artist as called for in the limited issue).

Contains 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.’

In stock

SKU: 67726 Categories: , , ,